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  1. Hi Paul, Thanks for the compliment! I agree the picture instructions are good to follow. But I feel like I need to guess which part of wood i'm using a bit to often. I think near the end I might encounter some issues like: "ohhh that piece was for this deck, oops.. " But i hope to creatively solve these things 😊. I'm really impressed by your Amerigo Vespucci! Love the paintwork and details! Wish i was at that level already! Can you recommend some more beginner/amateur friendly brands? For my next build? Anna
  2. Hi everyone! I havent sanded the hull down yet, im a bit scared i will mess it up.. But i know nor for the next boat how to properly do it! I added windows and doors to the second floor. I spraypainted them red and then added white lines by hand Then i started with the back wheels. The instructions said to glue the strips but they were so firm that i didnt bother. I think it looks good and its solid, i spinned them more than once to check Then started with the staircases: Next step here is to add the railings. Let me know what you think! Anna
  3. Hi Chris, how would you recommend sanding the hull? I currently use this: It works fine for sanding the lasercut bit smoothly but for larger pieces its not working well. I think there has to be a more effective method? I want to make the bow and stern better looking as you suggest. Thanks!
  4. Hi everyone I couldnt work on the ship last week because i had a little box cutter incident! Box cutter 1 - my thumb 0. (its okay now!) Today I worked on the second deck! (the front wood piece bending will have to wait till next week when i buy some clamps) It always amazes me how much time goed into these planking parts! But it is very relaxing Next i started bending the thin wood ( soaked it in hot water and this worked perfectly). However i decided to use nails to keep it at place because I didnt think glue would work on moist wood? I added plank to these pieces to and added them to the rest. SNOW bonus picture Next step will be to add the windows and doors. After that i can start on the paddle-wheels and staircases! As always let me know if you see any improvement points, have tips, advice etc! Anna
  5. This really helps! Thanks for the photos they make it very clear! I'll try this together with Eric's tips Thanks guys!
  6. Hi everyone! I had a productive Sunday! I continued by applying some lacque to the base of the ship Then I started with the doors of the stable. I used acryl paint and a plastic strong foil on the windows The base dried up so I attached the stables Now i have to add a piece of wood to the front of the ship.. but im not sure how to bend it without breaking the wood? I dont have professional woodbending tools so i would like some advice on this? see next two pictures: In the meantime i started planking the second deck! I would love to hear any tips or thing you would do differently! Anna
  7. Hi Richmond, These links are very helpful! Thanks a lot for finding them for me! Anna
  8. Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! I posted my build blog!
  9. Hi Jan, Great idea, I'll go to the Gamma soon to get the Histor blanke lak! (and not put it on to soon, I didnt know glue doesnt hold on well on lacquer!) Thanks . I prefer the wood look, in my opinion it would be a shame to paint this particular model!
  10. Hi All, As promised in my introduction https://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/19811-new-member-from-maastricht-the-netherlands/&tab=comments#comment-604408 here is my first build blog. Thank to other build blogs I found on MSW I was able to make a good start. Any tips/advice/things you notice are very welcome. The hardest thing about the instructions is the jargon. As English is not my first language and I'm not that familiar with ship terms like keel and stern. Right now I'm working on the first layer on the deck. These are the stables. As you see on the last picture I'm making the "windows" with bars. Also, should I use some kind of oil/paint for the keel and base where I made the "wooden floorboards"? Thanks in advance!! And I am looking forward sharing this adventure with all you guys! Anna
  11. Hi Everyone! I'm Anna, 30 years old from the Netherlands!I found you guys via https://www.reddit.com/r/modelmakers. They suggested I come here and look at some build blogs! I recently started my first wooden ship and without this site I would probably still be at step 1. I will make a build blog once I read all the rules/tips on this site. I have some experience with plastic models from Revell such as: HMS Victory: HMS Victory https://imgur.com/gallery/nIrP7lK and RMS Titanic https://imgur.com/gallery/xrCWXsY . I am currently working on the King of the Mississippi from Artesania Latina and this is a whole different level of model building! I'm up for the challenge and cant wait to start the journey with you guys advicing/helping/joining me! See you soon! Anna ps. I also love to paint ships! (with lines im not that talented!)

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