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Re: Martin Builds the Bismarck!
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2007, 10:04:09 PM »


OK, panic over.  :)

Centre deck planks trimmed to length and glued down.



More planks are added to the section towards the bow....





The two side cheek and then added...







Looks pretty strong  to me.  O0



And it fits. :o







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Re: Martin Builds the Bismarck!
« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2007, 10:28:36 PM »


Part 18 

THE INTERNAL SEALING. :o
The instructions say:
To seal the hullwith caulk, you will need a roll of gauze dressing material, which can be obtained from a pharmacy, a medium-sized flat brush and white wood glue.


I haven't got any gauze to hand and Boots are closed. ;)
So I'm going to leave this for now and continue with the deck planking.



The Bow section deck planking consist of two birch wood ply plates.
Nothing fiddly here, just mark up, glue and clamp.









Getting cocky now!  ;)


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Re: Martin Builds the Bismarck!
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2007, 10:51:00 PM »


Part 19 - Stern deck planking


( Again I will leaving the INTERNAL SEALING until the deck is complete. )


This is an intersting section, it reminded me of a model plane I built a few years ago.....
Again not much to do to the bits, mark off the deck beams and cut a couple of tabs.



Clamp.....












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Re: Martin Builds the Bismarck!
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2007, 11:04:34 PM »


The story so far....































Time to go home.....   :)




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Re: Martin Builds the Bismarck!
« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2007, 10:27:45 PM »


Part 18   Caulking... or not!





I gave it a go, and after 1/2 hour I got the first two pieces in....





I gave it another try..... and another and another.... nope to much work for very poor results.
The white glue and gauze/bandage stuck to everything except the planking!




I tried pre gluing the bandage but that made matters worse :'( 






And as for trying to get it into the bow section....FORGET IT!  >:(






Well...... back to the drawing board!  :-X

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Re: Martin Builds the Bismarck!
« Reply #30 on: September 21, 2007, 10:54:16 PM »


Part 18   Caulking - Round 2


Well it took a couple of weeks of psychological preparation, I decided to have another go at
sealing the hull internals using waterproof PVA and builders / plasters sticky SCRIM gauze.




Using the SCRIM tape was MUCH easier and I even managed to get some in between the  bow bullheads.






I couldn't get the brush in .... so I resorted to another method!  :D




Bit mess.... but it worked! Couldn't get any PVA in the foremost section though!!  :-\
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Re: Martin Builds the Bismarck!
« Reply #31 on: September 21, 2007, 10:59:05 PM »


Part 18   Caulking - Round 2

Once I got going, it was soon very clear that if you are going to coat the
inside of your kit with PVA and Gauze (  ;D ;D ;D :D ) then this is the way to do it.







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Re: Martin Builds the Bismarck!
« Reply #32 on: September 21, 2007, 11:05:28 PM »


Part 18   Caulking - Round 2

We then got our sowesters out and a large bottle of Exterior (waterproof) PVA glue.












Well see what it looks like on Monday!  O0

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Re: Martin Builds the Bismarck!
« Reply #33 on: September 26, 2007, 08:21:41 PM »


Well all you "Doubting Thomases" out there, here are the results of the 'Gauze and PVA' interior decorating looks like!
Personally I knew it would turn out OK....  ::)











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Re: Martin Builds the Bismarck!
« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2007, 08:04:03 PM »


Part - 18 Hull internal sealing... last bit!

Just to finish off and on Peter's recommendations, I 'injected' some Deluxe glues "Super Phatic" thin PVA type glue.
I don't expect to help in any way but you never know....




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Re: Martin Builds the Bismarck!
« Reply #35 on: October 04, 2007, 08:30:43 PM »

Parts 19, 20, 21 - Deck

Right, back to the deck.



The parts were too long and needed trimming back - First actual manufacturing error!

( I quadruple checked it and I'm sure it's nor my mistake this time!  ::) )




These were trimmed back to sit correctly, halfway across the double deck beam and glued down.


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Re: Martin Builds the Bismarck!
« Reply #36 on: October 04, 2007, 08:34:42 PM »

Parts 19, 20, 21 - Deck continued.

Next more deck planking.
NB. The planks are slightly thicker than the curved edge plates but a bit of elbow grease and a power sander will soon sort that out!






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Re: Martin Builds the Bismarck!
« Reply #37 on: October 04, 2007, 08:39:43 PM »

Parts 19, 20, 21 - Deck continued.



Once dried, the next set of curved edge "cheeks"?? need to be fitted..... THEY DON'T FIT!  >:(
Again I thought I had screwed up but checking on more reputable websites, it is a manufacturing problem.





I decided the ends were correct and would therefore patch / fix the middle joint.


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Re: Martin Builds the Bismarck!
« Reply #38 on: October 04, 2007, 08:45:13 PM »

Parts 19, 20, 21 - Deck continued.

The repair was easier than I thought, just cut a few bit of spare deck planking to fit the holes...... after 3 or 4 attempts, I got bits that fitted!  O0





I reinforced the underside with scraps of hull planking.




Don't look too bad does it?... mind you you could be up to 12,00 miles away from it!  {-)


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Re: Martin Builds the Bismarck!
« Reply #39 on: October 04, 2007, 08:53:04 PM »

Parts  21 Deck PVA Reinforcement?!?

Right back to the PVA and Gauze thing again...... sigh!
The instructions say PVA / gauze the underside of the deck, just 3 bays.
Naaaa! "In for a penny, in for a pound!"  I did the whole lot!  ???





My little friend also lent a hand....







Right! - We'll see how that looks in the morning.... I'm wasting away here... I'm off down the Chippy!  O0


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Re: Martin Builds the Bismarck!
« Reply #40 on: October 05, 2007, 07:59:45 PM »

Part 21  Deck

Well after a good nights drying off, it looks OK! .... It's so strong, you can play cricket with it!  O0




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Re: Martin Builds the Bismarck!
« Reply #41 on: October 05, 2007, 08:02:59 PM »

Part 21..ish - More work on the deck.

The stern end of the deck need trimming and sanding flush with the deck beam.






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Re: Martin Builds the Bismarck!
« Reply #42 on: October 05, 2007, 08:07:40 PM »

Part 21..ish - More work on the deck.

A problem immediately showed up!





Worrying at first but an hour of cautious sanding of deck beams and ribs, I got it the best part of level.






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Re: Martin Builds the Bismarck!
« Reply #43 on: October 05, 2007, 08:13:35 PM »

Part 21 - Deck sanding

I hate sanding.... even though it's very therapeutic.... especially with a Blank & Decker power sander!  ;D




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Re: Martin Builds the Bismarck!
« Reply #44 on: October 08, 2007, 06:35:51 PM »

Part 21 - Hull sanding

What a mess! It looks like it's snowed in here.... I'll bet the air-con breaks down tomorrow, filters blocked!  ::)









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Re: Martin Builds the Bismarck!
« Reply #45 on: October 08, 2007, 06:42:25 PM »

More hull sanding....

Right! I need a few of you experienced plankers to see up and rub your hands down the long curvaceous contors of my voluptuous hull and tell me what you think!..... I think I need a small drink..... :P

Remember, there is a second layer of planking to go on top of this on.














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Re: Martin Builds the Bismarck!
« Reply #46 on: November 17, 2007, 12:57:25 AM »


Part 22,23 - Upper hull planking.

This is where I left off last time.....






Weill after a couple of weeks off.... here we go again.... I think this section is going to be quite hard....!  :-\



From previous gained wisdom, I sanded the ribs to as best profile I could guess and to remove the black laser ash.





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Re: Martin Builds the Bismarck!
« Reply #47 on: November 17, 2007, 01:00:59 AM »


Part 22,23 - Upper hull planking.

The planks are quite narrow so should readily take on the tight curves.
I'm using all sorts of clamps for this section......






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« Reply #48 on: November 17, 2007, 01:15:30 AM »

Part 22,23 - Upper hull planking. Part II








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Re: Martin Builds the Bismarck!
« Reply #49 on: November 17, 2007, 01:18:39 AM »


Part 22,23 - Upper hull planking. Part III

The planks did start to take on the right form, highlighting the slight "step" in the upper hull.





( The white patch is superglue and accelerator)




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