Gordon, I hope your hand gets better soon so that we can see what you are up to.! in the mean time I am glad that I am providing your entertainment ;>)
I am looking forward to your own skilled interpretation of our world.
(Heck, I'm so stressed just watching this, I would opt for it ...but then as we all know I rarely finish anything Grin )
I hear you loud and clear!! it is of course my greatest failing.
I have all sorts of tools and machines, tons of raw materials, but the finish is my greatest challenge., Doris was my inspiration for this little model and to do justice to that inspiration I do hope to finish this little boat. I don't think I could last two years at it. so I hope to get it done while the inspiration lasts.
to that end I did complete the diagonal planking at least in one direction this afternoon.
The process was a bit of a meditation, glue, place, hold, then repeat for the opposite side. I did notice that one side was getting a bit further ahead than the other , so I cut some tapered strips to play catch up.
Eventually I finished up the planking.
Next I smothered the hull with some Green Squadron putty,
After the hull gets faired, I will paint it white and then proceed to ad the final planks. formed from the 2 ply Bristol board.