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  1. Thanks so much Joe, Matt,Dirk and the "likes". Matt, the caulking is pencil on one side and one end of each plank. Easy. Bob
  2. I've now completed the upper planking of the second (starboard) side. It has been sanded and a coat of Wipe-on Poly applied. As could be expected, it went on easier and better than the first side. I still had to make small adjustments to get the plank widths right, particularly in the area of the hances. Following Chuck's sequence, the next work will be the drop plank and the first two strakes below the wales. Bob
  3. Thanks so much Rusty and the "likes". Rusty, I'm sure that your planking will turn out great, as always. Bob
  4. The castings look great (as does your build!). I missed out on the first run of castings and will have to wait until they are back in stock. Bob
  5. The horde (seven children and grandchildren and two dogs) have left my house. Time for a post. I have completed the port side upper planking. Remarkably, at least to me, after making a few small adjustments to the framing, the planking worked out as it was supposed to, using the planking widths called for in the plans. I must admit that I chickened out on the tabs at the gunports. All in all, although I'm not entirely satisfied with the result, I am not really dissatisfied with the overall appearance of the planking. I will try to do a bit better on the starboard side. The photos show the planking after sanding and the application of a coat of Wipe-on Poly.
  6. Thanks so much Joe, Rusty and the "likes". Sorry for the delay in responding. Both work on the model and keeping up with the posts have been slowed by a houseful of family company for the holidays. Bob
  7. Thanks so much Chuck, Jeff and Elijah for the kind comments and also to the "likes". Bob
  8. It's been a while since I lasted posted on Winnie. A good bit of progress has occurred. To begin with, I completed framing at the stern with the addition of the horizontal filler pieces and final fairing. I then added the lower counter planking, using the laser cut pieces. After that, I did the first layer of planking for the wales and black strake. The wale planking was begun by using a batten to mark the line of the bottom of that planking. Lastly, I painted the gunports red, in preparation for doing the upper planking.. The upper planking will be the next order of business.. Bob
  9. Dirk, it is hard for me to even comprehend rigging work this good. Spectacular. Bob
  10. Thanks so much Bob, Nils and the "likes". I'll finish up in a few months. Bob

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