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Mess Deck: General Section => Tugs and Towing => Topic started by: POLYMAN on October 20, 2010, 07:43:12 PM

Title: printed decking
Post by: POLYMAN on October 20, 2010, 07:43:12 PM
 {:-{I will be building the mountfleet boston typhoon.Is it possible to score the printed deck,rather than having to do the individual planking thing?Also what kind of stain would one use this type of decking,as i have always done individual planks.thanks
Title: Re: printed decking
Post by: Colin Bishop on October 20, 2010, 07:59:33 PM
I'm assuming that the deck is printed plywood. Unless there is a very pronounced grain pattern then you may be able to get a reasonable result by 'distressing' it without having to score it.What I do is to add a small amount of acrylic black paint to water and then rub it into the deck so that it looks grubby. Then varnish over with a matt finish in the usual way. This is what I did for all the Caldercraft review models I made for Model Boats magazine. and they looked OK.

Colin

Title: Re: printed decking
Post by: Arrow5 on October 20, 2010, 08:14:01 PM
Aeronaut Modellbau sell  10cm wide x 1mtr long  obechi (I think) ready grooved decking sheets in at least 2 widths of plank 5mm is one. Still have the trouble of joggleing and so on but it might be easier than individual planks. Better than printed I presume. Sorry I dont know of a UK supplier. Try a search for Aeronaut part No 7517/24 "Bootsdeck"
Title: Re: printed decking
Post by: Shipmate60 on October 20, 2010, 08:16:08 PM
Arrow,
Westbournes do stock it at times, might be worth a call.

Bob
Title: Re: printed decking
Post by: Arrow5 on October 20, 2010, 08:43:49 PM
Thanks Shipmate , it was the original poster Polyman that was looking for an alterntive. Good to know that Westbourne stock it.   :-))
Title: Re: printed decking
Post by: POLYMAN on October 20, 2010, 11:53:57 PM
 :-))Thanks guys.I live in calgary,alberta canada.I will check around.Colin i still look at your article on the Vulcano.Would sure like to get one of those.It is a buatifull model.
Title: Re: printed decking
Post by: Colin Bishop on October 21, 2010, 08:59:55 AM
Wrong Colin I'm afraid - I didn't get to review the Vulcano! Just the Talacre, Imara and Cumbrae.

I think you can get a decent result with the printed ply, it does save a lot of work!

Colin