Jim, I heard that expression before. There is something to it. I never liked drilling with bigger bits (1/8" or larger) in one go into already assembled pieces. So I'll start drilling through rising wood/keel with smaller bits and eventually ream. Frankly, I've never enjoyed ship modeling as much as I do with this build. My wife observed the same thing - no cursing and yelling from the basement!Very good work, my friend! As we say in Russia "in fear of big eyes', It does look like you are fully enjoying the search build process, and I hear you! Keep up the great work, Mon Amie!
Who said it will be easy, and you have to finish soon? Enjoy, even if it requires a couple of years. Isn't it all about the fun? While you enjoying building, we will enjoy watching.Finally managed to finish the hockey stick. It took six weeks and I am at picture 1 in the monograph. There are 365 pictures. Little calculation reveals that model would be finished in approximately 42 years. Hopefully, things will speed up at some point. Thanks for all the comments and likes.