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Cruiser Varyag 1901 by Valeriy V - scale 1:75

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5 hours ago, yvesvidal said:

Valeriy,

 

You are not painting the hull before gluing the deck planks? It seems to me that it is going to be a daunting task to mask all the decks.

 

Yves

Yves,

Protecting the wooden deck during painting makes the whole process a little more difficult. But this is order. 
 Before painting the hull it is necessary to install all the metalwork and for this you must first lay the deck boards.

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Valeriy -  I use black card / paper between deck planks to simulate caulking. I have found that the paper needs to be good quality and not fibrous. If it is fibrous the sanding dust tends to bed itself in the planks leaving them looking quite dirty - this is OK if you want a weathered look but otherwise much better to use top quality paper.

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10 hours ago, KeithAug said:

Valeriy -  I use black card / paper between deck planks to simulate caulking. I have found that the paper needs to be good quality and not fibrous. If it is fibrous the sanding dust tends to bed itself in the planks leaving them looking quite dirty - this is OK if you want a weathered look but otherwise much better to use top quality paper.

Keith, in order to protect myself from mistakes on the model, I try to always conduct an experiment with the material.

This black paper passed the exam! :) 

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7 hours ago, wefalck said:

I am applying a sanding filler before anything else. This stabilises the paper and sort of turns it into a compound material. The filler also prevents 'dirt' from getting into the wood pores.

Eberhard, could you explain in more detail about the sanding filler?

Perhaps the translator is incorrect.

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Valery, this is just some sort of nitrocellulose laquer filled e.g. with very fine pumice powder. It is used as a primer on wood, to fill the pores. On decks and surfaces that will be matte, depending on the wood, often one coat is sufficient. It sands well and I finish with fine steel-wool.

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So you're saying the black caulking is black paper?  Then cut strips similar to your planks and lay them between the planks...then sand it all even....that's brilliant and time consuming for sure...especially when adding end seams as well as length seams.

 

Wonderfully done.

 

Rob

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5 hours ago, rwiederrich said:

So you're saying the black caulking is black paper?  Then cut strips similar to your planks and lay them between the planks...then sand it all even....that's brilliant and time consuming for sure...especially when adding end seams as well as length seams.

 

Wonderfully done.

 

Rob

 

Thanks, Rob!  :) 

Yes,  this is black paper. At the beginning of the paper is glued to the wooden plank and then it is glued to the deck. I agree that this is a time-consuming operation, but over time comes the experience and speed of installation of boards increases. The longer the board, the less effort it requires.

 

 

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