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Hello everyone. I have just joined the forum having found this site while looking for information about model building.

A few years ago my wife bought me the HM Chatham Yacht kit and I have waited until retirement to start the build - my first wooden model............

I am at the stage of planking and have read numerous articles and watched videos and so I had a good idea of how to go about this. However, every ship is different. I am at the stage of putting the top planking onto the bulwark tabs and there is nothing in the instructions or on-line, that I can find, that provides detail on where/how to attach the planking at the bow, particularly as the planking is above the keel and has a gap in the middle for the bowsprit.

Hope this question is not too simple for you all, don't want to waste your time



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Hello Brian.

Welcome to MSW.

Brian please start a build log and add a few photos of your model.

Have you looked at the information in the resources area. http://modelshipworldforum.com/ship-modeling-articles-and-downloads.php


Regards Antony.

Best advice ever given to me."If you don't know ..Just ask.

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Welcome aboard Brian,


Antony is right. Please start a buildlog and add some photos.

That is the best way to get help and advise when needed.


And you will never waste our time asking questions. We are all here to help, advise and learn from eachother.


I wish you smooth sailing with our gallant crew.




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Hi Brian,



"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

Current Build:                                                                                             
Past Builds:
 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans                             Triton Cross-Section   

                                                                                                                       USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War  _(Gallery) Build Log

                                                                                Wasa (Gallery)

                                                                                                                        HMS Sphinx 1775 - Vanguard Models - 1:64               


Non-Ship Model:                                                                                         On hold, maybe forever:           

CH-53 Sikorsky - 1:48 - Revell - Completed                                                   Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0 (Abandoned)         



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Thank you for all the messages of welcome and support. I will try and set up a build log and add some photos that I took earlier. I think that this is going to be a slow build because of all of the other activities that I have and the "Honey Do" list from my wife........................................................

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Welcome to MSW Brian! Good to have you with us. I wish you the best of luck on your Chatham build an look forward to seeing pictures of her! 

"A Smooth Sea NEVER made a Skilled Sailor"
- John George Hermanson 



Current Builds - Royal Louis - Mamoli

                    Royal Caroline - Panart

Completed - Wood - Le Soleil Royal - Sergal - Build Log & Gallery

                                           La Couronne - Corel - Build Log & Gallery

                                           Rattlesnake - Model Shipways, HMS Bounty - Constructo

                           Plastic - USS Constitution - Revel (twice), Cutty Sark.

Unfinished - Plastic - HMS Victory - Heller, Sea Witch.

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