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tony23

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Planking
« on: January 14, 2011, 05:15:04 PM »

I'm about to purchase a Robbe Atlantis but want to apply a different planking wood to the deck than what comes with the kit does anybody know of a UK supplier for planking strips I have called Modellingtimbers today but he has stopped selling it.  <:(
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Re: Planking
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2011, 05:31:46 PM »

https://www.mantuamodel.co.uk/

http://www.jotika-ltd.com/Pages/1024768/index.htm

two companies I would recommend - sometimes bit expensive - but quality is what counts

aye

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Brian Roberts

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Re: Planking
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2011, 06:59:34 PM »

I'm about to purchase a Robbe Atlantis but want to apply a different planking wood to the deck than what comes with the kit does anybody know of a UK supplier for planking strips I have called Modellingtimbers today but he has stopped selling it.  <:(
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 Hi SCM

I too am building an Atlantis and sourced the timber from Jotika Calercraft, good quality and a reasonable price.

Brian
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tony23

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Re: Planking
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2011, 07:34:20 PM »

Hi Brian,
            Did you bother buying the decking wood pack, I believe it's about 60 on top of the kit price I'm thinking for a change from the rest to use a different wood.
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Re: Planking
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2011, 07:55:30 PM »

The wood kit is rubbish!
This is my Atlantis built by a guy in Solihull, not me! The planking is from Modelling timbers (no longer doing timber but lots of other stuff)
This is his blog, back to front but good.

http://ukatlantisbuilder.blogspot.com/




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Brian Roberts

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Re: Planking
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2011, 08:10:57 PM »

Hi Brian,
            Did you bother buying the decking wood pack, I believe it's about 60 on top of the kit price I'm thinking for a change from the rest to use a different wood.

Hi SCM  (Do you have a name?!)

No, I didn't buy the Wood Pack from Robbe which incidentally now costs around the 100 mark, but I bought limewood and mahogany timber from Jotika + Tung Oil from another source and the total cost was about 60.
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tony23

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Re: Planking
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2011, 09:15:54 PM »

Hi Nige,
          I have read the blog and that's what's got me wanting to build the boat I wondered who bought it you have a very fine ship there mate  O0 I called Modelling Timbers today and he confirmed he does not sell wood anymore would think he might change his company name  :D I considered building the Valdiva but the rigging looks to be a nightmare for easy transporting plus the boat is slightly smaller and I like big boats, have you sailed her much I would like to hear you thoughts on it.

 Hi Brian,
            If I buy the whole package I can have the planking kit for 92 and the ballast for 75 I have loads of lead lying around so I'm going to mould my own to fit into the keel and I had read that the planking kit was rubbish, the shop I'm buying the boat from said I can pay for the planking kit and have a look at it if I don't like the contents return it and he'll refund me. I'm after a colour like Nige's boat if I can get it.

Tony
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tony23

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Re: Planking
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2011, 11:49:23 PM »

of interest what glue is used to stick planking to the plastic deck.
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