AGSchu119 Posted October 5, 2014 Share #1 Posted October 5, 2014 I have recently started building the Virginia 1819 Schooner from Artesania Latina. Having started building and flying (often crashing and rebuilding) RC aircraft, I decided to try my hand at modeling my other passion, ships. I have spent a lot of time working on traditional vessels ("Tall Ships") and so I am very excited to be able to actually build a model of one on my own. I have sort of skipped ahead and did not take many pictures at the beginning of my build but I have been perusing the forums and have been so impressed with the wealth of information here. It is exciting to see so many different ways to do things like deck planking. The bulkheads and deck are all set. Starting to plank after soaking the planking. Planking progresses. The instructions have the builder nailing each plank into the bulkheads. I nailed but also have been using CA and tacking each bulkhead to each plank as I go. I alternated port and starboard sides and although I should have used some measuring device, the old eyeball seemed to work out quite well. I have yet to sand the first layer of planking but with another to add it seems like it will smooth itself out quite nicely. I was actually pleasantly surprised by how the shape turned out almost symmetrical. Grimber, GuntherMT, cristikc and 1 other 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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