Category Archives: Nuestra Senora Del Pilar

Occre Model

Cheaters

I am adding my first Cheater so the upper quadrant Stern Section doesn’t bend so much.

Wedge as Cheater

I made a Wedge that is approximately 13 Cm long from where it’s 5 mm all the way to the end of the wedge which is basically a thin piece to fill in the gap as good as possible.

There is a slight gap which I’ll cover with Putty

2 Long Cheaters
Gluing in long Cheater

Lower Gun Deck Planking

Began Planking Lower Gun Deck
I cut out the Gun Port previous to Planking
Clamping
I use Contact Cement on the Bow

I use Titebond Translucent Wood Glue for the rest.

4 Planks down
4 Planks down

Like I mentioned before, I use Dap Contact Cement for the Bow Section. I swear it’s a miracle Glue! Holds really strong!

Then for the rest, I use Titebond Translucent Glue. I love this Glue! Very strong holding once set.

I plank over the Gun Port, then Saw it out.

Fairing the Hull

I’ve started fairing the Stern portion of the Hull… Especially under the Transom.

Filing the Stern
Filing

I’m using a File to file down the Bulkheads so that the Planks will lie flat across them.

You file down 2 Bulkheads at a time until the file lies flat across them.

I also use Sandpaper on a Holder…

Sand Papers and File

I’m using 120 Grit Sandpaper paper. It cuts just enough but to too hard.

Fairing Away…