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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.

8 comments:

Ludo Weyden said...

Nice job, looks very smood... And damn you work fast! Cheers!

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Ludo - I worked solidly for 16 hours just get this point on the hull.

Pablo J. Álvarez said...

Those are the 16 hours better utilized I ever seen.

Warren Zoell said...

LOL!!

Diego said...

I can not believe you already have the helmet. You are quick, not who I remember.
By the way, had never seen the construction of a wooden boat. thanks

Warren Zoell said...

Gracias Diego, pero el forro del casco se ha hecho más que empezar. Tengo que cortar ahora a las troneras antes de que pueda continuar. El siguiente paso en el forro del casco es el más difícil y que la tablazón de dos curvas.

Pat Tillett said...

Looks good! $700? Wow!!!

Warren Zoell said...

$700 is a lot.