Constructo 1799 Enterprise help

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I’ve been working on Constructo’s 1799 Enterprise. I’ve completed the 1st planking and can’t find any reference in the instructions when to start the 2nd planking. The instructions skip to adding the stem, sternpost, keel, false keel, upper wales and cutting out the gun ports.

Is the entire hull covered with the 2nd planking?

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Hi Pathfinder,would you be able to start a build log for your Enterprize and upload some images that members can take a look at your ship and maybe what the plans shows?I guess we need more info about your ship ,usually you build up the stern too and cutting out the gunports are not interfering with that.Probably you have to do the second planking after the gunports are cut out.
 

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It’s my first try for wooden ship building. The kit is complex but I’m enjoying working on it. There has been a lot of head scratching and thinking about how to complete a build step. The instruction book is very vague on a lot of the steps and the photo examples aren’t much help.

That’s why I’m asking the question about the 2nd planking. I would think that it should be completed before the 14 gun ports are cut out, but there is no indication of that in the instructions. The reference photos show the hull with the nails holding the 1st planks, the instructions continue to the next page and all the reference pictures show the 2nd planking completed. That pages instructions are for the fitting and gluing of the stem, stern, keel, etc.

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Let's wait what others saying about this.Should I consider this as you started a build log ?than I can move the topic to the wooden kits section.
 

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That would be great, thank you. I’ve taken pictures as I’ve built. I would be glad to add them.
A log will also be a new experience.

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Hi Pathfinder, there is a YouTube video of someone building this kit. It looks like he put the second planking on before cutting the Gun Ports out. I'm not sure how to put the link on here but if you Google Constructo Enterprise model it will come up, hope this helps,
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Hi pathfinder,

As there are no gun port doors in this ship the gun ports you don't need a frame for these. Therefore the gun ports can be cut after the second skin layer.

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Thank you for the replies. I’ve watched the video and it’s answered some of my questions but also created a new one.

Are the stem, stern and keel added before or after the second planking.
 

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“ OK” How do I do this Log.

It starts with the arrival of a birthday present.
Opening the FEDEX package I find this.

Opening the box, it’s WOW, OMG, HMM.

Some time is spent looking at the contents.

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Time to do some research.
What do I need for tools, what books for research and where is there a out of the way spot to store and build this. 5B15A55E-F686-40FD-BD2B-3DFD2F3DEC72.jpeg 697F97DD-9CDC-4371-9DC4-530FC6F32521.jpeg
 

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Squaring and gluing the frames.

I used small angle brackets fastened to a 3/4 in piece of plywood to hold the false keel while gluing the frames. Clamps and a 45/90/45 triangle were used to square the frames.

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Gluing the main deck and poop deck

The poop deck and main deck were marked to locate frames on the false keel. A center line was marked on both decks for the alignment of the deck planks.

The decks were glued to the frames and attached with 12mm tacks,

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It is very good, that you started now the building log of your model.....I will follow with big interest.
There are a lot of realy good modelers here, who can give help if needed......
 

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Deck planking.

The first deck planks were glued using the centerline mark as a guide. I used “Titebond II” wood glue. I lightly brushed the plank and the deck with a small amount of the glue, placed the plank and wiped off any excess glue with a damp cloth. I glued four planks, waited a day for the glue to dry and set and then repeated the process.

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Excess planking was cut off and the edges filed and sanded even with the edge of the decks.
 

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Another head scratcher.

I set the hull to the side after the deck planking and thought I would start working on some of the other steps of construction.

The masts and bowsprit looked like a good place to start.

“Cut and taper the bowsprit and jib boom according to the measurements of the drawing” is what the instructions indicated. Look in the “how to books”, look at “You Tube”?

Decided that I could do a good job with this setup and different grit sandpaper.

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I added an extra 3/4 of an inch added to the dowel length to allow clamping the dowel in the drill chuck. Using a set of heavy duty work gloves and sandpaper I was able taper the dowels in a few minutes. Once the dowel dimension fit the plan I cut of the extra bit of dowel damaged by the drill chuck.


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Ahoy Mr. Pathfinder,
It looks like your off to a good start. As Zoltan says watch a lot of you tube videos and you can't go wrong. There are also a great many videos available right here on SOS. Books on model ship building like " Historic Ship Models by Wolfram Zu Mondfeld" are a great resource.