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Armed Launch 1803 by Salty Dog - Panart - 1:17 Scale

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Hello everyone,

I've recently been kind of in a rut when it comes to building.  I have been working on the San Felipe by Panart but ran into problems with the wood supplied.  It was short some walnut strips and I didn't have enough to complete the hull planking.  Mantua Italy told me to contact Ages of Sail for the wood and they were VERY helpful, but I ultimately got walnut that didn't match match what was already there.  My intentions are to build it with no painting, so the walnut just won't look right with 2 VERY different shades.  So I've decided to put it on hold and think it through.

In the meantime, I thought I'd work on a smaller project, that being this very pretty boat.  It has a huge cannon since the scale is so large, the wood strips are very large in comparison to what one is used to with your typical model ship.  I figured it would be a change to work with something larger.  Maybe this will keep me going!

For now I have attached pictures of the kit.  Hopefully I will be able to keep this log.











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Will be a interesting build.

My young person wants to build this model this year so I will follow your build and learn from you.


Is the timber you received... You can sun bleach it if it's too dark. Just lay it in the sun and make sure it does not warp.

If it's to light then you can use a wood die.. Dilute it and test it. Let it dry. And compare.


Regards Antony.

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I'm looking forward to you putting your spin on this build.

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