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Well, I'm coming into the build a little late but looking forward to some fun. Don't have a lot of experience - several large scale plastic WWII battleships and carriers over the years and two wood ships, the Sharke from an old Sergal kit and the Bluenose from Model Shipways. looking to take things up a notch with this build. My intention is to cut all parts myself (we'll see how that goes). I am in the midst of cutting bulkheads using a 9" bandsaw and scroll saw where necessary. Started out using Elmers gluesticks but have found Loctite spray adhesive to be much better for the paper patterns. using lite ply for bulkheads and birch ply for bulkhead former. I have really enjoyed reading the discussions and try to read some more each evening to catch up and pick up some tips.

 

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Welcome aboard, Steve!  I also cut out my own bulkheads.  Twice.  Be sure that your print outs are scaled at 100%.  I didn't pay enough attention the first time and had the whole set put together before I realized it was about 95% of the size it should have been.  So I started over.  If I had it to do over again, I'd have been more careful about making sure each bulkhead was centered and that my bulkheads were perfectly symmetrical.  Also, put a test batton along the wale marking line on both sides and make sure they look good.  That's all the unsolicited advice I have for now.  I hope you have fun with this build.  It's a great project and I'm happy to watch another one come together.    

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Thanks Matt! I had read the account of your bulkheads. I have not found a good place on the plans to measure/compare. There was no scale on the bulkhead drawings that I could see. I've tried to measure and compare as best as I can and they look to be the right size but I am not 100% sure.

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