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Quintin
#1 Posted : 18 July 2012 09:44:32

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Ugh! I just had to rip 4 layers of planking off BOTH sides of my hull. A word of warning to anyone still in the early stages of planking, check your tapers, champhers and droppers. I made a mess of my first dropper plank, and had to undo 2 days of work because as I went on, it just got worse! (I am in the region of issue 35.
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Hans
#2 Posted : 18 July 2012 15:29:32

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Ouch not nice. Suggestion, offer up the plank into position, shape and dryfit. If you are happy, soak, offer up, fit and clamp overnight. Not my idea, comes off the forum, I think I saw it on MWG builds. Works well for me as well, when I started suffering with the hull, worked like a charm.
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#3 Posted : 18 July 2012 17:12:52

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Hi Quintin, Sorry to hear about your trouble, believe me, I've been there!! I agree with Hans...I soaked and fitted all the planks on my build, let them dry in place then finally shaping them as to fit where needed...had no problems what so ever...
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Quintin
#4 Posted : 18 July 2012 17:26:02

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all sorted now, i had shaped a couple of planks badly, (I am mirroring the sides as I go, so if there is a mistake on one side, it will be on both) so as I planked further, the mis-shape got progressively worse. Best bet was to cut out the offending planks and start over. I also decided I hadn't shaped the transom too well, so figured while I was hacking stuff out, I would cut all those planks out too. Arse end is nicely shaped now, so tomorrow, I will fill in all the holes and re-do the stern section.
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Built: Pinta
Belle Poule (plastic)
Endeavour
Scratch build of Pirate ship "Neptune" (Based on cutter "HMS Aldebaran"
Current builds: Victory
Hans
#5 Posted : 19 July 2012 11:03:55

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Sounds like you have solved a few problems there. Happy building
Rgds, Hans
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Current Build:
Endeavour Cross section,D51
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Under the bench: Endeavour x 2,Sovereign of the Seas, Akagi and The Black Pearl!HMS Victory Cross Section
Quintin
#6 Posted : 19 July 2012 12:58:38

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BigGrin All sorted, I have managed to replace all the planks I sliced out, with no visible damage. I now have a stern wihout 90 degree bends,it looks much better,and the keel fits in better. Much coolness, 70's rock in the background and the ship is coming on well, I may even be able to finish the hull before the weekend.
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Built: Pinta
Belle Poule (plastic)
Endeavour
Scratch build of Pirate ship "Neptune" (Based on cutter "HMS Aldebaran"
Current builds: Victory
pierre50
#7 Posted : 23 August 2012 07:32:38

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Hi Quintin
Would like to see some pics, if possible :)
Regards
Pierre
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