Planking started

Finally my wood arrived and i could carve the stern counters (seen on the left picture) and the side transom pieces (to the left on the right picture). Luckily I had Bob’s practicum – without that I would not have dared to make such a huge modification to the kit.

After those parts were ready I could assemble the whole stern section with the outer stern post and the keel extension. The first planks are also in place as you can see in the picture. They will serve as lower sill planks for the upper deck gun ports. At last the planking has begun and the skeleton will more and more look like a ship …

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