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  1. Small update: I've prepared all details for sheaves which would be built in bulwarks. It took some time to find proper 2.5mm turned-brass sheaves and some boxwood strips to make sandwich-style cases. I'm not very happy with cases - but after making about 20 - 25 - that's the best result I can achieve working "on a knee" with only Micromot 50 without a coordinate table. What I've learned is that I definitely need to upgrade my electric tool park: Proxxon Micromot 50 is a fine tool and DB 250 is a fine lathe too, but some operations do require micro-miller like MF-70 and a table saw like KS-230 - so I am looking towards these tools or towards combine kit like Unimat 1.
  2. My voice is for Tender Avos' from Master-Korabel since it is engineered the way that allow You to just build it and enjoy perfect fit of parts and good detail level. I am currently helping my son in building their Canoneer Jolle - the smooothest building process I've ever experienced with a kit.
  3. Nice progress! Isn’t that a sheet music on the first pic? What kind of music is that? Strange, but I keep some violin pieces near my building desk too )) For me building of wooden ships has much in common with building musical instruments and classical musicianship. However when I go plastic planes/armor I turn on my guitar setup 😉 Keep up building Rattlesnake! Best Regards)
  4. A very quick update just to show how process of ceiling planking goes - sorry for pics quality - took some by mobile on-the-run :-) You may notice that some gunports haven't been faired and of course there's much sanding ahead. But inner sides are beginning to take shape and it warms my heart a bit ) Priming and painting is on the horizon.
  5. Henke, thanks for your kind words. It's a single planking - I was just following instructions and plans from the kit.
  6. Firedog5213, thank you very much! It does really pour some light on several places and answers some questions here and there. I've also consulted with colleagues here in Russia and decided to make both spirketting and clamps thicker than common ceiling planks on gundeck. I've already planked one side - will make some pics later.
  7. I've got a question to community: in MS's drawings I haven't found any hints about spirketting - it is shown like common planks - the same size and thickness as the other ceiling planks. I believe that's not quite right - on most ships I've studied spirketting was made of thicker planks. However, I can assume that 6-pounders weren't considered as too much of a load and it could be desided to use the same size of planks. So the question is what way to choose - to do the thicker spirketting or to plank it with common size ceiling plans? Maybe there are some other plans than MS's which do specify this point?
  8. Thank you, colleagues ! firedog5213, I've found that model shipbuilding is a "thorny path" of reflections and hesitations 🙂 And during building process appear more questions than answers. Anyway if you've got any questions I'll be happy to discuss and share my (less than modest) knowledge.
  9. As I've promised, here are some pics with normal light conditions (I'd prefer it were a bit more sunny , but nevertheless). Hope they look a bit more attractive 😉
  10. Greetings, ladies and gentlemen! Thanks for your likes and kind words - they are very inspirational and motivating to do my best. A moment of history for me - I've recently finished outer planking. That was quite a step. I'm happy that it's done according to instructions - without stealers. Next steps are thoughtful sanding and then inner planking. Then tree-nailing, primer and painting. And then the most fearsome moment for me on this project - deck planking. I was so keen to share results that couldn't wait until morning to take pics with good light, so pics have a "vampiric" look - sorry for them ;-) Later I'll try to do pics with better light.
  11. Peterhudson, your build looks really good. I will definitely follow as I've got Diana in my stash as well. I especially like your choise of boxwood - a very noble-looking material. Do you consider doing tree-nailing on hull and hull planks butt-staggering ?
  12. Have spent a fruitful weekend - found the time for everything: walks in a park, visiting newly reconstructed COSMOS pavillion at VDNH with kids and wife, cooking and of course modelling 🙂 Haven't made any pics though. Colleagues in Russia pointed me at the planks fracture under the transom - thing that I've noticed only on the photo. They advise me to dismantle some planks at the aft, make corrections in bulkheads and then attach planks back. I've chosen the other way - sanded carefully that area and added one and a half more strakes. I'll try to make a few pics today to check if sanding was enough and that more severe "surgery" won't be necessary.
  13. Gregory, thanks a lot )) Here's as I've promised earlier a bit of progress - seven strakes ready, twelve more to go. Not everything goes that smooth - there are some bumps and seams here and there. And not everything corresponds with plans and instructions - for example, plans call that first belt consists of six strakes and the downmost ends in the aft by the intersection of transom and stern. Well, it took me seven strakes to get there 🙂 What I don't care at all is the colour of the wood since I'm going either to paint the hull or to lay second layer with pear ( I hope I wouldn't have to do that). To be continued ))

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