Finished the hull. Decided to stain the outer hull, and just varnish the inside. I’ll add a waterline too, maybe. About to trim/fit the floor planks. I’ll paint the top two strakes, the sheer strake and the one below it, Gun Carriage Red tomorrow. Per the plans. This is a Model Shipways 18th Century Armed Longboat model – at 1:24 scale.
This time, a Model Shipways model of an 18th Century Longboat – I like it because it’s 1:24 scale, not much rigging, and shows the planks from the inside of the boat as well as the outside. And – it’s one I can finish in this lifetime. What about this boat? Longboats were the longest boat on a large sailing ship. They were used for moving drinking water, supplies, men, to and from the ship while in port. They wereRead More
Second model boat – the Pinta. Planking the hull this week. A lotta close ups – so you can almost feel the wood – just reach out, and touch it. Tech note: Have to soak the planks for 24hrs, before they are pliant enough to wrap the lines of the hull, without breaking.