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Hello - Welcome to my first build log on the mighty little Le Hussard, feared by the enemy for superior mobility and firepower from two carronades standing guard at both her bow and stern...now I need to build it...she may not be the prettiest gal to sail the seven seas, but she will be sea worthy Captain! i recently with much enthusiasm renewed my model ship building campaign which has sat idle for almost 20 years. Regrettably at that time I charged forward with zero experience at hand thinking with my vast WWII plastic model ship building glory days would give me a head start on wood models...well that proved to be a massive mistake! I took it too far without paying enough attention to the necessity of patience and research which I believe is par the course behind this incredible hobby. At this time I plan to take my time in a logical and unhurried approach. My situation is I may have too much of a challenge in fixing the poor judgement and workmanship from years past. The bow and support frames are not level due to excessive amount of sanding. The deck does not sit level on the frames near the bow...which is a shame as the cutouts are a nice perfect line...what was I thinking back in the day! Is it best to start all over and remove frames or can one use a filler type of method? Perhaps glueing some planks on top of the frames to fill in the gaps. Is it a major problem if the decking does not sit perfectly flush with the tops of the frames? You will note from pictures attached I removed the #3,4 and 8 frames in order to finish a nice square cut, but now I have the problem with the bow. I welcome your feedback, comments and critiques.
Hello everyone! I'm Felipe, from Brazil, and this is my first log here, and also my first wooden model! It is "La Pinta", one of the three ships assigned to Columbus expedition, made by a small brazilian manufacturer that suits our needs for good quality kits, as its really hard to find kits from famous brands here. I've bought it an year ago when I signed up for this forum, but college wouldn't give the spare time needed for this kit, so I've just been able to star working on it this month. The hull structure: Starting to work on the decks: And to close the day, an encouraging dry-fit! Well, its not much for know, but at least I've started working on this beauty!