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Medway Longboat - 1742 - 1:24 Scale - by JpR62

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I'm on board too. This is the first message of my log on the Medway Longboat build.

Impatient to learn new techniques. Sure it will be very rewarding.

 

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Really Nice Jean Paul.   You are off and running!!!!  Keep the progress pics coming.  I actually think this one is easier to build and more fun than the barge.  You will enjoy it.

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Thanks for all people who follow this build.

I just simulated the bolts using 25 lb.  black monofilament and added the transom.

As always with Syren Ship, just follow the instructions and all fits perfectly.

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That is looking excellent!!!  Just as its supposed to at this stage of the project. :D

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Thanks to all the likes.

 

All the frames were now glued. Just take your time and perform several dry tests before performing the real step.

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I fixed the bases temporarily at the table to facilitate the task,

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Time to fair carefully the hull.

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Beautiful work Jean-Paul.  I like your careful and meticulous approach to building this model - nice and clean and everything just so.  I have no doubt you will produce an excellent longboat.  Look forward to your future updates.

 

Gary

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Thank You Chuck and Gary for your kind words. The kit is a real gem and very pleasant to build.

Thanks to all the 'Likes'.

The garboard is in place.

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As you can see, before to begin the planking, the hull has been lined and tick marks have been reported on each frame.

 

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Finally, I decided to simulate the treenails at this step. It's easier to position them now.

 

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Thank You to all the 'Likes'.

I continue quietly laying the planks.

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Four rows are now glued. As I only work with wood glue (Titebond), it is necessary to use clamps. To avoid marking the wood, I slide a small piece of cloth between the wood and the clamp.

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The treenails are simulated after laying each row.

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Nothing is sanded yet and some small gaps will need to be filled...

Still five rows.

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I took advantage of the end of the year to finish the planking of the hull.

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I still have to add the second layer for the two upper strakes.

A question : Do I have to follow the same sequence for the installation of this second layer and start with the plank #15 ?

Thank You in advance for your help.

 

 

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Nope...Thats just the way I did it.  Whatever you think might be easier for you is fine.  :)

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Very nice Jean-Paul, she is coming along great.  Clean work on the hull and the treenail simulation is very convincing.

 

Gary

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Thank You Chuck for your advice and Gary for your kind support.

Thank You to all the 'Likes'.

The planking is now finished.

For the second layer, I used a more traditional method because I was afraid of not being able to give the exact shape that perfectly matches the first layer already in place using the heat of an hair dryer.

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As I was afraid that humidity would cause the first plank to curl, I protected it with masking paper using the laser sheet as template.

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The masking tape is then set up.

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The plank is soaked for 2 minutes in hot water and then placed on the hull.

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After a few hours, you get a plank that perfectly matches the shape of the hull and which can be glued without having to exert pressure. The masking paper prevented any deformation of the first layer already in place and facilitates the removal of the second plank once dry.

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The last board before its installation ☺️

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The treenail simulation is finished and the second layer thinned at the bow and at the stern.

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A good stage completed 😅

 

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Your Longboat is coming along nicely, Jean-Paul.  Your build log is very detailed and will help future builders of the Longboat.  Keep up the good work.

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