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Hehe, thanks guys and sorry for kidding :P

 

>Are the mold strips boxwood? 

 

It's lighter pear. Wanted to do it with boxwood but it's so hard to get here. But I think the lighter pear is doing a good job there too :)

 

Cheers,

 

Dirk

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It's lighter pear. Wanted to do it with boxwood but it's so hard to get here. But I think the lighter pear is doing a good job there too :)

Huh? At least Arkowood (a german online wood shop) sells it, I bought it a few times already. Very good quality!

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Mike,Arkwood is under renovation now,do they have boxwood strips?

I never ordered strips (prefer sheets), so do not know 100%, but they can easily make any custom dimensions - just mail them the dimensions you need.

The website lists the most popular dimensions, but anything is possible over email. There is no extra markup for "custom dimensions".

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Hi Dubz - enjoyed the build so far but no photos showing up from page three to here. Cheers Pete

Hi Dubz - thought I'd drop back into your log and check again and found some strange anomalies.

I can view all photos up to post 67 then nothing till post #111 with all photos visible up to and including Post #121 Then nothing from #125 to Post #231 where all the images were visible.

Nothing again from #232 up to final post #239.

 

I checked the file properties of those visible and those not and found different properties and URLs to those that open and those that don't. I will PM them FYI. I've read the recent posts and note you're under the pump work wise so maybe some time in the future when you have a bit more spare time you could have a look as it would be much appreciated. Your craftsmanship is superb and I find your deck planking in Hickory and your caulking to be an absolute knock out. Cheers Pete

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It's about time ... this will be a very long update ... about Pleasure & Pain ...

The transom

The first picture allready started with a major mistake. Aligning to the tw0 lines with this much errors in this kit not a good idea as we will see later.

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Another bad idea using lot's of glue for strength at a location where better not to do ... haha ...

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Anyway redid the transom with pear.

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And here we go with the first major error, don't ask me why, I don't understand it, as so much .... it's a relation of love & hate with the Confederacy ...

Outer windows does not have the same size ... arghhhhh (I saw this in a later stage then this picture though ...)

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And removing glue is not fun too... lot's of pain in this stage ...

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Here you can see how much of the wood has to be removed to get it all flat.

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Done.

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Planking the transom ... not able to get the same curve ... don't understand this again .. anyway this will be not a big problem later.

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cheers,

Dirk

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The quarter badges, all parts are made with pear.

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This was the stage I discover the major error, I guess it is understandable that I did not deconstruct at this stage. So I had to fix it somehow.

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Not perfect but it works kinda ...

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Up to the next "I don't understand it"-desaster ... I guess you agree that the angles look ok ...

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But .. nope ...

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I don't understand .. there must be something wrong. I compared the plans and there IS a discrepancy .. no idea what is right or wrong there ...

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... anyway, finding a compromise ... not happy with that as it will influence the lines of the moldings later .. but no oother chance ...

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cheers,

Dirk

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Inboard planking ... unfortunately the moldings will not visible after painting .. you will see later ...

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I decided to paint it white as the cabins were at this time.

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I where also thinking about closing the quarter badges and build doors ... maybe I'll do that in the inboard planking stage.

Finishing the badges.

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Doing the caprail. I use bending beech for that. Love that, makes it very easy at it has a very hard and flat surface.

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The next part is bending beech too, the kit ones is just crap, breaks in nanoseconds ...

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cheers,

Dirk

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Painting(disaster)

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between the last and the next picture are a lot of pain .. masking band glue damaging the black paint, totally sanding, trying thinner coats with airbrush, not happy, resanding, brushing with prior paint, looking good, touching to early, resanding ... and and and ... I were very close to check out a motor saw ....

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Doing some inboard stuff. As the moldings where gone cause of the paint (I hate white paint .. haha) I had the idea to use styrene sheet to get some "structure".

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Started the molding ... more pain then pleasure to get the runs (because of the now "wrong" window angle)

Not really happy visually ... (it will be corrected later though ;))

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Another crap thing ... the quarter badge drops ...

Firts they are totally different starboard vs. port side (thin vs. thick)

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So we are redoing them with Fimo. You will see the first testresult later.

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Here we go with the corrected molding on the quarter badge ... looking better (when not perfect)

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cheers,

Dirk

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Doing more moldings. It is imo very important to have them parallel, what is not an easy task as we remember that there is a lot crap of lines .. anyway pictures.

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The lower molding will be paralles also even the locations curve is not the same as the transom but I decided to ignore that and remove the black paint after the moldings fixed.

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Back to the drops.

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It's much easier to adjust them maybe I can allready use the first FIMO trial.

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So, that's the actual state atm. Next will be starboard.

cheers,

Dirk

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