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That's coming along very nicely.....good job

Clippers are my favorite design...so, I'll be watching with delight.



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In my working on the Red Jacket, I neglected to sand in the deck camber before I put the bulwarks on. So now I have 3 choices:

1- ignore it

2- rip the bulwarks out

3- get creative.


I can't do #1 because the laser-cut deckhouses have the curvature cut into the bottoms already. As for #2 - NO WAY JOSE !


So I got creative, and made a spine and ribs to the 3/32 camber. I made sure the ribs supported the deckhouse edges, fiferails, and mast locations. I think it will work just fine. tapering the ribs is much easier than trying to sand the entire deck, anyway.


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Hey there. In this world of plank on bulkheads and frame it is refreshing to see a solid hull model come to life. That is where I began my journey into ship models. I am intrigued by the assembly methodology so have signed up to track your progress. I am curious about the hull line shown above. Is that the waterline?


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Yes, it's the waterline reference, about 1/8" above waterline. The fainter lines further up are for bead molding and channel placement.

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