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Medway Longboat 1742 by Trussben - 1:24

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Glad to say I was able to purchase Chucks new kit , The Medway Longboat from the second batch, ordered on Wednesday and delivered on Friday.

 

As per the norms it was well packed and complete as per the picture, everything looks well machined and the yellow cedar aroma is great.

 

ben

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Off to a slow start with the Longboat, the more detailed keel was used and the halving joints were pared down using a very sharp 1” chisel.

Keel bolts were simulated with the 20lb line and a coat of WOP was applied to everything.

 

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Planking is complete.

 

As you can see, I’am only partially planking the hull as per the other contemporary model, I prefer the look with the framing exposed.

Now that comes with perils of its own - just like with the QAB (Queen Anne barge) I only used the upper 3 strakes and everything is much more fragile as you have less supporting planking but if your slow and careful it’s entirely possible.

 

Hopefully I will get time over the holidays to get the frame tabs removed and get the cap rails installed but Pegasus lower deck framing is going to take modeling priority.

 

ben

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Very nice Ben. I might have tried that too if  hadn't done that with the barge.

Very interested to see how she looks once free from the building board! 

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Here is the hull with all the frame tabs removed, the build board flipped over and two pieces of scrap glued to it and the hull fastened to the board.

The reason for fastening the keel to the board was to stop hogging of the hull which I saw with the QAB as I only have minimal planking, maybe not needed with the longboat as the keel is much thicker but I thought I’d stay on the safe side.

 

Maybe get the Caprails installed over the weekend.

 

ben

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Wow - I like it!!  Nice to see you go this route to show the other planking options.  

Wish I would have seen it before.  Keep it up....

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Wow - I like it!!!   It looks fantastic.  But I have to say it looks like you skipped out of a lot of work not doing all that planking....  LOL..😁

I really like where this is going.   Keep it up....

Very nice....

 

 

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Very nice, crisp and sharp. Ah just wait, lots of painting to enjoy on this beauty. 

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Quite a bit of work was completed in the last week before I start traveling for work again.

Friezes added, trim piece scraped with simple profile and installed below the frieze, caprails painted, and all planking had the “copper” nails added.

When I get back I will start on the floors.

 

ben

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That looks very good Ben.  😃

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LOL....

 

Looking isnt going to help much Ben!!!!  Seriously though, this is a tricky part of the project. :rolleyes:

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