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San Francisco II by kostas_gr - FINISHED - Artesania Latina - bashed

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Almost finished, need to finish the stand and the case  (and the small cover for the red switch box)

 

 

 

rear view with painted shields attached

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I have to stop playing with switches (turn on/off leds) and hide switch box

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I wish I had done some searching and found this before starting mine a few weeks ago...this model is fantastic. Well done. I had tossed around the idea of doors and lights like you did, but this is only my second model and I didn't know how to pull it off. I also like the color scheme of this older version much better. The one I have has a lot of things painted bright red, including the interior of the long boat and the cannon bases. 

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Would you mind telling me how you applied the tung oil? The kit I have is double planked with the outer planking .5mm but I believe it is the same type of wood as your primary planking, it is that same darker color and I love how the tung oil finishing turned out.

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tung oil is thick, looks like syrup/honey  rather like oil.

at the first phase, I am applying a lot of it, quickly and letting it for 15 mins, in some cases you have to apply more, the goal is to keep model wet, dont let it dry because it will be hard to be removed.

After 15 mins or a bit more with a very soft clothe (microfiber clothe worked for me), you wipe out all the tung oil from your model, you have to be take it all out, until the wood have this perfect silk..ish touch. Remove it all, and let it rest for a couple of days or more.

 

At the second phase, you repeat the step, but you will find out that now the wood does not "drinks" the tung oil very fast, keep it wet once again (you will not have to apply that much this time), after 15 mins (and without letting it dry) you wipe it out with the soft clothe.

 

In my first build (san juan nepomuceno) I have used tung oil in every wooden part, but took me a lot of time to wipe it out from smaller parts. In my second build I have used it only for large parts (hull, decks, masts), for the rest part I have used baby Johnson oil, thicker than castor oil & easier than tung oil, with an average look/patina.

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Hi Kostas. Although we didn't meet each other in that contest, I've been there and I saw your model from close. It is exelent. :excl:

Congratulation for your prize. Keep on the good work.
Thanasis

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Thank you very much Thanasis, too bad we didnt meet each other this year.

This contest had some excellent ships that with very high level of details.

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