Ok, as ZyXuz suggested, photo gallery seemed to do the trick so here goes with some photo updates. I apologize for picture quality because we are still in the tail end of this move and I haven't located my little camera so these were taken with my smartphone and THEN resized which also hurt quality some.
First, a couple photos of the new workbench and whatnot.
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I also have these right next to my work space as motivation to complete the builds and it doubles as proof that they can be finished haha.
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Here is a photo of where my hull stands at the moment. I want to re-paint her because she picked up quite a bit of dust in the move and her dry dock time. You can also see that I have the waterways and deck step cut to size but they are not glued in place yet. I have some boxwood strips that I will be using to plank the deck, still trying to decide exactly how I want to go about planking it though, full length planks and then possibly marking in board ends or laying planks with like 60mm long strips of wood.
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Here are my deck fixtures where they currently stand. These may also get a fresh coat of paint but I'm not sure about that yet. The roofs of the deck houses are all boxwood strips so they will match the deck and they are thinned down to 1/64" for scale. The doors for the deck houses are obviously not done, I want to get the runners installed and the sliding top made before cutting them to size in order to get the best fit. What do you guys think about color for the doors? should they be white, stick with the wood(different from the boxwood) or I could make them out of boxwood but I don't think I like that idea much?
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Also, I wanted to add in a couple pics of the way I mounted the hull to the launching ways. I used a metal rod and a metal tube with an inside diameter slightly larger than the rod diameter. The tube is set inside the hull and the rods are mounted on the lunching ways. It provides for a smooth way to attach and detach the hull from the launchingway and I feel like it is sturdier than just having the rods go into the wood where they could potentially damage the hull or break through the wood.
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Man, I really like the new posting system on this site. Very easy to add pictures inside of the text and whatnot.
"We should not moor a ship with one anchor, nor our life with one hope."
Current Build: Pilot Boat Phantom, Model Shipways
Completed Builds: Chesapeake Bay Crabbing Skiff, Midwest; The Dinghy, Midwest; Sharpie Schooner, Midwest
Future Builds: Benjamin W. Latham, Model Shipways