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HMS Victory by helge - Caldercraft - 1:72

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Hello all builders I am new on this forum and my building experience is not so good,but I can make some with my hands,så I tied the difficult one, (Vctory). I have build some models before. I am sorry for my bad  inglish. I have some quoestion acording to deckplanking. Has some one used oak strips for deck planking. I have some 1x5mm oak I want to use for my build,and I dont know if this is a little to vide for the 1:72 scale victory,and the suported planks is 1x4,maybe the 1x5 oak  will be a little big for this scale,anny coments is welcome. PS. the oak strip to the right I have rub inn a little charcoal and then sanded gently and warnished it.

have a nice evening all,Helge

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Welcome aboard!

 

Oak is really not a first-choice wood for deck planking, or any planking for that matter. The grain is just far too open. I don't know what is provided in the kit, but holly is a good and inexpensive option for decking, which should be fairly light in color.

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thanks for the replay acording to oak,I think the kit is provided with maple for decking,and I will take a look at the "holly" option,and thanks again.

 

rgds Helge,oslo,norway

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Hello Helge.  Welcome to MSW.   Maple is good choice (if the grain isn't too visible) but holly is superb for decking.

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Thanks to you all for the welcome,I have 3 builds going on, ( cutty sark (artesania), hms victory, and titanic (not started) the cutty sark is  the rigging left. I will trie to present some photo of the " cutty" build in the future.

 

thanks again  Helge,norway

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