Hull Complete

Day 85.

The hull of the ship is now complete, so the next step is painting.  Seems like a good time to get some final shots of the ‘raw’ hull of my Model Shipways Bluenose before it starts getting covered in primer and paint.

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The completed hull, view from above.
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View from the bow, showing the hawse pipes and scruppers.
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Overhead view from the bow.  The bow has a lot of wood filler, which makes it look a little unfinished.  A few coats of primer will make that look much better.
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View of the deck at the bow.  The stanchions turned out great.  You can see where the hawse pipes come through the timbers and hit the chafing blocks.
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Overhead view of the quarter deck and stern.  Pretty happy with how the stern framing turned out, considering I did it the ‘hard way’.
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View of the stern from below.  You can see the hole under the stern where the rudder will be installed.  The recessed area and hole for my custom mooring chocks are also visible in the bulwarks.
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Top-down view of the entire ship.