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Chesapeake Bay Crabbing Skiff by Duanelaker - FINISHED - Midwest - Small


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Because the kit was so old, dry and warped it was not easy since it was so brittle.  I was careful not to force, but I really need to learn patience and to slow down.

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I found that the CA glue that had come in a different kit I had purchased was old and not working well.  But I had bought some DAP glue that was called rapid fuse that worked well.  I also used title bond where I could.

 

 

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I don’t like they way the bow was distorted when I was glueing the side panels on the boat, I was hoping to fix this with all-purpose putty (bondo).  Is this advisable?  It seems to have worked on a solid hull I was working on a while back, but this is much thinner basswood.  I then plan on painting over it (which I have little experience with).  Any help would be appreciated.

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Use a modeling putty, not bondo! The bondo is much harder than the wood and would be difficult to sand without cutting into the wood. When you go to paint the model, seal it with shellac or varnish, before painting, if you will be using acrylic paints. Do a search in the forum, there was a thread a little while back , on the various methods of sealing recommended.

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So I’m alittle disgusted and sad...hoping someone might be able to give me some advice since I’m new to paint.  I’m assuming I would be best off letting this mess dry for a few days and sanding as clean as possible, then reapply white, and then do the red?

 

im not sure what happened, but I should have stopped...it went on oddly thin and was not sticking well, but I kept painting 😔 I didn’t realize how it bled through until it dried enough for me to take the tape off.  Lesson hopefully learned....7A8DC59B-A8AC-4D60-912E-E3C6D3F48EEA.thumb.jpeg.09a20c81e50ae12dace43e0f0255a497.jpeg80982ECA-FC0C-412D-8BE2-A59062DF688B.thumb.jpeg.dad8c5dc4884d901207d19273f0b95d4.jpeg

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Jeff - I had actually applied white paint over the tape prior to spraying the red, do you think I needed to wait for it to dry first?  If you notice too that the red didn’t seem to fill the gaps?  You can see the white along the edges and the inside edges of the keel.  I feel like I did something wrong with the mixture of the paint, maybe I thinned it too much?

 

Dave

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10 minutes ago, JToma said:

Something you can try when you mask that line is paint over the edge of the tape with a clear paint to seal the edge of the mask.

I’m also not a paint master so double check this, but I’ve done the same but instead of clear (which is frequently mentioned) used the same color as is under the tape (in this case white) to seal the edge.

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17 minutes ago, Duanelaker said:

Jeff - I had actually applied white paint over the tape prior to spraying the red, do you think I needed to wait for it to dry first?  If you notice too that the red didn’t seem to fill the gaps?  You can see the white along the edges and the inside edges of the keel.  I feel like I did something wrong with the mixture of the paint, maybe I thinned it too much?

 

Dave

I would definitely wait for the seal to dry (if that’s what you mean) before doing the next layer. Did you burnish the edge of the tape as well?

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