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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #600 on: May 19, 2023, 10:01:14 PM »
Excellent garboard plank!  You (and Slim) should be proud! 


What are you using for glue?

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #601 on: May 19, 2023, 10:03:17 PM »
titebond III,, had to make a few patterns to get the fit,, the little LV planes work great on the cedar :whoohoo:
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #602 on: May 19, 2023, 10:30:42 PM »
Great lookin curves and fit on those first two planking pieces!  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:
"I've cut that stock three times, and it's still too short!"

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #603 on: May 20, 2023, 08:27:04 PM »
away from the shop, but still working,, some surfing today found #0, #1 and #2 brass flat head wood screws wich should be both period and scale correct :cartwheel:,, crosshead screws came out in the 1930's,, also believe I have come up with a method that will allow the main deck and rear seating area to lift off with nearly invisable lines so the hull internals can be accessed :noidea: :headscratch:.. the 40ftr restoration photos have been a great help
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #604 on: May 20, 2023, 10:09:50 PM »
Old photos like that are a great find!   Really helps with all the little pieces that the plans usually don't show.    :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #605 on: May 20, 2023, 11:53:35 PM »
I saw that picture and thought "Boy, he's made a LOT of progress while I wasn't looking!"  I've planked a couple of model ships and I found it takes a LONG time. sp   I was very surprised at how far you'd gotten! Then I read the text and understood what it was. :Lol:

Nice to have those pictures for sure!

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #606 on: May 23, 2023, 06:52:51 PM »
not that much progress,, garboard and floor planks done, might be able to get two planks per side per day, starting the spiling of planks for correct fit,, the little Lee Valley planes are making this fun,, shorter plane set to take things down quickly- long plane set fine to true the final line ( bench is proving pretty handy also).. they are on the list of tools I should have bought years ago :facepalm:
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #607 on: May 23, 2023, 07:02:08 PM »
Looking great! And Slim looks happy sitting there in the curls.

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #608 on: May 23, 2023, 10:02:39 PM »
 :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:
"I've cut that stock three times, and it's still too short!"

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #609 on: May 24, 2023, 08:38:23 PM »
still planking, did get my original colorized penny post card of the Mare Island navy boat shop, a little clearer than repo photos.. does give a full view of the prop blade shape.. Slim tried his best to match the pose but this is the best he could muster,,we'll try it again once the prop has been ground, trimmed, trued, bored and polished..
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #610 on: May 24, 2023, 09:16:52 PM »
Great old picture!

And a Prop-er picture of Slim!  (had to beat CNR to that one... )

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #611 on: May 24, 2023, 09:46:41 PM »
 :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

I think your pun was very a  prop riate Chris!  :Lol:  :facepalm:  (yep, you beat me to the pun ch)
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #612 on: May 25, 2023, 06:35:22 PM »
WHAT is that horrible stench?  Is it Punday already?

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #613 on: May 25, 2023, 07:47:11 PM »
WHAT is that horrible stench?  Is it Punday already?
Punday is any day that ends in Y.   :Jester:

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #614 on: May 26, 2023, 09:44:11 PM »
getting hopeful that this hull will be planked-out next week..samples of the scale wood screws arrived, :whoohoo:they will work, Slim's hand is scale to the work.. (I ordered more) had a little time (planks drying) figured this hull will need a place to sit once it's off the board!!!
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