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  • Birthday 01/09/1990

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  1. I was going for this effect with the planking. Though mine turned out more noticeable...
  2. Hey SpyGlass, I sanded the edges of the planks round so it would be noticeable. It's a little more exaggerated than I would have hoped but its something I noticed on the Victory when you stand even 15-20 meters away.
  3. I didn't quite like the CalderCraft Yelow Ochre so much so I decided to edit the paint a little. I added a little matt white and a bit to much cadmium Yellow. I may have gone to far but I think it's growing on me. In the sunlight it's quite bright, probably not so historically accurate. It's not to late to re-paint so I'm going to sit back and ponder a while. In the sunlight with the right angle it almost looks white! She's quite large beside the Sherbourne.
  4. The inner planking is done. Cutting the sweeps and ports out... It was quite the job to say the least. The 4x1mm planks were good quality but walnut is just not easy to work with. The Red Ochre paint from Caldercraft is really nice to work with even with cheap pain brushes. My plan to have the planking show through the paint has worked out better than expected! I also put on the main wale. The 3x1mm planks were just awful wood and were slightly different sizes and colors, thank god they will be painted.
  5. Hey Mispeltyoof. The the frames that are holding the Bulwarks on are to be pulled off after you're done planking the outer hull. I carefully scored the bottom of the frame tab near the deck and then cracked them out with a pair of pliers. It is a bit barbaric and leaves some hideous marks but that gets planked over anyway.
  6. I've been working on rope making quite a lot and think Gutermann thread is the way to go. Most people seem to be using DMC Cabella cotton thread. It's mostly being discontinued in the right sizes so that's not really a long term option. Anyway I've narrowed it down to four colors, two for standing rigging and two for running rigging. I've been looking at a lot of pictures and just don't know what combination would be most accurate. Would standing rigging covered in pine Tar really not be black as some suggest? What color would running rigging actually be in that period?
  7. I made a ropewalk! It works pretty well so far. Making the gears was the hardest part of the build, everything else was strait forward. Below is Caldercrafts 0.25mm "Rope" and I made a pretty decent rope from just three strands. The black ropes look just as good as the tan one but my camera won't pick up the details . As you can see I wrote down how many strands are in each rope. Figuring out how thick they are is kinda tricky but I think -X12 1mm -X9 .8mm -X6 .6mm -X3 .3mm. Getting it just right so the ends don't explode is trial and error. I'm going to be obsessed with rope making until I perfect it.
  8. Trimming the gun ports is really hard, the walnut just wants to crack at every opportunity. Now I just have to plank the inside and trim that too!
  9. Second Planking complete! I stopped spiling the planks a little past the water line, then it all sped up a lot. The last picture is with some sanding. Turned out ok. Going to work on trimming the gunports next before planking the inside.
  10. The planking continues... This planking method is taking a lot of time. It gives great results though. I'm probably not going to continue much past the water line because it will be coppered, I'll just just plank dirty style after that
  11. Thank's Jason. So I wasn't far off it seems. I'm going to end up using a pattern close to yours, it looks the best in my opinion.
  12. Back to the Carronade problem. As you can see the first two pictures are with the gun mounted on the gun port sill... the dam thing doesn't fit. The cutaway section's port is 1 mm short in respect to my ship. I could sand the bed down and sink the bracket but that would only give me 2-3 mm of extra space. I don't think 4 mm is going to fix this problem. Mounting the Carronade from the deck is probably the way to go. It instantly looks better and when I move the gun to my ship for comparison it looks even better. I will have to make some adjustments to the Beds and figure out what height to make the wheels but that's all fun to do anyway. I will add 1 mm of material to the bottom sill on the ship to make up for there not being a shelf there. Question! Where can I find info on the positioning for the Yellow Ochre band the Nelson checker? I've seen paintings and pictures but every ship seems to have something different going on. All of the builds on this site seem to have a different orientation for their band. I don't think what I have planed is very good or accurate.
  13. Working from the top down is normal practice. You're doing well so far!
  14. Hey Chris, You can buy walnut wood filler or you can use the wood glue method. You just sand off a lot of walnut into wood glue until you have a thick walnut paste. It works quite well.

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