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  1. Andy your planking looks amazing. Can I ask how you did it as I'm struggling with mine. Im soaking my planks and then using nails in a board to dry them into the right shape. Yours look so immaculate in your pictures.
  2. With the planking of the hull, how do you know where and when to start tapering the planks?
  3. Hi Andy, Lookin good so far. I too am making the Victory Constructo so will follow your progress with interest as I get the feeling you will progress much faster than I will. It's my first build and learning as I go.
  4. Hull planking started. Any and all tips gratefully received!
  5. It's been a long time but back in a position where I can build again. Next stop - planking. This could be interesting lol.
  6. It looks as though you've pinned your hull planking while the glue sets but then removed the pins. The hull looks so smooth in the photos. What glue did you use? I'd be scared that it wouldn't hold without nailing it, but then I don't want the nails to show when I paint it.
  7. Hey I pretty much haven't touched her since then but I'm getting back into it now. But with only a few hours a week to spend on her it's going to take an awfully long time to finish. But then I bought it to be a long term hobby so I don't mind. Your woodwork is looking stunning so will look awesome unpainted. I've always wanted to paint mine and my wood skill isn't as good as yours so I'm expecting quite a bit of filling when I get to the hull planking stage. But you never know, I might surprise myself :-)
  8. That hull looks amazing. What type of varnish are you using? You're really doing a fantastic job!!
  9. Time to get back into it. Just wish I had more spare time to work on it.
  10. Your planking is looking lovely Paul. I'm probably going to go down the painting route too. Definitely for the black and yellow above the water line. Slightly undecided for below at the moment. I need to do some testing first to see how it looks.
  11. Ooh very glad you told me about the self combustion. I had no idea.
  12. Quick question...When finishing using Tung Oil is it best to paint before or after applying the oil? Am just concerned that the oil might make the paint run or affect it in some other way. I'll be using the water based Jotika Admiralty Paint Set for HMS Victory.
  13. Sorry, I meant that there are enough sides of steps provided to make 4 sets of steps. And it says quantity 4 in the list of parts in the manual.
  14. The link worked fine and I can see what you mean. Have you found that they give you plenty of spares? Says there are 4 sides to the steps but I can only find 3 sets of steps on the plans?

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