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Saturday, 21 April 2012
Hood Build - Week 29/30
A combination of 2 issues this week, but only the Bulwark parts, I'll be doing the second planking in a separate post and again combine them as I want to plank my way rather than follow the instructions.
I found it far easier to remove the quarterdeck parts to fix these bulwark pieces, then sand down the deck to fit.
Another tip is to soak the end of the bulwark part in warm water for about 30mins, this helps shaping it around the stern.
I will be second planking this week but first will be some more sanding of the hull to be 100% sure the thinner planks will lay well and not show up any bumps and dips, so care again taken here is well worth doing.
I will also be shaping the stern ply (shown in these pictures) and adding some thinner planks to it, not the official build but I feel doing this now is better than waiting to see what appears in future Issues..if any.