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Another update at last.  Following our trip up north to visit family and week at the museum where no model making was done due to other commitments, I've finally got a little more done on the Meteor.

 

The planking under the counter is completes and rough sanded and I've started (just) planking the inside of the hull.  Once I have the inside planking done I'll do the final fairing and sanding of the outside of the hull and get the planking on there.

 

John

 

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The internal planking creeps slowly ahead - more slowly than usual of late as we've had school holidays here and the museum has been full of families - which is great, except that I don't get much done between talking to people!  Now that the kids are back at school it might go a tiny bit faster.

 

John

 

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Thanks, mate.  I see working at the museum as a good opportunity to 'spread the word' about our wonderful hobby.  A lot of people who stop to chat are really interested.

 

John

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12 hours ago, Jim Lad said:

more slowly than usual of late as we've had school holidays here and the museum has been full of families

I'm betting you love it John, nice when others value your work.

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Wouldn't do it if I didn't love it, Keith.  Of course if anyone is really interested and mentions a possible desire to try building, I recommend a certain model building web forum! :)

 

John

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The first section of internal planking is now on and treenailed.  As usual with my planking, it looks a real 'dog's breakfast' prior to clean-up.  I was going to clean up this first section and add the deck clamp before doing the upper section of planking, but I've now decided to continue with the planking and clean it all up in one go.

 

I have some commitments coming up that will keep me away from the museum for the next few weeks, so the next update might be a while.

 

John

 

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Actually, your 'dog's breakfast' looks quite realistic in the sense that the interior part often was left quite rough in real ships ;)

 

You may have discussed this earlier, but I am too lazy to go back to earlier posts: I am surprised to see the framework without any bracing during the building. Aren't you afraid of warping during the building ?

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Thanks to all those who have hit the 'like' button.

 

Wefalck, I have a building stand that supports the model when I'm not working on it.

 

John

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