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Dirk,

 

Your call... as Augie said, take a day off and think about it.  You could even just paint over the lettering with black. Or come up with your own lettering that will work. 

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Dirk, I'm with Augie & Mark about taking a timeout to think about it. In the end, do what will make you happy every time you see your build when it's with your father--don't settle for anything that will make you think harrumph every time you see the ship!

 

Cheers,

Jay

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Dirk,  I think you should leave well enough alone.... the lettering is fine , it really has a nice look to it....... BUT.........if you for any minute think that every time you look at it you might be sorry  that you left it as is....then by all means........... DECONSTRUCT now!!!  :D

 

frank

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catching up with your build has been fun.......you've done some very nice work here  :)

 

Make your own custom DRY TRANSFERS in less than 10 minutes with "DecalPRO"

 

I watched the video on this.......seems like a bit of work,  but perhaps this may be an answer for you.  I use a water slide decal program to make the decals I need.  I would suggest it,  but there is a drawback.......there is somewhat of a transparency issue with it {I'm working on a solution for this}.  here is a site that sells water slide decals

 

http://www.taubmansonline.com/

 

numbers and letters can be bought by the  sheet

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Before I come with my suggestion to the problem I'd like to say that I think it looks good as it is.

Wouldn't it be better to paint the white first and then screen off the lettering and spray on the surrounding black afterwards?

 

Cheers
.......anders.......

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Thanks guys for all your kind comments, no decision made yet, objectively the best way is what Hyposphagma is proposing but not sure yet. I might even let is ... we will see.

 

Anyway no need to decide yet so I started working on the winch (working btw ;)).

 

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cheers,

 

Dirk

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Hello Dirk,

 

Numerous times you have mentioned the 'micro rivets' that you use, but if you've ever mentioned your source, I believe I have missed it.  Are they these - http://www.scalehardware.com/miniature-rivets-c-10 or something else?  Would you mind giving the source and size if they are something else?

 

Thanks!

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Hej all :)

 

Frank, the winch is part of the kit (Resin parts ... which could be a bit better .. ;)) what I added are the micro rivets and the 2 washers and nuts.

 

Brian, yepp, scalehardware is the shop to go. Mostly I use 0.7 and 0.4 Rivets. I always have a little stock of micro rivets, micro tubes and micro wire also the etched Nuts & Washers Set by Verlinden.

 

Finished the winch today.

 

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So only some minor stuff and maybe one or two deconstructions (!!) are left before starting the rigg.

 

cheers,

 

Dirk

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Okidoki it was time for deconstruction, nope, NOT the winch :D

 

On the inner bulwarks there where some minor mistakes in case of 4 missing bollards (hope that's the right word).

 

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And more to deconstruct :P

 

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Now waiting for the paint and the parts will be glued in place ;)

 

cheers,

 

Dirk

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After checking more pictures I decided a bit more deconstruction was needed.

 

This bollard is too small ...

 

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And ... deconstruction ...

 

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That's the way it should be

 

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cheers,

 

Dirk

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Thanks a lot and for the likes :)

 

More updates for today ... haha ... the bollards are done and glued.

 

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There had been some deconstruction earlier ... I'll show you now :)

 

The Kit's cleats are fine for the aft but NOT near the main bollard.

 

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So, they had been deconstructed ...

 

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As they have a very unique rough style I tried to make them this way in brass. One to go though.

 

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cheers,

 

Dirk

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Your "deconstruction" processes seem to be working very nice Dirk!   :)

 

Cheers

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Thanks Eamonn - hope you are fine? 

 

Japp @George most of the deconstruction stuff is done now :)

 

Both cleats are done, as usual pimped with micro rivets.

 

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cheers,

 

Dirk

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Thanks Frank & the likes :)

 

The kit includes two small boats, one for the sailing one for the motorized version. Both boats are models for themself! The sailing one is really tiny.

 

Even it is so small it is very robust because of the nice stable plywood. Planking is pear,

 

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I like to use CA so ;)

 

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Prefinished

 

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Tip: to remove the laser char from very very small parts I use a pliers to hold and to stableize it.

 

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Almost finished.

 

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Some macros :)

 

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Compared to a needle ..

 

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That was really fun to build. Tip: Sand down the pear planks to make them thinner that makes it easier to bend them.

 

cheers,

 

Dirk

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Thanks Don, Danke Sal :) And thanks for all the likes :)

 

BTW, ic you have questions don't hesitate to ask me.

 

A minor update. Boat is almost finished and perepared to be glued on deck.

 

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I'll add one or two more details though.

 

cheers,

 

Dirk

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