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Royal Barge Circa 1700 by MikeB4 - Syren - 1:24

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Excellent choice!  Will be following along.  Your Pinnace and Longboat are really nice.

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Have fun with project....looking forward to seeing you get started.

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Thank You. You've created a kit that is very high quality. That is why I've decided to take on this project first before some of the other kits I have of lesser quality. I know there are going to be some challenges but it will not be because the kit falls short.

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The instructions say to taper the four pieces that will make up the keel before they are glued. Would it be easier to taper them after they're glued together as one piece?

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Its up to you....Whatever you are more comfortable with.   I tapered them ahead of time but then touched up the entire assembly afterwards.

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I found a solution to the problem of the keel being bowed out of the box. I created a jig and decided to put the entire keel together before tapering it down. This way I can center the notched pieces with ease. I'm hoping once I start attaching the frames that will resolve the bowing.

Keel Jig 1.jpg

Keel Jig 2.jpg

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