G'day, I decided to start on the second lot of planking (35) and for the first time have cause to complain.(I think!!) The strakes supplied are absolutely terrible, rubbish,total rubbish, they are thinner, narrower, and as rough as old guts!, by the time I sandpaper these down smooth for priming and painting ,I'll be back to the first layer!!! With a bit of hindsight here, perhaps I should have waited for the 2nd lot, used them for the 'first layer' of planking, and finished off with the first lot second?!!(cough!) At least they weren't too bad and gave a pretty good finish when sanded, I just can't imagine having to cover them up with such crap, but what can I do, use piles of filler perhaps???
Anybody out there with the same problem or has an opinion of sorts?? What I'd like to do is call up my supplier and 'unsubscribe' to parts 36/9/40/42, but I somehow believe I'll not be able to do that!! I'm sure that, with the further 60 bucks that it's going to cost me for a pile of firewood, I could to go to my local model shop and purchase enough half decent 'planks' to complete the 2nd lot, I might even have change left over for a couple of beers!!.......cheers, Dave