Sanding & Painting the Hull

Not much to say here but as mentioned before rub down the hull and make sure you have a very even finish as this will show even when painted. Use a fine sandpaper, it will take longer but the finish is well worth the extra effort.

I recommended that an undercoat be applied to aid with finding any faults.

I was told by a friend that a good can of spray paint works just fine for the white part of the hull. Just make sure you mask off the rest of the ship!

Once happy leave to dry for at least 48 hours. This is where you can fabricate other parts of the build, (paint the eyelets, Upper rail Brass fixtures etc) There is lots you can be getting on with.

This is also a good time to read up on the next stages. (some great books for you to look at)

Sanded Planking
Take your time with the sanding
everything WILL show. (photo taken just before the final sanding)