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pamlupo
#1 Posted : 02 June 2010 15:15:37

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Hi everyone

I am stuck with the planking on the launch and I really need some help please.

How do I get the planks to stick on the keel I cannot hold all of it at one time, especially as you have to bend it.

Please help me pictures would help as well.

Many thanks
Pam
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Hi Pam

First of all, bending the planks. The planks on the launch are so thin that a minute's soak in cold water is sufficient to allow you to bend the plank using gentle pressure between forefinger and thumb.

Before trying to fix the planks make sure you have chamfered the edges of the ribs so that the planks lie true to the shape of the boat without the planks trying to go in or out too far. Also there is no such thing as a plank with parallel sides when you construct a rounded hull. You will need to shape the planks as you go along so that when they are bent towards the previous plank they can lie true to the edge of the previous plank.

The planks can be attached with thick super glue from Cornwall Model Boats or something similar. Start at one end and wait until the first couple of ribs bond with the plank. Then applying the glue to two or three ribs at the time, work your way along waiting for the glue to bond. It's not quick but will give you a good result.

You are asking for photos, have you seen Launch Construction

or had a good look at Tomick's official Victory build?

Hope all that helps, looking forward to pictures of yourt launch!

Mike T.
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#3 Posted : 02 June 2010 16:01:41

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Thanks Mike

So its little and often......

If I damage a plank can I get any spares --if so what size do I order.

This is only the beginning of the build and I am stuck -getting worried about the rest, I am so glad we have the forum.......
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Think positive! Don't damage the planks! Yerr right we all have problems, however there appears to be a comfortable surplus for the launch, so let's hope you don't need any extra

Mike T
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phew re planks
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#6 Posted : 02 June 2010 16:56:59

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Don't worry Pam I'm in the same boat as you, haven't got a clue how to do it I've even got 2 launches, one to pratice on Laugh
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#7 Posted : 02 June 2010 17:04:57

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That's a great idea I am also struggling with my cannonade I have small fingers I don't know how you lads get on with the little bits and bobs.

I am seriously thinking of sub letting my little models out and asking someone to build them for me.
Anyone interested Love
Pam
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pamlupo wrote:
That's a great idea I am also struggling with my cannonade I have small fingers I don't know how you lads get on with the little bits and bobs.

I am seriously thinking of sub letting my little models out and asking someone to build them for me.
Anyone interested Love
Pam


Are you wealthy?

*twiddles moustache*

Whilst I have been known to *Ahem* 'pimp' my services about, I admonish you to bite the bullet and get stuck-in yourself! I too was a little apprehensive before following the mag build but it proved more do-able than I had first thought. Mike T's instructions are enlightening so do have a look at them.

Once you have the jig built, keep dry-fitting planks to show you where you need to contour the formers - being especially careful when sanding, given the fragility of the formers - you don't want to go snapping them

Just take your time with every single plank.

Dry fit everything first to see where you might need to alter something or to get a warning of future 'challenging situations'* where extra attention might be required

(*These used to be called 'problems' back in the day, but since we are all politically correct and 'positive' now, I shall use the modern tongue).

Oh... and before I forget..

Just take your time with every single plank.
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#9 Posted : 02 June 2010 18:24:51

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will do and will let you know how I get on.

Thanks everyone for the support
P
Love
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Capt Stedders wrote:


but since we are all politically correct



Speak for yourself sir!! Never let it be said that I am what you quote !! Cursing

Damme, will have to take a glass of Port to recover!! BigGrin

Seriously Pam do what Stedders says and just give it a go the idea of him twiddling his moustache and pimping fills me with dread! Huh

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Capt Stedders wrote:

but since we are all politically correct

The only PC I know is the one i'm sat in front of & the ones I fix!!!Flapper

Seriously though,all this political correctness does my head in at times..who has ever seen a rainbow sheep...unless it's with the aid of some falling down water of course!!
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#12 Posted : 06 June 2010 01:42:40

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dedworthdog wrote:
Don't worry Pam I'm in the same boat as you, haven't got a clue how to do it I've even got 2 launches, one to pratice on Laugh

A practise launch? I see my launch as the practise for the Victory herself! LOL
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just a query about the launch construction would it not have been clinker built
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one of victory's boat's is clinker built but the rest are planked i'm affraid, so keep practicingDrool
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karl1113 wrote:
one of victory's boat's is clinker built but the rest are planked i'm affraid, so keep practicingDrool



What does clinker built mean please ?Blink Blink

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Planks overlap each other instead of edges butting up together,commonly known as Carvel
see this example which shows both types

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cheers Rob, I understand now.

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Having a pig of a problem with this ship. mostly the launch.
Thought I'd lay the keel first as I thought this would help with the planking, when I reached that point. I'm glad that I tried it before I glued it, as I always do. The different heights and widths of the ribbing is amazing for something that was precision cut.
At fist I thought I'd put them (ribbing) in the wrong order.
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Hi Pam.
Like you I was new to this type of build, but being retired and with "nothing to do" I decided to have a go at the Victory.

I know exactly how you feel, the magazine build instructions are not as clear or comprehensive as they might be so refer to the build diary as this will be a great help. As you have already done ask questions on this forum. Someone will always be willing to answer/guide you as they have me

It is not a quick build so you will need patience and perseverance.

Good Luck with your build

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That build looks absolutely brilliant. You should be rightly proud of producing such a wonderful piece of work.
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