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Duncbe

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  • Birthday 01/09/1990

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  1. I knew it! You made the right choice. HMS Diana is on my someday list.
  2. If you want to get fancy with your planking you could try a three or four butt shift planking. Or do the plans show this already?
  3. That is some solid planking right there. Just needs some sanding to deal with the glue spill over and it will look fantastic. At this speed you're gonna pass me! With three builds going no less.
  4. https://redrockthreads.com/ has a large selection of cotton threads
  5. I'm currently planking the deck on my Snake and the Tanganyika is not so fun to work with, look's good though. I used Maple in the a previous build and had no problems working with it. It is a very pale wood though. As for size it's best to match the size given with the kit unless you have access to dimensions of planks for the period. I do know they were hand sawed and were about 24-28 feet long, when converted to 1/64 is about 12cm long. As for the width I've never found info on that unfortunately so 4mm could be incorrect.
  6. I almost did this to save some time. Cutting out the gun ports was a heck of a time, Just need a really sharp knife and some patients. Filling and sanding hide all but the most heinous of crimes
  7. WOW that thing is EPIC!
  8. The Bow decorations are finally done. The long parts #58 and #59 I ended up scratch building because the ply material was just not good and I had broken one. It was only four pieces but I think making my own parts is kind of fun. I think I should extend the red ochre out to the Hawse hole Bolster, what would be normal for painting that? On to deck planking! This must be the 5th time I've gone over the deck pattern!?!. The beam positions are not really correct but it lines up with the hatches at least. My Beam positions range from 23mm-26mm which is not so far off from real ships I think. I'm doing a four butt shift pattern with 11-12 cm planks. With a scale converter that adds up to 25ft which is about correct for a ship of this period. I ended up buying more Tanganyika wood for deck planking because the stuff in the kit was jagged and awful. Turns out the extra I bought is in the same lousy shape. They are the same color at least.
  9. this is looking real good, You're making me want to buy this kit!
  10. Holly molly you're just cracking on full speed! I'll be watching along if you don't mind. Good work so far
  11. She's looking good! That walnut look's like the stuff I got with my HMS Snake. Well milled very dense wood, It's hart to work with but it will make a stiff hull. The Diana is on my someday list so Don't mind if I follow along.
  12. Jason- Thank's for the words, Your Snake is probably my #1 go to when I'm confused. You did really nice work on her. Yacht1255- how much does a set cost? Do you mean the kit?
  13. Hey man, Don't beat yourself up. The instructions are weak. As long as you learn from mistakes, move forward, and keep at it. you'll get there. My Snake is not the best and My Sherbourne is pretty much a disgrace to the art. My first build the Amati Adventure will never see the light of day... that thing was a total embarrassment.

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