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About donrobinson

  • Birthday 11/09/1956

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  1. I brush acrylic paint all the time and have never sprayed. I use the cheapest of cheap paints and get excellent results. The secret is to thin the paint, almost 50/50 and to apply several coats. The picture is showing my galley hull which has at least 8-9 coats. Also be sure to have all surfaces sanded very smooth, I seal the surfaces first using wipe on poly then sand smooth again before applying paint. Occasionally I will sand lightly between coats of paint if required. It is best to paint the entire hull, at least one side, and try to keep a wet edge at all times. Thin Thin coats is the main thing to remember, and to be patient.
  2. Amazing tutorial Chuck! This certainly cleared a lot of things up for me regarding this style of planking, looking forward to applying this new found knowledge. Thanks
  3. Lee Valley sells brass shim stock, thickest being .015", 1/64" is .0156" so very close. I then cut this using a guillotine paper cutter, works great and very accurate, also much cheaper. They sell a sample pack that includes a piece of each of their thicknesses(6) if you are not interested in buying a full roll. The cutters are not that expensive on Amazon or even Michaels if you wait to get a coupon😉.
  4. Nice innovations and techniques, this will be a beautiful kit Don
  5. Interesting topic, I'll gladly watch this one as the other one is gone now!😉 Did the kit come with just blank blocks of wood?
  6. Interesting, will be happy to watch both!!😀

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