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Monday, 12 March 2012
Hood Build - Week 26
I've finally managed to get the time and do some building, as you probably noticed I've not completed all the steps in the Issues including this one, I want to keep the model on the board for as long as possible which means only working on the top part of the ship, this Issue delivers the upper planking plus you need to use x6 planks from Issue 24. I have also secured the main decks to the hull for my own needs to avoid any movement while planking the lower part of the ship.
We are asked to plank right up to and butt under this deck, if like my model the deck is not sitting flush with the frames then adding these planks means we could not be sure when we come to secure the deck that those planks are at the correct height.
So as the picture show's I've cut some scrap wood and chosen where I want to screw the deck down, glued them in place and let them dry fully.
This will not interferer with any of the build and even when we are safe to fully secure the decks then these screws will help hold it down while the glue dry's, it saves adding weight to hold it down...by then we may have some more superstructure in place.
I've just received some ply from a company to help me better replace the aft (Quarterdeck) decking from Issue 20, I need this completed rather than wait and wonder if I'll ever see it. I'll make a separate post for this and mention (name drop) the company and kind folk who have help me with some templates.
Where I've missed steps in previous Issues regarding the lower planking I wont do a step by step as I'm sure we all know what goes where but only highlight some areas where perhaps more tapering is needed. But I will add these to the Issue/week it concern.