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HMS Diana by realworkingsailor (Andy) - Caldercraft - 1:64

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Update time! Hooray!

 

Planking continues slowly and steadily on the starboard side. The second layer of the wale has been added, my first attempt at top and butt (anchor stock). You can just see the shape of the planks through the black paint. I used castello boxwood for the second layer, which was a pleasure to work with. Having the black strake 0.5mm proud of the surrounding planking gave a nice line for the first strake to butt up against.

 

Below the wales, I've carried on using the kit supplied walnut planking. It is incredibly splintery, Caldercraft must supply some other variety of walnut from that supplied by Amati (go figure). It works after a fashion, and doesn't look too bad. Most of it will be coppered anyway, and I find the the colour contrast to the castello appealing. Also, because the kit supplied planks are also about 1m long, cutting them down to more manageable lengths has made things a lot easier when it comes to bending and tapering, it also makes it easier to get a nice fit and finish where the planks meet the stem and stern counter.

 

Anyway, that's about it for now

 

Andy

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the SPLINTERS..........:blink:

 

 

Yet another small update. Planking on the starboard side is almost finished, no more walnut for a while. Just a few remaining strakes on the upper works, but I will leave that for now,I don't want the unguarded tops of the planks to get mashed when I'm working on the port side.

 

I've only given this side of the hull a rudimentary sanding as yet. Still a lot of cleaning up to do, as well as evening up the ends of the planks.

 

Anyway, I'm still happy with the way things worked out, not entirely happy with the kit, but that's another matter.

 

Hmm.... port side looks rather naked...

 

Andy

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Hi! 

I had been picking away at it a little bit over the winter, so there has been some progress. I tended to stall every time Jason (Beef Wellington) posted an update on his build. And also a few other distractions keep getting in the way. I may get back to it when the distractions abate, and the weather turns cooler. 

 

Andy

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Hey everyone,

Thanks for the positive comments. My current distraction is a little more demanding of my attention (and rightly so). Her name is Freyja, she’s four months old, and she doesn’t really allow me to turn my back for a second. 

 

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With all the sudden and unexpected interest, I'll throw you good folks a bit of a bone (not one of Freyja's chew bones though). I'm out of the shipyard for the near future, but I'll share a few pics of how far I managed to get with the planking. Not really too many more strakes left to go, I can't remember if it's eight or nine by my last count. The wales are done, but not fully painted, just the top and bottom edges.

 

And popeye, it's not so much the pitter patter of little feet.... more like the thundering footfalls of a herd of galumphing baby elephants!

 

Andy

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Hello Andy

Well, I finally crawled out of my little corner the Old Ship Yard and found your Diana build log, she sure is coming along very nicely. I will have to check in more often looking for more of your great updates.                                                                                                                                                                   My Admiral and I along with the little fellows pass along our Best Wishes for a Very Merry Christmas and an Even Better and Much Happier New Year to Come from our House to Yours.                                                                                                                          ENJOY.                                                                                                                        Regards   Lawrence

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