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Looks pretty good Hennie. Did you leave those wider planks as is or did you shave some off to equal the widths a little.

 

Cheers,

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@Piet: Its more complicated. With my electric tablesaw I sawed 10 planks at one time, so I had 160 planks 6.3 cm long. After that it was looking for planks with the same wide. Next time I will only saw planks with the same wide.

 

Hennie

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@Piet: thx, tow more decks to go..........:)

 

Time for an update. I finished planking the next deck. Also had to do many redo's.

I was used working with Caldercraft, where everything fits perfect..., but ok, after the redo's it looks ok to me.

And as you can see, when I am building, Sansa - my dog- is always supporting me:D.

 

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Hello Hennie, yes you got the spelling right for the 4 day march ,had blisters on top of more blisters ha ,but loved your country , good idea ref using the dart for the decking holes ,have several sets from my youth ,keep smiling ,Edwin

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@Sjors: thx.:) How was your Saturday in Luik? Was the car big enough to get it all back to Bleiswijk?:D

@Edwin: thx:)

 

And now my weekly update:

 As you can see, I finished planking the decks. Quit satisfied how it looks now with all the decks done.

Just started planking the upper side of the hull...

 

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Thx Edwin:)

 

And a small update....

I did some planking at the starboard side.

I also tried a piece of the galery and as you can see on the picture: it doesn't fit at all:angry:, so another modification has to be done....

Strange, because on the inside of the hull this fits perfect. Doesn't make sense at all.... Well, I will fix this later. I will start with the gunports now.

 

 

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Already saw what's wrong. The 4 peaces where that galeryplatform rests on, don't have the wright angel. The galeryplatforms must be in the same line as the cannons. So I will cut the openings for the cannons first.

 

Hennie

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Hennie, your craftsmanship is amazing! Would you mind sharing a few more details as to how you went about marking and cutting the gun ports? Based on the top photograph it looks as if the port outlines are "burned" into the bulkheads. Thank you, Donn

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Looking great Hennie.

But i have a question...

Are you follow the manuel when you are building?

I see decorations, a few walls on the deck but also that you need to plank the hull further down.

It looks to me that you are damaging all above when you turn the ship upside down to plank the bottom.

Maybe I'll be wrong and is this the way it should be.

 

Sjors

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@Donn

Thank you Donn, and about your question: you fix these prefab wooden strips temperaly on the hull. Than you cut out the gun ports and after that you can mark there positions on the hull. But beware..... I found out that the prefab positions of the gun ports DON'T correspondent with the prefab positions of the balsa blocks, hidden behind the plancks!! These 12 blocks are needed to fix 12 canons. So before closing the topside of the hull, don't forget marking the position of the blocks on the outside of the hull. I forgot this and had to do some modifications. But it's ok now:)

 

@Sjors

I am following exactly the manual. I red the whole manual and it looks, it make sence this way. Anyway... doing it this way, I won't forget anything:)

And about turning my ship upside down to plank the bottom: I use a pillow and.... what you can't see.........On many places on the inside I used wooden planks 5x5mm to give it all more strenght.

 

Hennie

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Hi Hennie, really nice progress.  Question on the kit, it looks like the planking is stopping at the level of the decks, especially at the stern.  Are there no bulwarks there or do they go on later?  I'm not that familiar with this style of ship so sorry of its a  silly question.

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And a weekly update again:

I finished the decorations on the deck patitions and it looks ok to me. Its very shiny all and I like that:D.

I started with the second row of canon ports on the port side. I also started with the second planking on the port side. I used 2 planks 1x6mm between first and second row. Now the second row follows nicely the first row in line. I had to raise that last peace of wood for the third row canon, otherwise it wouldn't fix (picture).

 

 

 

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Weekly update: I finished the top side of the hull on the port side. This means the partial double planking, cutting the canon ports and painting the top of the hull black. And again several mistakes on the plans. On the drawings you can see that they put the prefab gunport  strips on the wrong side!! All the strips of the port side do only fit on the star board side and vv.. So be carefull and take a good look on the plans.

 

 

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