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side trawler by kpnuts - Hobby's Matchmodeller - matchstick model


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Hi all, well where do I start, I knew this would be a challenge (never tried this type of kit before) well if I do another, and that's a big if, I will change somethings there are no tabs just gluing edge to edge with the cardboard also they've modelled it with a flat deck (As we all know they're not they're curved to allow the water to run off) I've adjusted that the cardboard is very soft and thin also there is a bend into the middle of the hull template in order to fit it in the box since I've glued the hull together the sides toward the stern have gone concave so will have to unglue those and make some formers for ti to keep it out, I would suggest to future builders you trace the parts out not thicker and stiffer cardboard and add some tabs to increase the strength and make gluing easier. 
Anyway here is where I am now .
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Hmmm. I've seen matchstick models done before, but not from a kit such as this one. In one respect, it seems a stretch to call it a 'kit', since really all they are providing to you are the templates and a bunch of matchsticks -- almost a semi-scratch project, since you have to build up all the parts yourself. I, for one, wouldn't have the patience for that, but I wish you well on your project.

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