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  1. The hull has been shaped and rough sanded. Next I will sand to its finished stage. A few spots will need some wood filler as the hull came missing wood in a few spots when it was machined by the vendor. I am thinking of putting on a couple of thin coats of shellac on the hull before painting. I was pretty nervous to start carving out the bulwarks to 1/8 of an inch but I took my time and I think they came out OK by my standards. Removing the wood for the cockpit was difficult since I did not have a set of small gouges. Although it looks rough I think the cockpit will hide this area. While this is all new to me my goal is to complete this project. I expect to make mistakes but already I am having so much fun and I hope other members can help and guide me along the way.
  2. This is my first build. I tried a POF over 30 years ago and it was a disaster. I am giving it another try but decided to try a solid-hull instead of tackling planking. I selected the Katy of Norfolk by Model Expo. It appears this had been a planked model but has been reintroduced as a solid-hull model.
  3. Hi Chris I loved the pictures of the finished project. Hope I can do just as well.
  4. Hi Chris I am building the current solid-hull version.
  5. Hello to everyone. My name is Jeff and I am going to give the hobby a try. Attempted a build many years ago before the internet was even around. It was a POF model and I struggled and made many mistakes. With the internet and so much info available I want to give it a go again. I want to start out with a basic model so I have chosen a solid hull model so I can ease into planking down the road. I will be building the Model Expo Katy of Norfolk. It looks like there is not a build log for this model so I am thinking of starting one for this ship. The Villages is the largest retirement community in the world so besides this forum I am going to see if there are any modelers who live here who could advise me. I am hoping as a newbie I will be able to get help from the forum as I am sure I will need it.

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