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About vintagesailordave

  • Birthday 07/26/1941

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    Youngstown, Ohio
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    RC sailing. Schooners, vintage RC sailboats, Soling 1M.

    Restorations of antique pond yachts.

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  1. Thanks for the kind comments. This was a most enjoyable build. DaveQ
  2. Hi Dave The scale is a bit strange, not the usual. It is around 7 / 64" = 1' - 0" The plan I used was Clay Feldman's modification of Chapman's plan. It makes a nice size model, not too big so it's easy to display it without needing to add a room : ) .
  3. Now there is a nice dream. Amazing how much pleasure can be squeezed out of a model shipbuilding project. Thanx for the comment.
  4. Prisoner of War style model of Chapman's Bermuda Sloop
  5. Hi Jeff looking forward to seeing your progress photos. If you aren't totally satisfied with the results of your paint job you can try what I do for paint prep on my RC sailboats. After the first coat of paint, if I still have bad spots I re-sand until I'm almost back to bare wood. Then I go back and re-fill any low spots with red body filler from the automotive parts store. Once it cures I sand it back and re- prime to seal the new filler. Then go back to paint. A bit tedious but usually get a very nice finish.
  6. Looking good Jeff. The recommendation to soak the plank and apply it to the hull to dry in a compliant curve is a good one. The plank will comply nicely without putting a lot of stress into the hull. Another approach is to get a piece of 1/ 2 or 3/4 inch copper pipe, clamp it in your vise and insert a propane torch. When the pipe gets hot you can bend a wet plank by working it over the hot pipe. Takes a little practice, but it's an effective way to steam planks. Dave Querin
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