There were regulations available of this time and documented. The situation is now, that the framing of our model is not following these old regulationsIf the Goodwin version is the historically correct way Blandford was nailed, I would have gone for this one.
Mike's version is prettier to the eye, but it would have been nice to see you show this way to make your nails.
Exciting to see what you choose,
Very nice Dave, and diagonal was definitely the right choice!I planked the bulwarks down to and including the first plank of the wale. I drilled holes for the treenails with a #65 drill. Everything looked good. Once the treenails were glued in, clipped and sanded, I noticed a little bleed through at the planking butt joints. Especially the but joint on frame #2. I thought this was odd because I used acrylic paint, not Magic Marker, and I didn't expect bleed through. What I'll do from now on is seal the butt joint ends with some CA glue (quick drying) before painting with black acrylic. Should stop any problems. The joints will be less noticeable once all the external hull details are added. I do plan to treenail the wales.
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Sorry Knut, for being so late to reply!Nice work Dave, can you tell us a little about the acrylic paint you talk about ?,
Do you paint the boards on the sides and end with black acrylic paint before gluing the boards to the hull?
Is it correct what I say ?, it is the first time I have heard of this way / technique.