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Marcel
#101 Posted : 06 October 2013 16:00:01

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I am collecting issues and put the build to rest. Its spring clean time and I am dusting old projects that collects rusts in the garage.

Thank guys for inspiring me to do a great build.
"Rather try and fail than had failed to try".


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Gandale
#102 Posted : 06 October 2013 18:08:56

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Marcel wrote:
I am collecting issues and put the build to rest. Its spring clean time and I am dusting old projects that collects rusts in the garage.

Thank guys for inspiring me to do a great build.


Hope to see you back on the build before too long Marcel...

Regards

Alan
KobusBeukes
#103 Posted : 01 November 2013 06:02:43

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Hi Marcel

Need to do some dusting! BigGrin hope to see some updates shortly! LOL LOL LOL

All the best!Cool

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Marcel
#104 Posted : 13 January 2014 12:24:50

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I removed layers of collected dust from the model and now its back on the building table. My spouse have a blink in the eyes,because now she can play PC games without my interruptions.

I had collected Issue 35 at CNA bookstore. This issue explain the positions of the gunports which is vital for my build. I can now mark the 1st deck line from Issue 11 and gun ports as I build.
This gives me the opportunity to rectify mistakes (if any) in advance.
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Marcel
#105 Posted : 14 January 2014 06:22:23

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ISSUE 18 - 20
I am at row 6 with the planking (from the deck section).
I want to achieve "ruler straightness" with the following rows of strakes, therefore I need to place droppers to fill the gaps caused by the first row that follows the deck line.
If I only had this knowledge when I started this build, I would had a different approach.
The straight lines of the planking should aid in planning the cannon ports (Issue 35)

Due to the tedious task of bending planks at the stern, I want to reduce the droppers in this section to the minimum. By dividing the build in section of 5 rows each and mark it, you should get an general idea what to expect how the rows will "sit" on your model. This is a tip I picked up from reading Ship Modeller books.

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Stern Ruler.jpg
Stern row 6 space.jpg
Bow dropper space.jpg
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Marcel
#106 Posted : 14 January 2014 08:59:50

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Somehow the measurements of the band-width (the 5 rows per band) differs from the two opposite sides. To rectify this I had to place a 3mm row of planking on port side to rectify the band-width. I guess its come with school training as I learn as I build.

When this band is completed, I will start working on the band at the Keel-section. This band has been marked starting from the 'ruler-straight'- planking from the middle-band at the decks using the bamboo strips which is named to be placed in exact position.

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KobusBeukes
#107 Posted : 14 January 2014 11:29:07

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Hi Marcel

I followed the instructions and didn't encounter any problems. I continued to follow the previous plank and did the infill as required. All worked out nice!

Remember that this is the first layer of planking and would not be vissible once the second layer is in place.

Welcome back to the build - missed you!

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Marcel
#108 Posted : 18 January 2014 07:38:09

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KobusBeukes wrote:
Hi Marcel

I followed the instructions and didn't encounter any problems. I continued to follow the previous plank and did the infill as required. All worked out nice!

Remember that this is the first layer of planking and would not be vissible once the second layer is in place.

Welcome back to the build - missed you!

Regards


Thanks Kobus for looking into my build. I deviate a little bit from the original instructions to play with the idea of a scratch build.

I gain new knowledge how to plan a new build and by understanding the basic concept of building a model ship, the builder can plan ahead and make earlier adjustments. The SOTS is a great way for me to 'trial and error' (staying as close as possible to the official instruction) since it is not and exact replica of the original ship.
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Marcel
#109 Posted : 18 January 2014 07:54:47

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It was worth collecting issues until Issue 35, and stopped planking at Issue 20 .

I want to make sure about the transverse line for the cannon ports described in Issue 35. Having not planked all the way, I have a clear visual of the deck-line.

I marked with a pencil the transverse line 23mm from the top of the deck and draw it with a flexible school ruler on the dots. With the ribs still bare, I draw the centre of each rib onto the planking.

When all is marked out, I want to cut out the first row of gun ports.
Marcel attached the following image(s):
Start of Transverse line 23 mm.jpg
Marking Transverse line 23 mm.jpg
Rib and transverse lines.jpg
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KobusBeukes
#110 Posted : 18 January 2014 09:20:29

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Hi Marcel

Now I understand what your plan of action is, great idea! If you wound good plans let me know as I'm also looking into a scratch build.

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Gandale
#111 Posted : 18 January 2014 10:07:18

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Very nice work Marcel and I love your idea for marking out the deck lines... will bank that for future reference....Cool Cool .. Look forward to seeing more...

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Alan
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#112 Posted : 18 January 2014 11:57:21

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Thank you Alan and Kobus for the nice replies. All of my great ideas came from reading this forum and asking questions.
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Marcel
#113 Posted : 19 January 2014 03:07:06

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After many attempts (at least 4 times of breaking it off), I finally finished the 1st 2 rows of the garboard planks.
At first I placed the tapered plank too much forward at the bow, then too far back. Its only after I marked out the bands that I started to see where all the strakes have to be placed (as illustrated in the guide for beginners elsewhere in the forum).

Twisting the strakes at the stern was easy enough. I marked the 6mm space at the rear, mark and pre- drill the plank (note: I kept the whole length of the plank in tact for more handling grip).

I glued the rear strake onto the hull up to rib 22 with the rest of the plank hanging dry and left it for the glue to dry . The next step is the twist.
By gripping the plank at the loose end and pressing it down in place, I heated the twist with a steam-iron to take its new shape, marked the butt for a tight fit, cut and glued it into place. I find by doing it this way, your twists is in the exact position. The opposing plank will have a replicated image.

Marcel attached the following image(s):
Stern Garboard glue.jpg
Stern Garboard Iron out.jpg
Stern Garboard finish.jpg
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Marcel
#114 Posted : 19 January 2014 11:05:12

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To fill the tapered gaps between the planks, I taught myself the stealer technique (I am not sure if its the correct name Confused ). Its more time consuming, but the fit is believed to be stronger. It also fools the eye to believe its one plank pruned into shape.

I took a 5mm plank, cut a 45 degree angle halfway into it, (2.5mm) draw the line where the mating plank will sit and cut it out. This eliminates those razor edges of the basic tapers that splinters or break off.

Maybe there is a method behind my madness and weird thinking?
Marcel attached the following image(s):
Stealer.jpg
Stealer close up.jpg
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Marcel
#115 Posted : 20 January 2014 07:54:29

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Issue 20

After I filled all the gaps, I trimmed and shaped the rear. I am very impressed with the outcome of the contours. BigGrin

Glare My next step is to cut out the first row of gun ports (Issue 35) while the deck plates are still visible. I almost made a booboo by choosing the wrong deck as my basis for my transverse line.
Marcel attached the following image(s):
Lower stern 1.jpg
Lower stern finish 2.jpg
Lower stern finished.jpg
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Marcel
#116 Posted : 24 January 2014 06:31:59

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The Aft castle pieces from Issue 29 came in useful planning my next few strakes at the stern around the Aftcastle. I used the piece and draw the outline on the strake, cut the strake and glued it into place.
Marcel attached the following image(s):
Aft castle bare.jpg
Aftcastel gap.jpg
Strake pencile line.jpg
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#117 Posted : 24 January 2014 08:32:53

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making nice progress

J
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#118 Posted : 24 January 2014 21:49:08

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Coming along very nicely Marcel, like the idea of marking out that final plank on the aftcastle, very well done....Cool Cool

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Alan
Marcel
#119 Posted : 26 January 2014 16:19:03

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I have finished planking the bottom of the hull up to the 1st band from the keel (4 rows per band = 20mm)Mellow

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Not sure how the two different bands from the bow-former and keel-section will meet, I marked the bands with black string to get a visual idea how to plan ahead on the planking. For a more accurate measurement, I used a bamboo plank to follow the contours and made adjustment to the string where necessary.

With the instructions open next to my build, the strings gives me a better understanding of the outlay of the tapered planks and make improvements where possible.Huh
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String Band front.jpg
String band side.jpg
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Gandale
#120 Posted : 26 January 2014 22:39:30

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Another nice idea with the black string Marcel, gives a good visual reference to ensure both sides are evenly planked.....Cool Cool .. Keep the pics coming....Cool

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