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HMS Winchelsea 1764 by Rustyj - 1:48

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The last few days were spent cutting 250 strips of 1/4"x3/64" for the hull planking. I found it interesting

that the strips cut from the same billet changed color not only when you worked your way through the billet

but also from end to end. Here is the strips cut from one billet. I separated the strips from each billet into

separate packages to aid in trying to use similar planks next to each other.

Also strips that look similar end up having a different look when the finished is applied.






I cut out the drop plank and placed it after lining off the first two strakes.






Well yesterday I thought I would be posting this update but when I looked at the first two strakes below the wales I

did not like the way it looked at the stern. I had to remove the last three planks and redo it. I'm happier now.

I then applied the first coat of wipe on poly.






Next should be putting on the second layer of the wales and the black strake. I'm contemplating

finishing planking the hull to minimize scraping the finished wales. I tend to manipulate the hull

a lot when I plank. I will hold it upside down, spin it around, have it in my lap etc.  


Have to think about that for a bit. Hmmmmm


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