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  1. It might be worth doing a test piece and try what ever you are using afterwards ie varnish ,sand & sealer. I don,t expect to be a problem but you never know. I found one edge was just about right, but made sure it was a evenly covered . Here is a link to all you need to know https://www.modelerscentral.com/blog/how-to-do-deck-planking-on-wooden-model-ships/ For the record I cut the strips to size first rather than as in the photos. There is also a deck planner link somewhere out there which I thought explains it all nicely.Good luck
  2. Regards the lines on the deck planks. I got the idea of a Bounty builder off this forum. He actually did one plank at a time but I managed to do 3 or 4 clamped together with the edges showing together. Running the side of the permanent marker along the edge. I did a test to make sure it doesn't run into any varnish or sand and sealer. It takes a bit to get the hang but it's much easier than caulking and quite a good effect. Just do one edge and one end only. Hope this helps. Best regards Dave. Keep up the good work.
  3. There does seem to be an awful lot of carving and pieces to shape on the Billings version of the Bounty. Great if you like a challenge and I suppose in the end this is what we are all after. On the Amati version of the Bounty ,most of these pieces you are making are of a metal alloy or probably aluminium as they are very light,easy to cut and bend so very easy to work with. Unfortunately the pieces aft did not fit on my Bounty and I therefore made them out of wood myself, the same as you. However the pieces at the forward end leading up to the cut water and the figure head were quite easy to w
  4. Thanks for sharing that with me Bob. Unfortunately I think a lot of what I have picked up might be old methods and now not necessarily be the best way forward. I have now gained a number of books most of which have helped me with the basics but not necessarily accurate and although possibly get you by but better procedures, tools and information are now available. Unfortunately it is not always easy when so many procedures are done in different ways. Although it is sometimes frustrating I nearly always check on this forum what peoples thought on the subject are. Home this makes sense. Best reg
  5. Thank you Bob. It is obvious to me that you are very knowledgble in model ship building and I bow to your prior experience and forgive me if I have frustrated you in any way. It is interesting to know that there are so many different views in this hobby and not always helped by so many different media to choose from and not all being correct. I would also like to thank you for what seems to me like sound advice regarding testing different things away from the model before trying it on the actual model itself. As regards pre soaking of ratlines before fitting them to the model, which has not
  6. Thank you for your replyies and this is obviously something I need to think of carefully before going ahead, AS this will be the first time I will be doing ratlines perhaps I need to try doing them without pva on them and see how I get on, once I have mastered the technique, perhaps then I can consider attempting trying pre soaking a few pieces and see if there is any difference. Best regards Dave
  7. I am no expert and only a beginner and wonder if the procedure I have mentioned would prevent the mess as you suggested when using PVA. Just a thought. I have also been informed ( from an old book) that once the rigging is completed it is then varnished. Is this still carried out today. Thanks for your input and for another way forward. Just wondering if you use shellac on any other rigging other than the rat lines.
  8. I have read somewhere but can't remember the source ( I have read that much of late) that pre-soaking the ratlines in diluted PVA glue and allowed to dry makes the ratlines look better. However prior to fitting them they must be wetted again to make them soft again. Just wondering ifthere is any advantage in doing this or is just waxing the rat lines sufficient? How many of you modelers pre soaking your rat lines or do you think it is worth a try? Best regards Dave
  9. Great idea for the rope coils and they love amazing. Mine were a complete mess and I think I used too much rope. I really could do with doing them again and use those counters. I had the same problem with the blocks on the cannons but eventually got away with using 2 mm .However i must of used twice as many extra ones . I was really glad when I finished the Cannons and moved onto something else. You are doing great and look forward to your progress.Best of luck Dave
  10. Thanks for your kind words. The colour is more of a personal choice and I got the idea from the front of the box. When I ordered the ship I was also given the opportunity to purchase the paints which included these colours. Perhaps the colours are not to everyones taste but although might not be authentic I do rather like it. Just for the record I have ordered a display case for her which will take a month before it arrives so hopefully I'll be finished by then
  11. Thanks for you kind words. The lines are not very tight but need a liitle bit of tension once I have completed the stays and back stays. I Don, t think they need to be so tight but just enough so they look taught but I could be wrong. Perhaps someone more knowledgeable can step in and answer that one
  12. Top shrouds complete and moving onto the top fore stays and jib boom guys. For the record according to the instructions, most of the top and topgallant stays are wrapped around the tops without a mouse and directly attached to the mast in front. According to my source Historic Ship Models by Mondfield these should all have a leading block and lead to the deck via block and tackle. Unfortunately there is no connection on the deck level and I do not have the room. Therefore I will take some advice which I have been given and this time go with the instructions. Unfortunately I wont have any adj
  13. Sorry I missed this but I agree with every thing you say. I found the Bounty very tough for a first time build of a period ship and only my second build ever. I like the look of the vessel in the back ground. What ship is she. I look forward to any input you would care to make, having built 5 period ships, you are an expert in my eyes. Best regards Dave
  14. Wow! there is a lot of work gone into compiling that list and did not imagine what I was getting into. Best regards Dave
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