Model Shipways Sultana

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Re: Model Shipways Sultana

Postby Donnie » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:03 pm

Usually, the parts list will say that the plank (twig) or whatever, is being used for the keel, planking, etc.
For instance, the parts list might say something like:
2x2x 200 mm basswood _______________ Rabbet Keel Piece
1x4 x 100mm basswood _______________ Deck planking
2x4 x 200mm walnut __________________Hand Rails

of course, the parts list show the part, but you must cut the wood to length per instructions.
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Re: Model Shipways Sultana

Postby msully » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:07 am

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Re: Model Shipways Sultana

Postby Donnie » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:39 am

Very nice well formed hull - very good beginning !!

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Re: Model Shipways Sultana

Postby msully » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:26 pm

I have the decking on now. I used the sheet supplied with the kit, because it doesn't sound appealing right now to cut single, individual planks. Also, as the deck glue is drying, I'm reading about the next step here.......I have to do something about the bulwarks. I had decided after a lot of reading that I wanted to cut off the bulwarks as they were when the hull came. Now I realize that there isn't material supplied in the kit to make new bulwarks....ugh....this is stressful. Tonight, I'm going to look into butterfly collecting.
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Re: Model Shipways Sultana

Postby Donnie » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:41 pm

Well, building a wooden ship (even in kit form is almost from a scratch anyway - mostly it is a "process" to build a ship). A lot of people including myself take a break and re group when we see problems. Is there a hobby shop around that you can buy some scrap basswood from or balsa strips ? I would have to go back and look at my sultana to see what steps I encounter.

Did you visit my build log to see how I did things?
http://www.shipsofscale.com/Sultana/SCS01.html

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Re: Model Shipways Sultana

Postby msully » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:01 pm

I actually found a great supply of wood strips at our local hardware. I have no clue why they carry it, as I am the only one in hundreds of miles building a wooden ship model.
I'm looking at resources now for ideas, and I'll check your website, too. THANKS!

I'm going to try your can form for bending bow wood! Very clever of you! It's a LOT better than the jig I've been preparing :)
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Re: Model Shipways Sultana

Postby Donnie » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:24 pm

Bending wood like that requires the wood to be wet and hot water. Of course there are many other techniques like steam and a hot iron. But I have found soaking in hot water WHILE bending slowly works well. Hair dryer speeds up process once wood is shaped like you want it.
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