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  1. Just getting along with the second planking. I am using planks of about 12cm long, it is making it a bit easier to get it neater than the first planking but takes ages. I have decided to use cryo to glue all of the planks on, I think I can place them better than using wood glue and pins as it suggests in the instructions for the lower planks beneath the coppering. I hope to get the port side done in the next few weeks depending on granddaughter duties. Top tip don't get superglue on your fingers, you stick to everything and the fingerprint recognition on your phone wont work 😂
  2. Here are a couple of pictures of a period ship. It shows the copper overlapped. At full size its probably easier to do.
  3. Hi Sjors & Henke After the first few rows of planking I think I am coming to the same conclusion using the shorter planks are the way to go. Just holding the longer planks in place without using nails would have been a challenge. @ Henke. Thanks for the tip about doing a few rows midships, I’ll give that a go. @ Sjors Not sure about Christmas the rigging looks like it would take years. Regards Alan
  4. Quick update. I have got the quarter gallery frames in position after quite a struggle they are a bit awkward to fit as you or I needed about 6 hands to hold everything in place while working out that bevels to put on each shape. They aren't perfect but will do. I sometimes wonder why I get a bit annoyed with myself doing the difficult bits until I re read the instructions about the gun ports where they say to use the template to get them in the "suggested" location. I guess there is probably a bit of build freedom in certain parts. 😊 I have started the second planking now, close
  5. Thanks for the comments guys. Nice to know someone is interested in what you are doing. I have been so frustrated with the next part which is sorting out the stern. There is very little information about how the stern fits. The instructions are a bit useless and the plans aren't too clear either. I got a lot of help by looking at your build Sjors, thanks. I decided to fit the stern facia to the balcony deck and the transom, this appears to give the best fit. It means the bulwarks on the poop deck are too high. I could have fitted them to the correct height but then the gun ports would be
  6. Thanks Chris The next part is doing the first layer of planking. I tried a couple of different ways to do this but finally ended up just filling in as best I could. The photo looking bows on shows the left side was done by filling in. I started at the bottom then about 1/3 of the way up moved to the top and worked down it looks a bit patchy but worked ok. On the right hand side again I started at the bottom but after a few planks. I measured the remaining length of each bulkhead & divided by the number of planks needed at the widest part. this meant tapering each plank. It ki
  7. Hello, this is the first time I have done a build log for a model so please forgive me if I get a few things wrong. I live in the North East of England in a little seaside town called South Shields. I was an electrical engineer & managed to take early retirement a few years ago to do a bit of adventuring before I got too old and broken. I started this model about 2 years ago but had to put it on hold as a few other project got in the way, like getting an extension built and making the loft space suitable for a model railway. I have built a couple of wooden models in the past from Billing
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