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    Manaia, South Taranaki, New Zealand
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    Modelling Ships, Cabinet Making, Gardening, Cats

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  1. Yup, Agreed, the Rigging plans are not very helpful. I had specific questions that I asked Mr. Google.... Reefing Tackle - Mainsail/Topmast and Jack Yard Rigging. Just had a "Look-See" for any saved searches, my end, but nothing sorry. Research is rewarding.... ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheers....HOF.
  2. Hi Chap, One word, "Nice!!" Your perseverance has most certainly paid off. Are you going to mount the Hull on pedestals/plinth? (Easier to Mast/Rig in my humble opinion.) Anyway, onwards and upwards.... ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheers....HOF.
  3. Hi Chap, Looks absolutely fantastic!! Just a thought, take it or leave it, try a test piece before you do the real thing? (If your going to get the "Shiny" finish that you desire, spray the clear layers up slowly.... ๐Ÿ™‚) Cheers and Regards, HOF.
  4. Hi Chap, How are you getting on with the painting? Looking forward to your progress. Cheers....HOF.
  5. Good on you chap for the perseverance!! I mentioned to you that I had to sand my Pen Duick down to bare wood and start over after the Lacquer I used proved too "Hot" (After that, (Sanding down twice after some Lacquer residue was still present), I decided to leave well enough alone. In total, I painted the Hull three times....) I hope you have more success next Clear-Cote application!! Cheers....HOF.
  6. Hi Chao, Yup, the Rigging Plans are not too helpful, agreed.... The "Standing" Rigging is pretty "Run on the Mill" but the Reefing lines, (Boom) need a bit of research as do the running lines for the Jib, Flying Jib and Foresail. The "Top Sail", Topmast and Jackyard on my version were "Fudged" a little, esp. when it was time to mount these items. Don't worry too much about the rigging at the mo, you haver plenty more stuff to do.... In saying so, there are items on deck that you will need to affix prior to Lines.... (No harm in planning ahead, you need to.) Be confident in your considered decisions/opinions/methods and execution. From what I have seen of your build, you'll be just fine. Ps. If your missing the Forward Hatch Porthole, use a Brass coloured rivet, (Clothing/Boot stuff. (Cheap and Easy... Don't crimp it though..... ๐Ÿ™‚)) Remember, I am but a Novice, aren't we all? Every Ship model is so different.... ๐Ÿ™‚ As I stated before, look's really, really NICE!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy to Help if I can. Cheers....HOF.
  7. Hi Chap, Back on-line after the move. (No ships got damaged, careful packing/crating. ๐Ÿ™‚) Your Pen Duick is looking rather "Nice!!" Looking forward to seeing your "Paint Job." ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheers....HOF.
  8. Nice!! ๐Ÿ™‚ If your not completely happy with the Filler, you could use automotive "Spray Putty." My experience is that it fills the Grain and sands effortlessly and gives a "Glass" smooth finish. (once you complete the Bulwarks of course.) (Have a go on some scrap stuff.) Just a suggestion. Cheers....HOF.
  9. Hi Chap, Thanks for asking, it's been a bit of a journey and sitting around trying to keep busy isn't the greatest of pastimesโ€ฆ. ๐Ÿ™‚ Settlement tomorrow and move in Wednesday.... Hopefully, there won't be any damage to the contents, (Inc. Ship Models....) It'll be nice to get back into some Modeling once the cats are settled and the house is organised. Cheers....HOF.
  10. Hi Chap, You rendition is looking really good!! Don't worry about my build in a past life, a few years ago, I am very sure that your Pen Duick will definitely not be an ugly sister!! This is your very own piece of model Ship building/marine art.... ๐Ÿ™‚ Take care and take your time.... Always happy to offer advice if I can do so.... (Counting down to Move in date, I just hope the ships come in, in one piece....) Cheersโ€ฆ.HOF
  11. Hi Chap, Regarding Glazing, I have heard of others utilizing Microscope "Slide Glass." from my perspective, I didn't worry, just painted the Below Decks Black, you cannot tell, anyway, I can't once its in a Cabinet. ๐Ÿ™‚ Here's some photos of the Skylights, Etc. (I'm pretty sure you have these but just in case....) (The Majority of these photos are the Deck Furniture "Placed" on prior to Bulwarks/Hull Planking.) I also "Articulated" Skylights, Forward Hatch and Companionway "Booby" Hatch just because I could and I felt the scale demanded it. (They open and close but the model is in a wood/glass case Can I see me accessing these? Not really.... ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway, Your Pen Duick is coming along really well, looking forward to you next installment. Cheers....HOF.
  12. Hi Chap, Yup, "Position the Bulwarks so they protrude 5.0mm above the Deck." This will give you fixings for the Bulwarks to the Bulkheads as well as the edge of the Deck. (I did forget the Bulwark Strake is wider than the rest of the Planking material.) So, my memory was both right and wrong, but, yes, I utilised the A/L instructions but didn't get too precious.... ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the "Memory Jog." Cheers....HOF.
  13. Had a look at the photo of the instructions that you posted in Page 1 of this log. the first Full Planking Strake is 2 - 3 mm below the Deck. So put some "Tick" marks below the bottom of the False Deck, this will ensure that the Planking will be level with the Deck. (The photo "Jogged" my memory.... ๐Ÿ™‚) The Bulwarks attach to both the Deck and Bulkheads. Sanding the Bulwark Taper is not too difficult, you just require a Sanding Block to span the Deck so you can taper Port/Starboard Bulwarks at the same time. Any help? Cheers....HOF.

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