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I just starting my first ship, the "Black Prince" by Mamoli. I was lost until I found your planking for beginners article. Thank you. My great x X Grandfather was Joshuah Humphreys , coined the father of the US Navy, having designed the first USN six frigates. Previously he armed Benjamin Franklins merchant ships during the revolutionary war. One was the "Black Prince". I am having fun, learning and again thanx in appreciation. Marc

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I would love to do a photo shoot as this model is not listed. Plans leave a lot to ones imagination and intuitive skills. It is kinda ugly now. Mamoli wanted me to narrow all the planks at both ends. What a mathamatical mess. I layered them on straight after two weeks of "what are they talkin about without pics?" I finally invisioned another plan to do it thanks to your guides. It may not be a reproduction but at least I can sleep at night. I will see if I can do a build log. Thanx for connecting. My goal is to do a repo of Joshes "Old Ironsides" hull cross braces and other inventions. Marc

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I appreciate all the welcomes. I am "having fun" and thinking it through. You know the plans have a lot to be desired. Definately requires some imagination and "Nautical Research". Mamoli Black Prince is my first,  a "learning experience" through research trial and error. Half way up, or down as the case may be, of first planking. Arrived at rudder and figuring out which way to fill in the fat middle and skinney ends. Recommended to start a build log and ask with pics. I opted out of the plank narrowing at both ends as a mathematical nightmare. Heck, a guy needs advanced calculus for that method. Perhaps my 5af226ade346e_BlackPrince1.thumb.JPG.4b4992a57221834e32ba65d8de4de6e0.JPGole Josh Humphreys will enlighten me in a dream.... Marc

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No math really on tapering.... just tic strips and counting planks. 

 

There's tutorials here:  https://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/forum/14-building-framing-planking-and-plating-a-ships-hull-and-deck/ 

 

and in the database here:  http://modelshipworldforum.com/ship-modeling-articles-and-downloads.php

 

Take a look at them and pic the one you like.  There's a simplified method in the database.

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