Sovereign of the Seas (Mantua) by Nj0rdr

Nj0rdr

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#64
It took a little bit longer for the update. As you can see planking is more or less halfway through at the first side.
The planking is getting slower now, because every plank has to made individually.
By the way: the length of one plank is 10cm.

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Ekis

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#65
Your lined is a real puzzle!
How do you determine the width of each strake? And why some are thinner than others? The historic plan of this boat shows a curving like yours?
 

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#67
Thanks again for all the kind words.
To your question Ekis:
I usually start with a new line of planks in the middle. There I check to put the next row with a difference of 4cm to the previous row. this way I ensure that with a plank length of 10cm there is a repition of a plank start every 5 rows.
From the middle I go forward and try not to bend a plank over the length. therefore I have to narrow them and quite often the plank rows start to get short. Due to the fact that I do not want to have a pointed plank I have to use a spilling methode. I prefer the Dutch one over the English.
As you can see I make some compromises and it is not authentic, but I like the look of it.
Not that you will see much after painting, but nice to know anyway.

Someone have posted a very nice picture showing the difference of Dutch and English spilling methode. Not sure in which thread it was.
 
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