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#81 Posted : 16 May 2018 04:05:42

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Hello again. Busy at work on the deck. I've managed to get all of it down.





I know what you're thinking... " love the curved deck and all the work but, It kinda looks like 12 miles of bad road..Huh Yes I agree but I'm confidant a bit of sanding will make it ship shape Cool So first thing I slather the whole deck with my matt varnish with extra attention on saturating the grouting, hoping the whole thing hardens and becomes more of 1 big piece. Better for sanding is the idea. So with no more delay, lets get sanding!! BigGrin



And more sanding



and more sanding



Not even close yet



So what felt like a month of sanding (it was closer to 2) I have block sanded with emery boards until all varnish has been removed. Much better.



So from here I'll give it a finer grit sand and then a natural stain and a coat of varnish. I gave it a try on some deck scraps, looks pretty good.



Stay tuned :)
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#82 Posted : 16 May 2018 08:03:00

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Lovely work on the decking, she’s taking shape very nicely.BigGrin

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#83 Posted : 16 May 2018 10:00:14

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She's looking fab, great work....Cool Cool

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#84 Posted : 16 May 2018 16:39:35

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What a great jobBigGrin lovely workDrool regards PhilCool
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#85 Posted : 16 May 2018 20:19:34

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I'm loving your whole approach to this build! Some of your solutions are just outstanding. Keep up the good work.Cool

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#86 Posted : 16 May 2018 22:45:23

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Great work, looks great after your sanding session.

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#87 Posted : 19 July 2018 05:54:42

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Hello again. Yes, it is done. At last the deck is done BigGrin Yes, I did rip out the hatches, I was never happy with them. They will be better next time Wink So with no more delay.... shameless deck porn







That's the last coat of matt after the fine sand. I like it Cool

So the foredeck is next on the list. This time I am going to use the flat deck as a base, it makes more sense for the blends that need to be made at the front and back to the vertical sections.

I made up some more lumber from the birch sticks for framing the foredeck.



with the hatch mocked up I'm going to infill the rest of the deck and cut it down to the curved shape





Stay tuned :)

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#88 Posted : 19 July 2018 08:47:03

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Very neat and skilled work as always.
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#89 Posted : 19 July 2018 09:37:24

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Beautiful work and a pleasure to see.....Drool Drool

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Should be a stunning model when complete Cool
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#91 Posted : 18 August 2018 03:24:25

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Hello again. I have a couple of days to lay about after eye surgery so I'll post some more picsBigGrin

continuing with the infill and shaping of the foredeck. I got it all filled in and double sticky taped to a sub plate for milling.







I took a test cut to set the depth and then ran the whole surface.









In keeping with my modular construction I need to find a way to mount this deck where I can take it on and off while I'm decking, sanding and painting. Laying the deck across the tops of the first 3 ribs nothing was even or level. I glued 2 small pieces on each side of the top of the ribs to create a pocket for the cross supports to fit into. then I sanded them all down even and at the angle I liked for the front to back pitch.



The idea now is to line up the deck front to back side to side and then glue the deck supports to the bottom of the deck that fit into the pockets I made on top of the ribs.





The first try was an abject failure as usual. Eyeballing the foredeck and the bottom of the 3 lobe inner wall was a mile off so as I was tearing it all apart I had an idea.

LasersCool

Lasers make anything better Laugh Just happens I have a whole kit of them, for finding wall studs, hanging pictures and what not. Basic DYI stuff for the homeowner.







So that's about where I am. I need to put in some supports behind the 3 lobe wall and then I can plank the wall and then the deck. Stay tuned..
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#92 Posted : 18 August 2018 07:44:53

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Excellent work, having looked at this build I feel like throwing mine in the bin. But I will persevere can't see it looking anything like this though, cant wait for further updates

BRILLIANT JOB BigGrin BigGrin

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Stunning work and very inspirational....Drool Drool

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#94 Posted : 18 August 2018 17:57:32

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eebygum wrote:
Jeff

Excellent work, having looked at this build I feel like throwing mine in the bin. But I will persevere can't see it looking anything like this though, cant wait for further updates

BRILLIANT JOB BigGrin BigGrin

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Thanks Terry for the compliments, I'm just making this up as I go. There's a strong possibility this may end up looking more like a '69 Camaro before I'm done..Laugh
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#95 Posted : 19 August 2018 07:47:10

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BigGrin Looks good to meCool
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#96 Posted : 23 September 2018 01:24:16

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Hello again BigGrin I'm gonna just get some pictures up and edit in some comments so a bit or work in progress.

Building some support to keep everything together for sanding, painting and what not.





In my previous life I think I built train trestles and bridges.

So onto the planking.



Like I've said the whole reason for making the front section modular was to be able to do all of this off the ship and on the bench.















That's right, I have also laid the first row of hull planking Laugh



I have finished up the construction work on the front piece, now I can put finish paint down on it.





This is kinda what the layout will look like.



That's all for this time, stay tuned BigGrin

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Hi Jeff

Nice update excellent job such neat and tidy work

Well doneBigGrin BigGrin

OBTW The Jig works a treat

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#98 Posted : 23 September 2018 10:06:52

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Great update, very tidy work.Love

Mark
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#99 Posted : 23 September 2018 23:06:34

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Excellent work, really enjoying following your progress....Drool Drool

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#100 Posted : 26 November 2018 03:49:23

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Hello again,

So I was working on the foredeck...



Shaped a bit of balsa to match the curve and clamped a bit of the supplied decking as inside planking. Hey, I've got a lot of the decking to spare BigGrin



Then I remembered I need to use wax paper to prevent things gluing to things I don't want to glue to. Fortunately the first plank was glued to the bulkhead better than the balsa Blushing







And I also finish shape sanded the foredeck to the front bulkhead. No, that blue you've been wondering about is not a primer.



It's going to be glorious Love Love Love

Ok from here I've been working on hull planking. Since day one I've had this kooky idea on how I'd do the gun ports. It's really quite simple really. Plank the top and bottoms of the ports with ship length runs and then just fill in the holes in between. I already have the sides framed in between the decks. So, after laying the first run even with the 2'nd deck, the upper ports start 5mm above that. I wanted a square edge facing the inside of the ports but the bamboo is rounded on the edges. I sorted thru the bamboo and found enough strips that were 5.5mm thick, enough to remove the roundness and finish at 5mm.




I lay the bottom run and then using 12mm spacers at each port I make the upper run the length of the ship.





And after that it's just filling in the blanks Cool The ports are 12mm tall so I had to cut down the filler strips to 4mm but I was figuring things wouldn't work out mathematically perfect.





Speaking of not working out mathematically, the lower ports start at 6mm below the top of the first row. The decking I haven't been using is .5 or .6 thick x 5mm wide, I figure I can cut some of these in half (2.5 wide) and glue the 2 together to get an approx. 1mm thick spacer material.



Again, just fill in the gaps.






The nose is always fun. I discovered a neat trick, when I wanted to actually nail all the way down and pin the plank down to the rib, I would use a scrap of plank to help me pull out the nail after. Before, I was just grinding off the heads with a Dremel.



Sanding. OK, the starboard side was first and it was a bit rough. I couldn't wait throwing filler over it just to ease the ugliness.







But I learned a lot. I keep forgetting I've never done this before. On the port side I used the plank bender ALOT more, not just on the nose and got a more consistent surface. My goal for this side was to get what I would call a "paintable surface" from the wood, no filler.












I shot a thin coat of primer and then sanded the high spots down just enough to cleanup 99%











So I guess that's where I'm at. Next level up I'm not sure how that's gonna work but I'll think of something.....Mellow Mellow









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