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IL Leudo by SHIPSCAT (Jolene) - Mamoli - scale 1:34

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Just dropped by to see how you‘re doing -

and you’re doing great.

The deck looks really good with that finish (the blood doesn’t show. 😉  )

and your caulking method is just right to my eye - not too much but just enough.

Keep up the good work.

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Hello all


Just a wee update again.

I have re-coated the bulwark with some matt white paint.


I am now gluing on one side the post's, I did over cut most of them but will sand them down later.

I have also started to glue some of the strips of wood at the bottom of the post's, 3 strip's have to go round the bottom.

The handrail has also has to be glued on this is made up of 4 strips of wood.


I have cut the 4 post's that 2 go at the front and 2 at the back, they have a carved top, I have never done this sort of work before so I hope they are Ok.





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Thank you very much. On my current build (1:48) I glued black construction paper to the edges of the planks and it produced very satisfactory results. But the planks were 5 mm wide, or about 12 scale inches. The paper gave about 3/8 scale inch grout, which is about right.


My next build will be 1:96 with 4 scale inch planks - and a LOT of them! The planks will be 0.04 inch wide and 0.04 inch thick, and there will be about 150 of them across the beam. I'd go nuts trying to glue very thin paper to the edges! I like your felt tip pen solution much better!


Your build is looking good!

Edited by Dr PR

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for the simulated calking,  I use something similar....an archive pen.  I even bought a bottle of India Ink and refill the one i'm using ;)   your posts look great by the way.....even the two that stick up.   I believe they are called sampson posts :) 

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Hello Popeye


Thank you for them kind words, also the info on the name of the posts.


I have to say the two posts was hard for me to do, I used a triangle needle file, I have to tell you I had about 4 goes at doing them, I could not get the 4 sides to line up ha-ha, the two you see are the best I could do.


Again thank you for your comment and all of you for the likes.



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Hello back again.


I have finished gluing all the post on now.

Next up is to sand the tops down flush with the bulwark, after that it is bend and fit two strips round the deck/posts area.

I will also cut the hatch opening out, then plank the cabin walls.

Will not do the hand rails till I have re-painted the white on the outside of the hull.



Happy days.


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