Peter - I've built a few of these Billings half-hull models. They are easier to keep true than a full hull when planking. The problem with this one is that it had been built up before. I thought that they had given up when they tried planking, but no - they had actually got as far as sticking the two halves together - with what looks like Evostick
All the frames are in a bad way, some have already been re-made, and others patched up, so re-making all is the only option for a reasonable result. One of the hull halves is patched and the other incomplete. Everything has glue residues.
My plan is to cut and shape one set of frames. If that goes well, I'll cut the second so I can ensure they are identical. Next will be one hull half, and fixing the frames to that.
There is not enough planking material to do one half
I will see what I have in stock. If I don't have enough then I will look for a new supply to cover the whole hull.
At the moment, I rate my chances of actually building this as 50/50. At some point I am quite likely to consign it to the recycle bag.
The Boothbay Lobster boats keeps looking more and more attractive