St. Gabriel Master Korabel 1:72 scale

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Hi andy, sounds like a great job you have with bring your boat to work.
Hi Maarten, I take an hour's lunch break when I sit in my car, listen to the radio and read. What I have started doing is taking the various parts of this kit with me and spending some time at lunchtime filing off the laser char and making sure the parts fit ok, that way I can then glue them in place when I get back to the house.
The weather has been really good all weekend so I've been playing Tennis and taking Archie for walks around our local park but I did manage to fix the 3 Bulkheads that fit in the middle of the Boat. These slotted into place without me having to do any "clean up" and where fitted dry and then diluted wood glue was run along the joins. The fit is that good I could get away with not using glue on any join.

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I have now finished working on the Stern Extensions, dry fitted them, and then I ran watered down wood glue into all the joins.

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Instead of smoothing off all the rough edges on the Bow and Stern, I decided to fit what the instructions describe as the "Rough" Planks. These are the Planks that fit to the middle part of the Hull. These all come on a laser cut sheet.
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6 straight Planks are fitted each side starting at the Keel and then the pre-shaped Planks are fitted working down from Deck level. Even though the Boat is pretty much solid I still decided to plank both sides one Plank at a time. 2 Planks were removed and cut to length, they are supplied about 5mm too long. Following the written instructions I soaked them for about 30 minutes and then filed an angle on the side next to the Keel to get a better fit. These Planks were then glued in place and clamped.


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Cheers Andy
 

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OK Andy...weekend's up now. Where is our update? :) All kidding aside, hope all is well and look forward to more of your build.
Ron
Hi Ron, thanks for your interest. I have finished fitting the 12 Rough planks and smoothing off some of the rough edges, but no photos yet. I'm afraid you will have to be like a good Doctor and have plenty of patience (patients),
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I have now fitted the 12 "Rough" planks and before I turn my attention to the pre-shaped planks I fitted the 2 Cabin Window outer Frames. These needed to be chamfered on each outer edge so that they would fit between the Bulkheads in the Stern area.

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These Window Frames will be filed down to match the Hull curves, and then I'll paint inside black before fitting the Window Panes.

Cheers Andy
 

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Thanks Andy :) As usual the pictures, explanations and workmanship are top rate! Your work and model has convinced me to save the pennies for a Master Korabel kit. I was thinking of their Phoenix..
Can't wait to see the shaped planks wrap their way around that hull!
Ron
 

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Very nice build, Andy! I am well familiar with Mater Korabel kit maker. I have built models from them. They are really good design and quality kits.
Keep up the great work, will watch your log.
Thanks Jim, I am impressed by the design and quality, not just the wooden parts but also the detailed instructions, even though the translation from Russian into English is not perfect and there are some places where I need to read it several times to fully understand what the process is, it is obvious to me that this has been designed by model makers.

Thanks Andy :) As usual the pictures, explanations and workmanship are top rate! Your work and model has convinced me to save the pennies for a Master Korabel kit. I was thinking of their Phoenix..
Can't wait to see the shaped planks wrap their way around that hull!
Ron
Thanks Ron, but please be patient, I only get a couple of hours a week to work on this. There is a full built log on Youtube of the Phoenix, if you get the chance to watch it all you will definately want to get the Pheonix.

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&r...=1ITBzejbDbA&usg=AOvVaw2CBnDwPt08sNa30M51HrKn

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You are more than welcome, Andy. I understand Russian very well (I think so...) LOL. Should you have any question in regards to translation, please let me know. I eager to help. :cool:

Happy modelling,
Jim
Many thanks Jim, I may call on your assistance later as there are a couple of things I'm not sure about.
The next set of "Rough" planks are pre-shaped and fit from the Deck level downwards. The first step is to dry fit 4 "Rough" Bulwark pieces which go in between the 4 centre Bulkheads.
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I then dry fitted the top "Rough" plank and filed an angle on the top so that it would give a nice flush fit. I then glued it into position and removed the Bulwark pieces. I have now fitted 6 of the "Rough" planks which just leaves 1 either side to fit, but these will need a little bit of adjustment first so I'm going to let the other planks fully dry out first.

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Cheers Andy
 

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@donfarr Hi Don, this is Andy's build, not mine. Here is what I found on the Model Expo web site:

Master Korabel Deck Boat St. Gabriel 1728 Wood Model Kit - Scale 1:72
· All hull planking and details are laser cut
· Double planking
· The marked bevel on frames
· A special hull design that compensates the deformation of the materials
· Detailed photo instruction and drawings
· Patterns and cloth for the sail sewing
Length 13.75” (350mm)
Height 11.8” (300mm)
Width 5.9” (150mm)
Scale 1:72
 

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Hi Andy,
Liking your progress! What do you think of the pre-shaped planking? In theory it seems to take a lot of the stress out of planking but for the most part my theory is usually destroyed by reality :)

Ron
Thanks Ron, I am in 2 minds regarding the pre-shaped planking. I liked using the pre-shaped "Rough" planks because it meant I only needed a little bit of fine adjustment to fit them, and for some one that is not used to planking it's a great help. I'll see how it goes with the outer planking. I can understand what Uwe's concerns are, the wood grain doesn't follow the plank's shape and I'm a bit concerned that if I break a plank will I have enough wood to replace it. I want to leave the wooden Hull unpainted, just use Wood Oil or varnish, so time will tell. At the moment I am smoothing off the Hull and covering everything in dust.

Cheers Andy
 

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Thanks Ron, I am in 2 minds regarding the pre-shaped planking. I liked using the pre-shaped "Rough" planks because it meant I only needed a little bit of fine adjustment to fit them, and for some one that is not used to planking it's a great help. I'll see how it goes with the outer planking. I can understand what Uwe's concerns are, the wood grain doesn't follow the plank's shape and I'm a bit concerned that if I break a plank will I have enough wood to replace it. I want to leave the wooden Hull unpainted, just use Wood Oil or varnish, so time will tell. At the moment I am smoothing off the Hull and covering everything in dust.

Cheers Andy
Thanks for that Andy, I hadn't even thought of the wood grain not following the shape and I can understand your trepidation. On the other hand, a man of your caliber and skill will have no difficulty!
 

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Thanks for that Andy, I hadn't even thought of the wood grain not following the shape and I can understand your trepidation. On the other hand, a man of your caliber and skill will have no difficulty!
Flattery will get you everywhere Ron ;).
I tend to rush things especially if it's something I don't like doing, so by telling myself a certain part of this build is difficault it might help me to take my time, concentrate and do it properly.
With regard to the grain on the planks, I always think that looking at models, of all types, is a bit like looking at paintings in art galleries, we look at the whole picture from a distance and think wow I like that, and then some people like to get in close and you see tiny errors, I'm sure we have all "got in close" and seen something that doesn't quite look right on our own and others models, but we don't say anything. I like to see the whole "big picture" as do I suspect the vast majority of people.

Cheers Andy
 
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