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  1. Thanks Steve and Chuck. Your advice is appreciated. I'm relatively new to this hobby. I'm enjoying it very much and learning a lot.
  2. I assume that we should spray the friezes with the fixative before they are are cut out and applied to the hull. Is that correct? Also, what is the best type of glue should to use to apply the paper friezes to the hull in order to get a nice, smooth fit? Thanks very much, Bob
  3. Your longboat is looking very nice. You are a few steps ahead of where I am in my build. I'm just about to start carving the bolsters. I too would like to know if painting over Wipe-On Poly is okay or if it will create problems? It seems that glue adheres fine to Wipe-On Poly but I'm not sure about painting over it. I also would like to know what is the best way to glue the friezes to the hull and if any sort of sealer or poly is applied over the paper friezes after they are applied?

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