BadMama Posted May 6, 2015 Share #1 Posted May 6, 2015 Hopefully this will be a good log where I can learn a lot. I have slapped together a couple of plastic models and two solid hull childrens versions of the Bluenose and Constitution, but nothing on this level. I love a challenge. I read through many of the excellent Swift logs and the information in the Ship notes section. I learned a lot. After buying some tools at Harbor Freight (which I found on this site), I jumped right in. My keel had a slight bend so I dampened it and set weights on top for a day. While that was going on I cut out my bulkheads, and hour and two cut thumbs later I cut them out with no damage. I dryfitted them the next day, since everything seemed in line and level I carefully glued them. I'm not sure what is meant by fairing so I havent done that yet. also worked on the bow filler blocks. Never have anything before, but I used some balsa wood traced out with the bulkhead and keel. Not sure if this is how it is supposed to look. Now I am stuck on how to do the stern. There are no measurements and not sure how to make a template. Also started on false deck. Wasnt sure how long deck planks should be so I made them 40mm but when I put in the treenail details I think I did it wrong. Should they be centered on top of bulkheads if so can I do it on my main deck without it looking bad. Going to try to add some pictures. My layout might be wrong but I will work on it. ANY and ALL comments welcome. mtaylor, Canute, GrandpaPhil and 1 other 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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