The Black Pearl 1/50 first build!

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Re: The Black Pearl 1/50 first build!

Postby GemmaJF » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:15 am

mtbediz wrote:Everything is going fine Gemma. Your build log is a good reference for beginners.


Thanks Mustafa, seems the Pearl is a popular one for newcomers so if the log helps anyone it is worth the time to document the build.
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Re: The Black Pearl 1/50 first build!

Postby Donnie » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:30 pm

Outstanding - maybe I can hire you to help me !!!

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Re: The Black Pearl 1/50 first build!

Postby Canoe21 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:24 pm

Hello Gemma

I have just gone over your build log on the Black Pearl, just all of those pictures of the real ship and how you are weathering your ship to look very much as the real ship it's self. Super job on your planking it rely shows all of the skills that you possess, well done, ENJOY.

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Re: The Black Pearl 1/50 first build!

Postby GemmaJF » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:56 pm

Thanks Donnie and Lawrence, you are both far too kind, but I am enjoying my first ship build with all the new challenges very much.
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Re: The Black Pearl 1/50 first build!

Postby DenisR » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:47 am

Hi Gemma

Just fantastic work on your planking.

Wish I could do the same quality of workmanship you are doing.


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Re: The Black Pearl 1/50 first build!

Postby GemmaJF » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:12 am

Thanks Denis, I started out dreading the idea of planking, turned out I like doing it and will be looking forward to the planking on my next build :D

Almost there now with the first planking, about four more on each side to do:

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Re: The Black Pearl 1/50 first build!

Postby Canoe21 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:15 pm

Hello Gemma

Exelent job that you are doing on your hull planking, she will be beauty at this rate, ENJOY.

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Re: The Black Pearl 1/50 first build!

Postby GemmaJF » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:20 pm

Thanks Lawrence, managed 3 more planks this evening, just watched Black Sails on the television, not sure if after rum intake I should finish off the first side, just one more plank to go! It needs spiling because the side planking meets the bottom and it makes for a bit of an odd shape! I'll go ponder and if it is too much leave it for another day. :D
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Re: The Black Pearl 1/50 first build!

Postby GemmaJF » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:34 am

Spiling:

There are several takes on this in the books, using dividers etc. Spile when one gets an awkward shaped plank, perhaps a bit wider than a standard plank for example. I got an odd gap to fill as the side planking met the bottom planking. This could have been avoided by adding any 'oddness' to the garboard at the beginning of the planking, I did not go that way though so have to deal with the odd gap that results:

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Transfer pattern of gap to tracing paper:

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Draw out gap, I used french curves and a metal rule:

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Pattern transferred to some thin card from the tracing paper:

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Test fit, the template fitted pretty well with no adjustment necessary:

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As all was well I transferred the pattern to the wood. Piece of wider Pear I had bought just for this kind of eventuality. Adjustments could have been made at this stage if necessary before transferring the pattern to the wood:

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Fitting the spiled plank:

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First planking complete on the Larboard! :banana-dance:

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Just the other side to finish off now.
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Re: The Black Pearl 1/50 first build!

Postby mtbediz1 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:00 am

Excellent job Gemma. Congratulations :handgestures-thumbup:

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