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About MrBlueJacket

  • Birthday 08/22/1949

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  1. And while the airbrush was out, painted the bottom of the dory with Depot Buff color.
  2. So I finally bit the bullet and taped off the hull and painted the green. Next will come masking the waterline and painting the anit-fouling red.
  3. Yes, the workboard was an old baseboard that got ruined.
  4. Here's the companionway and the gallows getting painted. The gallows will stay grey, and the companionway will be white.
  5. And its time to drill the keel and get the model mounted before doing any more finishing, just in case I have to make surgery to mount it. luckily, it mounted just fine on the workboard.
  6. Next step is fitting the rudder to the sternpost. The plans call for tapering the sternpost a bit, then tapering the back edge of the rudder as well.
  7. In the meantime, built the propane tank, X-band radar, and muffler/exhaust as well as painting the pilot house.
  8. And, with the keel in place, looking good!
  9. Moving up to the bow, the stem fits pretty good, I think.
  10. Yes, it was only one more round of primer/putty. Here's a shot of the rudder and sternpost, and the rudder hole drilled into the hull.

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