USS BONHOMME RICHARD - POF - Cross Section in Cherry - 1:48

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I have the kit with all upgrades.
I started with frames. Eight finished, one to go.It is going nice straight forward work only with minor adjustments.
I'm thinking to replace the splited keel parts with new one. But I dont have chery wood.
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Very good progress on the frames. Looking good.
the sandwich- keel..... I was also think about to change this part, but decided to give it a try, and after some correction it was fitting very well.
If you do not have Cherry or pear for a replacement - I would not use any other timber for this - but you can work a longer period without the keel.
First of have to fix the frames with the keelson and start the inner planking etc.
So a decision reffering the keel has still some time (weeks to go.....)
 
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Sanding from inside is finished. From outside it need still small touch, will be finished later.

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Some planks are installed. Step for main mast is temporary in place.

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Next step is measuring the deck positions.
 

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It is looking very good
One question:
how comes the two tone color of the boards of the pump room?
Did you use a different timber than from the kit?
 
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