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  1. Really nice to hear all those compliments and likes!! It's motivating
  2. Just a small update...planking goes slowly but steady. Bear in mind that it still needs to be scraped.
  3. Your last build...the AVS turned out great! So it will be fun to watch you tackle this one!
  4. If the coppering gets older with a nice patina, the effect is really nice I can assure you! But also a matter of taste offcourse
  5. Thanks for the tip Gregory! I now scribed a line in the wood with a small knife and filled that up with a dark wood filler, and sanded afterwards the excess filler. That seemed to work also quite ok.
  6. Wow you did a really nice job so far! Nice clean and detailed work! Going to follow this log
  7. Thanks Landlubber Mike and Blue Ensign! And everyone for the likes! No it's not the wood from the kit. I replaced it with maple from Arkowood. I'm still in doubt if i'm going to use the pattern in TFFM. Maybe doing some test pieces to see how it looks. Not sure if i'm going to like the overall looks of it. It's nice to have two options...the pattern in TFFM or just more a regular pattern with straight planks, because both would be correct I think. The curve in the deck planking was for me also a bridge to far and indeed...not really visible in the end
  8. need to learn a bit more about the camera that I borrowed...not everything is clear...sorry for that
  9. So...some update pics of the planking around the hatches. That's finished for now. There is some color tone difference in the planks, but that will age in the same color. There was quite a time gap in placing the darker, more yellow pieces and the bright ones. The bright ones are coming fresh out of a box and the rest layd on the working table a couple of weeks The mast piece has some scribed lines in it, filled with a dark wood filler. There comes a ring around the mast base of approx. 12mm that covers most of these lines. So it's going to look better, and simulates that the base is made of several pieces. The pieces were to small for me to actually make them so I chose this solution. The gratings aren't glued yet so that's why one of them tumbles almost out of the coaming Next step is just plank away the rest of the deck in a 3 butt shift pattern. Still in doubt if I going to use the "top and butt" planking for the deck. Not sure if i'm going to like the appearance of it. Also because it's not certain that the deck actually looked like this and that is was a "possibility". But first some normal rows at both sides.

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