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About Richvee

  • Birthday 09/30/1961

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    Hamburg NJ
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    Baseball, Umpiring, Ship Models, Model Railroading

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  1. Frame centers removed, cap rail installed, and the task of making the bolsters has begun. I've got one I'm satisfied with. I'm thinking the tough part is going to be making a matching set.
  2. Outstanding. Everything is so crisp and clean. Really enjoying following this build.
  3. Well, here it is. My first planked hull. Sanded and ready to remove the frames. I made a lot of mistakes. Not thrilled with the seam at the bow on a few planks, got a little over zealous thinning the wales near the stern on the port side. But for a first attempt, I'll take at as a learning experience. I know if I did it over starting tomorrow it would come out better. That's the important thing. Keep getting better. I'm pretty happy with the overall symmetry. A little sanding at the sheer and I think it will be OK. Some more sanding at the bow is also in order.
  4. The boats look great Dave! And only a month?? It took me a month to do the first one on my Kate Cory...Now I’m thinking about stealing your idea for the card stock stripe. So maybe I don’t even have one finished yet!
  5. Thanks Chuck. And thanks for the likes from all. I have a question. When I get to that final strake, should the top of each frame sit flush with the top of the last strake? I'm guessing if the frame protrudes over a little we simply sand it down? What if a frame doesnt reach the top?
  6. Hard to believe it's over a month since my last update. Planking continues. I've broken more than my fair share of planks, so I got a lot of practice cutting planks. Also had to cut one a bit wider to get each side back in alignment. I cut so many planks, I actually ran out of extra space and I had to get another sheet of wood from Chuck to continue. (Thanks Chuck!) I'm having better results soaking the planks in water a bit and then bending with heat. There's some bumps at the bow I'm not real happy with. I'll need to do some work there, and touch up and sand other areas to get a smooth shape, but all in all, for my first attempt at planking anything, I guess it could have gone worse. 3 more strakes to go...
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