reganJohnson Posted November 24, 2015 Share #1 Posted November 24, 2015 (edited) Hi There, a bit of an introduction, and blatant ripoff of my first post in the new members' area: About a year ago, I read a post on facebook, from a person who wanted to give away a half built wooden sailing ship kit. I replied right away, and quickly became the proud owner of a half built Amati HMS Bounty in 1/60scale. I've never built a wooden kit, but always wanted to. I have spent most of my hobby time with model trains, tabletop miniatures, and plastic models. I believe that the kit is complete, and all of the instructions are included, but time will tell. This is the ship as I received it Opening the box and looking at the contents, and the (so far) pretty complete hull is very exciting. There are some spots of blue paint on the varnished hulland some of the deck fixtures are coming loose. The next step is to take thes magnificently made hinges, and make a mortise for the coaming (I'm learning, and trying to use the language appropriately).My next step is to try to understand how to make (cut?) a mortise, how to fasten copper hinges to wood, and how much painting I'm planning to doing. The hinges will eventually fasten the 'doorway'/entrance/something appropriate to the railing, under the coaming.Wish me luck!and, any suggestions about carving wood, what tools are needed, good reference material are always welcome! Edited November 24, 2015 by reganJohnson Canute, mtaylor and hamilton 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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