CPT_D Posted August 4, 2015 Share #1 Posted August 4, 2015 So I bought this kit a year and a half ago and due to several reasons, I never got around to starting it. Now my work situation and living situation are much more conducive to building a wooden ship model. In my research to pick my first ship I bought 3 kits the Syren, the Marseille (C. Mamoli 1/64 kit), and the HMS Victory cross section. I got the other kits because 1, I like them and 2 I got a killer deal on both from eBay. I decided to start with the Syren for a couple of reasons. First, is the fact that the Syren came with the step by step manual. Second, is because there are so many Syrens being built and completed which will be invaluable for me. So lets get started. First off I start with a question... lol I noticed that several others have mentioned that the bulkhead former was warped, so that was the first thing I checked. I found that my BF was warped a little (about 1/16" corner to corner) and bowed in the middle about 1/64". With finding this I Clamped it to the bedway on my lathe. Is this what I need to do or do I need to something else? Even with this small setback I still tried to do something, so I sanded the the bulkheads to fit the BF, I made them tight, but not so tight that I would be concerned about breaking anything. I also skipped ahead and glued the 25' longboat and will probably start sanding on it tomorrow. I know that the longboat is going to be difficult and very detailed but I think I can do it. The one question I had was related to the stain. The guide book says to stain the wooden parts prior to gluing them; what color stain do I need to use and what can I get it? augie, Gundorph, Chuck and 4 others 7 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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