G'day Darius, the way I am building you will soon be in front, , I will be jumping from model to model,Ooooooh... another DeAgostini HMS SotS builder! Where's my popcorn? This is going to be great! I'm just a few steps behind you in assembly HMS SotS.
We'll see about that, mate! I'm stuck in a mental rut pondering what the next move is, because the stern structure is being modified extensively, and plans to install lighting have to be made while the framing is still open and exposed. Nigel, a fellow Aussie, has helped me a lot in making decisions regard where to make changes.G'day Darius, the way I am building you will soon be in front, , I will be jumping from model to model,
Best regards John,
Thank you John for the nice comments and adding me to your watch list,Great bargain you got there.
Those multi-issue kits are not cheap + all those tools, bits and pieces are a nice bonus.
Looks like the original owner dry-fitted and used hot melt glue(?) which meant a lot less work for you to correct the errors of others.
Added to 'Watched' builds.
Hello John, you are making easy work of what I struggled with the most on my DeAg Vasa. Hull planking was nearly the end of me (and the end of my build). The second planking (which should have been easier) was an epic tragedy of do/re-do. I'm looking forward to see how it progresses in your skilled hands. I also laughed at your weather report - it's -2 degrees in northern Illinois USA this morning.
I never did figure out what species of wood they provided. It wasn't bamboo (didn't have the tubular structure) but it was fairly easy to work with (basswood?). Some pieces would split and the darker pieces simply would not bend at all - they just snapped. The problem wasn't the wood supplied - the problem was me trying to figure out how to manage the bluff bow. On the second planking I changed to pear.Brrrrrr thats cold, what did they give you for the first planking, I got Bamboo, ( but no Panda's ) I used it for one plank each side and then changed to what looks like Bass wood,
best regards John.