gthursby Posted January 1, 2014 Share #1 Posted January 1, 2014 I've started work on the Artesania Latina "Scottish Maid" and have nearly got the frames etc ready for planking. Looking through the tutorials on this site I find very different planking methods from that given by AL. You can see the results of their instructions in several kit build logs on this site or clearly in this pic http://www.shipsofscale.com/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=2581&sid=01a8caf0a5f9c49923eb132fe3fc17c7 Two questions - Is the planking structure this gives authentic, or as I suspect, a compromise made by the manufacturer to make construction easier and allow the use of the straight 5mm strips provided? If so, is it feasible for me to plank the first layer using the simplified method and then try for something more authentic using 2nd layer veneers? The 2nd layers in the kit are 5 x 0.6mm. I presume that if I change the method I'll need to buy different material. The ship is a 1:50 with a hull length of around 70ft- she has fine lines which should help planking, I'd guess. Any suggestions as to what material I would need to buy? Thanks for any help Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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