Thank you, belatedly,Jimsky, it was a good day, being my 70th, so sorry to have missed your kind post, but am now ‘back on the job’ and enjoying it no end. Hope the world is being kind to you in the current environ.Happy Birthday, Chris! Have a wonderful day!
Hi Chris,Thank you all for your kind messages, just found the above anniversary postings etc, I am humbled, It must be said that I have been absent from the both the site and model building for some little time, however now am back in the ‘ swing of it’, I do apologise for not seeing the posting earlier, but have not been on the site for ages due to sad personal events.
However, am now enjoying the considerable challenge of this model, in this respect I will upload a few pictures of progress to date.
May I ask, with new postings to my platform, will I be able to access the personal site easier, as I had to search through several pages of later posts. Thanks guys, speak soon.View attachment 146959View attachment 146960View attachment 146961
Hi Chris, there will be wales also these are most probably from thicker strips reducing the number of veneer strips needed.Hi Guys,
Just spent some time going over Jimsky’s posts regarding the Charles Royal yacht build with particular interest in the , brilliantly detailed, second planking process, as after completing the gun deck etc I will be looking to start the second planking.
I believe that the first planking was probably from Lime wood, Tillieul in French, which is a lovely fine but soft wood, ideal as it sands well.
The supplied wood for the second planking is a hardwood of some sort, certainly not as stated, but that’s , by-the-way, it still posses several questions, not the least, how to proceed, hence my interest in Jimsky’s post, there are no doubt others, but this will be for further study, my aim is to formulate a , modus operandi, soonest.
There are very interesting and evocative details shown by the post referred to which will be greatly helpful. not least to myself.
So, a huge thank you to Jim, you have given me much to ponder,
The supplied planking wood is 4x1.25 mm as far as I can see, by vernier gauge, there are 53 strips supplied which will cover 212 mm, measuring from the keel to the gun ports we have 120 mm each side, that appears to leave me short of boarding, by some 30 mm , conundrum !!. Has anyone else had this problem with this build? .
I guess matching the wood will be nigh impossible, looks like one has to purchase a complete new batch of wood,