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  1. Obechi - similar to mukaly Annegre - same as tanganyka pretty much, same application, Billings use this for decking Bokapi - not sure Dibetou - a walnut Manzonia - similar to walnut Mukaly - yellowish wood, used for deck planking (constructo kits use this) Red Paduc - not sure but reminds me of sapele Tanganyka - very very common wood for deck planking, light brownish. Italian companies wood of choice for decking. Mostly these are African woods that are similar colours and properties. Check out Constructo and Billings kits as these woods are supplied with those kits. Most italian manufacturers and Caldercraft use tanganyka for deck planking
  2. THe cardboard folder the instructions come in should have what the abbreviation stands for. If i recall correctly LN refers to walnut, but note that there are various different types of walnut that exist,
  3. The charred edges certainly do affect the ability for glue to bond the planking to the hull frame. You shouldn't have to completely sand it off though, just enough to for the glue to sink beneath the char.
  4. The box really is not so big. If you want to build the kit as is then buy entire kit. If you plan to use parts of the kit but also to use your own timber or fittings etc then it might be better to only buy the installments which you want and to buy the rest from somewhere else.
  5. I have had no trouble at all sanding down the Mamoli metal frames with sand paper. The metal is quite soft. Just remember to do it before second planking.
  6. I think solid hull is in many regards more difficult than PoB
  7. Some matte finishing spray would fix that ebay ship's glossy coat.
  8. The best Victory is the final one That;s the Amati/Victory models one
  9. Those windows aren't really visible on the finished model anyway, between the ships wheel, cannons, deck, double staircase and mast there isn't much to see.
  10. Those are laser cut gunports that make up part of the second planking. The U shaped things are for the handrails.
  11. I think i'd rather just buy the Caldercraft Mary Rose outright.

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