HMS Beagle Model Ship Project
Week 14: Bending the bulwarks (January 17-23, 2011)
Glued the oak transom onto the hull. Hopefully glue will be enough to hold it in place. Painted 1/4 inch basswood strips for the bulwark planking.
After some delay due to bad winter weather the basswood sheets for the bulwarks finally arrived. Glued two of the sheets together and planked with pre-painted strips. Then painted the inside of the finished bulwark pieces white.
Used some weights to try to bend the wood so that the bulwarks would fit onto the deck easier. It worked much better to bend the wood before the glue had a chance to dry.