RobZorba Posted October 28, 2015 Share #1 Posted October 28, 2015 I visited the VasaMuseet in August 2015 and was inspired to buy the Billing Boats kit while at the museum. It's the second model ship I've built, the first being the Billing Boat's Bounty about 10 years ago. I've been building and modifying the kit, and instead of writing another step by step build log that would duplicate very good material written by Nazgul, I decided to keep this build log fairly brief, featuring some of the things that I did that might help other "first time" builders. This first pic is of the keel, frames and decks. I used PVA glue to set the frames at right angles because I wanted time to make "tweaks" and get them exactly square. Cyano is great for some things, but sets too quickly and gives little opportunity for "tuning" the fit. The plywood decks were fixed with PVA. The upper section plywood "planking" pieces were fixed using Cyano and spray accelerator, starting at the stern and working towards the front a couple of frames at a time. mtaylor, probablynot and Elijah 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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