Providence Whale Boat by Devildoc - Artesania Latina - 1:25 Scale - First Wood Ship Model Build

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So I started on another kit but it proved to be a bit over my head so I have started with this kit. So far it has been straightforward. There seems to be enough plank work to get me ready for more advanced kits to come. I have NO experience and I’m building the kit On a limb . I know I have plenty of advice and help from this forum and will be using it...a lot. Please lend all the Crits and advice you can give me. It will be a slow process as I’m sure most of these type kits are but so far it’s been very relaxing.

My first obstacle happened. I was showing my wife and I ummmm...dropped it on the tile floor! Yeeeeaaaaa...not too happy but could have been worse, the dog could have gotten ahold of it.

So I drilled two long holes down the middle of the keel and inserted two cloth hanger wires as reinforcements and use wood glue to bind it all back together. We’ll see how good it holds. Fingers crossed.

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Thanks for showing us your builds,just to help you a bit with future posts,here is a screenshot how to post full images,I fixed your first post.

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An interesting project - and you solved your first problem very well -> Thumbsup
 
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the kind of thing that happens to me - seems like a good solution
 
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Ok so I had a little time this evening and was able to get in a little planking to the inside of the boat. I used very warm water to apply heat and soften the wood and gently bent the planks and then clamped them to the frames so they can dry. The instructions are very vague at best. 8D11F626-814C-4B64-9C59-96BF509915C3.jpegB6D4BEB6-3B22-47AB-BBBC-48190D83CB4D.jpeg1F9CC185-4D9A-49B7-BB10-2737DD560610.jpegC8588D83-87D9-40C4-BF2C-F514A3202694.jpeg
 
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I’ve figured out I’m terrible at keeping logs. I start building and it was full steam ahead. I have finished the boat, aside from the oars. I made the stand out of some scrap wood I had laying around. It’s not perfect and lots of mistakes but it’s done and I enjoyed it! I will include some pics I took along the way.662A2597-1D06-4F7A-BB6F-922FF65F9FB6.jpeg787DA2D6-44BA-4DAD-945C-FB73B42017F3.jpeg9D6877B0-8DAF-4CE6-AA95-FAA0CA9B7B8B.jpeg1A4D5A7E-4A50-4BA6-8762-85D88F1ECBBF.jpeg5F30AF4C-E501-4FA6-9444-D7AD7050871E.jpegEABBA61A-B593-47C0-A6C4-74EA380091F1.jpeg7529D3A1-C16A-4F2E-AD7E-8A76E7049F7E.jpegF873DAAD-6217-4724-AAEE-B90D8D500451.jpegBCAC6331-7450-4D27-BA3E-86F572A46E56.jpeg
 

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You will learn instructions will tell you what needs to be done in sequence, but often don't tell you how to do it.

Work looks good for first boat kit.

Keep it up and post more often with your next build log.
 
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