The sixth installment on my construction of a Japanese northern port coastal transport built from a Woody Joe kit brings out the Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter again with some great results.
Hull construction is done on the Kitamaebune, the rudder has been added, and it’s time to turn my attention to the small details.
The kit, like all of the larger Woody Joe wasen model kits, includes a sheet of photo-etched copper, which covers many of the beam ends and such. But, while these pieces cover all the major features, there are many more, smaller details on the real ships that aren’t dealt with in this or the Higaki Kaisen kit.
I took these photos of the Hakusanmaru on Sado Island in 2016. In them, you can see all the brown colored copper coverings as well as the black iron bands and fasteners.
I considered trying to make these details in copper, but it wouldn’t match the copper in the kit, which actually appears to be some kind of copper alloy, as it doesn’t tarnish like regular copper. The…
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