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Re: Chris's Fairey Swordsman 33
« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2020, 09:58:55 pm »


That for the Huntress less so, as I curved the planks all the way to the prow which was stretching things a bit. With a bit more sanding etc. it should be Ok though, I hope!


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Re: Chris's Fairey Swordsman 33
« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2020, 10:02:35 pm »

How about this for an........alternative Atlanta  :o
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Re: Chris's Fairey Swordsman 33
« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2020, 08:54:10 pm »

Sorry Will haven't visited this post for awhile.

Atalanta - noooooo!!!

Done a bit more on the 3 hulls. Fitted the mahogany rubbing strips and glued down the bow/side pieces of planking to the Swordsman and Huntsman. That by the transom will be carried out by fitting a piece of 0.8mm ply sub-base and then planking directly onto the deck.

I've decided to have another go at doing the planking for the Huntress but that's on the backburner for now as I need to get some more 0.8mm ply and planks.

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Re: Chris's Fairey Swordsman 33
« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2020, 10:25:22 pm »

Looks really good Chris, great job.


I have decking to attempt ahead of me, one day.


My 31 just has a plain varnished deck at present, previous owner either felt that would do, or the job of making a realistic deck was above their skill set (as it may yet be for me, who knows)


Keep up the good work.


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Re: Chris's Fairey Swordsman 33
« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2020, 11:54:36 pm »

Thanks Will.

I did the planking adjacent to the transom today and will do that to the Huntsman tomorrow.

When I built my Huntsman 28 I just varnished the birch ply deck because I just fancied a gloss look (totally impractical on a full-size boat!)  And I wasn't ready to tackle planking then. All current and future builds will be more realistic though.

Plain decks are quite common though, as two Faireys I bought had them. However with the increasing introduction of laser etched deck planking in kits it will become less the case.

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Re: Chris's Fairey Swordsman 33
« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2020, 09:35:55 am »

I love the planking Chris, great job. I hope mine turns out that well
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Re: Chris's Fairey Swordsman 33
« Reply #31 on: November 24, 2020, 09:42:49 am »

I love the planking Chris, great job. I hope mine turns out that well



davejo90, are you building a Fairey as well then?


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Re: Chris's Fairey Swordsman 33
« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2020, 09:43:22 am »

Thanks Dave


It's quite a lot of work but worth the effort. Just fitting the toe rails. Once sanded to shape I'll give the whole deck another coat of varnish and then that's the deck ready for the superstructure.


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Re: Chris's Fairey Swordsman 33
« Reply #33 on: November 24, 2020, 10:22:48 am »

Hi Will,

I'm not going to hijack Chris's post so have a look here
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Re: Chris's Fairey Swordsman 33
« Reply #34 on: November 28, 2020, 03:27:41 pm »

The planking by the transom was sanded. The mahogany edging was sanded down both sides of the hull to remove the varnish so that the toe rails could be glued on. The corners were then sanded off and the whole of the deck was given a coat of varnish.

This was also carried out to the Huntsman hull which is in the foreground.

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Re: Chris's Fairey Swordsman 33
« Reply #35 on: November 28, 2020, 03:34:06 pm »

Fair play Chris, great finish, they both look really good.
I'd love to do the deck on mine properly, one day. I think it'll be a while before I consider attempting something like that though.


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Re: Chris's Fairey Swordsman 33
« Reply #36 on: November 28, 2020, 03:45:09 pm »

First time I've ever done it Will. I was inspired by and used RadioJoe's method on his Hunters Moon build. Must admit I was a bit nervous of such thin 0.5mm planks as they are very easy to break and sand through.

I'm happy that I've got some more varnish on for protection now and will give it another coat or two. In future builds that won't be as big I'll probably have a go at using thicker planks and steaming them to shape as tends to be the usual method.

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Re: Chris's Fairey Swordsman 33
« Reply #37 on: November 28, 2020, 04:43:32 pm »

Wow they look amazing next to each other - what a fantastic job  O0

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Re: Chris's Fairey Swordsman 33
« Reply #38 on: November 28, 2020, 04:47:00 pm »

Thanks Mark.

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Re: Chris's Fairey Swordsman 33
« Reply #39 on: November 28, 2020, 09:09:56 pm »




Great work Chris :-))



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Re: Chris's Fairey Swordsman 33
« Reply #40 on: November 28, 2020, 09:27:07 pm »

Just from that one picture above of the two, you can see the little differences between the Huntsman and Swordsman hulls/models can't you.
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Re: Chris's Fairey Swordsman 33
« Reply #41 on: November 29, 2020, 10:53:34 am »

Hi Will

To some extent, but with the Huntsman being nearer the camera, the differences aren't as pronounced as they should be. So I've just taken a couple of shots that show them better.

The Huntsman is less than 2" shorter than the Swordsman but it looks like a greyhound in comparison! Dimensions of the full-size boats are: Swordsman - 33' 3" long x 11' 5" beam x 6 tonnes, Huntsman - 31' 3" long x 9' 8" beam x 4.5 tonnes. The difference in internal space is considerable particularly as the Huntsman has a narrow cabin and cockpit relative to the hull width.

Even my Swordsman weighs a lot more! Not helped by that 6mm, solid bulkhead! I've learned since then!

Thanks Daleb.

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Re: Chris's Fairey Swordsman 33
« Reply #42 on: November 29, 2020, 11:10:45 am »

Apologies if I am hijacking the thread but I thought it might be useful to compare the two boats as completed. These are the SLEC 1:16 versions.

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Re: Chris's Fairey Swordsman 33
« Reply #43 on: November 29, 2020, 11:55:24 am »

Certainly is useful Colin. I might be able to take a similar photo one day!

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Re: Chris's Fairey Swordsman 33
« Reply #44 on: November 29, 2020, 12:47:28 pm »

Great work, Chris. I'd like to do similar planking at some point.
Sorry to be dim, but do you have a link to the Hunters Moon build you have referenced.
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Re: Chris's Fairey Swordsman 33
« Reply #45 on: November 29, 2020, 01:24:54 pm »

Thanks. I'm not good at doing links from my tablet. It's in this section, further down and started by RadioJoe.

I varied my method slightly by not using tracing paper and doing the transom areas separately.

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Re: Chris's Fairey Swordsman 33
« Reply #46 on: November 29, 2020, 01:27:32 pm »

Chris, it was the differences in hull shape, width, bow flare and transom curve that I noticed and was referring to.


Colin, nice to see the two side by side like that.


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Re: Chris's Fairey Swordsman 33
« Reply #47 on: January 07, 2021, 05:35:05 pm »

Not much done for sometime but I've started the superstructure now which I've been looking forward to.

First the box for the cockpit area was constructed and then the first of the cabin/cockpit sides was glued to it.

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Re: Chris's Fairey Swordsman 33
« Reply #48 on: January 07, 2021, 08:13:54 pm »

I have not seen a cockpit box on a Swordsman before Chris, but it is the same well tried construction as Precedent used on the 34" Huntsman 31 so it should work well.

Nice work - well done!

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Re: Chris's Fairey Swordsman 33
« Reply #49 on: January 08, 2021, 01:38:01 am »

Thanks Bob

Yes, even though I started the Swordsman first, it is the same method that I used on my River Cruiser and and will be using on my Huntsman 31 so I'm beginning to get the hang of it now!

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