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  1. I wouldn’t worry about it. If you want total accuracy, Corel probably isn’t the way to go. The kit is a couple of decades old now. I have the same kit, by the way. Not starting it just yet, though.
  2. Personally, I’d stick to the yellow ochre.
  3. For these planks, I’m trying to ensure they have a close fit at both the bow and stern.
  4. Well. I’ve tried to the best of my ability to plank this hull in manner and style I see every day on this forum- planks reduced no more than half width, no pointy ends, etc. Unfortunately, my skills won’t allow that. I’m now working up from the keel. I’ve placed the garboard plank and let it follow its own curve to the bow. I was was also planning on ending the first planking in a rebate in the stem, and than only having the second planking continuing to the stern post. I’ve decided not to. The garboard plank follows the keel to the rear. Each other plank on the stem will follow their natural lay, with stealers placed in between. I’m still loving this, though.
  5. Finally able to get back to this. Sorry about the break. Life happens.
  6. I’ve found (as you’ve guessed) a problem where the planks at the bow now need to bend two directions at once. I see no choice but to start planking from the keel, upwards, and terminate those ones with their natural contour lay. I’ll get on to that within a couple of weeks.
  7. Sorry I haven't posted in a while, but other things have taken priority. I should be able to get back to it shortly. Life is good, though.
  8. Three days later. Is your son's condition still improving, Jeff? It's amazing how quickly an event like this can place things in their true order of importance.
  9. So far, three planks per side have been trimmed to half-width at the last bulkhead. I’m past the most acute area for warping of these planks. PVA glue has been used throughout, except for a dot of CA adjacent to the stern post. I know it’s not great, but I’m still chuffed by how she’s coming along.
  10. Thinking that I may end up needing a couple more balsa fillers near the bow, I’ve quickly glued and shaped them while I still have access.
  11. Oh, thanks, Jeff! I really like these planking clamps. I’ve used them on a few builds before. They’re not everyone’s cup of tea, but I like not having to press pins through the plank, if I can avoid it. I feel like I’m stumbling blindly through this build, but I’m also really enjoying it. I’ve been procrastinating about this stern planking and moving very slowly lately. Trying to achieve the quality of other builds on this forum is impossible, but inspiring. I may have found my way forward, but this phase will still take time.
  12. Why, thank you! Here’s the starboard side from a different angle. I really should have tried this method earlier.
  13. I’m having trouble trying to persuade the planks at the stern to bend two directions at once. So I’m going to start tapering the previous plank to half width at the last bulkhead, then return to full width by the stern post.

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