HMS Royal Caroline kit ZHL 1/30

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[QUOTE = "Maarten, innlegg: 47522, medlem: 4818"] Hei Greg,

Det nedre bildet er bare tørrfeste utskjæringene, etter at jeg startet treenailing.
Se her både i final situasjonen.
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Beutifull arbeid, men jeg lurer på hvem den hvite stufen bak utskjæringene på bot sies er, (imetaysjons of claods?)
Nise bildlog i defently vill follow, ThxTommel opp
 

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The next step in my RC project is the main deck. After building up the bulwark it is time for the waterway and the margin plank. These I will make from pear, the waterway is provided woth the kit as 3x3 mm square strips and need to be milled to a triangular shape.
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For this I use my small proxxon mill in which you can insert a standard proxxon drill.
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And after milling this is the result of the strip.
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For simplyfing the construction I first lay down the margin plank which I build up from two strips of pear enabling to create the large curvature of the deck following the side of the ship. Sanding both strips will create a result of only one strip. On top of this margin plank the waterway will be placed and on top of the waterway the veneer strips of the inner planking of the bulwarks will be placed in a later stage.
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The curvature in the planks I have created by bending and steaming the pear strips.
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The maximum lenght of strip I use is 20 cm which is 6 mtr to scale. For the caulking I used a soft grey pencil. The planks always start and end on top of a deck beam which I have drawn on the deck, these do not have an even spread so the deck planks can't have a standard length and will all be cut to fit.
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Now it is time to finish these and then on to the deck planking.
 

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Nice start. Is it difficult to bend?
The issue with bending is that you bend against the natural direction of the bend as a plank would like to bend over the thickness instead of the width of the plank. So to get the bend correctly you need a lot of steam and patience, I dont use my solder iron for this as then the wood will be deformed.
 

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After a busy week with a lot of travelling yesterday I finally had some time to continue on my deck. After finishing the PS waterway I can start with the deck. I start the deck in the middle and work my way out to the sides. In the middle I temporarely fitted a plank for guidence.
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For the deck planks for this deck I selected 0,5 × 7 mm basswood. The caulking simulated with a very soft greay pencil on all sides.
Between the hatches full plank lenghts are used.
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All other planks are fitted in a 4 plank system with a maximum lenght of 20 cm (6 mtr at scale). The finall length of the plank is depending on the deck beam arrangement as the planks join on top of a beam. The planks along the deck hatches contain no joint directly next to a grating hatch.
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At the radius of the bow the deck plank contruction becomes interesting as the planks are let into the margin plank to avoid pointed ends on the planks which were vulnerable to rot. The width at the end of a planks should be at least 1/3 of its total width.
Then I dry fit the planks draw yhis cut out and remove this part from the margin plank with a knive. Finall finishing will be done by scraping and sanding.
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To be continued.
 

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This evening I finished the PS side deck planking. Now the SB side to follow. After finishing that I will scrape the deck flat with a razor blade after which I will treenail the whole followed by sanding.
The finall finish wil be a few layers of shellac.
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See you next time.
 

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Absolutely love how you made joggling! Have you ever try using oils coat before shellac? A few coats of flaxseed oil combined with beeswax will deep the wood color especially with treenails in place.
 

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Hi Jim,

Thx for the compliment.
Yes I do use oil also, used it on my cabin parquettery floor. A monocoat oil giving a matt finish.
For the deck I want a real matt finish as these were constantly rubbed with pumice to avoid a slippery deck.
I think with oil the surface would be to shiny.
I will make two test pieces, one with oil and one with shellac french polished.
 
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