Jeff-E Posted October 8, 2013 Share #1 Posted October 8, 2013 Hi All, I started this model last Christmas, sorry I have been so long in starting a log , but I was alsostill building the 'Norfolk'. Then the kit went back on the shelf while I finished the 'Norfolk' and I contemplated a problem I was having with the planking, that lasted for about 5 months!! I finally got her out of storage a couple of weeks ago and have been slowly building again in between house renovations. I have taken heaps of photos so please be patient while I upload them to catch up to where I am currently with the build. I would like to make a few comments about the kit. The timber and laser cut parts are all of good quality, however all of the planks including the deck planks are walnut this makes for a very dark interior on an open model. I think they should have supplied a lighter timber for the deck planks as a contrast. all of the fittings are of high quality material although the bow figuere head does seem a bit large and akward. There were a few parts missing which I have replaced. I also have brought some extra blocks and eye pins so I can fully rig the guns and some heart blocks to replace the 3 hole blocks they supplied for the forestay. I intend to fully rig the guns on the middle and upper gun deck and to rig at least the breeching ropes on the lower gun deck. My plan is to fit the middle and upper gun deck after the hull has been completed so I can rig the cannons on each deck before fitting the deck above. We will see how that plan works out Here are some pic's of the kit I will post some more pics later Enjoy cristikc, yvesvidal, maddog33 and 2 others 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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