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Gentlemen, after reading through this topic I ask some of you to tone down.
Henry X has found an interesting ship, he like to restore it and asking for support and help.
I am talking from my point of view but also as a moderator, He has my 100% support and like to see encouragement instead of detergent language.
We have all been in a dire situation taking on a challenge.

I like to see what he can do with this Dutch Yacht - kit or not!

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CC well said

 

Only one last thing to say on the matter if people really don't like the model then they should get on to Amati they are the ones that produced the model don't direct their venom at me I am only the one with peoples help hoping to restore it.  Having got that of my chest let's just say it's now water under the bridge and move on.

 

Nirvana

Many thanks

 

Roger

Like it or not it's part of the kit.

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Keith 

Have some bad news cleaning is on hold poor wife she's fed up standing in the corner holding this thing up while i work on it. So i have promised her i will make a stand was going to use this old thing behind me not the wife the machine. Maybe quicker to make out of wood have plenty lying around nothing fancy plywood and maybe tulip wood it's only recently i received tulip wood never heard of it before i believe it came from the U.S.A. it's a hard wood don't really know what to use it for strips, bending i don't know or maybe the stand. You will see i have removed this part from the centre of the deck don't know what it is called but gives better access for cleaning the deck, regarding the hull especially the white part will have to sand it down but still a bit further to go,  colour wise will need to see the state of the hull first, the builder not too bad his planks are quite tight maybe better than mine but a couple of seams have opened up like i say a bit further to go.

 

Have tried to by plans from Backers link but it keeps coming back req field then same again and again so stuff it also tried Amati 5 euros but it's only 5 euros if your order is 20 euros or more but i'm not open to blackmail so again stuff it maybe when the time comes somebody will help.

 

Have to go supposed to be on oxygen 15hours a day, never mind there are people more worse off than me.

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 Henry, sorry to hear you need supplemental oxygen 15 hours a day. That's pretty much your whole waking period. In my case I'd have to be tethered while I slept. I'm kinda like a Hobbit and meal times when it comes to my naps....elevens, after tea time, etc etc.

 Don't sand off all that beautiful patina, that's what gives your model character. Nice to see you making progress! 

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Keith

Really glad you have posted you have really stopped me regarding sanding I was going to sand it down to the bare wood and then varnish it. The dark area's you see are remnants of old varnish I am now thinking of taking it down to the lighter area's you see and leaving it at that I.e no varnish, The floor in front of the rear cabin and the steps need more cleaning  don't know what people mean when they say q-tips hear in the U.K  I'm using cotton buds maybe the same thing with the wife's nail Polish remover but you have to be quick it dries out so fast but only for removing the dirt. Then it will be turn of the inside of the hull around the deck after that I will turn my attention to the outside hull thinking where can I use my dremel ,what you said about the patina the dremel will go back in the box. With the carry on over the last few days you don't think straight and with a tube up your nose doesn't help but never mind I'm winning. Thanks for stopping me but I do really need to get on and make the stand. Everything I have removed I have taken a photo to remind where I goes so that's its so far.

 

 

Henry x

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 Q-tips

 

 Good on ya taking photos as you progress. I always say I'm going to but never do :blink:

 

 Regarding varnish. If it were mine, once all the sanding and cleaning was done, once any/all the painting was done, and once any repairs and wooden piece replacements done, then I'd varnish the whole kit and caboodle. I'd suggest you use a product we have here in the colonies by Minwax called Polyurethane but it's not available there in Merry Ole. Since you don't, varnish is just as good or better according to some. Varnish or poly protects wood and paint and creates a barrier against moisture. Of course, always sample test on a small unseeable area before going crazy. After varnish you can get on with the rigging. 

 

 Stand? I thought you had the missus talked into holding it :D...........yep, better go make a stand. 

 

 Oh, one other thing. That nail polish remover will remove paint. If you don't want to remove any of the paint, careful as you go. 

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Henry,

 

Instead of sanding, you might try scraping it, with the grain.  A single edge razor blade works well.  This technique unlike sanding, will allow you to get right up to the edges.

 

The wood that you bought, if it came from the US is what we call Tulip Poplar.  These are large trees that grow in the Midwest.  The wood is medium hard and should work well.  The only problem that I know of is that it sometimes has a greenish tint.  This should not be a problem if you intend to paint it.

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Nice to see some people still have a sense of humor yes q-tips over here they are the same, the old container are called Johnson cotton buds the new one's have gone upmarket and are now called Johnson & Johnson baby wipes  but I thought there are bit small for that,  same product. The stand is now made just typical bog standard if you see the early photos in one you will see two wood screws screwed into the keel maybe it had brass uprights and a wood plinth this one fits quite well but only temp. Have tried to set a couple of planks back in place at bottom of the hull they are edge glued something I always did will see what they look like tomorrow.

 

Roger

Yes that's what I am doing scraping, the rear cabin fwd bulkhead has come loose so I have taken it out which gives me more access to the floor in that area maybe due to my mishandling don't know . Now that you have added the word Poplar I now understand just could not see a tree or bush called Tulip many thanks.

 

Now to anyone interested, the cleaning of the hull inside above the deck is a bit problematic I was thinking of removing some the white parts, false frames not all for better access then after cleaning I can put them back, measure the distance apart first otherwise I will have to get my small 1/8" chisel out which you can all make from your old worn needle files. What are your thoughts.

 

Henry x

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8 minutes ago, henry x said:

I was thinking of removing some the white parts, false frames not all for better access then after cleaning

 Henry, I think that's a rabbit hole. Once you've gone down it, then your next thought will be, "well I've gone this far, I might as well remove this/these" and before you know it you wind up with a completely disassembled model. Which isn't a problem except, how many broken bits come about in the process? If the existing pieces are well attached, clean as best you can, touch up any paint if you choose and move forward. As the ole saw goes, discretion is the better part of valor. 

 

 I support whatever path you take, I just what you to have fun with the project. Removing a large number of pieces can lead to a lot of "I wish I had left that alone" I speak from my own past experience. 

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