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HMS Winchelsea 1764 by Stuntflyer (Mike) - 1/4" scale

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Hello and a Happy New year to everyone!

 

I've been making some progress on the hull planking. The last two belts on the starboard side minus one strake are done. As tempting as it was to add the last strake I knew that I would still need a clamping area to adhere to when I start again on the port side. Clamping against the keel doesn't work since the angle of the clamp would pull the plank up and away from the bulkhead. Moving the clamp down five strakes changes the angle of the clamp just enough to hold the plank tight against the bulkhead.

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I've added a few photos showing the planking detail both fore and aft.

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All of the sanding so far has been done with Soft Sanders. They are hard foam shapes that you wrap with adhesive backed sandpaper which is supplied by the company. The sandpaper lasts forever it seems. I am using 180 and 320 grit. http://www.softsanders.com/products/wood. I find that these two shapes work well. I cut them into 3" to 5" lengths. They conform to the hull shape allowing for a smooth transition when sanding.

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Mike

 

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That really looks good Mike.  Cant wait to see it right side up and in person.   That certainly sets the standard for the group.   Its proof that slow and steady is the way to go.  Did you have many planks that were discarded into the scrap box?   I know I did and it is typical for such an outstanding planking job.   

 

Chuck

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5 hours ago, Chuck said:

Did you have many planks that were discarded into the scrap box?   I know I did and it is typical for such an outstanding planking job.   

 

Chuck

Thank you! Yup, quite a few throwaways. Funny thing though, it always seems to go faster and better the second time around.

 

Mike

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Superb execution Mike. You are another hard act to follow. And thanks for the tip on the sanding forms and paper. I am always fashioning up homemade ones that are barely adequate.

Joe

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