Don Jane

Gorch Foch by Don Jane - FINISHED - OcCre - Scale 1:95

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I purchased me Gorch Fock last spring and wanted to finish my Bounty before I got into this build - I got my Bounty under glass last week, so I opened up the boxes of the Gorch Fock and got rite too it. So far I am very impressed with the kit - the lazer cuts are very precise and fit very nice. You noticed I said boxes - the kit came in 2 boxes - It mite have all fit in 1 but there is a lot of stuff so I guess OcCre dicided to pack it in 2 boxes.  I have the hull super structure done and am now working on the decking - I find the instructions very good - they are very easy to follow and also incude color pics of the build - so far so good . I hope to have some pics up later today.

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I am now at the point of putting on the master plank - first question - what is the exact purpose of the master plank and second question - should it stick up above the grove in the bulkhead. 

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hello Don

 

I think the purpose is to make it easy to plank. it gives you how the planks will need to flow

 

yes it needs to stick out 3mm which is the thickness of the other planks so they fit nicely against it

 

if you haven't done so yet make sure to bevel the grove the same way as the outside of the bulkhead to ensure the depth of it is 2 mm and the plank will stick out the 3 mm

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I finished the second planking today, and started to apply wood filler - it looks pretty good to me, so tomorrow I will start the sanding. I will have some pics on my next post.

Merry Christmas everyone !!!

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I finished the second planking and have one coat of wood filler on the hull - now I have the dusty job of sanding it nice and smooth.post-489-0-95239100-1388012191_thumb.jpgpost-489-0-16124000-1388012224_thumb.jpgpost-489-0-16751000-1388012269_thumb.jpgpost-489-0-83765200-1388012301_thumb.jpg

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It was pointed out to me that I have the spelling wrong in the header this log - I can't figure out how to change it - anyone help me !!!!!

Don

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Don

 

Edit your first post

then click on full editor and you will be able to change the title :)

 

and looking good on the second planking

 

I am at the moment sanding the first layer a bit smoother before applying some filler and then finish off the sanding

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Hi Jeff - Happy New Year

Thank you very much for fixing the title for me !!!!

Don

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Well I am making some progress, but i just havn't been posting very much. I now have the hull completed and painted and some of the trim put on - strakes etc. it is now very slow going as there is a lot of trim painting to be done so I am spending a lot of time "Watching Paint Dry " very boring !!! I am very happy with my build and the quality of OcRee kit. Veru detailed instructions !!

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As you can see, I have my ship mounted on its display base. More photos to come soon I hope.

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Making good progress Don.

 

I'll be home in a few days and would like to see her up close and personal.

 

Maybe a get together is called for.

 

Peter

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Hi Peter

Yes - we must get together when you are home - see you soon !!

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I have made a bit more progress - It took me about 3 weeks just painting the metal parts ( it seemed as if they were never ending ) I got the porthols all drilled and installed and started on the deck hardware.post-489-0-49361600-1400516400_thumb.jpgpost-489-0-78745800-1400516437_thumb.jpgpost-489-0-96848300-1400516469_thumb.jpgpost-489-0-39865600-1400516499_thumb.jpgpost-489-0-93541900-1400516528_thumb.jpgpost-489-0-45617900-1400516569_thumb.jpg[

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I will post again as I progress on the deck work.

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I have made a bit of progress - I have been working for the last 4 days, rigging yard arms - I now have them done as well as the bow sprit, now all i have to do is tie on the thread !

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Hi Don,

 

your Progress is well under steam, all Looks very good, you probably shall be mounting several deck Fittings soon

 

Nils

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Don,

 

she`s coming on very nicely, also great work on the wooden QD rail I like....

 

Nils

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Don,that really is a beautiful ship and your excellent work does it justice. Thanks for sharing,

 Kip

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Hi Nils

Thank you for the kind words - I am quite satisfied with my build so far, this being only my second build !!

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Hi Kip

Good to hear from you - This has been a busy summer for me - we must get together soon !!!

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Now I have come to the time too start stepping the masts and instaling the yard arms - Is it best to put the sails on the yards before I put them on the masts or what suggestions has anyone got. This is the first time that I am putting sails on a model !

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I now have a bit of an issue - I am ready to step the masts - Does anyone have an idea as to how I can get the riggibg lines tite - this model does not have dead eyes - it uses a turnbuckle system and the turnbuckles are not adjustable !!

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Hi Don,

 

Great work on your Gorch Foch!

 

As for your turnbuckles, glue them in place and then do the following.

 

Secure the shroud at the head of the mast. Take that line and thread it through the top of the turnbuckle. Cinch up the line by doubling the end back up the shroud. This takes the slack out of the shroud. Now pinch it off with an aligator clip about an inch (2.54 cm ;) ) above the turnbuckle. And then seize the doubled line just at the turnbuckle. I just tie a series of half hitches a bunch of times to secure it. Then give the seizing a dab of matt laquer to hold all the knots in place. Presto!

 

Hope this makes sense...

 

Peter

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