Most ship model kits come with two sets of planking for the hull, 1.5 or 2mm for the inner base layer and .5mm for the outer finish layer.
The first layer of planking is used to give both structure and form to your model. Keep in mind that planks tend to creep up at the bow and fan out at the stern and that they are never tapered half their length. Some planks need to be twisted to compensate for the angle of the stern. Any ridges need to be filled with wood filler and sanded smooth. Start planking at the water line and move either up or down the hull alternating between port and starboard. When the first planking is complete, sand smooth to provide support for the finishing layer.
Use the same technique as you did for the base layer. If you wish to install trenails, you can use the bulkheads as a guide to where the line of nails will go.
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