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captainalan
#1 Posted : 07 September 2010 00:57:16

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well Magpie has set the standard for this build,
so i hope i can do this build justice its going to be a warts and all build so if any one has any hints and tips please feel free to chip in the build is over 8 issues and so far Ive received 4 with one on the way so i thought lets get going.
Most of the keel and ribs were bent or twisted not really a massive problem,
i soaked them all in warm water and left them for 24hrs before putting then in between 2 work tops and weighted them down and left them for 2weeks,that solved that problem



all the ribs were easy to slot together glued and left overnight
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#2 Posted : 07 September 2010 01:09:13

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next i put together a small jig


next i started to line the bulkheads with walnut veneer


deck planking now in place
sorry about the picture quality as i dropped my camera an I'm having to take pic's on my phone
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#3 Posted : 07 September 2010 01:21:36

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caulking was done by rubbing a HB pencil along side the planks

it would have been so much easier if i had been able to remove the deck to do the cross trees but i think i managed it OK i had some 0.5mm brass wire knocking round that i had used on some railings on my HMS blueberry


once cut down and sanded flush the don't look to bad the planking is not perfect but in the 1500's i don't think it would have been anywayBigGrin
and again sorry for poor picture quality
more to come at the weekend thanks for reading
Alan
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#4 Posted : 07 September 2010 07:51:44

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Looking Good CaptainAlan, Keep it up...

I see your enjoying it alot or is it stressing you out, full ashtray already Lol.BigGrin LOL LOL

Good Work M8
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Tamiya 1/350 King George V with Eduard set and wooden deck.

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#5 Posted : 07 September 2010 13:17:55

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lol that should have been emptied! my shed is my lil domain where the wife an my baby girl don't have access to BigGrin yes I'm enjoying the build so far was a bit worried when i 1st opened the boxes and found all parts had warped but after reading threads from a few months ago about victory warped parts i was less worried
I'm glad i had this forum to fall back on an read
Alan
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#6 Posted : 10 September 2010 20:36:22

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side bulkheads put in place



stern planking

quite pleased with how easy to cut these planks were it helps when you have the right tools for the right job (plank cutter)
1st three lines of planking are now on im limiting myself to 3 rows aday because i know if i do anymore i will make some very stupid mistakes by rushingFlapper
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#7 Posted : 10 September 2010 20:37:58

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i will try and do abit more later
Alan
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#8 Posted : 10 September 2010 20:41:00

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Looking very very good there, keep the pics coming!!BigGrin
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#9 Posted : 18 September 2010 00:48:52

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Planking started i tend to let myself run away with this job but forced myself to slow down





just need to cut out gun ports and do abit of trimming then to start to sand down
im quite happy with the build so far if the sanding down and sealing goes how i expect it to then i think i might change my mind on the VICTORY i was going to paint it because i felt i didnt have the confenence to tackle a natural looking ship
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That looks to be coming along nicely, I can see on one of your photos a kind of clinker effect right at the very front, I had a similar effect, sorted by lots of sanding.
But it won't take you long to work out how to improve and get round these minor imperfections. There is a wealth of advice and information freely available here and elsewhere on the internet.
Just keep on going you won't be to far out.
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#11 Posted : 18 September 2010 01:15:02

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the clinker effect was what was in the build manual i don't really like the look it but as this ship is a big learning curve for me im trying to follow the very poor pictures
i think I'm going to rub it down and use 1 mm instead as the veneer doesn't stand out like in the pictures
Alan
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