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I am a new member to the forum and I'm hoping to get some answers to my questions on finishes. I have searched intensely,in fact I found the forum whilst trying to find answers on-line. I have returned to my hobby of model ship building after a hiatus of 4 years due to health issues and have resumed my work on Corel's HMS Unicorn. I have finished the hull planking and want to apply finish to the hull before starting on the decking,upper works etc. Here is my problem....I...[Read More]
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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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Title: Planking the hull, running the planks (Part One)
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Summary: Part One - Multi Part series on Hull Planking. You can download the full size images from a link at the bottom of these pages
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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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