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Title: deck wood
Post by: SHADOWFLEET on February 24, 2013, 07:11:20 PM
ok people i want to build a 2mm ply deck for my hms cossack as the plastic one is peeing me off. an plus i want to glue the super structure to the model deck instead of have the little hatchs to work with..
what 2mm plys would you recommand an what do i have to do to water proof it


Title: Re: deck wood
Post by: Stu on February 24, 2013, 07:45:06 PM
I normally use 2mm marine ply, give it a coat with sanding sealer, paint and then sometimes a coat of varnish.
Title: Re: deck wood
Post by: SHADOWFLEET on February 24, 2013, 07:53:44 PM
cheers stu you just given me the answer i need.

where do you purchase you marine ply from ?
Title: Re: deck wood
Post by: Stu on February 24, 2013, 07:57:52 PM
Westbourne models was the last place I got mine.
Title: Re: deck wood
Post by: Shipmate60 on February 24, 2013, 09:12:53 PM
Are you going to lift the whole deck off in one piece?
If so it is likely that your guardrails will stretch and any water on the deck will run inside the hull.
The superstructure is placed on coambings, raised bulkheads which should keep water out of the hull.

Bob
Title: Re: deck wood
Post by: SHADOWFLEET on February 24, 2013, 09:49:22 PM
Hi the hole deck will lift in 3 sections front middle an back.
Im trying to firgure how to get around this. Any ideas. Only reason i went the deck
Removable is because those tiny hatch hole are too small
Title: Re: deck wood
Post by: SHADOWFLEET on February 24, 2013, 09:52:57 PM
The idea of it can work . A guy in the down under as a removable deck and thats what im after
The pictures are on my hms cossack build of the gentlemans hms cossack
Title: Re: deck wood
Post by: Shipmate60 on February 24, 2013, 10:07:17 PM
Almost anything can work as long as you are extremely careful when removing.
One way is to have the removable deck cut just inboard of the railings.

Bob
Title: Re: deck wood
Post by: SHADOWFLEET on February 25, 2013, 08:07:50 AM
See i like the idea of that too . Im deffo in no rush to build this model
Its just the idea of how deans marine instruction manaul it not right at all an
Makes me laugh that most of the manaul on how to build is off hms kelly
Even the pictures . But they have been more then helpful an sent me some parts throw free of charge
But ill going to fleet scale next



Title: Re: deck wood
Post by: Stu on February 25, 2013, 08:15:08 AM
It will be interesting to see a full removable deck, as I have only done access hatches under the structure or if I need more room removable sections of deck.
Title: Re: deck wood
Post by: SHADOWFLEET on February 25, 2013, 08:25:15 AM
If you looking under war ships rd an look for hms cossack you will see a gentleman has dome it with his hms cossack he given me the idea an im in contact with brain and its all thanks to thunderchild