Gondola model making

Follow the step by step process on how we create a wooden gondola with a model kit from Venice. The ultimate gool is to make it identical to our wedding…
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the parts of a fork and knife on a black background with captions in spanish
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La "GONDOLA". Significado del característico frontal de las góndolas. Descripción de los barrios y lugares típicos de la parte delantera de las góndolas.
a poster with a man on a boat in the water
Vintage Venice Italy Travel Poster
Vintage Venice Italy Travel Poster
an assortment of office supplies sitting on top of a newspaper
For those who wonder, our wooden gondola from the building kit isn't finished yet. The paint should now be good enough (after more than 5 times redoing it) so we can start with the pillows and decoration.
a boat is sitting on top of a table with magazines and other items around it
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Did you ever see a white gondola? The previous layer of black paint wasn't good enough. So, we started all over again with polishing and primer. Let's hope this one will be better. First layer of paint on the upper side of the gondola. It will probably need 2 more layers.
an old model boat sitting on top of a wooden table next to a coffee cup
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First layer of black paint on the upper side of the gondola. It will need two more layers before it starts to look like a real gondola on a Venetian canal.
an assortment of crafting supplies are displayed on top of a newspaper page with scissors and other items
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I never imagined you needed so much tools to build a model gondola. Certainly no clean desk policy here
a black surfboard sitting on top of a wooden table next to a white cup
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The bottom of the gondola has been painted with a first layer, after being polished and primer coat.
a small wooden chair sitting on top of a table
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Would you like to sit on this chair in a black gondola, enjoying the canals of Venice?
a model boat on a wooden table with paper taped to it's hulls
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The inside of our Venetian gondola has been completed with the bench and stairs, as well as some external fixtures were added.
a wooden model of a boat on a table with black and white trimmings
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Three layers of black paint have been put on the inside of the gondola. It's more work than expected ...
a wooden table topped with lots of crafting supplies on top of it's side
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Primer added as undercoat before putting the real gondola black colour.
a wooden boat sitting on top of a table next to other crafting supplies and tools
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Let's test if the small pieces of the gondola fit before we continue the model making of this gracious boat.