HMS Beagle Model Ship Project
Week 10: Coppering (December 20-26, 2010)
Coppered the hull, overlapping the 1/4 inch copper tape down to the keel. Not technically "historically accurate" detailing compared to the larger copper plates used on the real Beagle, but good enough for my build. Applied a drop of Super Glue every inch and a half and at each end or bending point.
Decided to paint the extra large keel black instead of coppering. Might use something other than a copper bar for the bottom ballast since it will need to be painted black also.