Bon Retour Artesania Latina 1/25 scale

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Re: Bon Retour Artesania Latina 1/25 scale

Post by Aginvicta » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:20 pm

Thanks Paul, I agree Caldercraft do very good rigging instructions.
Continuing on with the planking, the next 5 planks are already tapered but they are thicker than the none tapered planks. Before soaking the first tapered plank I decided to file the top edge so that it fitted against the previously fitted plank. It was soaked in boiling water and then pinned in place, I "borrowed" my Daughter's hair dryer to dry them, but I still had to soak them again before I glued them in place. The next couple of planks were a bit of a problem because I couldn't get both ends to finish on a Bulkhead so I ended up with a few small gaps. The finished Hull should be painted so it won't matter if I have to use some filler, but I am thinking about putting a second layer of planks on using some 0.5mm thick planks that I have. It would be nice to be able to see each plank even if it is painted.
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Once I had fitted all the tapered planks it was back to fitting the untapered planks. I couldn't get the next plank to fit against the plank above it so I decided to leave a gap, let the plank follow it's natural run and then fill the gap in later. I also started the next 2 planks from the second Bulkhead back, I figured it would be easier to fit shorter planks that needed some tapering at one end.
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Re: Bon Retour Artesania Latina 1/25 scale

Post by Aginvicta » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:49 am

It's been a while since I updated this, I have finished the Hull planking, there are a few small gaps but now that I have smoothed it down it doesn't look too bad. I had initially decided to add a second layer of planks to the Hull but I have now decided not to, I am going to use some filler to cover the small gaps.
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The Keel pieces, the Stern Post and the Stem were cut out, cleaned up, and then dry fitted. I must have been fairly accurate with my building because it only needed a few minor adjustments to get everything to fit.
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I wasn't happy with the look of the Transom so I added some planking to it. I used 0.6mm by 5mm Basswood that was left over from the Deck planking. I glued it in place at a 45 degree angle to the Stern Post, it may not be accurate for a boat like this but I like the look of this style of stern planking.
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The Hull was given a coat of wood filler and whilst this was drying I made the Coamings for the 2 Hatches. These are made from 6mm by 1.5mm Walnut strip, the for and aft Coaming was first fitted inside the Hatchway making sure it was about 1mm higher than the Deck. This proved to be a little fiddly on the Fore Hatch due to the small opening and I didn't want to lose the strip inside the Hull. This was left overnight and then the cross deck Coamings were fitted. I then gave the Deck and Coamings a coat of wood oil.
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Re: Bon Retour Artesania Latina 1/25 scale

Post by Aussie048 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:22 am

Andy

Yes shorter planks could be a good idea. I am not very good at planking myself but the more experience modelers will give you some sound advice.

I also use the bulldog wire clamp method that I saw on one of my fellow friends build log.

The best way to get advice is to post mistakes. We all started not knowing a thing about model ship building and can make good friends in the process of making a Model Ship. I know I have.

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Re: Bon Retour Artesania Latina 1/25 scale

Post by zoly99sask » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:43 am

Hi Andy your planking looks awesome .

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Re: Bon Retour Artesania Latina 1/25 scale

Post by Aginvicta » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:34 pm

Thanks Geoff and Zoltan. I have been thinking about this build and reached the conclusion that maybe I am rushing things a bit to get it finished. Far better to take my time, so I am going to add a second layer of planks to the Hull,

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Re: Bon Retour Artesania Latina 1/25 scale

Post by Aginvicta » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:35 pm

I had 6 Deck planks left over so I double checked the parts list and found these strips were not needed for anything else so I could use them to plank some of the Hull. The first plank was fitted using contact adhesive, running it parallel with the Keel and about 4mm below the top of the top edge of the Hull. The next plank was fitted above this first plank and the third plank below these. This is the first time I have used contact adhesive and apart from it being a little "stringy" I found it easier to use than C.A. glue.
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I left it overnight and then used some offcuts to complete the top part of the Hull, and then filed it down to match the top part of the Hull.
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Whilst I was checking the parts list I realised I had planked the "step" between the 2 Decks the wrong way, I had laid the planks horizontally when they should be vertical. I had a few spare Mahogany strips left over so I have made a start laying the strips the correct way.
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Re: Bon Retour Artesania Latina 1/25 scale

Post by Aginvicta » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:32 pm

As a bit of a change from the Hull planking I decided to make a start on fitting the Ribs on to the inner Bulwarks. These are 1.5mm square Walnut and although the number of Ribs is mentioned in the instructions I couldn't find the spacing between each Ribs so I measured the length of the Bulwark and worked out the spacing that way. Each one was cut slightly over length and then glued in place with wood glue.
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Moving back to the Hull and I next fitted the Garboard plank. I cut this over sized and gradually trimmed it down until it fitted. I used wood glue to fix it in place as this gave me some time to get the plank in the correct place. It was then clamped and left overnight.
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I have never really been happy with the look of the Keel, Stem and Sternpost. I have 4 strips of 0.5mm by 5mm Mahogany left over so I have decided to cover the Keel with this strip, just giving myself a bit more to do. Because the Mahogany is brittle I soaked it in Sanding Sealer and it has made it easier to cut and file without small bits breaking off.


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