- Aug 16, 2019
Yes a lots of drilling and a lots of toot picks but you did a good work on them
Well continuing on. I added the black arch and second bit of trim to the transom. Then spent a considerable amount of time attempting to bend the rail that will go over the top of the transom. After five try`s at soaking and bending I got a couple rails that were acceptable ( not easy at 1/16 thick) but have decided to put off gluing them on until a later date, after I have the rail on the bulwarks first. It turns out that two davits will stick out off the stern. They get cut into the transom rail so really I will be able to install the rail in three pieces which will be a lot easier to clamp and glue.
In the meantime I also marked out the water line and continued the painted black below the wales to the waterline.
Now I am planking inboard on the bulwarks on up around the gun ports. After planking the transom inboard and painting it I wasn't really happy with the look. It is to flat because the planking really does not stand out at all and it looks more like a painted wall. So I put on my thinking cap and decided to try painting the planking individually first before installing them on the bulwarks and see if that would give it a more planked than painted wall look. I think it does, not sure if you will like it but I think once the rail goes on it will look great. Ran 600 grit over the planks before painting them. The usual pics...
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PS: Hope you can appreciate my color coordinated clamps
Thanks guys, I haven't put any thought into the cradle yet. I saw one that was very simple just two rods up from a mount block going into the keel, that looked really nice. I usually try to be a little different so I may look around for some driftwood or beach stone to incorporate into mine. Who knows
Charles were is your Louis log bud I haven't found it. Hope you have both had a good xmas or holiday, the Admiral and i have been having a great time.
I am picking away at several area's on the ship. Working on the main rail but will install it later rather than sooner. I completed the inboard planking, filling in the top fore and aft. Sanded and painted again as I had it looking to ridged. Also working on the forward margin planks for the deck. These I am making out of Pear wood and will have the pear deck planks nibbed into them.
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Cheers Savatage I will look up your log, feel free to add any input you might have here as well. This is only my second build also and I've made a few mistakes along the way. The last couple of weeks RL work has kept me away but here is my latest update. Which somehow I thought I had posted a week ago lol. Must of got a call and forgot to hit send.I had similar problem with one side being higher then the other on upper planks, didnt notice the top wales had lowered almost a full width at the bow (...wasnt brave enough to rip it all off though.
Instead I added a small plank to the top from the bow to the 4th bulwark, which i can sand down after adding the 2nd sheer strake to the correct level...wont be that noticeable if at all...as for the wales...theres a 2nd layer added on top of the first, then painted black to the waterline.
Just have to make sure that those two top layer's (strake / & wales) are correct then its all golden )
I'm following this build btw best I can...2nd sailing kit ive done so the log your doing is much appreciated, I thank you for it.