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  1. the other side of the crimper blade is a wedge shape edge like a blade sort of and the opposite side of the crimper is flat
  2. maybe a small piece of pipe like 3/8 maybe smalle,r I have been using the middle part of my soldering iron to make the bend even after it has been soaking for a while but it keeps on splitting I'm doing something wrong for the plank to split like that Ronald
  3. I understand it's not the video you are talking about but wow if he is able to bend a piece of wood like to a U shape you would think I would be able to make the sharp turn that I need right Ronald
  4. thanks Toni but what if I need a tighter turn such as the first plank around the stern like the photo in the cycle Ronald
  5. Ok everyone My Amati crimper arrived yesterday but before I try to use the new ones would like to know which side of the blade is the best even thought I think the chisel side makes a better crimp then the blunt side but I was told by someone from another site to us the blunt side, I tried the blunt side as told but I can't see how the blunt side is any better, because before my other crimpers broke I was using the blunt side and found it didn't crimp that great and the planks were soaked in hot water before using, I will try it again today, also I do not have any source for steaming the
  6. when mine arrives I will try it again along with using steam to soften the wood Ronald
  7. I didn't pay attention on the brand that broke but I did buy a Amati's brand this time Ronald
  8. yes I know but I needed one anyway so I just ordered one a minute ago Ronald
  9. ok thanks I have to get a new one now as I ,mention in my last post it had a crack in so I tried to glue it when the crack was but somehow glue got in the pivot area and it would not close
  10. same here I guess I thinking it's the crimper being cheap Mine got a crack right where it pivots Ronald
  11. I'm starting to believe both of you gentleman about the crimpers, I have read that and saw it curling irons in action actuarily I only saw photos o this site of someone using a curling iron, thank you Ronald
  12. Hello there besides using steam or hot water to use with them. can anyone recommend a good hand plank crimper and not the flimsy plastic kind that comes in model space free tools set they break easy, reason I'm asking is I am having a hard time making a tight turn on the plank for the stern area especially the first plank, I have a plank iron but the part that gets hot is not narrow enough and the crimpers beak when applying pressure on the plank thank you Ronald
  13. also you never answered my first 2 questions I ask: 1) HOW DID YOU MEASURE FOR THAT MARK 2) HOW DID YOU COME ACROSS THE INFORMATION FOR THAT Ronald
  14. ok thanks Andre my last and main questions then, is How do I get that mark on the front of the stern the instructions do not tell you anything on how to put it there it just says mark the front of the frame/rib, I was hoping Alan would have responded to my question about that since that first plank helps with the rest of them, Mark from Admin locked my thread on that post, so I can't get help from Alan any more for that post unless I PM which I did several times Ronald
  15. I understand about the 25mm piece of planking sticking out from the inside of rib 30 to the end of the plank, but you lost me when you said the mark that is on the front of the stern is used as a starting point three questions for you 1) how do you mark off the area on the stern as in part 3 and shown in part 7, 2) where did you find that information, 3) the mark that is on the stern is that a reference point for the bottom of the angle that to be cut like it looks on part 7 it looks that way there is no front view to go by Ronald
  16. Hi Andre do you remember me asking you for help with my model space victory well I still need help with the stern planking problem, I am at the point of bending the ends to almost match the curvature of the stern, and hopefully trim the angle and twist at the ends any way could you explain part 3 near the bottom near end it says to mark the front of frame 30 or as we would call it rib 30 it is also seen in part 7 is that mark used to help cut the angle if so how do I get that mark meaning how do I measure for it, it only says to leave a generous amount about 25mm from the ins
  17. I found your username in the model space forum but what is the post name under Ronald
  18. are you on the UK version of the model space or the US forum because I do not belong to the UK version
  19. Hi Andre I was thinking since you to worked on the Victory from model space when you started planking the stern would you happen to know if the last rib 30 was almost close to the height of rib 29 and are there any type of measurements I can maybe use to get the fairing right, because that may be the cause of my problem planking the stern I may faired it to much and have to add filler, the first planks is under the floor appear to be only one that is ok but the rest are coming out right any suggestions. thank you Ronald
  20. thanks Andre no one from the Model space community hasn't responded to my request for help except Alan but all he told me was his victory had 8 planks in the stern area that is why I came here to this site Ronald
  21. Hi Andre I'm guessing that they were leveled before I removed them and decided to start over the # 5 plank you see in the first photo was the beginning of the next 8 layer of planks before I notice the unevenness of the planks, but like you mentioned I will be coppering the hull did you paint the hull a copper color it looks like you did because I can see that your planks are even from the lines, but anyway back to mine even thought they will be covered I will feel better knowing that the planks are even all the way to the false keel PS nice job on your model before and after t
  22. Hi Andre- I have gotten the bow area sorted Andre thanks for wanting to help I am having issues with planking the stern I had removed 4 of the planks on each side plus the cord board shims as well and have started over because they were uneven by a MM or more but I will add a photos to show you or any one that might be interested, also Alan from model space community told that their should be about 8 planks to the false keel, anyway the 1st photo will show the planks are uneven and before removed from stern 2nd photo shows the planks removed, Could you show me or explain how to e
  23. I decided to remove 4 of the stern planks on both sides and will remove the cardboard shims as well and will start over Ronald
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