Hi Folks, I'm new to this forum, and also new to putting ships into bottles.
I bought the Amati kit of the Hannah, and I'm battling on with it.
So far, I have built the hull, it is "bread and butter" construction, all quite straight forward. sanded the hull, painted and glued on the photo-etched bulwark.
I am thinking of painting the hull with West System epoxy, so as to fill the end-grain of the ply, and using West "fairing filler" to give the hull a nice smooth finish. I have had good results with full size model boats, using this method.
There is an excellent set of videos by Gary Renshaw on the web, showing how to build the model, which I am using as an instruction manual!
Hopefully, all the more experienced modelers out there might find it of some interest, and hopefully point me in the right direction when I get lost!
I'll come back when there is a bit more progress.