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This is my first wooden ship build, as mentioned in my introduction I used to build and fly radio controlled planes, I much preferred building them to flying!

I decided to build HMS Beagle by Occre, the subject ships history is really interesting plus I think it is a beauty!

Occre have step by step YouTube videos of the build which I'm sure will be invaluable.

I have definitely jumped in with both feet but feel I'm up to the challenge!

 

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Instructions appear to be very detailed and walk you through step by step.

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I have made a small start on the false keel 

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I am currently planking the false deck.

Thanks for looking.

 

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I am making some progress with the Beagle, I have made a couple of errors but nothing I wasn't able to correct!20200113_095327.thumb.jpg.be0418433e47373e1bb80bb127828d9f.jpg

Deck planked and fitted.20200113_095335.thumb.jpg.ac06d7e68d980d1cc78ac084cecb60cc.jpg20200113_112206.thumb.jpg.960d016d6e5de2f63384e0655426aef3.jpg20200122_092003.thumb.jpg.9e6aa2fbfd936c0624cc5872cec206a8.jpg

Bulwark fitting, In the process of bending them to shape I snapped one of them! Probably due to being a bit impatient and a bit heavy handed, lesson learned there!! I did manage to repair it and think it is certainly passable now.

The other side I took more care and it bent lovely with out snapping.20200122_092017.thumb.jpg.0f96cef9c9df5f2984cb2db8801b5e03.jpg20200122_093217.thumb.jpg.7123641d0da22544ec685b8704a6d8ab.jpg

Getting closer to planking the hull 🙈

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Hi all,

I've been slowly making progress on the Beagle.

Made a few mistakes along the way, I didn't really want to post the pictures up of the 1st layer of planking! Little bit embarrassed to be honest.

2nd plank I didn't quite line up correctly so instead of fitting the 3rd plank in the correct place I lined it up with the 2nd one, so come the 6th plank I had a huge error. I left it overnight to decide what to do. Redo the planks or use filler.

I went for the filler option as I thought I would cause a lot of damage trying to remove them.

2nd layer went well overall I'm pleased with the results, considering my error and it is my first go at planking!

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