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Hello, I decided to attempt the Flyer as my first build. Actually I did build a very basic AL kit - the Barcelona - many moons ago, but it had a plastic moulded hull so I’m not sure it counts! It was also well before I stumbled across this forum. Many of the models here are truly inspirational, and I’m continually blown away by the levels of craftsmanship I see. I was heavily influenced by the fact that the Flyer has a solid hull, and I think the finished model is a nice looking boat. I just hope that my model bears at least some resemblance to the box art! I have a couple of old AL
Here we go. Finally decided to get started on this project. Never done a wooden ship before. I have decided to start with a solid hull as it seemed.a little bit less overwhelming. I am treating this model as an experimentation to prepare for some bigger project and I have my shelves. The kit is very nice and the directions seemed clear enough. I started by sanding the hull and adding a coat of wood filler. After a final sanding session I was able to get a nice smooth finish. the direction on the kit, was asking you draw lines on the hull in lieu of deck planking. I have decided to practice