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Kpnuts

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Hi all i bought this off my brother (he decided it was too frustrating for him) there are a few problems to sort out on it (I need to strip the decking off and square the frame up , it's a bit warped) he took the planking off which has saved me a job (he bought some really thin wood for the planking as he struggled with the supplied wood but it's so thin I can see it disappearing when sanded do I'm going to use the supplied wood) here are some pics, I've managed to get the deck off fairly easily getting the wood off the deck and squaring the frame may be quite a bit harder.
This will be a very slow build.










I think the pins hes used in the transom are way out of scale.
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Wow, Ken. That's a mess. You've got your hands full fixing that one.
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Yes mate(its a shame as it's a very impressive kit) I dont know what possessed him to buy it, it's going to be a real challenge for me.
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well, If anyone can "fix" it, you can. Best wishes!
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Actually it’s way cool to see how wood is nearly indestructible ..like the original
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Hi all well I've removed the deck planking squared up the frame and are attached the front decking. I thought I would get away with doing nothing to the rear deck but on closer inspection I think he put the last 2 bulkhead the wrong way round since the second to last is narrower than the last (the phrase one step forward 2 back comes to mind) anyway I managed to get the rear deck off now I'm not sure what to do the frames seem to be impossible to unglue, any suggestions (I've tried steaming over a kettle but they won't budge) would it hurt the plywood if I soaked the stern in a bucket over night.






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Wow, I wouldn't even know where to begin putting right that heap of wood.  You're obviously made of sterner stuff, mate.
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What a project but it looks like you are making good progress. Couldn't tell you about getting the rear part off. Soaking in water should not hurt it too much?
Any chance of cutting those portions off but not completely, then gluing properly shaped wood with it attached to the portions you leave? hope that makes sense?

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Hi all corrected the bulkheads next problem, now the side panels are correctly installed you can see the stern is too shallow so I will probably build this up with wood filler.




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your determination is making this project happen!
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Great work fixing those problems.  This is happening!
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Well 1 step backwards leads to another step backwards, deck had to come off again. I was about to start planking it again and I thought surely that hump shouldn't be there.





Also I dont know if you can see it from the photo but there is a gap between the bulkhead and the deck (I thought the small oblong hole in the decking was a hatch or something at first but now I see it is a locating peg for the decking) another wrongly glued bulkhead. 

I managed to get the bulkhead off (it wasn't fully home due to wood dust and glue formed at the bottom of the joint) (all nicely held in place with dried glue) took ages to cut it all away, anyway as you can see it's all nicely flush and fitted now.





Hopefully I can now proceed as if it were a new kit (apart from the splits in all the bulkheads due to where it was planked before cant think of anything to do about that, if I glue them back together I think it will make it too hard to put new pins in) I'm hoping when its replanked I can drill holes for the pins (they will only be for show anyway) 
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Your sheer will and determination to turn this ship around inspires me. I understand that trashing it would be blasphemy? I love wood and rock and metal. Once you absolutely have everything set to progress forward, I’m trying to imagine how exciting that will be! Best wishes!!
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Ok so I've decided to start decking it, the instructions are not at all clear it shows you decking over the false deck by 2 mm for the first 120 mm and no longer mentions that afterwards (I can understand that as the planking for the sides is 2mm thick) but why stop that overlap at 120 mm, I looked at pics of the waterways on the actual ship and it looks like there is a wooden strip all the way along the ship from the front to the stern step so I decided to continue the strip all the way along, first problem was keeping a 4 mm wide strip at 2 mm on the deck and 2mm in the air so I decided to add the first plank on the sides and put the waterways over that, I figure the more accurate I can get the first plank the rest must be better so I took great efforts with the first plank.







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Thank you for detailing your work on this ship. I have '0' knowledge of the process.
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