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Thursday, June 23, 2011

H.M.S. Surprise ( Main Hull Planking Completed)


Just finished the main planking on the hull (whew). Now it is just a question of sanding and filling the seam lines. If you have ever single hull planked a model ship before the one thing you will notice that one has to place the strake on the hull when it is wet. However when these strake's dry they have a tendency of pulling away from each other and as a result seams begin to show between the strake's. So what I do is before sanding I will grind down scrap pieces of the appropriate wood down into sawdust mix with white glue and then place it into the seam lines and allow them to dry. Followed of course by sanding, and more sanding, and more sanding, and...

6 comments:

Pablo J. Álvarez said...

Really, Really fast, even so your work is brilliant and inmaculated.

Warren Zoell said...

That planking took me about 60 hours.

Diego said...

A word of advice comes from experience. It looks great

Warren Zoell said...

Gracias Diego.

Pat Tillett said...

it's looking good! You are dedicated!
As luck would have it, I was watching something about the defense of Fort McHenry in Maryland and your ship was in it!

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Pat - I'd like to see that program.