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Jankers

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Hatch cover material
« on: September 10, 2006, 12:23:38 AM »

I need to cover the hatches on a 1:192 scale steamer.

The covers are meant to represent tarpaulin and i was considering the
very light grade of glass fibre matting (almost tissue paper weight) and painting this to represent
off-white/grey.

Has anyone tried this or have other ideas?
Can anyone advise what colour these actually were in the 1950's?

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Re: Hatch cover material
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2006, 09:06:30 AM »

On the Cardiff tramp I served my time on in the mid/late fifties the hatch tarps were green. Grey canvas (duck) was used to make up awnings, standard compass covers etc etc
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Re: Hatch cover material
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2006, 11:29:22 AM »

I have in the past used old hankerchief material doped in place and the painted with the appropriate colour
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Re: Hatch cover material
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2006, 06:33:12 PM »

I use Black out curtain backing, it has a rubbery side glue this side down and it paints very well.



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Re: Hatch cover material
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2006, 06:50:05 PM »

 
 I have used the sling bandages from first aid kits for that kind of thing Jankers.


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Jankers

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Re: Hatch cover material
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2006, 01:01:30 AM »

Thanks for the replies folks.

That Blackout stuff sounds interesting Tom, does it come with a trade name?

Sling bandages, uhm  will need to check out the local chemist,

Green tarps?/  The model is of a Blu flu cargo/liner, from what I can see the tarps appear to be white.

Did they paint gray tarps? Anyone?

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Re: Hatch cover material
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2006, 01:44:37 AM »

You could try using tissue paper, or as i have done use a pair of nylons.
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Re: Hatch cover material
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2006, 05:49:24 AM »

I used some offcuts from a sheet that was worn out and soaked it in glue shaped it and when dry painted it looked great...


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Re: Hatch cover material
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2006, 08:20:26 AM »

Voyager I don't think we realy want to know what you get up to in the dead of night in Black park car park  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Hatch cover material
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2006, 08:40:05 AM »

Oh "xxxxx", ive been rumbled ;)Mmm...now where did i put that Inmac???


I'll show you mine if you show me yours :-*

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Re: Hatch cover material
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2006, 08:44:10 AM »

I think the answer to the two coloured tarps lies in the names i.e Blue Flue was a 'posh' company, Idwal Williams of Cardiff was a 'tramp' company, White (grey) canvas, expensive, green stuff cheap. Therein lies the clue, as they say.  ;D ;D
I suppose you could use that as a guide if you know the nature of the shipping company you are interested in. Is there nobody else out there that spent part of their youth dragging heavy lumps of canvas across hatch tops (more often than not in a p-ssing down deluge while working cargo) or has 'mammoth'  gained a whole new meaning to me !!
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Re: Hatch cover material
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2006, 07:06:41 PM »

Voyager, I'm impressed, what sdale is that?

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Re: Hatch cover material
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2006, 07:10:11 PM »

Hi J,

Thanks for the compliment, it's 1:32 scale for my Model Slipway "Tsekoa".


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