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HULLTOM

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Advice please
« on: June 01, 2009, 06:06:52 PM »

Ive decided to start my ship modelling life with the Imex Nedlloyd Bahrain plastic ship non motorised as ive never modelled ships before and this seems a safe option. Would i need to wet and dry the hull before painting with this model as the plastic isnt all that thick??. Would that matter?? Has anyoen else modelled either this ship or any of the others in the range before? Thanks for looking :)
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amdaylight

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Re: Advice please
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2009, 07:43:52 PM »

How long is the hull? How wide? How deep?  After rereading your post I came away with the feeling that you are not going to make this an RC boat, is that right? As to wet and dry sanding of the hull, the only time that would need to be done is if the seam along the center line needs filling otherwise all I do is scrub the hull with Comet Cleanser tall though I noticed that on the latest container it says "Scratch Free", I hope this is not a case of improving an old product that did not need improving. >>:-(

Good luck and keep us apprised of your progress.

Andre
over yonder in Portland Oregon
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HULLTOM

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Re: Advice please
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2009, 12:40:02 AM »

Hi there,yes you are correct this will be just a static model. Will keep you all updated on my progress asap. Many thanks for your suggestion. :)
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Re: Advice please
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2009, 07:31:45 AM »

I try and keep glue from spreading all over the model and give it a wash with mild washing up liquid pior to painting. Biggest mistake I use to make was touching the model after washing it leaving finger prints on it. The paint didn't like it at times.

Dry with hair dryer if in a hurry .

Gooooogle "plastic kit preparation" , some good results like this one.

Here is a link to go on with      http://www.world-war-2-airplane-model.com/preparation.html

I know its a plane but they're all manufactured in the same way.
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Re: Advice please
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2009, 09:54:42 AM »

How long is the hull? How wide? How deep?  After rereading your post I came away with the feeling that you are not going to make this an RC boat, is that right?

Andre
over yonder in Portland Oregon
Come on Andre what is it about " non motorised " that you dont understand ?
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HULLTOM

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Re: Advice please
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2009, 10:27:29 AM »

How long is the hull? How wide? How deep?  After rereading your post I came away with the feeling that you are not going to make this an RC boat, is that right?

Andre
over yonder in Portland Oregon
Come on Andre what is it about " non motorised " that you dont understand ?
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ZZ56

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Re: Advice please
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2009, 08:55:20 PM »

The plastic shouldn't be too smooth as this creates problems with paint adhesion.  Better to just fill and sand the seams, prime, put down several coats of paint and then buff those to a shine.

There was a thread, either here or on RCgroups, about how to motorize one of the Imex kits but as they are so small that they only work well in calm water.  It's still a good help for general bulding, i'll see if I can find it for you.
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