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Sanding the Hull above Wales

I’ve been sanding the Hull so that the Gun Ports are flush with the Hull sides.

The line of the Hull above the Wales have a concave nature to it, so I’ve been trying to get it even…

But to my constirnation, I made another error when I was a bit too enthusiastic with the sanding and I over sanded the Bollard on the Port Side of the Forecastle… Ugh… I hate when that happens! I should have known better. At least I stopped soon enough so I have something to work with when I do my secondary Planking.

Over sanded the Bollard

I put Putty on all the parts that had flaws or holes in it…

Putty… Port side
Putty… Starboard side

The over-sanded Bollard is completely saveable. Because there still requires a Caprail and Handrail at this part.

Repairing Bollard that I over-sanded

Completed Hull construction

I realize that I’ve skipped over a lot of the Construction. It is turning out great so I figure I’ll go ahead and Post where I am right now.

I completed the Planking and I painted the Hull and added the Wales.

The wood for the Wales I left bare by using some thin Masking Tape.

Tamiya 2mm Masking Tape PN TAM87177

It worked really well I must say.

Wale Starboard Side
View from top
View from bottom