What about using artist ink to stain? I used some once to stain light coloured timber strips in red and blue and then sealed with white shellac. They turned out superb. Staining with black ink should do a decent job in simulating ebony. Or how about using black hornbeam to simulate ebony. Looks very similar. I have some strips in my stock bought from Ebay from Russia and it looks very good. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Strips-...hash=item1a4a5c51be:m:m3VCSdGMSzqxCXYjHFrXCLA
[QUOTE = "Brian077, innlegg: 43213, medlem: 4000"] Hei folkens,
Du kan aldri ha for mange klemmer. Har vært planking med tyrkisk boxwood.
Dette materialet jeg kutter meg og trenger en endelig sandpapir for å glatte den av.
Catching up on your build. This is certainly a masterful build. That looks like a center island table you are building from while the paremeter has all your tools ???
That is just all too awesome.
I am planking the port side of the ship, and leaving the starboard side with exposed frames.
The kit comes with stub masts as Admiralty models are generally presented, but I'm planning on scratch building masts and spars and to fully rig the model.