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  1. Very nice! I think sanding is one of those things that people do very differently and its probably because we build for various reasons and aim for completely differnt result. There are many logs here which basicaly dont sand at all. Pieces are just glued together. Others, especially scratch builders in larger scale, can sand a single piece for several hours ensuring that there wont even be a Micrometer gap anywhere.
  2. On the one hand, I think a properly laid plank deck in maple would look best. But on the other hand, the laserdeck would same me tons of work and it also includes some details difficult to make. And it would be really interesting to try it out and see if this works. This kit has so many New solutions so perhaps its just right för this build.
  3. Thanks but its not mine. I saw it somewhere on this forum before. Its really great to pick up tips and tricks here!
  4. Time to decide if i should plank the deck myself or use the lazer engraved... what do you think? It amazing how much precision its in laser manufacturing. Its an amazing fit just a few holes at the end that is off my a few micrometers.
  5. Agree, the tight frames made this step easy. It looks much better than my first planking!
  6. Yes, of course, soon its time to start coppering again and it will be interesting to see how the Vanguards copper comes out compared to my HMS Snake (Caldercraft). Here is the result after sanding. I am no masterplanker but it looks much better than my previous builds. Boxwood is amazing to work with and i am really happy i went with the master shipwright version. However, there are some colour variations in the wood. I tried to use similar planks and picked out the most "yellowish ". Some are almost gray in comparison.
  7. Here is also another advantage with Chris design. MDF with close bulkheads is a joy to shape off. The traditionel ply requires much more efforts to sand so i can understand that some builders stop to early in the process.
  8. 1st and 2nd planking on a kit are two completely different things. 1st has mostly to do with creating shape but the finish can look terrible. 2nd you should you really need to make an effort and its all about the finish. I cant imagine how difficult a one planker project must be, I am definitely not ready for that yet.
  9. I really like this build, well done! Maybe u have written it earlier but what type of Wood are u using for the decks and the 2nd planking?

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