|Model of a British gunboat of 1800|
As a method of construction I utilized my experience with the whale-boat, i.e. starting with a base of plywood (designed somewhat broader than the real thing, in order to get in enough crew members), adding the bow and - in this case - the stern plate, and forming the sides with several layers of grey cardboard, glued together with white glue. It worked again, even with this bigger ship. The rest was made of thin aeroplane plywood, cardboard, some balsa wood and dowel.
This is what I got:
|After the recoil|