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Aglooka

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  1. This is my first wooden model wooden ship build but I have had some experience with plastic models and other smaller wooden scratch built models. After opening the box and examining the parts and pieces I am a little nervous but I am prepared to go through each step slowly and carefully and use the MSW resources to help me through the build. From what I have seen on other build logs of this kit the instructions aren't the best, and after looking through the instructions myself it really doesn't go into much detail. So far I have glued the ribs onto the keel. After dry fitting the decking everything seems aligned, but when I dry fitted the side rails / brackets the port side bracket / rail was out of place and not aligned properly. And after examining the alignment of the base frame again, I discovered that the first bow strengthener was tilted slightly. I was wondering wether this had caused the misaligned side rails, as Rick01 encountered the same problem in his build of this kit - but he sorted this out with glue and pegs, though he made no mention of a tilted bow strengthener. It is hard to say by examining the frame, but I think the problem with my bow strengthener may be because of a warped keel. I am unsure as to wether this would be problematic in future steps, or if I can just look past it and continue with the model. It didn't seem to have an impact on the decking either, and I can see how the side rail issue can be resolved with clamps and glue. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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