Stubby Posted November 29, 2015 Share #1 Posted November 29, 2015 I have determined that one can never have too many projects going at once, so while I am contemplating how to proceed with the 18th Century Longboat, I will work on my Constitution Cross Section. I am finding that this hobby is a continual learning experience.... and I take full advantage of that by doing most things twice. I put together the framing for the cross section, but I find that the directions are a bit difficult to follow. After I finished the first step, I was not satisfied with the appearance - so I took it apart and did it again. As many others noted in their logs, the kit doesn't have the correct number of spacers. I made some extras out of scrap planking from other projects; they don't match exactly, but they will be planked up and won't show when complete, so it's okay. The lower gun ports were a nightmare - many others noted this in their build logs too. I saw that Tuffarts had created a spacer for the ports to ensure correct and uniform sizing. I thought that was a great idea and did the same (the second time). They look much better, but I still think they are a little off. I may be taking them off and putting them back on with the planking as an additional way to line them up. I also made a form for the deck beams, and it seems to be working well. I'm not very good at forming with pins, and the result is often jagged. Now to install the deck beams and start planking. Canute, yvesvidal and Geoff Matson 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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