Dated: June 5, 2008.
Colonial era gunboat
Mr. Nuno M. Cabešadas
Before starting its a good to have a general idea of the final layout and draw it with some measures to check how it looks and if something must be changed. I try to have places for at least one weapon, either a small gun or a machine gun, a flat area for figures and places for the crew. I start working on my boats with the drawing of the hull shape and try to made them with 30-40 cm long and 6-8 wide because its an acceptable balance between they own size and the dimentions of a wargame table. The drawing is cut and glued over the 2 mm plastic sheet and used as a guide for the shape of the hull. pics
Then, I add a strip of 1 mm plasticard with near 2 cm all around the bottom hull, gluing it with instant glue. It is wise to warm the plastic over boiling water in the curved area because its much easier to shape it correctly. I'll continue to add pictures and description after each step.
Many thanks to Mr. Nuno M. Cabešadas.
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