Cabbie Posted September 7, 2015 Share #1 Posted September 7, 2015 Ok, Ok, you lot,calm down. I know that you have been clamouring for another Endeavour build, so I am going to do one for you. ( with a lot of help from everyone, i hope) Which is lucky for me because thats what I really want to do. The Syren will have to sit on the shelf a bit longer. The reason for calling it a kit fiddle is that i don't really know what I am going to do or how to do it. I will just fiddle with it until i get the look I want. One thing that I know I am going to do is cut a lot of my own timbers and planks ect. I have read that the Replica has used Jarrah on the hull planking below the wales, and and Oregon Pine used above the waterline. The hull will be left unpainted, I hope, if my planking is good enough. This is another learning build for me as such i want to try spiling, and bending the hull planks and just to see what ends up happening. I have plenty of jarrah, and a lot of Kauri lining boards that I will use for the decks instead of the oregon. One look that i do like on some models, is the stripey lines of the bigger ships with the constrast between the wales and planks, something that I want to do here, if i can. Something that I do not like at all is the red paint that is used. I really hate it. Therefore, there will not be much painting done except for the blue that is used. (maybe) I think that it will be done as what i am calling hybrid planked, double planking for the wales and below and single planking above. To get the look of the replica as much as possible. The kit is 20 yrs old, hence some of the ply is bent and needs some serious blocking, to straighten and square up. Enough talk here is a few pics Kauri and Jarrah PS it is going to be a slow build, which is good, because i am a master procrastinator. Hooroo Chris horse, Canute, BANYAN and 5 others 8 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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