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Had a break from stern fillers today and did some other stuff

 

Finished installing the gun port backings and painted them black.

 

Cut, shaped and dry fitted the deck beams part 28

 

Tested the fit of one blank without bending, just to get a feel for how much bending is required

 

All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed today's efforts

 

The lower deck I've attempted to age it. I applied some walnut stain (which comes out black) then scraped it back to reveal the original surface.

The walnut has really penetrated into the deck but looking it closely, it's left some lovely black lines in the grain after scraping

I'm not worried about some of the blacker areas towards the front & rear of the deck as these areas will be hidden by the main deck

 

 

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Had a bit of an accident tonight.

I snapped off the top of one of the bulkheads 😕

 

After sanding the edges down there was a gap of about 2 mm which meant the piece I intended to glue back on was 2mm lower than it should be, so I had to make a small filler to raise it back up

If it all sticks ok, it shouldn't be a problem as the top deck isn't glued down yet and the offending piece will be hidden on the outside by the hull planking and on the inside, it's covered by the top deck

 

Set me back by another evening though. 

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