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Medway Longboat by oneslim - 1:24 scale - Bob W

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Hello Everyone,

 

I would to join this build group of fellow Medway Longboat builders.  I have put my 1:48 scale Longboat on hold so as to better understand the spiling process since the strakes are pre-cut.  I had some difficulty with small gaps with light showing through. 

 

Following are photos of my build.

 

The build board and keel parts laid out.  I have marked the slots in the build board because I got tired of counting them.

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Had to use tape to hold the guides in,  they were loose and would fall out.

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Keel and stern post ready to join.

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Stem and Keel.

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False Keel parts had 1/32" scrape added when attaching to the keel to center them for the rabbit. 

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The long piece glued to the keel.

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Attaching the Floors to the Top Timbers. 

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Test fitting the frames and Keel.

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Head on view.

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Over all as she now stands.

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More to come.

 

Bob W

 

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Looking real good so far.  Well done.  Happy you joined the group.

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Welcome to the group. Just curious, how did you attach the 1/32 scrap to the keel parts?

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Thanks Chuck.

 

Jeff,  I used a fresh bottle of Elmer's Rubber Cement,  just the smallest amount with a tooth pick.  They just about fall off.  Any residue is erased with off with a white eraser.  Sorry to hear about Your longboat.  Hope You get back on track soon.

 

Bob W

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Posted (edited)

Part 2

 

The keel has been coated with Wipe On Poly and glued to the frames.  Then it was protected with blue painters tape.

 

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The stern was stabilized with a clamp and two guides glued to the base.  The transom dose not move while fairing.  Getting close,  still more work to do on fairing.

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Almost there,  a little more on the transom.

 

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View of the bow.

 

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More Latter

 

Bob W

 

 

 

Edited by oneslim

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Part 3

Lining out after faring down to no char on the frames.  I'm using 1/8" artist tape,  could not find 1/16".  The reference point is the top edge.

 

Stern view.

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Port side aft.

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Fore view.  I used chuck's templates to mark the bow and stern at the ends of the run.

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Looking aft.

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Port garboard strake installed and "nailed",  using 10Lb. mono that is 0.26mm diameter and a 0.56mm drill bit. 

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Both garboards "nailed" in.  Also showing the spool of 10Lb. mono line used,  got it on Amazon.

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More Later

 

Bob W

 

 

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I like the idea of adding the nails as you go. Wish I would have thought of that. It's going to be tough to drill every hole without missing a frame. 

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Thanks for the "Likes" everyone.

 

Richvee,  I didn't think that a light would work with the build base blocking access.

 

Thanks

 

Bob W

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Part 4

 

Working on planking. 

 

This is Plank 6,  Port,  shaped with heat only.

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Looking aft, Plank 6 Port.

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Looking down, Plank 6, Port.

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Plank 6, Port,  fitted.

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Plank 10 Port.  Had some difficulty with this plank,  broke the tip aft off twice bending with heat only.  After remaking a second time I soaked in water and mounted on the boat.  Left it over night and it fit just fine then.

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Plank 10 Port fitted.

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Thanks for the "Likes"

 

More to come.

 

Thanks for Stopping By

 

BobW

 

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Looking really good!!!

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Thanks Chuck,  and everyone for the likes.

 

Bob W

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Very nice planking there Bob, very straight and neat. A great challenge but would be a joy to do.

Cheers Chris

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Hello Bob,

 

I just came across this build.  Very nice work and your attention to detail is impressive.  I will look forward to seeing your progress.  Best of luck!

 

Patrick

 

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Thanks everyone for looking in and the "Likes".

 

Part 5

 

Basic planking done,  sanding next,  then the wales will be fitted.

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Bow view.

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Stern view.

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Quarter Bow View.

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Starboard view with wales fitted and sanding started.

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Stern view with most of the tapering done.

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Bow view with tapering by chisel.  More sanding yet to go. 

Then it's on to "nailing" the wales. 

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More To Come,

 

Bob W

 

 

 

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Bob

 

That looks great!!!  You made it look easy.  You are home fee now.  The rest of the project is pretty straight forward.   I hope you are having fun with it.

 

Chuck

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Part 6

 

The hull was given a through wipe down with a fresh tack cloth.  Then another wipe down with white sprits.  I'm satisfied so far with the results.

 

Port Side.

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Bow View.

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Stern View.

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Next will be three or four coats of wipe on satin poly cut 50-50 with white sprits.

 

Bob W  

 

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Looks like you did a fantastic job with the planking.  Look forward to seeing more as you continue.  👍

 

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That is a wonderful job on the planking Bob.

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Posted (edited)

 Part 7

 

Well,  I applied three coats of satin wipe on poly that was cut 50/50 with white sprits.  She looks very good but,  I may add one more.  I decided to shape the stands while the hull is still attached to the base.  Used 400 grit sand paper held down with double sided tape.  Very carefully moved back an forth until I had a good fit.   

 

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The fit at the Bow.

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The fit at the Stern.

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Frame centers removed.

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Fore to aft view.

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Starboard view.

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On to more careful sanding.

 

Bob W

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