It took a little bit longer for the update. As you can see planking is more or less halfway through at the first side.
The planking is getting slower now, because every plank has to made individually.
By the way: the length of one plank is 10cm.
Thanks again for all the kind words.
To your question Ekis:
I usually start with a new line of planks in the middle. There I check to put the next row with a difference of 4cm to the previous row. this way I ensure that with a plank length of 10cm there is a repition of a plank start every 5 rows.
From the middle I go forward and try not to bend a plank over the length. therefore I have to narrow them and quite often the plank rows start to get short. Due to the fact that I do not want to have a pointed plank I have to use a spilling methode. I prefer the Dutch one over the English.
As you can see I make some compromises and it is not authentic, but I like the look of it.
Not that you will see much after painting, but nice to know anyway.
Someone have posted a very nice picture showing the difference of Dutch and English spilling methode. Not sure in which thread it was.
it took some time to finish the planking of the second half of the hull. There have been many things going on in my private live: 2 weddings (not mine, but my sisters and my sisters in law), a funeral and don't forget the NFL season (which is not easy to follow in Austria, because it means more or less 2-3 nights with just a little bit of sleep).
But back to topic: I already painted the underwater part in a dirty white. As a next step I plan to paint the rest of the hull in black. Keep you updated.
And another update:
i attached all wales on the starboaort side. The other side still needs to be done.
During the drying of the glue I also started with some ornaments on the rear bulkhead (which is missing on the picture above).
All the ornaments include some hammering to get them into the rounded shape.
Just some explanation about how I glued the wales:
I was not sure how to glue the wales. At first I thought to take wood glue and clamp them at every gunport . The only problem was that the wale was twisting. So I tried another option. I still used wood glue, but I left out some spots were I applied super glue, pressed it for roughly 10 to 15 seconds. The best part is that the super glue is strong enough to keep the wale in place during the drying of the wood glue. This way it takes only around 10 minutes till one wale is finished and I can continue with the next. Attached is a picture of the already applied wood glue. I make 2 dots of super glue press it down then the next 2 dots and so on.
I have a quick question to you all:
At the moment I am preparing the rear gallery. Outside it will be, guess what, black.
But my question is: should I paint the inside of part 50 red?
Also to the gallery windows they are pre laser cut (part 47A and 48A). Should I paint the darker parts black and the brighter parts yellow?
I had, at least in my opinion, a great idea how to paint the window frames (47A and 48A) and also the rear window frames.
Just used the gold marker from my wife and the result looks nice.
And before anyone asks: the pink mat is not mine, but one from my daugthers.