ZHL-San Felipe 1690 Build Log 1:50 scale

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Received my kit last night and it’s the same one. Not much for written instructions but drawings look good. Had to reference your photos on the very first step on exactly how to place #19 on to #13. No illustration on that so I just followed your lead. Thanks! Please keep posting. I am underway.Ship kit.jpgship start.jpg
 
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Wow the instructions on this thing are definitely from China and or this is a bit over my head. Your photos are definitely a big help. Thanks!!! Gluing on deck one now. Please keep the photos coming.
 
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Received my kit last night and it’s the same one. Not much for written instructions but drawings look good. Had to reference your photos on the very first step on exactly how to place #19 on to #13. No illustration on that so I just followed your lead. Thanks! Please keep posting. I am underway.View attachment 216561View attachment 216562
I wish I saw this earlier...Part 19 cannot extand below the line of the bulkheads. If you are able to remove it then glue it up higher almost to the top of deck. You won't be able to plank over the part of 19 that extends below the bulkheads. Try and look ahead at the pics on the cd and get a general idea how things wil fit together.
Also there is some confusion on part 7B, Some of the pics show it installed and others show it not and part 8D gets planking and then installed over 8B
. You will get to that after the main deck is on. I am not sure exactly what I am going to do yet.
 
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I wish I saw this earlier...Part 19 cannot extand below the line of the bulkheads. If you are able to remove it then glue it up higher almost to the top of deck. You won't be able to plank over the part of 19 that extends below the bulkheads. Try and look ahead at the pics on the cd and get a general idea how things wil fit together.
Also there is some confusion on part 7B, Some of the pics show it installed and others show it not and part 8D gets planking and then installed over 8B
. You will get to that after the main deck is on. I am not sure exactly what I am going to do yet.
DID they send you a CD with construction pics?
Lol, yes in that photo I had not yet applied glue and when I looked closer to your photo, I moved it up to the top. Thankyou so much for the help. by the way, i see you have painted the gun blocks black, is that to help shadow them? View attachment 217370
 
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Thanks! How is your project coming? Looks good so far! If it isn’t too much to ask, will you keep the photos coming? And lots of them. I did not get the big fold out instruction that you have, I got two booklets on printer paper. One with pictures and no instructions and another with instruction with very bad broken English. I did get a CD but it isn’t very good, just quick random photos and no instruction. About half of my build is going by your photos and info and what I can get off the web. I am on the back decks now #51 and it said to glue #48 with it but I see that #48 doesn’t go on until the second deck up. I am probably looking too hard into it but just don’t want to make a mistake.
 
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