After following the Instructions and the diagrams, I have come to find out that the Instructions were very deficient! ..
Now I’m having to rework the Bulwarks on both the Quarterdeck and Poop Deck, Main Deck and the Forecastle.
I will Plane the excess down and sand it.
When I got my Belem kit from Artesania Latina, there was a video in the DVD that came with it showing these Micro Shapers. So I decided to order some from Micro Mark to give them a try.
I didn’t really have a need to use them until last night. I shaped the bottom part of my Stern Quarter Gallery of the HMS Surprise, instead of using triangular buttresses as was in the Instructions.
Here is the Video from the DVD –
Here is what they look like…
I suppose they work pretty good… Although I’m not sure for how long since the metal is rather thin. We’ll have to wait and see.
It did a good job above on the bottom of the Stern Quarter Gallery so I suppose I’m happy with it.