Week 40  This week we got another batch of planks

The bits we received

And what we did with them

More of the same really.  Mutley is showing off his skills with a spanner.

Week 40 is complete now.  The planking has been done slightly differently to the way Hachette described.  No special reason, it just seemed easier more natural to me.  Below is the bow.  You can see the clamps holding the last plank in place as the glue dries.

Here is the stern.

And a shot in the middle.

Finally an overall shot showing the state of play.

Things not yet done

Fitting the fore deck
Stern deck part 63 not fitted.
Fixing deck
Fitting resin stern part 70
Fitting resin propshaft part D
Fit the bilge keels

Hot tip of the week

Don't forget to wash your glue brush.  However, if you do forget to wash it you can still recover it.  Stand it in a glass of water overnight.  Even the weather resistant Evostick (in the blue bottle) is not completely water proof and will soften enough so you can work out the glue.

How many hours does it take to build the model ??

This week :

12 hrs

Running total :

156 hrs

Take me back to week 39

Take me to week 41