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  1. I'm no expert, but I think the cardboard between planks looks a bit wide considering the scale..
  2. It would be hard to speculate if it would be a good idea for you. Proper planking requires some bending in at least two diminutions, and the thinner planks, depending on the wood type, may be less forgiving. You would really do well to check out the planking articles here: Database of Articles and Downloads
  3. There was some discussion about this recently.. Jaager's comments are correct..
  4. The older Mamoli kits all had the stem and keel as part of the plywood backbone, and the instructions call for the veneer covering. This is also the case with many other kits that do not provide separate stem and keel parts.. My Corel Resolution is a good example.
  5. It's just a government mandate, and they have to pull something out of their.... hat..
  6. Very few, double plank kits have a rabbet, which is a kind of groove, where the ends of the planks would sit flush with the stem or stern post. If there is no rabbet, you have to bevel the inside edge and fit it flush with the stem, keel and stern. There are countless good examples here, but I think YT did a particularly good job on his Mamoli Victory..
  7. Did anyone notice that " BigGuy " hasn't been back in almost five years? That said, the topic and research others have put into the subject is very interesting..
  8. When just getting started, I think a big difference is the quality of the instructions.. The Medway longboat or the Model Shipways 18th Century Armed Longboat 1:24 Scale are great options in this regard.. You also might want to consider the MODEL SHIPWAYS 18TH CENTURY LONGBOAT.. Great price and a decent tool package. Also great instructions by Chuck..
  9. I just remembered I borrowed a few of these from the Admiral for light clamping. They are small. light and still have a pretty good bite.. Multipurpose Sewing Clips
  10. I think that is an excellent idea. I don't think a precise color match would be as important as the over-all appearance.
  11. Here is a way to explore an alternate deck without damaging the kit provided one. You can transfer a template to tissue paper. Then you glue your planks to the tissue paper, allowing for the waterway . If it is satisfactory when finished, you can glue the whole thing to the existing deck. I have done this with success on some small projects, and it should work at this level also.
  12. I particularly like the way the wood base is reflected in the hull..
  13. The smallest I can find are about 1 inch.. Miniature Clothes pins Might be the smallest available..

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