|Kit :||COREL (Italy)|
|Scale :||1 : 100 (Length : 735mm, Height : 580mm, Width : 305mm)|
|Drawing :||Beautiful drawing. But I found an error as described in Memo4.|
|Manual :||Six languages (English, Germany, French etc.) and a Japanese short insutraction as a supplement (this Japanese instruction may be written by a Japanese dealer)|
|Others :||First planking strips for the hull are very soft.
A little modification was needed in the metal parts as described in the middle of "Summary of Construction Process".
|December 1st 2001
|Summary of Construction Process
During new year holidays in 2000, I started the frame assembly and hull planking.
|1)||The second planking was finished in December 2000. But the completed hull seemed to be mottled because walnut had various tones. I should have employed the walnut strips in the same tone.|
|2)||In the new year holidays of 2001, I found that the width(3mm) of the main wale was different from that(4mm) in the drawing. The reason of this error was that the width in the Japanese instruction was 3mm. An 1 mm width wallnut strip was added on the 3mm width main wales to correct this error on February 11th.|
|3)||At the beginning of March, I noticed that gunports on the deck were too low. This might be caused by the error of the wale position. According to the instruction, the wale at the highest position was fixed first as a basis of the planking. But I think that, in order to reduce this error, the wale under the gunport should have been fixed first.|
|4)||There is an error in the drawing. The width of the top of the space above the half-deck bulkhead between the quater deck and the main deck should be equal to the width(83mm) of the quater deck. However, this width is 88mm in the drawing. Since the photoetched parts are prepared with the same size as that in the drawing, these parts can not be employed.|
|5)||There are two photoecthed pieces for the decoration of starboad head rail in this kit. However, there is no piece for the port head rail.|
|From December 1999 to May 2001|
|From June 2001 to December 2001|
In June 2005, this ship was put in the acrylic case.