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mtaylor

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If you're having questions about planking, a good place to start is here: http://modelshipworl...ng-articles.php

 

In addition to the tutorial by David Antscherl, there's also several others including "how to's" on planking bluff bows, the Simplified Planking for Beginners and also one from Chuck Passaro.


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NOW he tells me :D


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Very good tutorials! I like that for bluff bows.


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Just added a plank Bending Tutorial from the old MSW files...

 

http://modelshipworl...ank_Bending.pdf

 

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Thanks Mark and Chuck for reminding me to do my research on deck planking before I attempt it on my Cross Section. Quickly glanced at them for now. They look very informative and I will make a point of reading them first. 


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Thanks Chuck ! :cheers:



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Even though it has already been said, Thank you Chuck.


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I've been bashing the CalderCraft 1/72 scale HMS Victory after making my first pass at the lower gun deck planking using the kit supplied tanganika strips.  I was not pleased and ripped it all out.  As a result, I have a new found respect for Super Glue, but I digress.  I went out and purchased some Holly stock, and sawed my own planking to the correct scale.  WOW!  What a difference the right materials make. I am inspired and tickled to death.  I haven't figured out yet how to get my butt plugs to scale.  A #80 bit is still a bit too large at 1/72 scale (planks are scaled for 9 inch width so my plugs shouldn't go over an inch max).  I thought about using a straight pin to make an impression and then scrape dark paste wax into the depression.  However, I worry that might not give me a uniform appearance.  Thought about drawing trunnels, but trying to get bamboo smaller than a #60 bit isn't working too well.  Any ideas are most appreciated.

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Looks like I found this one just in time since I see this subject coming up very soon....Thanks Chuck, greatly appreciated.
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Treenails are, shall we say, a bit of much discussion.  On the real thing, the holes were drilled, the treenails set and then a plug of the same wood as the deck was put in to cover the treenail.  For the most part, they're pretty darn invisible.  BUT..  we modelers like to show them off. 

 

You could use a very sharp #2 pencil for the impression of a treenail by doing it just before putting on the finish.  The pin and colored filler seems popular.  Or use the #80 drill and draw some treenails down to that size.  Some also use a hyperdermic needle to leave the impression of the plug.

 

The final alternative is just to not do treenails since anything smaller than 1:64 is pretty darn small.


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S.Coleman

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Can't believe how many different ways you can bend planks! All good ideas
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Ask your dentist for some old #2, 4, & 6 round burs. I believe the #4 will work.

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Doc,

My experience with "old" dental burrs is not that good.  They are worn from working on enamel and do not cut very well, even in wood, when compared to new ones.  For what my dentist charges, I did not feel guilty in the least when he offered a handful of brand new burrs after I politely declined used ones. 

 

In addition, with more than one coarseness available in carving burrs, one can work fast and rough, then follow up with finishing before going to sandpaper and Scotchpads. 

 

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Ok guys question I know the importance of planking both sides evenly as far as one side then the next then back again one plank at a time The question is on the second layer of planking does that have to be followed or can one side be completed then the other since it isn't a structure issue but more of a veneer
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You are right, it isn't a structural issue. However, if you shape your planks in pairs ( port and starboard) you will be much more likely to achieve a result which looks symmetrical and even - especially at the bow.
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Ok thank you very good idea

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Mark, if you are monitoring this thread, I am looking for a link that used to work (because I downloaded a paper copy several months ago, but would like to refer it to someone) - which I believe you posted on some other thread (http://modelshipworl...jack-nastyface/) - but it doesn't seem to work anymore. The article was called "planking a hull - a tutorial", by Keith Harris (jack nastyface). Searching the site doesn't seem to get me any further. I found it to be an excellent article on spiling. Apologies if I am overlooking something.

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Hmm.. good question Ian.  Maybe one of the moderators can provide some input on this.    I don't see it either nor do I have a copy.  


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That one is lost unfortunately......Sorry.  We no longer have it.

 

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ok thanks.


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