|Project by Pdl||posted 06-21-2011 09:55 PM||1647 views||1 time favorited||18 comments|
I hope this still counts as a “WOOD” project. This is the 1st wooden model I have ever made. It is a model kit that comes with everything I needed, except glue, sand paper and paint supplies, but I had all that already. The only experience I had was building plastic model cars and planes. I had ZERO woodworking experience. The kit came with the solid wooden hull that was REALLY rough. I had TON of sanding to do and it took a long, long time before the hull was even paintable. Then came the masts and cabins and everything else. Over all it took almost 9 months to build and was EXTREMELY challenging. The hull is a solid chunk of bass wood and the masts are all pine. The cabins are all bass wood as well. The floor decks are all small pine planks. This ship came with full size 24×36 plans for construction and rigging. It was fun, hope you enjoy.