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#1 Posted : 05 January 2012 01:00:06

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Hi all,

decided to start a build log of my Akagi so that I can benefit from those more experienced than I and to share my experiences.

Just a quick word on my background, I have been making plastic models since my father introduced me to the craft at about 5. This is my first attempt at a wooden ship (not quite true, I did start the Endeavor Longboat but a part is missing, thats probably why my DVD player has stopped working!Angry ).

I collected the first few issues before attempting construction which I started over the Christmas. To date I have only worked on the wooden pieces, leaving the metal parts for later.

I will post some pics of my progress tomorrow,

happy new year everyone,

Ger
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#2 Posted : 05 January 2012 01:44:27

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Happy New Year Ger and welcome to the forum and the Akagi buildBigGrin

All the best Mike
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#3 Posted : 05 January 2012 08:39:41

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Hi and welcome BigGrin

cant wait to see the build diary, she looks like a great model.
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#4 Posted : 05 January 2012 15:19:19

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BigGrin Welcome to the forum Ger, just a word of warning this hobby can get very addictiveBlink , but you will find plenty of help if u get stuck look forward to your diary
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Welcome to the forum Ger C, and look forward to seeing your build Cool
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#6 Posted : 12 January 2012 01:06:01

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Hi all,

thanks for the comments, I have finally managed to upload some pics.

I collected the first few issues and did not begin construction until I had all the keel parts and the frames. I began construction over the Christmas and although I am following the official build log, I have not yet started the metal parts. This is the stage that I have reached. All comments welcome,

Ger
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Looks like a good start BigGrin
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#8 Posted : 12 January 2012 09:31:27

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I second thatBigGrin Good stuffBigGrin Mike
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#9 Posted : 13 January 2012 17:16:03

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Hi all,

Does anyone have any advice as how to dissolve wood glue once iit has set?

Thanks
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#10 Posted : 13 January 2012 17:29:17

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Welcome to the forums.

Looks like your off to a great startBigGrin

As for the wood glue, i find warm water weakens it sufficient to remove any parts.
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#11 Posted : 16 January 2012 21:52:23

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Hi all,

I have dry fitted parts 27-30 but although they are in the correct place (I think) there are slight gaps and the joints do not form a smooth line.

Should this be sorted by filling and sanding or have I gone astray,

Your thoughts are welcome,

Thanks,

Ger
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#12 Posted : 16 January 2012 22:02:24

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Ger please post some phtos of the problem pleaseBigGrin

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#13 Posted : 16 January 2012 23:36:01

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Hi,

here are the pics of my problem areaConfused. Please note that this is my first model of this type and this is a serious question, the differences in the photos are 1mm or less but I am unsure if this is normal with a wooden model which may be fixed with filler and sanding or should the pieces fit together more precisely,

all comments welcome,

thanks

Ger

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#14 Posted : 17 January 2012 00:12:25

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Hi Ger

I had trouble fitting these items, but I think your fit is acceptable if you look at the official build you will see the fit is similar to yours.

The planking will fit on top of these pieces so as long as they are flat and level, you should be ok because we sand the edges later.

I hope this helps youBigGrin

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#15 Posted : 17 January 2012 00:48:52

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Mike,

thanks for your prompt reply,

Ger
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#16 Posted : 18 January 2012 19:12:36

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Hi Ger C
I had the same problem as above but after a bit of sanding/ fetlin got them to fit reasonably well, as Mike says as long as its as close as u can get and flat it wont be a problem as we are both over half way through the planking and its fine.Also there will be quite a lot of curvature here when it comes to shaping the hull so all that wood sticking out will transform into a smooth shape. Hope this helps
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#17 Posted : 18 January 2012 21:29:48

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Hi,

thanks for your comments and advice, will take it on board

but for tonight I have a teething 7 month old to deal withLove so will not be glueing these offending parts any time soon,

Ger
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#18 Posted : 18 January 2012 21:53:33

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By the way,

by means of an update on my previous topic "help needed", no reply from customer care but AL sent me a replacement part at no chargeBigGrin

I just started the longboat and intend to start a build log as soon as I have something to show,

big thanks to MWG for his advice,

Ger
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#19 Posted : 27 January 2012 01:36:35

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Hi all,

glued the parts 27-30 in posn, got them to fit a bit better than the dry fit on my last post but not v happy as there are still gaps but that seems like a common problem from the other posts that I have read.BigGrin Mebey I'm not too far offMellow

Ger
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#20 Posted : 27 January 2012 01:38:41

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I used these pins to try and keep the parts in position while the glue dried, seemed to work.
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