Badger by Caldercraft 1:64

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Badger by Caldercraft 1:64

Postby portside » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:56 pm

Just getting started on my second build. I chose the Badger by Caldercraft with the help of Clare Hess and I'm glad I did. Laying the keel and associated bulkheads was easy and fun. I added some mast supports made of scrap wood to the sides of the keel mast slots. I got that idea from a book by Ben Lankford. The instructions called for planking the false deck later, but I thought it would be easier and "cleaner" to do it at this time.
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Just getting started
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I think the keel is straight
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Mast supports
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Mast support from above
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Stern bulkhead after sanding. May need some more shaping when planking
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False deck and planking
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Re: Badger by Caldercraft 1:64

Postby catopower » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:26 am

Looks like a nice start to a good looking kit Bill!

Great photos too. What kind of camera are you using?

Congrats on your first build log post. This calls for an animated emoticon... :greetings-clapyellow:

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Re: Badger by Caldercraft 1:64

Postby portside » Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:19 pm

Thanks for the comments Clare. I'm just using my phone camera and then dressing it up a bit with the computer. However, I did run into a bit of a snag: on the # one bulkhead ( by the stem ) I had 28 mm on the port side and 26 mm on the starboard. I don't know how that happened, but I found it by laying a batten along the bulkheads to see what I needed for beveling. I decided to add material to the starboard side so I would have something to bevel. I used 1X4 mm stock left over from my first kit. I put on two layers. The 1X4 was flexible enough to match the contour of the bulkhead. So far, so good.
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Re: Badger by Caldercraft 1:64

Postby Donnie » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:20 pm

Hi Bill,
sometimes things like this can happen with having to add wood to a bulkhead. Its good to see that you had a work around. You are welcome to make your images a little larger if you need them to be.

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Re: Badger by Caldercraft 1:64

Postby portside » Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:25 pm

Thanks Donnie, I'm going to try posting bigger pictures. I thought I was all ready for planking after sanding the bevels and stern from the bearding line, but I was wrong. I laid a batten along the sides and discovered two more short bulkheads. I soaked and steamed a 2X4 mm piece of spare timber from my first build to shape it and just used a 1X4 mm piece on the other. Now, I hope I can proceed.
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Starboard side bulkhead
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Piece of 2X4 mm timber after shaping.
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Have ya got enough clamps there?
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After 24 hours looking forward
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Looking aft
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1X4 mm addition to port
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Re: Badger by Caldercraft 1:64

Postby GaryM » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:49 pm

Nice repair work. Looks like it will make a strong model.
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Re: Badger by Caldercraft 1:64

Postby portside » Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:14 pm

Thanks Gary,
I have been on vacation. Now I can get back to the fun stuff...building a Badger!!
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Re: Badger by Caldercraft 1:64

Postby Donnie » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:23 am

I agree with Gary. I too have been on vacation and just now getting back home over the weekend.

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Re: Badger by Caldercraft 1:64

Postby catopower » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:49 am

Same here, Bill! The time your spending making sure everything is good before you begin the planking is the best investment you can make into your model.

Glad to see you back at it – enough with all that silly vacation stuff! :D

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Re: Badger by Caldercraft 1:64

Postby portside » Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:19 pm

Well, I've got a little bit further along, but am unhappy with the result of my first planking. Maybe I can fix it with a couple of buckets of filler, but it's going to take a lot of work. I hate it when I make more work for myself. Keeps me out of trouble I guess.
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an attempt at planking
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Got enough clamps?
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