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  1. Hello Kurt , after much thinking taking into account my not so good eyesight these days , I have taken your advice to go for Model Shipways "Glad Tidings " kit . I would like to make it into a working model using as much deck furniture as practical . I also want to double plank the hull using 0.5 mm planking to finish off . My intention is to make it a complete wood model (no painting) . I would value your opinion regarding which different woods to use for the Hull , Decking , Trims ,  cabins etc that will complement each other to make a truly class finished kit !!

    Thanks .


    1. kurtvd19



      I would advise you to put this question to the forum as I am a believer in painting the models.  I can stand back and look at and appreciate a great use of different woods like you want to do, but I always paint the models and don't have first hand experience at selecting woods like you want to use on the model.

      I don't mean to pass you off to others, but in this instance I know you will get more informed information from others here on MSW.

      Meanwhile, I hope you will enjoy the build.

      I do love the pink style of boat and one of my good friends, Bob Filipowski, did the model in the attached photo some time ago and I just love the colors he used on it.


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    2. legend


      Thanks for your reply Kurt and I understand what you say . I  do like Bob Filipowskis model  too , it is different . I don't know if youre familiar with a US website called "Down East Replicas" a guy called Don Carter makes absolutely beautiful large scale replica models of 19th century working and sail boats . He has a model of the Glad Tidings just done in various woods (looks fantastic) .

      All the best .


    3. kurtvd19


      Thanks for telling me about this model.  Horrible web site but great models.  Wish there were more photos of the Pink.


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