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  1. G'day Mathewp, The workable dry time is about an 1 hour depending on the temperature, 12 to 24 hours for it to completely harden. I've had no problems with the glue, but it doesn't create a colour like other glues so you know where you have been. I found that this glue allowed me to complete the planking in fewer sessions, therefore an overall quicker planking time. Ashen
  2. Hi Lamarvalley, I did the same as you, no nails and staggarded plank, I think you'll find it will work well! In regards to bending planks, is it quick and/or easy to soak and clamp around a can? I used a method of soaking in boiling water, then bending it with a soldering iron. Later on I found a laundry iron also worked and was reasonable quick. I'm not sure if this is the best way as i'm not an expert, but it seemed to work. Hope to see more updates soon. Ashen
  3. Hi All, I've been lurking while building my San Francisco 2 over the last few months and decided to join model ship world! I haven't posted what everyone else has com to the same point as me, rather I'll post a few images showing a couple of differences I've made early on. My first major change was removing the midship bulkhead going up to the deck and making it look like San Francisco 1, I thought this looked more authentic. Secondly I created staggard planking system, stopping and starting at certain frames instead of the full length stringers. This seemed to work well and used us far less planks than supplied (which was limited). hopefully this will look ok. See a few pictures below (I'm not sure how the attaching pictures work yet!) ) I'm up to the stage of drill holes into the hull, putting on the rubbing strakes and attaching the balconies etc.; I'll be updating from this point on. I've attached a couple of pictures of where I am at the moment. Happy modelling, Ashen!

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