Day 15. To stiffen the bulkheads, some modelers like to add to support struts between the bulkheads on POB builds. This isn’t absolutely necessary – the Model Shipways Bluenose kit instructions…
Picking a model ship kit requires choosing they type of hull construction. The three main types, solid hull, POB and POF are discussed here.
A critical step in most ship builds. For experienced modelers, it’s so easy that nobody talks about how you actually do it. I do.
How long will it take to finish your first model ship build? Somewhere between a few months and a few decades.
A basic introduction to cutting things (for your model)…the tools, blades, and methods that I’ve commonly used.
The Bluenose build continues as the bulkheads get added in. But first, a few final steps on the center keel.
Day 8. The first step in building the Model Shipways Bluenose is to get the keel assembled. This is a plank-on-bulkhead kit, so the hull is formed by slotting bulkheads…
Not all glues are great for every situation. Here’s my thoughts on the essential glues I regularly use.