ZHL Chalupa 1834 (my 1st model)

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Hi, I'm back with some pictures to share of my progress. She is about to be put right side up!
In my first ship model i'm trying to use materials from the kit with exception of some timber to improve quality. So the different wood colors is not my choice, just following what i've got...

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And here is more... Please comment, i'd like to know mistakes and suggestions ( remember its my first one )IMG_9503.JPGIMG_9506.jpgIMG_9562.JPGIMG_9563.JPGIMG_9529.JPGIMG_9532.JPGIMG_9555.JPGIMG_9557.JPGIMG_9558.jpgIMG_9561.JPGIMG_9569.JPGIMG_9577.JPGIMG_9578.JPGIMG_9598.JPGIMG_9599.JPGIMG_9643.JPGIMG_9665.jpgIMG_9669.JPGIMG_9673.jpgIMG_9678.jpgIMG_9690.jpgIMG_9691.jpgIMG_9693.jpg
I do have a question, I was not able to find the answer on the web. How did they keep those lids/tops closed or locked and when open to keep them from closing (sorry, i'm bad with proper names)?

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Brian, No it's not. Its horrible. Nothing fits, drawing is different scale from the kit, all small fittings i made from scratch. Everything on last pictures i had to "slim" plywoods from the kit and glue planks on top. Because of multilayers i had to do sort of veneer trimming. The list goes on and on... I accepted the challenge of the BAD kit because its my first model, but i couldn't stand kit mistakes and some bad quality materials.
 
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Hi Uwek, Thank you for for your kind reply. To be fair, this is my first model from the "bad" kit but I do have wood and metal work experience even though by profession I'm network engineer. I was asked "why not to try models..", so I did and came here for help and advise. Building ships is definitely not the same as to turn wood or make puzzle boxes (see my signature). Modeling hobby requires community support :) Thank you folks for being here with all your work, tricks, trade secrets, advises !
Yuri
 
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