sideliner Posted February 27, 2016 Share #1 Posted February 27, 2016 Hello After much thought, I have decided to post yet another Benjamen Latham build. There are many better builds than this, my 1st attempt at plank on bulkhead modeling. However I felt the need for some critique . I will post photos of my progress to date with a minimum of comment. I have reached the dreaded transom build and am not sure if I am on the right track. I have studied the build logs posted here for this ship. They have all been very helpful. But as I said the transom is scaring me and I would appreciate any criticism and suggestions. I like this kit because it gives more build info than others I have seen. Still it leaves a goodly bit to your discretion or imagination. The greatest thing is the knowledge I am accumulating while working through this build. For instance I found that scraping the hull planking with a exact o blade can give a much smoother surface than sanding. Especially since the basswood planks swell at different thicknesses when water soaked for bending. Again, this is my first build and I hesitate to comment too much in front of such experienced builders. With respect to the transom, I am not sure if the transom angle is correct. Also where does the main aft rail fit? At the top of the bevel? Like most of the questions I've had on this model the answer became obvious as the build progressed. The transom build does not seem to have a clear solution. Elijah, EricWilliamMarshall, VonHoldinghausen and 4 others 7 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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