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Title: Splinter matting - Kapok Matresses
Post by: bertie on March 21, 2017, 06:44:49 PM
Does anyone have a good idea to reproduce splinter matting in 1/24 scale.
Thanks
Title: Re: Splinter matting - Kapok Matresses
Post by: tonyH on March 21, 2017, 07:25:36 PM
Hi Bertie,

There are a few options using Milliput or similar on various threads. e.g. Ian's build of the small monitor.

 :-))
Title: Re: Splinter matting - Kapok Matresses
Post by: ballastanksian on March 21, 2017, 07:47:53 PM
Hi Bertie,

If you have a bathroom tile, piece of glass, or a smooth plate of metal then you are half way to sculpting your own splinter mats.

I am not sure if there was a standard size that was altered to suit by members of the crew, or each class of vessel had them made to order by a company. Given that most sailors could sew until well into the seventies, I would say that both are possible.

I mark out oblongs onto a plate of steel I have which are half inch by quarter inch which seem about right for 1:96th scale. Page one of my HMS Ready build shows this late and also some fitted onto the bridge: http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,50673.0.html

And here you can see more fitted to the  bridge of M19: http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,57152.0.html

I used an arrow head shaped sculpting tool and you can make one by carving a flat piece of hardwood to shape and allows you make it the shape you want. Good luck  :-))