Nirvana

Solö Ruff by Nirvana - Nordic Class Boats - 1:10 scale

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8 hours ago, fnkershner said:

Can I sit in? You are going way too fast. you will finish this kit before I finish my Long Boat.

Seat and popcorn provided....... as for speed, yes, she is a fast boat.......B)

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LOL You know what I meant. We talked this weekend about possibly doing a joint build. But you will finish this one long before I am ready.

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Contacted the company behind the real boat for plans of details and motor plans.

Hopefully I will get a positive respons in this matter.

Planking is coming along nicely.

But as for a kit there is a lot of improvements that can be done.

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Good start Per. I am a little surprised at the small number of frames that form the hull. This can make planking difficult but you seem to be overcoming the problem well. Your clinker planking looks very good. I look forward to seeing how you get along. 

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Keith, thank you for the comment and yes there are very few frames for such a big boat.

 

Planking is coming along, nothing exciting

But here is another planking picture.

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4 hours ago, Nirvana said:

But as for a kit there is a lot of improvements that can be done.

Do I hear some kit bashing in that statement? :D

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I rebuild the seating area, so that many more can get comfortable and enjoy the coffee and snacks.
It's more like an amphitheater so all of you can get a good view.

 

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Okay,

I now have seven planks on each side installed, I can go ahead and finalize the starboard side while waiting for replacement parts from TurkModel.

But I decided to stop here, and start working on details for the interior.

Even though hardly anything will be visible from the cabin area and I have all time in the world to do these things.

I will make the bunks that are supposed to be in there..

And why not do it, the boat is all open, easy access for those things.

But most important is to start treating the wood for up-coming varnish.

I have during the day dropped an email to the company behind her, hoping something positive will come out from there.

Swedish company  - my native language  - Swedish.

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I am so glad having the amazing fine-tooth razor blade saw.

Makes it so much more easier to cut the tabs remaining after laser-cut.

This specially with thicker material.

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Dry-fitting items is good to, then I will see what is to come and be expected.

Obvious there is a lot of considerations.

 

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The deck is laser-cut with grooves.

Okay I got to admit, with the kingplank it is perfect. But then again, my scratch mind started working.

Since I am to have bulkhead strings under the hull planks and interior, I started wondering if I should plank the deck with separate planks?!

Something to think over, I don't have to make any decision right now.

I can make it easy for me or make this build longer time-wise.

 

Then the open area, in the cockpit and seating I am to have the "simulated bulkheads".P1030443.thumb.JPG.4268437e4e62dfb4d6430bbbdb813bc6.JPG

See starboard side of open area of the ral boat.

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The first set of simulated frames are installed.

I had a big sheet of Basswood laying around that I used, that I stripped using my balsa-stripper tool.

Even though the majority of this will be hidden underneath the interior deck I know it's there.

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All I say wow.

The angles involved and is need to be trimmed for nice contact!P1030445-1.JPG.e16d356760d493e0059e47a2315ac110.JPG

 

Was sitting in the garage out from the breeze enjoying the sun and did some sanding.

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Per - is it just the angle of the pic or are you going to have a squeeze at the bow with your planking?

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Mike,

Yes, there is a squeeze mark from one of the clamps.

I used wrong one at that time which was stronger than I expected. Will never use that clamp again.

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Per - I was wondering about the space left for the rest of your planks. It looks like the bow area is narrowing down some. You may be doing some tapering of the planks.

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Mike,

 

The planks at the stem are all to be leveled. The boat is clinker built so there is a lot of sanding once all the planks are in place.

I was wondering about it myself, but I have dry-fitted the remaining five planks.

The planks are all laser cut!

Which is amazing.

And oh my, there will be shaping and sanding!

 

Thank you for the observation, though!

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They are cut perfectly. You will see once I get the top plank installed. 

I could just imagine all the bevelling I would had to do otherwise. 

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Mike, the planks are pre-beveled.

Continuation, I haven't been able to do any building in the beginning of the week. 
One of the "wire wheels" lost it all and the garage door got stuck in a very bad angle. But my good friend Joe did a fantastic job to do a recovery and getting things back into place.

 

So yesterday evening I got an opportunity to get back to the boat.

 

I have installed more of the simulated frames.

Maybe an overkill going all the way down to the keel as it all will be covered by the floor.

Could probably have done only the three last planks.

But I feel it makes it more accurate and also another nice part of if is the stability this provides to the planking.

 

Yesterday I figured out I could have used the empty frame laser cut outs for forming the strips. Kind of late but I still have some strips to do.

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Unfortunate when they did the laser cutting, the cutting was done from the wrong side making the visible surface filled with burn marks.

The other side doesn't have them. Soft sanding with fine grade paper should do it.

 

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