Colonial Schooner Hannah by Cap'n Rat Fink - 1/4" scale - semi scratch - Mario

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One of my current builds.

Hello All,

I have started modeling again. It's not like I haven't had time. But have been wood working and bee box building. Having fun. But getting back to modeling now. I am getting back to my re-build of my Lady Kathrine, my Echo Cross Section, and now the Hannah. Been studying up on all the chapters Bob has supplied with the kit. It also included 2 cd's with very detailed pic's on the build. I am considering rigging the ship since I have all the info I need for the model. It will be given to my oldest daughter Victoria. The reason is simple. Her 2 very best friends are named Hannah.
I will be getting very detail on my progress, because that is just my way. It is to help others, plus if someone sees I am doing something wrong, Please let me know. I will be starting the build board tomorrow. I will not be posting pictures as regularly as I use to, because my spare time goes in different directions with 3 kids at home. But i will post a lot of pictures and explanations of my build progress.

Thanks for stopping by....

 

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and a few more pictures.....





The LLC Hannah is a very nice kit for the beginner POF modeler. I consider my skills to be able to handle a much more demanding POF model. But I needed something to get me going again since I have been away for so long.
I am building the Echo Cross Section which I will complete soon. My only hold up is how I am going to display it. I plan on displaying it a different way. I am also building my own D. B. it will look a little different. I hope to update my build log on that one soon...









 

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A question was ask by another builder. I thought I would clear things up...

Why the frames were oversized.
The taps at the bottom of the frame.
With the tap in mind. Would it not be better to glue the 1st layer over the 2nd layer.


On the picture you will see these little taps/notches at the bottom of the frame. Highlighted by the red circle. Well per Bob Hunt's practicum, He configured these taps as he calls them with his laser program. The taps are there to strengthen that area of the frame, during construction of the hull. Once the hull is completed, I remove it from the build board. During the final fairing process I just remove those taps. Hopefully showing the frame sitting in the rabbet nicely...

My apologies for not clarifying this in my build log...












 

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Well made some progress tonight. The frames at the bow are loosely placed(I know things are looking a little rough). Nothing is glued up as of yet. But I had to show you where I was at. Since I have never made cant frames before. I hope I am doing them right. If you see something wrong please let me know. Once they are tree nailed and I make sure they are sitting proper I will glue them into and take some new pictures. THANKS FOR LOOKING IN....



















 

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Well it's been a while. But with my busy days, I finally had some time after work today. The kids and my wife hung out at school today for an art fair. So I was by myself. Plus I had no errands to run after work....






















Well guys please let me know if you see any mistakes. Remember this is the first time I have ever modeled Cant Frames...










 

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Well once I figured the story all those lines were telling me it got a whole lot easier. The starboard went a lot smoother, and I was done in about 2 hours. Now on with the hawse timber, then glue them in after finish sanding the fore and aft faces of the frames...

And again please let me know if you see that I made a mistake or mistakes. This Cant making is a first for me..






























 

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Well I thought I would do a very small update here. The forward cants are done and installed. The full frame are done. But ran into a small problem with one of the aft cant frames. #24. So I will have to deal with this one.

So I have 1 picture for ya. I am just too busy right now to post pictures and update regularly.

Me and my family are having a good summer. Working(after all cant have a fun summer without mooola). Been movie watching, concerts at the park, vacationing in Carlsbad South Beach. about 30 mins from were your NRG meeting is gonna be in San Diego. We are looking to retire in Carlsbad or Oceanside, because we love the beach area. Kid soccer, and adult softball that we joined. Just having fun baby.

That's why no updates lately. Ah the joys of living in So. California. Over all the best weather in the continental USA. Besides this is a hobby, NOT MY LIFES BLOOD. haha!


have a great summer


 

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WELL HERE YOU GO. WHAT JUST SAW WAS WHERE I WAS AT TWO YEARS AGO. SO YOU ARE LOOKING AT PRESENT DAY.....



Hello All,
Time to raise the dead. Another one of my dead build logs. Been two years ago again. The laser cut parts at least for the frames had several issues. So I had to remake my own frames to replace the ones that did not match up to the frame drawings. Ill see how far I will be able to get before my knee surgery. Then I will have to stop until Im able to get around again.










 

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So right now I am dealing with the wing transom. Got one question. Is it better to sand the hull before I install the transom??? If yes then I have to figure how to sand the inside of the hull. HAHA! All frames in, but only the cant frames fore n aft are glued in at this time.



 

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Now back to more issues on the kit I have run into. I have been messing with the wing transoms fit to the cant frames. Don't I am not going to install until I have sanded the hull. Please tell me I looking at this correctly and so I con go forward. This is all new to me. Back to the shop and going to mess with hawse timber now. Bought this kit to learn POF, but with all the issues I am just hoping I get something out of this in the end.