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Due to COVID pandemic me and my wife have to work from home, so my workbench became an office desk for her and I could not work anymore on other project, America. I have to adapt and I got smaller builds. Here's Gozzo vela, from Mini Mamoli (now part of Dusek Ship Kits). The kit is quite simple and fun, but there are several problems with it: Some wood sizes mentioned in instructions are missing or are not enough The pre-carved wood hull has some flaws (see below) The instructions seems translated with some automated tool (I read English, not sure about original Italian) The instructions doesn't seem very detailed, basically there are no details, just enumerates some steps, quickly Most wood used is walnut, but is very thin and is breaks so easily I made some mistakes: I tried to fix hull creak with filler, but it was broken and it raised over surface which was mean to be smooth, so then I decided to throw away that part and fill it. Then glued the board on the hull instead of top of it (I let the walnut strip 48h in water and I used a plank bender, but it still broke). I unglued it and used some strips I had at home and I think it looks better. The strips used for keel need thinned. Is VERY hard to make them follow the groove, so did the best I could and then just glue and trim-fit it. I painted using brush (no airbrush yet) and some shellac at the end