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  1. Have anybody tried Deluxe Materials Sand'n'Seal to fill the dents on planking? https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51zoe26CkJL._AC_SL1000_.jpg
  2. I had a similar idea of mixing white filler with acrylic paint, but I'm afraid that this paste would be extremely marky.
  3. Is that important that it is colour changing? Is it better than other Elmer's fillers coloured with oak/mahogany/etc.?
  4. This must be the Durham's Rock Hard Water Putty: it was recommented in another topic. The description looks good, but it mostly used for furniture and other large wooden items: I'm a little worried if it is as good for fine tuning of a ship model.
  5. The Elmer's wood filler that I've seen doesn't seem strong enough. I wish to correct the shape slightly, so i plan to put several layers of the filler and sand appropriately. The color is a lower priority issue.
  6. Which wood filler do you use after planking? Most of wood fillers are white (or very light), so what do you do for the darker wood, like mahogany? Please share the experience. I planned to use HobbyLite, but this item is ending soon. What are the other options?
  7. I've got the same question. I'm going to plank Cutty Sark from Artesania Latina which is not double-planked. The instruction recommends to use nails but I have a feeling that this would spoil the whole view. I wish to collect the experiences from those who have finished nailing the planking (especially from those who finished Artesania Latina Sutty Sark) : would you use nails if you would have to repeat the assembly one more time? I've already got the answer from NenadM here, but I guess this topic is a more appropriate place to ask this question.
  8. I have a question regarding planking and using the nails. From my point of view the nails (being useful while the process of planking) spoil the final result. I haven't started planking yet, so my question is to those who finished the process: would you use nails if you would have to repeat the assembly one more time? Are there any problems with that (like sanding the body of the ship with nails in it)?
  9. I'm planning to paint a wooden ship model with acrylic paint, but the variety of different paint types makes me embarrassed. So I'm asking for an advice which one to choose. First, I'm planning to use a brush: is it a good idea? I have no workshop for airbrush, but I probably could use a spray. Next, I need matte finish. One of the options is a chalk acrylic paint: but is it a good choice for a wooden model? By default I plan to use a FolkArt chalk paint, please comment my choice. Thank you

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