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  • Birthday 07/09/1982

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  1. Finished up the rubbing planks with a few timbers to spare. I started my side railings by attaching the pegs first. The instructions seem to indicate that the lower side rail top is even with the bottom of the upper side rail so that they can be one continuous timber this is not the case on my model. If I want them to be joined together I will need to add a connection and of course I want it to be parallel with the connection already there. This will require some measurements and planning. I've been looking ahead in the instructions and they seem to indicate that the grates are all metal but they are timber which will need to be built. AL strikes again!
  2. On my next build I'm going to try cutting the planks from sheets to fit the curves as opposed to bending. I've never done it before but the idea of a plank laying on without it be under stress seems like a good idea.
  3. So a stealer plank is used when the size of the plank is so small, it's not really possible to taper to such a small size?
  4. In David Antscherl's primer on planking, on page three he states the following: "By now you will realise that virtually all the planking will need to be cut to shape, as you cannot edge set a plank.". It would seem to me that based on the method he describes it would be beneficial to spile every plank on the hull...is this correct? On the previous page he describes how to create a stealer plank, shouldn't that be unnecessary if you are spiling? Are there instances of planks common to the every model that do not require spiling?
  5. I am afraid that my SF will end up with the same fate. This will be my first and only AL kit. Everything overall receives a poor grade, hindsight is that I fell for a good looking kit.
  6. Would you say you use a plane more on scratch builds than on kits?
  7. I have only worked on ship kits and haven't needed to use a plane so far, can some one give some examples where you would need to use a plane that are relevant to this hobby? Thanks!
  8. Eric, Your capstan looks really nice, keep up he good work! Aaron
  9. Engineer, I love this kit but I will probably never be able to build it with my current backlog and the time I have available. I will be living vicariously through you and your build, great job so far! -Aaron

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