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  1. I used an electric plank bender... Looks like a soldering iron with a big round head. Worked really well. They are not expensive!
  2. I have elected to not paint my hull and various other parts. I just think the unpainted look is better! I noticed the varnish and paint too... Seems odd. I would choose one over the other depending on what you want to do. Good luck on the build and keep us posted. Here's a couple more shots from yesterday.
  3. I chose the HMS Terror as my first build... I find it challenging but not to the point of frustration. Of course, I am not finished but I have completed the hull and many of the deck fixtures. I am currently installing the the rat line pillars. So, the rigging is still an unknown for me but I am looking forward to it. I think the best thing about OcCre and many of their models, is the videos that take you step-by-step through the build. Regardless of how you intend to build a model, these videos can help you figure out the rough patches! I believe the Beagle has the same videos too. Good luck and make sure you include some progress pictures once you get started! Here is a few of mine... for inspiration!
  4. Love the build... Working on the deck fittings on mine now. An curious why you decided against the ice shield on the bow? I have decided against painting mine too... just too hard to cover up the beautiful wood! The hard part is not knowing what I should paint and what should be left natural wood. Suggests?

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