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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. MarisStella has a nice kit of the Santa Maria. They specialise in ships of the Adriatic and Mediterranean seas and do have a good knowledge of these types of vessels. Their kit has recently been updated with new parts, plans and instructions, it maybe worth your look. Zoran, from MarisStella is extremely helpful and willing to help with any questions before and during your build, Their website can be found under the sponsor list on the main page.
  3. 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
  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!!😀
  7. Hi Steven, I've been watching your build and it is looking great. I thought I would show you a picture of how the toggles are used on my current build the Ragusian Galley(MarisStella). I realise mine is from the 18th century and probably not anything similar to yours but it maybe of interest to you. I will gladly remove if you wish.

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