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#1 Posted : 22 June 2015 03:49:06

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I find that if I need to put a dropper in the planking on the bow on one side and I don't have to on the other side both sides don't match up. It satnds to reason if the end of one plank is 2.5mm and the other side is 5mm. Is this something to worry about and what can be done about it?
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#2 Posted : 27 June 2015 10:42:33

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Sinbad wrote:
I find that if I need to put a dropper in the planking on the bow on one side and I don't have to on the other side both sides don't match up. It satnds to reason if the end of one plank is 2.5mm and the other side is 5mm. Is this something to worry about and what can be done about it?


Hi Sinbad, the planking strips provided with kits like these do vary slightly in widths, have never yet seen a kit where all of the planks are exactly the same width. It then stands to reason that these small differences can cause the kind of problem you are describing. Providing your ribs are correctly seated, the fairing and planking has been done evenly then the only problem this is likely to bring up is the appearance of uneven planking. If you are painting the model or applying copper tiling then it won't be a issue at all as everything will be hidden. It wouldn't look right though if you decided to go down the route of having the build in a natural wood look. Trying to get planking to look exactly even on both sides of the hull is an art in itself and the more ships people build the better they get in mastering this art.

Hope this helps.

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Alan
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