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About Keithbrad80

  • Birthday March 4

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    Santa Rosa, California
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    Ship Modeling, Geology, Baseball, Sailing

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  1. Hello everyone, I’m working on painting and chipping and cant seem to get it right, I’m using hair spray but I’m not against ordering a bottle of the chipping liquid if that works best? If any one has advice that could help me out that would be awesome. Thanks! Bradley
  2. Hello everyone, So i had a few hours while work was slow over the last few days and got a lot done. The next step after finishing the bottom was to start on the frames, they were also pretty easy to assemble. They come in three pieces, the large blocky piece holds the two frame pieces together by fitting the two frame pieces in the notch’s of the frame holder. Mine didn’t fit perfectly but I think its going to turn out fine, the 5 frame pieces then get put into your building board which was really nice to have. After all my frames were in the building board
  3. I haven’t seen to many tug boats, I’m looking forward to following your progress! Bradley
  4. So the name for the ribs is the bulkheads, sometimes they are super tight which is actually a nice place to start, much better than being to loose. You can gently sand on side the bulk head or the false keel piece (the long piece that holds all your bulkheads) but I usually only sand one side so I don’t over do it. A little sanding really goes a long way here. getting them square is kind of a complicated question lol. So you should work on one bulkhead at a time until the glue sets enough for you to work on another. You should use some kind square to keep them in place until the gl
  5. Also one last thing, with a #11 blade it’s sometimes beat to make lots of small cuts through the wood instead of trying to force it though the piece. Good luck and have fun!
  6. Fentone, im looking forward to seeing your progress on this ship! About the blades breaking, it does happen that a blade breaks, not the end of the world but make sure a piece doesn’t hit you in the eye! also with the laser cutting; when a laser cutter cuts the parts out it burns both sides of the wood as it cuts through creating a darker color called char. These charred edges create pretty ****** gluing surfaces, wood glue doesn’t do well with them. You have to be careful though which ones you get rid of. Gently sand the charred edges with A 150 grit Sanding
  7. Be careful with the tooth picks, if they are not all straight up and down the tree nail that is left behind will be at an angle which will look kind of like an oval nail on your deck. Just make sure to align them all straight up and down before you cut them. But so far I think it looks great! Bradley
  8. Hey devil dog, just wanted to see how the build was going? Hope all is well. Bradley
  9. Hello everyone, so I have completed the bottom of the dories, I think they look pretty good. the first step was creating the bottom cleats or cross battens that hold the bottom together. Model Shipways does an excellent job at pressuring the builder into trying new techniques and scratch building, in this kit they offer two different options for the bottom. A laser cut piece, or three wood planks that you can put together your self. One note about the laser cut planks; I order two models at the same time and received them both at the same time, wh
  10. If I recall from that video he used the PVC pipe to fill with water that was boiling and figured out how to use the steam that comes out to bend the planks. I have seen videos of people using a similar process at full scale. I’m sure you could figure out how to recreate one!
  11. Ya so the flat side lays against the side of the plank that will be seen and the wedge on the other side. When you apply pressure the wedge is going to leave an indent so it’s important not to be seen or you have to try and fix it. Bradley
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