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About stuglo

  • Birthday 04/08/1949

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    learn and build model boats and their history

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  1. ? Professional. Certainly as good as anything I've seen in a museum
  2. Thinking ahead , the engine pipes bother me. I doubt if they were steel or aluminium. Cast iron? if so would they be painted routinely or for camouflage. Or maybe copper / brass. Anyone out there with some thoughts?
  3. Really not happy with the stain (admiralty) on plywood. Used some old veneer cut to planks. Also not happy with pen- used Plaid acrylic, with some improvement . I had a fantastic teacher as a school kid. He used to say that while firsthand experience is good, second hand can be less painful. So lets continue informing others- at least it may save time and frayed nerves
  4. Could I suggest a sanding sealer - I have occasionally used this and it seems to be a diluted glue which also seeps into the joints. By the way, the plywood (especially)is so light and absorbent that applying a water-based dye or acrylic paint causes warping. (previously built the Charles Morgan by Model Shipways, and though I think they are good value, I prefer the wood quality of the italian kits-the manufacture precision is excellent however)For the grey areas I used a Snowman permanent marker (oil based) good colour, no distortion, but not 100% sure of "finish". Unfortunately no grey Floquil left.
  5. Thank you but how does the card stock with notch showing relate to this? You know that ships and boats are referred to as SHE. This is not surprising. Being married for 45 years and building ships for 30, I often take a while ,and the telling and the explanation needs to be simple and repeated, until I understand what to do. (Apologies to those wonderful lady builders).
  6. I'm following your blog with interest as I started this kit a few days ago. Not exactly overburdened with "step by step" instructions but hopefully enough. Current puzzle- how to use the cutwater at bow pattern with its notch at lower bow ? can't see this notch on later or finished pictures. What does this pattern ad after beveling of 19A? Thanks in anticipation.
  7. Previous build, kit by Dusek
  8. stuglo


    old Constructo kit, boat scratch built (leftover wood and frames out of scale)
  9. Maybe get used to it, but the colour is not as seen in so many old pictures (google). Maybe its P.C. (my corel Victory was left without paint-thankfully.)

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