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For the coppering I used self adhesive Copper foil from the Tiffany workshop.
 
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It is nice to see the difference between the new material and the old copper paint. It was good to have the paint underneath, as to make minimal gaps not too visible :-)
I use masking tape to protekt the black paint from the glue, otherwise it will take out good chunks - just guess how I found out :-(
 
BTW: The glory for bringing this ingenious material to my attention belongs to a chap in a german forum, who presented this technik on a wooden Santissima Trinidad.
 
The copper is rather cheap icon_smile.gif Look in the internet for suppliers of Tiffany lamp builders, you need two rolls of 4 mm, self adhesive.
 
As in my case the tiles were already in the plastic mould, I was able to use the material in straight lines. Other ones cut the material into the actual tiles.
 
I omitted the clues in my scale, but I saw already great results on this material in imitating them by stamps or cogwheels.
 
Also if the surface is cleand from the protectiv what-so-ever, nice verdigris can be produced on it by a spray of saltwater, lemon air and time.
 
Greetings Daniel
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On 2/19/2013 at 9:12 AM, dafi said:
Some pictures from the finished job

 

 

 

 

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And to finish with the british pattern, the batten on the top edge. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Have fun, Daniel

 

Been wondering how to do the copper, was originally gonna do one side with the little green tiles supplied with my model (mamaoli 1:90 scale Victory), and the other just carry the outer planks all the way down to the keel, and same with the paint scheme, one side black/yellow, the other just waxed, to leave a lovely wooden finish.  But having just seen your pics I bought 2 rolls from a website here in the UK, Kansacraft.co.uk.  if I can get mine looking as good as yours mate I will be well chuffed.

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