Torbogdan Posted June 17, 2016 Share #1 Posted June 17, 2016 My second model. I´m staying with Dusek ( my third sometime in the future will also be a Dusek as I have already bought it) This time it is the Hanse Kogge. It is also rated as a "advance beginner" so it should suit me fine. It is a clinker built ship, it will be fun to try that building style so to speak. Looking through the kit everything looked fine. I started to build a few days ago and here is the first update. Note that this build will proceed fairly slowly as it is summer and other things will take precedence but I will try to update every now and then. There was one hitch. There was a discrepancy between the instructions and how the parts were numbered. No big deal as it was possible to figure out which bulkhead went where but still. For someone not paying attention or so it could spell trouble as the bulkheads could be put in the wrong slots. I emailed Daniel and described the problem, he replied immediately and said he would look into the problem. Great customer service. All parts have so far gone together without a hitch. What bothers me bit is that the keel parts do not meet up after sanding. There is a small gap which can be seen in the pictures. That will have to be filled with a small sliver of wood. Dryfitting the first plank. Fits perfectly. Second plank laying below. First I fit the plank to check if it fits ( of course) sanding if necessary. I then soak each piece in water, then "dry fit" the wet plank and fix it into place. After it has dried in place I loosen it and glue it in place permanently. Works well so far. Robin Lous, riverboat, docidle and 5 others 8 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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