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Thanks Elijah, I should have it closed up tonight. It will be nice to move on to the rest of the ship. It's starting to look like a hull of a ship.

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Somewhere on one of these threads, i saw a reference to what was supposed to be the best book on planking. Does anyone know that book?

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Walt

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Alde,

Thanks much for that link; looks to have a lot of good info.

 

I'm still interested in finding that book.

Walt

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Walt, there is a really good book by Jim Roberts called Planking the Built Up Ship Model that is always on ebay under model shipways listings. It's really low cost and very good.

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A really big milestone for me. The hull is planked and looks pretty decent. It feels like closing up a surgery. I ended up 2 planks short of the plans and some of the planks in the middle belt got too narrow at the bow and stern but it's good enough for me at this stage of my learning. Besides, the hull will be painted. I will do a bit more sanding now and get a coat of primer on it so I can see the flaws better then do some spot filling. I don't think it will take much.

 

Here are a couple of pictures of the fully planked hull. Feel free to point out and errors as it's all about learning.

 

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Thanks Hamilton.

 

I was going to try to sand out the imperfections and not use filler but I'm afraid the planks might get too thin in places. I hope to get to the point of painting by the end of the week. I at least want to get some primer on it so the problems will show through better.

 

I was thinking of going with Yellow Ochre for the hull color but might go with something a bit brighter. I don't want it too bright though.

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I went with red below the waterline and light grey above with a black sheering strake. I think there's a wide latitude of interpretation here - go with what you like! 

hamilton

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Walt, there is a really good book by Jim Roberts called Planking the Built Up Ship Model that is always on ebay under model shipways listings. It's really low cost and very good.

thanks much Alde. That is the one i was looking for. Appreciate you taking the time to find it.

Walt

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I have been a little preoccupied with the Triton Cross Section but have not forgotten the Glad Tidings. I have put some paint to the hull and wanted some opinions of the green color. Would this be an appropriate color for a 19th Century fishing boat? I think I like it but am not really 100% sure about it. I am thinking of going with the yellow as it was built by Chapelle but wanted something different. I may go that way after all. What do you all think?

 

For some reason the picture shows up with the bow cut off but if you click on it you can see the full hull.

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Yea, I'm really looking forward to getting to more detail work. I have also been looking at photos of schooners and see a few with the colors I am thinking about. I like the look.

 

I don't know why this is not a more popular kit. The hull goes together pretty easy and I think she's a good looking boat. It's really a perfect kits for a beginner.

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It's been way too long since I have worked on my Pinky. I have had some significant life changes over the last several months that have keeper me away from anything fun. I retired from my job in July to spend more time with my wife who had a stroke several years ago but has declined in health over the last year or so. She had to go into a nursing home in September because I was no longer to take care of her at home. I try to spend as much time as I can with her but I feel pretty helpless to do anything for her. Now that she is more settled in and is in good hands I am taking a little more time to myself. I still see her most days but am now taking time to do some things to get my mind off the negative stuff. I am in the process of getting my work area ready and should be back to my build in a week or so. I really need to do it and also enjoy the company of my friends here on MSW.

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Hi Al:

 

I'm sorry to hear about your wife's health - it can't be easy and I hope she's doing ok and that you're taking care of yourself. Best for the new year to you both

hamilton

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Thank you Hamilton, today was a good day for her. She was in a very happy mood for some reason. It really lifted my heart. I pray that she continues to have good days.

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I have been trying to keep up with everybody's builds but I have not worked on mine for quite some time. Between family issues and getting my guitar done the shipyard has been neglected. Well not any more. I'm back at my Glad Tidings and have been working on the deck. It's going pretty smoothly and is looking ok. I painted the hull green but I think I have changed my mind and will go with the yellow hull like the original. The other builds I have seen sure look nice in yellow. I should be spending some good time at the workbench and will do my best to keep my log up to date. 

 

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A hard lesson for me to to learn with shipbuilding, is that I need to take my time and build to my pace - not to meet others expectations.

 

Whatever color you go with for the hull, I look forward to seeing it. Good to see you back at it again.

 

- Tim I.

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10 hours ago, Landlubber Mike said:

Looking really great Al.  Love your guitar too by the way, it's a real beauty.  You're very talented!

Thanks Mike, it feels really good to be back at it. I didn't realize how much I missed it. It's also great to be spending more time here with my friends.

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6 hours ago, Elijah said:

She looks nice! Good work! Is the waterway laser cut?

Thanks Elijah. Yes it's laser cut. It's a really nice kit and goes together well so far.

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