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Glad Tidings Pinky by alde - Model Shipways


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alde

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Here we go with ship number 2. I am almost done with the Bounty Launch but wanted to set it aside for now to start something new. I had the Glad Tidings and the Armed Virginia Sloop on the shelf and decided to go with this one. I love the lines of this little schooner. I got it started with no trouble so far. Cutting the rabbit went pretty well. All the bulkheads are in place and the supports are going in. I should have the 2 halves together very soon and will start to plan the planking.

 

I hope to learn as much from this build as I did the Bounty Launch. I will do my best to keep the log updated and take as many pictures as possible. Sometimes I get carried away and forget. I'm sure I will have plenty of questions. I sure wish I had the skill and nerve to jump into a bigger project but I want to take it slow and build my skills. I also need to learn to slow down and take my time.

 

Thanks for stopping by. Please don't hesitate to point out anything that looks out of place or to ask questions about the kit or what I am doing. 

 

Al

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Edited by alde, 24 February 2016 - 07:56 AM.

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Looks nice! I will come aboard, if I may!
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Al,

 

It is a great build. One a really enjoyed.

 

Pulling up a seat to follow your build!

 

- Tim


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Tim,

 

I have read through your Pinky log. It's going to be a great help in my build.


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Look forward to following along - 


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I'm making a wee little bit of progress but nothing worth pictures right now. I am getting the bulkhead supports in and will get them nice a faired next. I will get a couple of progress pictures before the halves go together and another after. I am looking forward to getting the planking started.
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I got the hull halves together. The fit was pretty good and it went well. I have started fairing and that is going slow but pretty good so far. I really like the lines of this little ship. After the fairing the supports for the cabin and cockpit. Some of my bulkhead supports might be in the way but they should be easy to shim. I am a real wood butcher compaired to some of you guys but it's getting better. :)

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It really is a fun ship to build. Your halves look like they went together well.

 

- Tim


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Looks like you've made a good start.

 

John


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Hi Alde,

 

I'd like to follow along as well if you don't mind.  Nice job on pairing up the two halves of the hull...looks really good.

 

Cheers,

 

Nigel.


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Thank you all for the likes and joining in. Please don't hesitate to point out errors or just point and laugh. ;)


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I can see that fairing the bulkheads is one of those things that's easy to do but difficult to do well. Slow and easy is the way to go for sure.


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The halves look good together Al!
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Looking like a good start Alde. Maybe you can inspire me to start mine up again soon.


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"That's a fine looking pair of oars you got there, Sir"

" 'em aint 'ores --- that's me wife and me daughter! "
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Current build:   Glad Tidings Pinky Schooner

 

 

Past builds:  1:1  Stick-Up Sharpie Build

                    Muscongus Bay Lobster Smack by Timo4352 - Midwest Products - SMALL - First time builder

                     Gunning Dory sail & oar boat 1:1
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The fairing is going pretty well. The bulkheads are pretty thick which is really nice. It makes it much easier to see the hull shape up. I don't want to take much more off so I am checking it often with a piece of planking. Please excuse the messy bench. Maybe I will get it straightened out before I go much further.

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Well, I got all my deck beams in and that was easy enough but now it's time to plank the hull. I have read and re-read the instructions, read the Jim Roberts planking book and some on line information as well as some build logs. I'm still not sure I have a firm understanding of it.

 

I have sectioned off the 3 belts per the instructions and ran my battens. It looks to have a good flow and seems to match the plans pretty well. The plans have plank patterns and I may see how those fit but I want try spiling my own planks too. I have a proportional divider so I thought I could use it and tick strips. 

 

Am I going in the right direction? It seems that some of you guys pick this stuff right up and do a great job. I seem to be really planking challenged. Of course if I just did it and quite worrying about it I would be better off.

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Hi Alde,

 

I am no planking expert, but your runs look pretty good to me.  I'd just make sure the battens are symmetrical on each side and then see how things look once you done your tick strips! 

 

Cheers,

 

Nigel.


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Nigel, Thanks for putting a second set of eyes on it. it looks like if i use the plank patterns on the plans they will note close to fitting at least at the bow. they are way too wide. I am using my tick strip at each bulkhead and dividing it by the number of planks in the belt. I know this may seem elementary to some of you seasoned plankers but it's still voodoo science to me. :( It will be slow going but it looks like it will lay out according to the plans. 


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I should chime in as I used the plank patterns. They are larger than the planks, but that is good as you will want to shape and sand them into place, but they are not far off the mark.

 

If you decide to plank as you have mentioned above, if it was me I would spile the planks. You will be quite pleased with the result. 

 

I hope this helps.

 

- Tim


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Tim, Maybe it's my fairing but at the plan width they would be way too wide. This will at least be a good lesson on laying out the planks. I will still use the patterns as a guide.

Edited by alde, 06 March 2016 - 01:11 AM.

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