Discussion in 'Construction' started by warhawk, Jan 1, 2011.
Another photo of the Baltimore ship kit build on Saturday.
After only a few couple/few hours, the skeleton is pretty much together. and Stephen is getting ready to sheet the bottom
of the hull.
As there is a nice instruction manual included. Stephen was able to accomplish the work almost entirely on his own, with the
I can't get over how cool the kit is.
Very nice. It looks like a laser cut airplane kit ... Mark will get the reference.
Got a question though. The side wood pieces marking the bottom of the penetrable window ... will they be cut out a little to allow water to flow down into the hull? As it is, I suspect the internal armor would press up against the inside edge, thus forming a "watertight" compartment. At minimum, it would substantually slow water from entering the interior part of the ship.
I will let the others answer your questions about the water flow.
Here is a photo of the three amigos. (Baltimores).
Would you say that we have a plethera?
Mark's in the back. Phil's in the center. And Stephen's in the front.
My Roanoke has the same style of construction and I did not see any problems with the inside shield slowing the water. My shield was only attached at the top, so the bottom was free to move and did not create any kind of seal. From the picture you can also see that the shield extends down to the water channeling, so it didn't rest on the plywood -1" deck anyway. Mark
That was a great kit to assemble. I have never done anything like that but it went together very well.
Great looking ships. Nice work.