Week 41 This week we get the last batch of second planks
The bits we received
And what we did with them
I've been plodding on slowly with the last of the second layer of planking. I didn't follow the instructions, but I followed the way the planks seemed to go naturally. The herringbone approach. It's not particularly easy to get a neat job as each end needs to be tapered carefully, but it worked for me. Just that last little bit to go now.
Here is how I finished off the bow. The planks were stopped about 8" from the bow which left a fairly parallel section to plank. The last couple of planks needed tapering to fit neatly, but apart from that it went quite easily.
Finally the second layer planking is finished ! Here is that last little bit filled in.
And here is an overall shot from the bow.
Things not yet done
Fitting the fore deck
Stern deck part 63 not fitted.
Fitting resin stern part 70
Fitting resin propshaft part D
Fit the bilge keels
Hot tip of the week
The neater you can get the planking, the less sanding you have to do !
How many hours does it take to build the model ??
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