1/48 scale Launch, plank on frame, by neptune

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Continuation of the build, but first I had a little set back, I've had an attack of what is called Bell's Palsy, it has the same effects as a stroke but only on the face, it attacked all the nerves on my left side of the face, so i cannot close my left eye and when i smile only my right half of the mouth smiles, see first pic, anyway on with the build,
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The capping rails now glued on one of the launches,

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And a view where I had glued on support planks for the cant frames, this is after the support planks have
been removed,

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A couple of close up pics,

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and agaoin,

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view of the bottom of the launch,


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A close up view of the transom supports,

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and the bow capping support,

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The starboard side first plank in place with the port side one in the front of the pic,

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another view after the port side plank has had it curve put on with the Amati plank bender, the manual one,

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showing after the fifth plank has been glued in place,

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and after a light wipe over with a damp cloth, there will be some sanding and a bit of filling to do,


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G'day its me again, the one eyed bilge rat,


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Getting ready to close up the last few planks,

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small clamps holding the last planks while the glue sets,

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The Pinnace and the two launches, i had a little bit of trouble with the launches, some of the planking was very
brittle and the grain was going across the planks in places, I thought I was going to have to paint them, but i
think they look OK, so will wait and see what they look like when the varnish is dry,


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Another view, i had to use a little bit of filler on the plank ends,

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There was a piece of veneer that went on the transom of the pinnace, but nothing for the launches, there is some
scrap veneer that I will cut the transoms out of just to keep them matching,


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Both oars have had the curve put on the blade, the top oar has had the handle rounded,

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All the oars now shaped,

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another view,

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and with the reinforcing bands on the ends,

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The three finished boats, they are not as light coloured as this it is just the flash making them look like it,

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And the finished oars, just have to attach the rudders and fittings, then that is it,
 
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Thank you Maarten I see the doctor tomorrow, well I see him with one eye, I'm hoping I can take the bandage off the other, its like a mini stroke that has paralyzed the left half of my face, its called Bell's Palsy, but it doesn't affect the rest of your body,
 

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Thank you Maarten I see the doctor tomorrow, well I see him with one eye, I'm hoping I can take the bandage off the other, its like a mini stroke that has paralyzed the left half of my face, its called Bell's Palsy, but it doesn't affect the rest of your body,
Hope he has good news for you. I will cross my fingers for you.
 
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Thanks guys for all the messages of support, the Doctor says that I can leave the tape off during the day but to keep it taped shut at night time, and seeing as Iwent quickly to the hospital, it will go back to normal in a month or so, thanks again for all the comments and likes, they are much appreciated, they help me keep charged,

best regards John.
 
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