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Virginia by MRWESQ - Artesania Latina - (1819) First Build, 1:41


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#21
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This looks really nice.  Did you use ink or black paint to simulate caulking?  (The reason I ask is that some finishes may lift magic marker-type ink up and smear a bit--ask me how I know... :huh: )

 

Hexnut - I actually used pencil to simulate the caulking.  I colored the side of the planks with a 0.7 mechanical pencil.  I'm really happy with the way it turned out.



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I'm planning to varnish the deck.  Can anybody recommend what type of varnish to use?  The book recommends an acrylic matte finish varnish.  I don't want to change the color of the deck.

 

Good job on the planking!

 

When I read this, I thought about this topic you may want to consider:

 

http://modelshipworl...-glue-strength/

 

Cheers,

Brian


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Good job on the planking!

 

When I read this, I thought about this topic you may want to consider:

 

http://modelshipworl...-glue-strength/

 

Cheers,

Brian

 

Thanks for the info Brian.  The tip about sanding before gluing is helpful and I'll keep that in mind when using the oil.



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Here are a couple updates on the planking.  I've only got about 3 planks remaining on each side until the I'm finished with the first layer of planking.  Overall I'm happy with the way it's turned out.  The planking actually goes pretty quickly once you set aside some time to sit down and work on it.

 

Any advice on how to trim the excess off the ends of the planks?  I'm worried about breaking the glue bonds holding them to the frame when trying to trim.

 

 

 

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with a sharp exacto knife . gently start cutting till you get through but leave some excess that cna be easily sanded off after


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achter elke traan van verdriet, zit een glimlach van herinnering

behind each tear of sadness, there is a smile of a memory

 

farewell my friend I ll miss you

 

 

Current build : OcCre Gorch Fock 1/95

Next build : AL HMB Endeavour 1/60

On the Shelf : AL San Juan, Mamoli HMS Victory

Builds on hold : MMSD San Salvador (Card) 1:100

Previous Builds Gallery : Virginia; King of Mississippi

Previous Builds logs : AL King of Mississippi 1/80


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I finished the first layer of planking.  Below is a picture.  Overall, I'm happy with how it turned out. There are definitely some mistakes but for a first time effort I think it came out alright.  After it dries I'll trim off the excess and sand it.  It should look much more respectable then.

 

 

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looks pretty good to me :)


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achter elke traan van verdriet, zit een glimlach van herinnering

behind each tear of sadness, there is a smile of a memory

 

farewell my friend I ll miss you

 

 

Current build : OcCre Gorch Fock 1/95

Next build : AL HMB Endeavour 1/60

On the Shelf : AL San Juan, Mamoli HMS Victory

Builds on hold : MMSD San Salvador (Card) 1:100

Previous Builds Gallery : Virginia; King of Mississippi

Previous Builds logs : AL King of Mississippi 1/80


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How did you decide on the length of the deck planks?

Pete


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Nice job on the planking!  I look forward to seeing the second layer of planks on the hull, if you do as good of a job on the second layer she will look great!  Keep up the good work!!!   :) 

 

Cheers,

 

Tim


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Tim 

 

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How did you decide on the length of the deck planks?

Pete

 

I made the deck planks 80mm.  That length was suggested in a book - Ship Modeling Simplified.  To get the staggered look, I alternated 40mm and 80mm lengths on the first row (the aft end).  I actually think the model's instructions just said to lay full length strips and use a pencil to simulate the shorter lengths, but this definitely looks better than that.



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I agree!  Anytime you can do the actual work rather than simulating, always looks better in the finished product!

 

Cheers,

Tim


Tim 

 

Current Build:

 

80' ELCO PT BOAT (Solid Hull)

 

 

 

 

Future Build:

  • BlueJacket - USS Kidd (Fletcher Class Destroyer) Solid Hull
  • BlueJacket - U.S.S. SAMUEL B. ROBERTS, DE413 | Butler-Class Destroyer Escort
  • BlueJacket - 310' Destroyer "The famous "four-piper" of both World Wars"
  • Model Shipways - Pride of Baltimore II (Topsail Schooner) 
  • Model Shipways - Willie L. Bennett (Chesapeake Bay Skipjack)
  • Constructo - Pilar (Ernest Hemingway's Fishing Yacht)  
  • Sergal - Race Horse (Bomb Ketch)
  • Classic Warships - USS Salem CA-139 (Heavy Cruiser) Resin Kit
  • Pen Duick Schooner - Half Hull (Scratch Build)
  • CSA Submarine Hunley (Resin Kit)
  • Classic Warships - USS Washington BB-56 (Battleship) Resin Kit
  • Blue Ridge Models - USS Alaska CB-1 (Resin Kit)

 

Completed Builds:

                 

Member:

Hampton Roads Ship Model Society

 

              


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Just a little update.  I trimmed the hull planks.  Next I'll use some wood filler and sand them nice and smooth before planking the second layer.  Unfortunately I'm going out of town for the holiday so I won't be getting any building done this weekend.

 

 

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Thanks for looking!  

 

-Matthew


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very nice . have a good holliday weekend :)


achter elke traan van verdriet, zit een glimlach van herinnering

behind each tear of sadness, there is a smile of a memory

 

farewell my friend I ll miss you

 

 

Current build : OcCre Gorch Fock 1/95

Next build : AL HMB Endeavour 1/60

On the Shelf : AL San Juan, Mamoli HMS Victory

Builds on hold : MMSD San Salvador (Card) 1:100

Previous Builds Gallery : Virginia; King of Mississippi

Previous Builds logs : AL King of Mississippi 1/80


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I've just bought this kit, and it is also my first build.   Appreciate any pictures and descriptions you (MRWESQ) or Pete can give!

 

Jake



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Welcome Jake,
Here is a picture of my progress on the Virginia so far, but I swear I'm going to finish this little lifeboat first.
Matthew - I promise I'll start my own build log and stop jumping in on yours.
Pete

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Does anyone no while planking the hull do you connect the planks to piece eleven? Thanks.



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Does anyone no while planking the hull do you connect the planks to piece eleven? Thanks.

 

Which piece is #11?  (I don't have the instructions in front of me).  



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Can you guys do me a favor and post picture of big white rigging plans for that model?? My arrived with queen marry plans ://

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Bill Moseley

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The deck looks great. I was advised to use Varathane water based Diamond Wood Finish interior Satin. I used this on the deck for the Halifax and it dries fast, cleans up with water and doesn't change the color of the wood.


Edited by Bill Moseley, 29 January 2015 - 05:44 PM.

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The Halifax was purchased in 1768 by The Royal Navy at transformed at Portsmouth into a colonial schooner.





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