ZHL Black Pearl KML08 (Golden Version 2019)

Hoffy

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Ok guys after a break away from the build I'm back in the swing, first planking coming along all be it slowly have ran into a possible problem namely the planks in the kit both first and second material appears be too short to plank the hull with full length planks the instruction material list says they are 60 at 450mm Paulownia and Black Walnut 150 at 400mm while all planks measure 500mm they are still too short when you measure around the curvature of the hull length, anyway I have written to Max and I await his reply. See photos of plank lengths. Not concerned too much about having to join first planking although this will leave me short with small off cuts that cant be used, I do not want joins where a full length plank can be used on the final walnut planking.
Here is my progress thus far. Excuse the upside down pics but you should get the jist of too short plank problem.20200116_113439.jpg20200116_113449.jpg20200116_113513.jpg20200116_113520.jpg20200116_231558.jpg20200116_231603.jpg20200116_231826.jpg20200117_184307.jpg20200117_184324.jpg20200117_184346.jpg20200117_184356.jpgUSER_SCOPED_TEMP_DATA_orca_share_media1579135005560.jpgUSER_SCOPED_TEMP_DATA_orca_share_media1579135040357.jpgUSER_SCOPED_TEMP_DATA_orca_share_media1579135068717.jpgUSER_SCOPED_TEMP_DATA_orca_share_media1579135107905.jpgUSER_SCOPED_TEMP_DATA_orca_share_media1579176979835.jpgUSER_SCOPED_TEMP_DATA_orca_share_media1579177072549.jpgUSER_SCOPED_TEMP_DATA_orca_share_media1579177115007.jpg
 

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I found this document on internet. I already read it 2 times and probably will be again few times. :D
I am still miles from planking my build, but planning ahead. :D
 

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I found this document on internet. I already read it 2 times and probably will be again few times. :D
I am still miles from planking my build, but planning ahead. :D
Hallo Matus,
a preparation like reading is very important, but definitely you will get the experience with the strips by itself.
And at the end you have to find your own way you will do it, especially with which kind of equipment and method (bending, installing, which glue etc.)
 

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Hey guys been a bit slack with my update on the build some stage pictures not shown as I didn't take pics of the progress of the second planking, had some issues with the planks not able to traverse the full length of the hull but to continue and join planks together and given I decided to paint (INK) the hull it was not a issue after all. So now as I type I have advanced a little further to what the last pics show have installed carved figurines around cabin,installed rear lanterns rope fencing around some decks and hatch grates also installed rudder and hardware installed deadeye and hardware to all masts some preliminary shaping of some of the yards will post update pics to reflect this.
just starting to install shrouds
 

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Gidday mateys ahhhhrrr more progress from my last post things are slowing down now being at the fiddly bits with deadeyes,shrouds serving them and making served ropes for stays. All guns and doors are now inplace with their recoil ropes just have to arrange the slack part of the rope so they look right some stick up in the air. The plans are a little vaig on where single blocks for running rigging be placed on masts but I will nut that one out later on. anyway I'm happy with the progress and the look of the ship thus far, cheers all stay well.
 
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