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Palamos by Noctavigant - OcCre - Scale 1:45


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Well, here is my first build log. I haven't gotten very far over the last couple of weeks, but it's a start! I will warn you, my nautical terms are severely lacking, so feel free to correct me if I am wrong, or don't know the proper term.

 

First up I glued all the frames together using aluminum angle to keep everything square.

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Adding the planking to the deck. I found the wood to be very dry and quite fragile. I believe it's sapele.

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Trimmed up the planks and glued the deck to the frames. Everything lined up pretty well.

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Did some pencil lining on the deck to give the planks some separation. There are a couple of gaps that I will have to deal with soon.

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That's it for now. I'll be continuing on with the hull this week. Thanks for reading.

 

-Sean

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Finally got some time over the last couple of weeks to work on this. I found a problem after gluing the bulwarks in place. A couple of my clamps popped off during the night, which caused a lot of gaps around the deck. Rather than try to cut everything apart, I decided to see if I could make things work since it will be painted in the end.

 

Filler blocks in place.

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Planking the interior of the bulwarks.

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Stanchions in place. I will be painting this model, so the filler will be hidden.

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Starting the first row of planking. This kit is double planked.

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