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Lovely looking ship, have you got more pics of it.

Hi all got more planking done, I'm quite pleased with how the stern is turning out.

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More work on the planking, getting there (mind you so is christmas)

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Hi all I know I shouldn't yet but I wanted to see how she would look when sanded down so had a quick go.

I know still Leeds a bit of filling in places but I'm really chuffed how it looks at the moment.

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Hi all couldn't resist a bit of varnish (just to see the beauty of the wood grain)

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Well got the upper wing structure done (shes going to be a fair size)

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Planking nearly done now 
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Hope things carry on the way they are.

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Hi all, sooo close 

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Shaping the planks to fit the ever narrowing spaces  (scharf joints I think their called ) is a very slow job (and each one is a different shape) but it is surprisingly satisfying when they finally fit.

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Finally finished the planking of the hull, luckily the top half is black so I can hide the bad bits under the paint, I'm really pleased with the bottom half though which is good since I will just be varnishing that and leaving the wood to show.

I must admit its turned out far better than I hoped it would.

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Hi all planking done and varnished, made up the stand, painted the black top part and added some more to the decking structure.

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Hi all well I'm on to the gunwale covers (why they are called that I dont know, they cover nothing have nothing to do with guns and what wale's are I've no idea) anyway I've made a jig to get all the holes in the same place.

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Drilled all 52 holes

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Gunwales installed

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Bit annoyed with the instructions (and myself for not checking) they tell you to drill 52 holes @ 1.5 mm but the brass wire they supply is only 1 mm 

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Well shes got a name on her now, I feel shes looking like a ship now and with the lines on the side the proportions are looking better (I did think without them she was looking slab sided)

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Hi all finished the planking on the bow (those little bends in the 2x2mm sapeally were a real pain in the bum, that is the 12th set of those, they kept snapping when trying to bend them) I finally managed to get the bend by soaking them in boiling water then giving them 2 mins in the microwave.

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Hi all did some to the stern cabin on this, I must say I'm really enjoying this.

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Hi Kenneth,  Saw the title of your thread and remembered building a plastic kit of this ship.  One of the most beautiful that ever sailed IMO.  Nothing compared to your of course and I want to say how much I like yours and the efforts you're putting forth.  Good luck on the rest of it.  cheers, tim

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I made a simple jig to keep the ribs the same distance apart and to keep them perpendicular to each other 

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Made the cats whiskers too.

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I know I'm jumping ahead a bit (well quite a lot) but I thought it might be interesting to add some of the deck furniture.

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I made another little jig for the covers for the hatch as there are a lot of them and they all need to be the same.
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This is such a fun build to watch; great work !

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