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While awaiting my order from Crown Timberyard, I used what I could from my remaining stash of boxwood strip to plank the inner bulwarks. I used 1/16" strip for the spirketting and 1/32" strip for the remaining planking.This was fussy work because of the need to fit the planking around not only the gunports, but the numerous sweep ports as well.

 

After the planking was installed and sanded, it was painted, using four brush coats of Vallejo carmine red, lightly sanding between coats. Since I still don't have the wood for the exterior hull planking, I'm going to plank the deck next.

 

Bob

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the inner bulwarks look super Bob........very clean and neat ;)   I notice that your hull planking and the bulwark strip weren't the same thickness.  you could plank the bulwarks with 1 mm and the hull with .5 mm to even it out.  it would also thicken the bulwarks.   I've encountered this in the past......usually sanding the line flush with a lot of elbow grease.  this may take a lot of extra work out of the equation.   I'm sure you have a plan for this,  but I thought I'd throw it out there,  in case it's something you might not have considered.  

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Thanks so much Denis and the "likes".

 

Denis ,the upper hull will be planked with 1/32" boxwood strips. This will bring the bulwark strip even with the lower planking. The wale which is directly below the bulwark strip ,will be built up with another layer of planking. I'm not doing a second planking below the wale.  Everything should work out fine. 

 

Bob

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Bob,

 

It looks good. Are you going to do anything special with the lintels and the sills of the gunports?

 

I left them as the directions called for. I think it is something that if I had to do it over again, I would dress them up a bit.

 

Thank you,

 

Tim I.

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I've now completed the deck planking. The deck is planked with holly strips. I decided to plank over the openings in the subdeck and mount the deck furniture items on the deck, rather than inset them into the planking. The caulking is simulated with pencil on one side and one end of each plank. After the planking was complete, I "treenailed" the deck using the drill and fill method.The holes are #75, filled with golden oak filler. The deck was then finished with Wipe-on Poly. The next step was to add the waterway, which was done with 1/4 round strip that I had on hand. The waterway was painted red and then glued in place. Lastly, I touched up the bulwark paint, as necessary, as result off-me less than careful sanding of the deck.

 

Next up will be the planking of the upper outer hull.

 

Bob

 

 

 

 

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Thanks so much Dave,  Grant and the "likes". Greatly appreciated, particularly because recent health issues have caused me to lose confidence in my ability to do quality work at this time.

 

Bob

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sorry to hear your not feeling up to par Bob.......you did a great job on the deck in spite of it though!   as always you've maintained your clean quality workmanship.

    hopes yas feel better soon  :) 

 

....and if ya does have a blooper.......do as I does.......hide it wid a rope coil  ;)   AK-k-k-k-k-k-!

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Bob, your deck looks great . . . clean and crisp as ever. No need to worry about your outstanding craftsmanship. I am sorry to hear about you having health problems. I hope you get over them quickly and continue with the expansion of your model fleet :)

 

Thomas

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Thanks so much Denis, thomas and OC for the kind comment, good wishes and votes of confidence, and thanks also to the "likes". I'm hoping to be doing better soon, both in my health and my modeling.Thanks again for the encouragement.

 

Bob

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I've now done the upper hull planking. This is all of the planking above the wales.This was done with boxwood strip from the reopened Crown Timberyard. .Just as good as before. Fitting between the gunports and around the sweep ports was a pain, but not that difficult. After an initial sanding, I aded treenails by drlll and fill, using #75 holes and walnut filler. I'm not all that happy with the results, but in my current circumstances, I have no reason to believe that it would come out better if I did it all over again  :(:( The final step was to finish with Wipe-on Poly.

 

Bob

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Thanks so much Joshua.I've been thinking about carronades. Since my intention is to mount them on sleds, rather than carriages, the kit guns will require extensive modification. Replacement may be easier. I appreciate your offer and would be interested to see what you come up with.

 

Bob

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