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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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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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What, with one thing and another, it's been a while, but at last here's an update on the 'Meteor'. The internal planking is finally finished and has been rough sanded - a big milestone in my mind.  Next job is to plank the stern and then get the external planking done before finishing off the inside of the hull.

 

John

 

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Looks very good....good to see this one take shape again.  How the heck did you treenail those interior planks...looks like a tight space.  How weird is it that you are now in 2020 and I am still in 2019........or 1985 as my kids keep reminding me.   

Shouldnt you still be sleeping???

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Thanks Keith.  it seems funny to be wishing a Happy New Year to people currently living in the cold wet and snow while we're expecting temperatures in the mid forties tomorrow with the fire risk set at catastrophic!

 

John

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No hazards wheather wise  here, John, this is the wet part of the globe. Although it seems a bit strange to wish a happy new year when those are "threatened" by fire/smoke. Dispite the former I hope you and yours will have a very happy and healthy 2020, and I hope to enjoy the fruit of your modelling endeavours

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John, a question, to my eye it seems that the planking above the opening differs on the port and starboard side. On the port side it curves down to meet the vertical piece on the outside, but on the starboard side there's a distinct flat zone between the curve and that outside piece. Am I seeing this wrong? Hate to pick nits, but I'm curious about this.

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