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Biloxi lugger Captain Roy 1948 by russ - 1/48 scale - POB

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There was a little progress today. The planking is proceeding and, although it has not been sanded and is a little rough, it is getting there.

 

Russ

bottom planking progress 6-23-2017.JPG

bottom planking 6-23-2017 looking aft.JPG

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Some more progress. I have done some sanding on the port side planking to see what I had and, while there are some areas I am not happy with, it is not too bad.

 

Russ

progress planking side view 6-25-2017.JPG

progress bottom planking 6-25-2017.JPG

progress bow planking 6-25-2017.JPG

progress bow planking rabbet 6-25-2017.JPG

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Had some more time for a few more planks. What can I say? I am having fun. :)

 

The ports ide has two more full strakes and parts of two other strakes left to go. Then back to the starboard side.

 

Russ

progress side view 6-28-2017.JPG

progress bow planking close up 6-28-2017.JPG

progress planking run towards bow 6-28-2017.JPG

progress bottom planking 6-28-2017.JPG

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John:

Thanks for looking in.

 

I am taking pics mostly to get an idea of how the planking lines are shaping up and to check for any other issues. There are a few things that bug me, but that is pretty normal. Anyway, the camera can sometimes pick something up that my eyes do not.

 

Before I forget (again), thanks to everyone for the likes. :)

 

Russ

 

 

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You can heat up the tar, caulking time is nearing ... your hull is becoming a thing of beauty, Russ ... you are certain you won't leave her unpainted?

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I could not help myself. The planking near the port bow is complete and there are only a few planks left to complete the entire port side. I always like how the run of the planking appears in the forward areas. Just had to share. :)

 

Russ

progress bow planking port side view 7-1-2017.JPG

progress bow planking port side 7-1-2017.JPG

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Can't blame you for wanting to share this Russ, the lines of these schooners are very lovely indeed and your planking sets this model off nicely.

 

cheers

 

Pat

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Pat:

Thanks. These luggers were really nice looking boats. The plumb stem made the lines forward that much more pleasing because it created a bit of hollow down near the forefoot. This is a later boat that was a bit longer and deeper for its breadth than some of the smaller, earlier boats from the 1930s.

 

Russ

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The starboard planking is complete below the bulwarks. Some sanding has been done, but there will probably be a bit more here and there. Three more planks on the port side and I will be ready to plank the bulwarks.

 

Russ

progress starboard planking bow 7-17-2017.JPG

progress starboard planking stern 7-17-2017.JPG

progress starboard planking seams 7-17-2017.JPG

progress starboard planking quartering 7-17-2017.JPG

progress starboard planking bow sheer 7-17-2017.JPG

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Pat:

Thanks. I appreciate it. The planking looks pretty good to my eye, but it is good to know that it looks good to others too. I find that I can get a bit too close to the work and I lose some objectivity. :)

 

I just have to remember that there is always room for improvement.

 

Russ

 

 

 

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Kenneth:

Thanks for the kind words. Trust me, there is plenty of room for improvement. :)

 

Russ

 

 

 

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