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- by irjebiv On Aug 20, 2014 - 8:29 PM
Hello all, I joined this forum because it looked like the ideal place to go for advice and help with my new hobby. I've modeled airplanes and tanks and even a plastic USS Constitution but always wanted to make that giant leap to wooden ships. Then I saw a commercial for Build Surprise by De Agostini and that really go me going. As I began looking into it this forum convinced me to start with something simpler. Something I can learn from the ground up and slowly acquire the tools and...[Read More]
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After starting with a few Midwest kits and AL's Swift (which I passed on to my son), and after several years away from the bench, I'm ready to dive in again. But this time I'll study what others have suggested and seek further advice from the "salts." (These be treacherous waters, mates.)This'll be fun.
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Title: Nameplate Carving
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Summary: The purpose: The shape of the V will determine the depth of the cut you intend to make, say you determine you want a deep cut within the letter, you will draw a squatty or short V at both ends of the centered line. Likewise should you decide on a shallow cut, the length of the V will be elongated, where-as the centered line will be shortened,. The depth of the cut is up to your taste. Just remember whatever you decide on has to be replicated to all the letters and numbers and kept as uniform as you can make them.
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An extra thick band of planking along the sides of the ship that strengthens the structure. They were about the same width as the hull planking but thicker and thus projected 3-4 inches beyond the planking on 16th and 17th century ships and 2-3 inches on 18th and 19th century ships. The top and bottom edges were slightly rounded off and attached to the frames before planking.   Or [View Entire Category]
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