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dgp1957

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Deck lining
« on: July 20, 2006, 10:39:19 AM »

I am building a model of the Graf Spee using the Fleetscale 1/128th scale hull, I would like to draw in the planking on the deck, but as the plank sizes used were probably about 7-10" wide on the original, if you try to scale it down proportionately the deck planking on the ship would be tiny, has anyone found a happy medium in drawing deck planking that I could use?

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Re: Deck lining
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2006, 10:58:33 AM »

I have never had much success "drawing" planks - always use wood strip then sand it down. Unless my maths is way out (which it might be), 1/16 inch strip should be your nearest. I normally use black insulation tape as caulking, but in this scale I would be tempted to paint one edge of the strip black. Give it a try on a bit of scrap.

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Re: Deck lining
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2006, 12:43:03 PM »

This might or might not be your thing, but evergreen plastic company do sheets of various scale lined plastic card, and then just spray it wood colour.


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Re: Deck lining
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2006, 01:52:41 PM »

Never tried that, Voyager, mainly because none of the model shops round here stock it. Is it any good? Any photos of examples on working models?

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Re: Deck lining
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2006, 02:11:45 PM »

I'm always using evergreen products, perfectly formed and available in different sizes. The only place i can get it is through the Squires catalogue, it can be glue with plastic glue, or better still to avoid any distortion use evo stick.
You could always give Westbourne a ring, they seem to sell everything else!

If you would like to see some examples of evergreen, not the exact style your after, but it will give you some idea, check out my Tsekoa build in on this forum (the deck was all done from evergreen)


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Re: Deck lining
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2006, 02:16:43 PM »

Looks good. Is it moulded with offset plank ends, or just a sort of continuous strip? Are Squires or Evergreen on the web?

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Re: Deck lining
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2006, 02:26:21 PM »

It's just a strip, no plank ends.

Ask them if you can register as a new customer, if they asked who recomended them, tell them it was Mr Kirkham.
Here are the details:  Squires Model & Craft Tools,(Mail order only)
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Tele: 01243 842424

As an alternative, look up: Expo Tools on the web.
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Re: Deck lining
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2006, 02:29:35 PM »

Thanks

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Re: Deck lining
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2006, 02:31:34 PM »

Thanks Guys,
Unfortunately I inherited the model with a ply deck already fitted, so think I'll need to draw lines on.

David
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Re: Deck lining
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2006, 02:32:01 PM »

No problem!


Let me know how you get on.


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Re: Deck lining
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2006, 11:15:57 PM »

If you follow the correct scale the planks tend to look 'unreal'.

Best bet is to try at one tenth inch seperation, perhaps even going to one eigth.

Try it on a A4 sheet first to get some idea, a pain if you have to do it by hand but worth it if you keep it as reference material.

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Re: Deck lining
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2006, 12:37:42 AM »

I prepared the deck, painted it the correcy Matt colour, then using a soft pencil (2B) drew in the planks, remember to keep the pencil quite sharp though.
If you make a mistake simply paint over deck and start again.

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Re: Deck lining
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2006, 12:49:21 PM »

Thanks for all the help gents, time to start sharpening my pencils :D
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