Cannon Fodder Posted January 7, 2014 Share #1 Posted January 7, 2014 Hello all. It finally came in the mail today and I broke it open tonight. I will spare you all with the unboxing as there are already several good build logs of this kit. The HMS Bounty Jolly Boat by Artesania Latina -Scale 1:25 The first notable newbie sensation I would share is the unnerving snap as your x-acto blade cuts through the flashing of the wood surrounding the laser cut pieces. Being unfamiliar with the strength of the pieces of wood it unsettled me. I'm sure the master builders are used to it by now. I would like someone to confirm what I feel my research in this site seems to have revealed to me about the sanding completely of the laser scars on the edges of every piece of wood and it's effect on the strength of the glue. Answer: no effect. It's more of an aesthetic as this boat is open and single planked with exposed bulkheads that one would need to sand it all off. Or you are just OCD, glad I found an outlet. The photo below is the bulkheads fitted not glued. Are there tips you would share with respect of the application of the wood glue. Q-tip? Brush? Toothpick? And how best to clean up the excess that will inevitably squooge out the sides? I am struck by the miniature scale of this model. Even at 1:25 things are really small with really tight spaces to work in. I am reading Bligh's account of the voyage in this boat after the mutiny, aggressive natives on all islands, yikes. Is is bad that I am shopping for my second build? CaptainSteve 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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