First coating of varnish
Likewise, the stem
Varnish makes the collar look darker than I thought it would.
I feel I’m getting there at last. The cockpit coamings and the stem post have been given their first coating of varnish, and I’ve added a second coat to ‘Sharpy’s’ spars. Soon, I’ll start painting her hull. Ideally, I should do the bottom first, then her sides, followed by her decks, but, as I want to press on, I’ll paint her decks first, because I’ll also be able to apply more varnish to the coamings. ‘Sharpy’s’ bottom will be last. Well, that’s my plan! I wonder if things will actually work like that.