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le débutant

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About le débutant

  • Birthday 12/07/1955

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    Montreal Canada
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    Summer time fishing,winter,building boat.

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  1. Today i will give my first advise for this kit. Just build all canon before installing them because some of them will cause some difficulties,the mounts have no hole on, and it is impossible to drill them bad qualities of wood. The hole are for the wheel.
  2. Just finish to build the side wall and canon hole for the last floor.
  3. last few days building the canon,stairs,and cabin, now ready to build the last floor.
  4. The story continues. First; the defense as to be removed because the were to high. Second the opening to get access to the ships is not according to the plan but reflect the picture on the following page. Now i started to build the second wall for the fourth deck.
  5. I just finish to build the canon on third floor,intalling the grading, ladders,and parts of the wall. Next picture is to figure out how to attach each canon.
  6. sorry for the mix of picture, i had to relocate all picture to another site. I made an up-date of the work done and i hope to correct the old picture missing. second floor finish and ready to installed
  7. We are doing the same build, glad to see yours. Not easy to build and mistake are easy to do. One advise for you; always look ahead to protect you.
  8. after looking the picture and the instruction thats the way i find to do the plank. and now the defense.
  9. Thanks. All the wood used for the defense are painted and i hope they will be install this week.(black)
  10. Some of those steps were easier than expected. Few more to do before final sanding, wax,and painting. Some parts are missing on the boat for painting purpose, and i am satisfied of the color the wax is giving.
  11. Good morning Paul.

    After looking your Santa Ana a million time and building the same model

    i have one question for you.

    The question is;

    wat you use for the wood around the canon, mine is white and i d'ont

     like it.

    My problem is the glue in between the plank and if i wax the plank 

    the color of the wax d'ont fix or is not cumming out as the rest.


    Thanks for reply.

    1. le débutant

      le débutant

      Thanks for your answer.

  12. Yes and no. I explain, yes the instruction manuel suggested that kind of planking but the Sapelly wood is very hard to cut or bend so i decided to go with the natural curve of the hull. For your second question, yes only one layer of plank.
  13. half of gun port done, 45 more to do, cutting plank top and bottom to 12mm and side one to 9mm.

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