I would normally make these two separate Blog Posts however, the Channels go right over the Rubbing Strake, so they are pretty integrated.
The Planks I’m using are 1.5x3mm Basswood. I started using Walnut, however I ditched that in favor of the Basswood.
After a lot of hemming and hawing, I decided to paint both the Upper Rubbing Strake and Channels a Flat White Color.
That Ruler is so I can see exactly where the 1st Line of the Shrouds will go…
While I’m here, I might as well talk about what a piss-poor job of Laser Cutting that Artesania Latina did for these Pre-Cut Parts!!! .. I mean, you are basically PAYING for these parts to be thoroughly cut! .. Else, you would go out and buy the wood yourself and cut all the pieces!!!
Glued the Channels to the Upper Rubbing Strake.