I'm after any advice from any one who has had experience or who has ideas on carving hull dioramas (half hulls).
I'm keen to keep my hands busy while I'm stuck in Darwin half a world away from my H28 restoration and I'd like to have a crack at carving a H28 diorama (I've got plenty of time on my hands).
I've carved a few "made up" hull dioramas in the past from Beefwood (a wonderfully durable and "beef" coloured timber that I used to pick up in the scrub in Central Australia). These have just been half hulls that I carved away at until they looked a bit like what I felt represented a nice "J" hull, probably completely inacurate but they looked OK 20 years ago.
Now, though, I'd like to carve an accurate representation from the line plans that I have and I'm after any tips if there are any on how best to translate the plans into a carving.
Also what would be your ideal timber to use that is nice to carve and will look good framed and oiled up.