ca.shipwright Posted October 7, 2015 Share #1 Posted October 7, 2015 Greetings, This is my first build log and my third wooden ship model The Armed Virginia Sloop and Benjamin W. Latham being the first two. I choose HMB Endeavour as a build because I was lucky enough to visit the replica when it stopped in Oxnard, California, several years ago. I was very impressed and put this kit on the list for a future build. To begin, the usual kit inventory was conducted, and, it appeared that all material was present. I was especially impressed with the Corel draughts, They were printed on very heavy weight stock and nice and clear. Especially helpful were the isometric assembly drawings. The smaller assemblies were printed in over scale rather than 1:1 for clarity. The directions are a challenge. It's read and read again. When I finally got the syntax used in the instructions, things became much clearer. They reference the drawing numbers as well as part numbers for each assembly step which is a huge help. The center keel and bulkheads are a soft plywood, the sub-decks are a walnut plywood which actually fir over the bulkhead extensions with minimum adjustment- a pleasant surprise. I'm not sure I like the bow filler treatment Corel Uses. It still leaves a considerable void. I would prefer the solid carved block and I may go this route instead. I'm still trying to decide how I will do the rabbet. There is no mention on this in Corel's instructions. From the plans , it looks like the sides and the bottom of the keel is boxed below the bottom of the bulkheads producing a rabbet of sorts. Any ideas with the rabbet would be greatly appreciated. Dry fitted all of the hull parts and now it's on to the glue up Pictures will follow. ShevljaginP 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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