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Jo,

Just stopped by to take a look, and you've really made a lot of progress.

And I agree, the planking looks very good.  

It's all coming together nicely and hey, you grow more blood every day so don't begrudge your ship a few drops now and then.

Keep up the good work,

:)

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Hello Guys and Gals

 

A small update 😁.

 

I have put a coat of sanding sealer on the hull.

I am sort of happy with my efforts with my sanding but I concentrated mainly on the upper part of the hull as this is going to be varnished, but I can still see some filler.

 

The lower part will be painted green, top part white with a black line under the white as this stands out about 1mm from the hull.

 

The wood looks nice when the sealer is wet, I hope it looks nice when I varnish it.

 

Again thank you all for your likes and help.

 

Jo.

 

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1 hour ago, ESF said:

Nice graphics in the last pic

Hello Steve

 

Thank you, it is called Photo Commander I purchased it when I started my IL Leudo build so I could store the photos.

I still don't know half of the things it has, it is still hit and miss at the moment.

 

Jo.

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Jo,

51 minutes ago, SHIPSCAT said:

I still don't know half of the things it has, it is still hit and miss at the moment.

 

This one wasn't a miss. You clearly hit it. Your wood will most likely look more or less the same as it looks when whet so don't you fret 

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Hello all

 

A small update 😁 but no photos bet you are disappointed with that (NOT) 😜.

 

I have cut the top of the frames off as per instructions 3 at the front and 3 frames at the back.

I was very nervous as the hull planking was glued to them but they came off Ok.

 

I have filled the twisted planks that bend round the front and back parts, today I will sand the filler down and finish the planking at the bottom of the keel.

 

Next after that the instructions say to plank the deck, I have decided not to do this as I am going to have ago at spray painting the inside of the ship walls (don't know what you call that part) then plank up to that part as I want my deck to be finished in varnish.

 

On 6/14/2019 at 5:02 PM, cog said:

You clearly hit it

Hey Carl thank you but with me it is more MISS than hit.

 

Jo.

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there are some kits {ships} that you'll need to cut the bulwark posts off after planking.  I read ahead in the instructions a bit so I get an idea of what will need to be done.  for these models,  I don't cement the planking to the posts,  rather just glue the planking together and hope that the cement doesn't get on the posts.  it makes the step a lot less stressful  ;) 

 

you must be referring to painting the inner bulwarks........sure  ;)    do that and then plank the deck.......does the deck platform have a printed deck pattern?  if so,  varnishing over it would look nice,  but some sealers will loosen the printed ink.  planking over a printed platform merely gives the deck more detail.......it does look better {so far,  we haven't seen much of the deck area}.  it's good to map out where the structures are to go and plank around them,  giving them a 'well' to sit in when cemented in place.  this will hide those pesky gaps that sometimes occur when mating the structure to the deck surface.

 

I like that color green!   I have a can of it too :)   you clearly have a good idea of where your going with paint......and that a good thing.  coming up with a paint scheme for the project ahead of time is always a good thing.......you can't go wrong.   where you might still see the filler can be ignored and painted over........after a good proper smoothing,  of course  ;) 

 

your doing a super job so far Jo........kindle the humor........it's your best defense ;)    it's good to be able to laugh at mistakes.......bad temper doesn't get you anywhere.   

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16 hours ago, Richmond said:

Bentley Blower

Hello Richmond

 

Thank you for your kind words.

Re blower, I found it when I was looking for a file that the boss wanted me to look at, it was a Christmas box for me some years back but boss being boss forgot to give it to me☹️.

I have built plastic kits before but that was when I was a lot younger than I am today 😌.

I have not started it yet as I have no tools or thin glue, but will have ago soon.

 

Jo.

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Hello Popeye

 

Thank you also.

 

So that is what they call the side bits Bulwarks thank you.

I did read about the top of the bulwark frames had to be cut off but only 3 at the front and 3 at the back, I only had glued 2 planks on them so the other 2 I just glued the edge of the planks.

 

No the deck is not printed, as the kit says paint the deck they supply that white wood but I did not wish to paint the deck so I have changed the wood over to walnut, but it is not as dark as the walnut supplied in the kit so that is good for me as I do like the colour.

 

The green I was going to change it to blue but changed my mind, so green it will be, I just hope that the top of the can is the same as the paint inside the can.

 

Jo.

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Posted (edited)

Helllllooooooooooo Shipmates

 

Just a small update, I finished the planking of the keel and filled the gaps (again), sanded down (poor fingers are bleeding again) not sure what is harder sanding wood or cleaning the house, well that was a silly comment from me you don't get bleeding fingers from cleaning the house do you 🧹.

 

I then sanded the hull part that is going to be varnished with some very fine paper (courtesy of the nice man next door) I then gave it a coat of polyurethane gloss varnish.

I don't know how far the green paint comes up the hull so I varnished down more than I should, but will sand it down when I do paint it.

Will varnish the hull twice more.

 

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Jo 🏡

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2 minutes ago, SHIPSCAT said:

well that was a silly comment form me you don't get bleeding fingers from cleaning the house do you

Well you should know (he said as a typical male chauvinistic pig) ;)

 

You do not need to sand the varnish down, just a light rub will do to cover the part  with green

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Hello all.

 

Yippppeeeeeeeeee some paint on my little ship :D☹️.

 

After sanding the wood down (not very good job on that) I gave it a spray of white primer on the bottom of the hull and the top + inside of the wall thing, this disappeared into the wood (nasty words came out of my mouth 👅) I then sprayed another coat on more nasty words, the walls on the inside that had filler on it the paint would not cover it + gaps in the planks, so re filled this area, big mistake using dark wood filler, so after 3 more coats I gave up and went and had a shower then it was bed time (was hoping in the morning the inside walls will be Ok) no still the same 🥵 more nasty words.

So I turned the hull upside down and sprayed the green on the bottom of the hull (two coats), at this stage I was getting very very mad (more nasty words) I forgot to mask the white up, now I have green spray over the white very very very ANGRY Jo.

 

Today a very sad day, I have taken the tape off, more nasty words, then more nasty words, the tape has pulled some varnish off (the air was BLUE now with my bad language).

 

So what I will do now I will sand it all down re paint the green with the spray can, then hand paint the white put the black lines on, after that I will let the paint dry for a week then give it a coat of varnish all over the hull.

 

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I've explained to my wife on several occasions that obscenity is a part of the creative process and that cursing like a sailor while building a model boat is thematically appropriate.

 

That I have had to explain this on several occasions indicates to me that one of us doesn't seem to understand the core issue.

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44 minutes ago, SHIPSCAT said:

Hello Tector

 

It is not like me to curse like that but I am learning FAST.

I am sorry if I have offended anyone.

 

But it was how I felt at the time of typing, but I am Ok now (I think).

 

Jo.

You're not going to offend me. I promise you, I've heard far, far worse.

 

On the topic of masking, I have had good luck using a low-tac tape (specifically, I use the Tamiya brand stuff, but this is far from the only answer) and have minimised bleeding along the edge by carefully burnishing the tape with something smooth and solid like a piece of polished metal or bone to ensure good adhesion.

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