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  1. Hello - Hull nearly complete with the wale attached. The Wale was a little tricky but got there. For some reason the Keel was a fraction too short - probably due to my dodgy build work - so a bit was added. Capping rail in place plus trim. Borrowed from that great builder Dubz - a bit of support / belaying pin rack at the stern which I have since see another builder had the same idea on his Sherbourne. Just wish I could also borrow Dubz's skill........ The Bowsprit opening in place. Thanks for the 'Likes' on previous post and thank you for looking. Next is to paint lower hull section white. Regards Doug
  2. Hello Duncbe - Gutermann black thread. I use this thread as it’s not fuzzy but the method is probably frowned upon as everyone uses pencil or something similar on the edges. Using the thread makes the caulking look a bit wide (not to scale) but I like it and have used it on all my builds. Thank you for the nice comment Regards Doug
  3. Hello - some further progress. The second hull planking complete. Not brilliant but am painting lower half white so hopefully things might improve. Made a top rail for the stern. It was done from scrap wood in three pieces - first made a template from card. Next will be the wale and keel sections added. Again thanks for looking and the 'Likes' Regards Doug
  4. Hello - a small update. 2nd planking started. Have started where the wale will be so the corner at the stern will easier to deal with and then work up. This left slithers of planking to be added at the stern. Then the inner Bulwarks were done. Not good at filing the gun ports so prior to planking inside and out painted the edges of gun ports of the ply in red so as to keep a check on filing / sanding. I have found myself not following the order of building from the instructions so no doubt this is going to end in tears. Deck planking done. Thanks for looking and the 'Likes'. Regards Doug
  5. Hello - a bit further on. The gun port strips added. Next stage first planking. Not pretty but hopefully a good enough base for second planking. It's tempting to keep sanding but risky. Anyway thank you for looking in and the likes on the previous post. Regards Doug
  6. Hello - Thought I'd do a smaller kit so hopefully it will not take quite so long. The first steps done with the bulkheads. Next the balsa filler bits bow and stern plus a bit of support for the mast. The ply decking sheet dry fitted so as to lay the central planking with access to trim around hatches etc. It's good to see there are currently other Sherbourne builds going on at the moment so I'll be able to learn what to do. Thanks for looking in. Regards Doug
  7. Really nice finish Mr Fell

  8. Thanks Blue Ensign, ccoyle, Martin W for the comments Martin - not surprised your build is taking longer - you're putting so much more effort and creativity into your build. I find it hard enough to do the basics and my knowledge about these ships needs to be better. ccoyle - I guessing some of the Fly build logs on here are incomplete due to the site's problem awhile back as well for some perhaps life getting the way. Blue Ensign - again thanks for advice / help from you and from your incredible Pegasus build. Thanks Doug
  9. IHello - I think I have finished as I cannot find anymore to do and besides there is no more room to do anything. Seems there is only one other finished Fly on this present site but would be happy to be corrected. Being my second build this kit has been harder as obviously there's more to learn and do especially in the rigging department. A delicate kit to work on - easy to break things. Anyway hopefully this log will help other Fly builders even it's not how to build it. Anchors in place and secured. Overall views. Slightly disappointed with the pull on the stays. Now to sort out a new plinth and glass case. Thanks for looking and the nice comments throughout the build - much appreciated. Would like to add a thank you to Blue Ensign for his help and I got a lot from his Pegasus build Regards Doug
  10. Hello Binho - you possible could try the manufacturer of the kit to supply you with a new keel. Could be worth a try. Regards Doug
  11. Hi - finally finished last rigging sheet (Number 8). Quite a challenge as it got harder to get to or do anything. Thank you landlubber Mike for your comments but in reality this built has not turned out as well as I would like. For example some yards are not aligned perfectly and the Stays are distorted due to attached rigging. Base is temporary while I sort a more suitable sized one and in oak. Sorry if some things I have done are not historically correct. the plans I think show lines to be belayed to the rails but have done them to the Timberheads. Also added a another Cleat as I could not understand how in practice two lines would be tied to one cleat. Next will be the Anchors. Did not think the kit supplied ones were the correct size so bought larger ones. Thanks for looking. Regards Doug
  12. Hello Blue Ensign - okay I will run the sheets and tacks on the outside. Did that at first but thought it wrong as they rubbed up against the standing rigging. SkipW - thanks for looking and your comments. Hope your Pegasus is going well. And thank you Martin for comments. Regards Doug
  13. Hello - things are getting rather harder to do. Having to move slowly with concentrated effort with the rigging and it is harder to tie lines off. Some lines not tied off as they will have to be loosened so as to do the rest of the rigging lines. Some photos. The anchor cables in place. As I did not think far enough ahead and prepare the hatch cover to take the cables I have done the same as in my HM Brig Supply build and put the cables through the deck. Thank you for looking in. Regards Doug
  14. Martin - you are certainly making life difficult for yourself but it’s all looking good. Regards Doug
  15. Thanks Kevin Kenny - good illustrations. Think I will do a knot. Thank you Doug

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