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  1. Okay, here we go with a full on proper model ship from a kit. I've got all the instructions, both AL's (thanks to Heronguy for providing those pdfs!) and John Earl's articles about its construction. I'm setting up my workspace and waiting for file to be uploaded to icloud so I can reference them on my ipad. I wanted to just print them out but these stupid refabricated print cartridges aren't being recognized by my printer so gotta go get new cartridges. Won't let that stop me from getting started. I was going to wait on this until I finished the Red Dragon but it has been mentioned that the BN2 is a pretty good starter build. Not easy, but the hull is more straightforward than others. Which is good because I've never done actual planking before. I had some intro with the Sakkonett but that was just four pieces of wood soaked in ammonia solution then shaped. Easily managed pieces. No calculations. No marking plank space. Etc. But I've got good resources and am ready to get a move on. I cope with depression in various ways, and this is one of them that has helped the most. No photos yet.
  2. This is my first build log as well as my first wooden ship. I've had this ship for a couple of years now, received it as a birthday gift. Due to nerves I think this may be the reason it took me so long to get started. Finally I figured since this is my first wooden model I would just go for it and see what happens. So far I have completed the laying of the planks on the port side of the hull and I'm now working on the starboard side. If anyone has any tip or suggestions I'm ready to hear.
  3. Started this Kit 6 years ago . And put it down for a while. Now im back at it again. Hopefully I can get it done before my eyes give out or im pushing one of these (see Below). I built the Keel and Bulkhead and other parts from scrapwood . I saved the origionals incase I decide to build another. Actually I started two of them . One A bluenose II . The other I don't Know, maybe the Blunose I or maybe to sell or give to someone I like . Ive looked at other build logs for this kit and have seen some good work. as soon as I find some of the pics Ive taken from the beginning I'll post a few to start to catch up to where im at now which is deck planking. for some reason I decided to do that before the Hull Planking. I'll try to get those pics up soon. I look forward to it and your comments and suggestions ! Lacy J.
  4. I am planking my model of the bluenoseII and have run into a problem! When I was building out the bulkheads for the hull one picture that I ran across showed that you can add filler blocks at the bow and stern. Well I added them at the bow. I thought that I had sanded them enough but now after adding the first band of planking and doing a little sanding. The keel pieces that are provided are not going to be wide enough. Any advice. Mike
  5. Hello, had a knee operation last week so spending some time at home which after a day already had me thinking of what can I start to do to help pass the time and build a model came to mind, many years ago I was always build plastic kits, balsa planes etc. when I joined the navy as a young man even did a few more plastic kits during training, then it all fizzled out most likely due to beer women etc. and the years slowly passed. Now having aged a few years (46 now) I am rewinding the clock and going back to modelling again, whist signed up for a magazine HMS Victory kit that will take some time to collect I have bought a Billing Boats 1-100 Bluenose II kit to start and try and build up my skills. Box opened and starting to build the first half of the hull, seems this version the hull is built in two half’s built flat mounting the bulkheads (at least some of these ships terms are not totally new to myself, But I did serve in Nuclear Submarines so not used to the floating kind or targets as they were called.) Will welcome any tips.