Finally, I have all the upper deck framing done and I can now move on to deck planking 1/2 the deck. The black strips are water-color type paper stock that I used a sharpie to make black. It serves well for caulking.
The black strips are .48mm thick. At this scale in real life, it might be just a little over .5 inches width of caulking. I am not going to split hairs - it is good enough.
Thank you all. I was able to make a lot of progress and I apologize for not giving more details on my build. But just in hurry to finish.
One big mistake. I decided to plank the deck starting in the center rather than at the waterways - which threw things off a bit. But the Cannon Carriages should hide the defects - the caulking is a little too thick on the waterways side. Arggg !!
Hi Donnie, I noticed that on your lower deck you used a wider king plank but on your top deck you used a plank the same width as the other upper deck planks. Perhaps by using a wider king plank you would have eliminated the thin wedge plank against the waterway.
Thank you all for the likes and comments. The latest. I have the Gun Ports trimmed out. The caulking at the waterways is really ugly, but I do not feel like trying to pull all that out. It should be covered up by the Cannon Carriages when I get to that point.
It is time now to Plank the Hull.
Starting the Wales. I am trying some India Ink to blacken the wales. I am using Basswood which is NOT a good thing. I should be using boxwood, but I have run out and at this time I have to just use what I have. The boxwood would probably produce a more realistic ebony color, so, perhaps if I go back and sand the finished Wales with 1000 grit sandpaper, maybe I can achieve what I am trying to do.
Maybe the treenailing will offer more pleasing finish touches.
Looking very good - especially with the contrast of the brass nails.
One question related to the Hook and Butt joint - is it a "fake"-joint, so only on the surface? It is looking very good and very accurate! Very good, so maybe you explain shortly how you did it.......