Jwvanost Posted May 7, 2014 Share #1 Posted May 7, 2014 Ok, so here goes my first attempt at a build log. I'm hoping you all enjoy my posts and I will try and update it regularly. This is a bit late in the proccess as I have already gotten the first set of planks down and the deck planking is done and sealed. I am doing some kit bashing as noted in the title. I have read lots of negatives about this specific kits mostly related to the accuracy so rather than focus on getting it authentic I figured I would go for making it mine. My first changes to the stock kit were in the planking. I decided to buy some better wood than the Sapele that comes with the kit and got some Pear veneer. I stripped it down, and also made them a little bigger at 6.5mm instead of the 5mm that comes with the kit. I thought the wider strips looked a little better. For the lighter wood planking along the lower gundeck I went with Birch. I liked the color and its a pretty good wood to work with. I actually used an "odd" technique for cutting my strips. I will post pictures of this later if I get a chance. Below are the pictures of where I currently am on the boat, midway through the second layer planking. Any and all comments and tips are welcome and thanks for taking a look. Also a pic of my work bench. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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