samueljr Posted December 2, 2013 Share #1 Posted December 2, 2013 I seem to be attracting projects that I'm not interested in as of late (BOUNTY bashing) so here I go again................ After purchasing the LONG BOAT (LB) as a present for a freind I found it returned to me for lack of interest and skill on their part. For some unknown reason I've decided to build it myself but thought I'd have a little bit of fun with it. After confering with Chuck I proceeded forward. I will be not following the finish schedule provided as the kit is based on an existing (generic) model of a class of boat(s). I read through Lavery, May and Steel and will be painting the hull differently and will be rigging the boat with a Cutter rig as per Lavery and Steel. I will be adding furled sails and possibly a few more detail elements. I want the boat to look like it works and is not a ceremonial craft. I am using Admiralty paint Read Ochre for the details. I took Chuck's friezes and having the same drawing program I switched the blue background to red. I've omitted the stern frieze all together. The white bottom is about 8 coats of Floquil grime paint. I've also gone for a more natural wood look. The stock was sealed with a coat of wipe-on poly and then given a coat of cut 50/50 MiniWax Natural and Golden Oak stain. When dry this was sanded off leaving a patina of sorts to the stock. The nail heads are simply done with a sharp #2 pencil. I "cheated" with the railings and just took a photo copy of the plans and glud them onto the 1/32" sheet and cut the rails that way. Next up is the inboard details. I'll post more pics ASAP. As I've told Chuck, I've glued my fingers together twice (already) burnt another on a plank bender and broken the stem off. It's a delightful little project (diversion) from my other projects.............LOL Sam Chuck, mtaylor, dgbot and 5 others 8 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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