Sunday, June 19, 2011
H.M.S. Surprise (Hull Planking Begins)
I don't care what anyone says, hull planking is the most difficult part to do when it comes model ship building.
One would think that with a kit this expensive ($700 CDN) Artesania Latina would have provided strakes for a double planking the hull option. Though single planking the hull does produce a more realistic effect when done right, double planking produces a much smoother and cleaner look.
I would recommend that anyone wishing to get into wooden model ship building to pick up" Planking Techniques for Model Ship Builders" by Donald Dressel. It is a must if you wish to venture into model ship building.