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I purchased the MSW Constitution, and instead of painting the hull, bulwarks, etc., I'd like to use cherry, mahogany, walnut, or tanganyka wood sheets. I've already purchased boxwood for the deck planking, and was planning to use American Holly for the white stripe on the hull.
Any ideas on which is the best/preferred way to proceed?



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HI Kurt,


I'm not sure what you mean by "the best/preferred way to proceed"????    There's planking tutorials pinned here:  http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/forum/14-building-framing-planking-and-plating-a-ships-hull-and-deck/and in the database here in the Planking and Framing section:http://modelshipworldforum.com/ship-modeling-articles-and-downloads.php


I hope this is what you're looking for.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hello Les here. All of these woods you mentioned would work from an artistic point of view. Place some of the woods together to get a visual feeling of how they will play out. Purists may get angry that you have not used what would be considered the correct wood used in the actual ship. All of this is subjective however, my advise is to build to your eye. If it looks good to you, go for it,critics be dammed. After all you will be the ultimate critic.

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