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Lash151

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Ageing tongue and groove cabin
« on: February 12, 2012, 03:02:10 PM »

Hi... I am working on a 1930s Chesapeake fishing boat at the moment and I am trying to achieve a white painted tongue and groove effect. Its 1/20 scale so its a reasonable size but the example photos I am working from are all of restored boats so they are clean and freshly painted but obviously the T&G has been rubbed down and repainted many times in its life and thats the effect I want.  I started off by actually planking the ply cabin with 1mm thick planks then painting over it, but when sprayed, the grooves didn't fill in, so I brush painted to fill the grooves! Then I sprayed it... but this time the grooves filled in too much... so I ran a dead biro down the grooves to define them more... and resprayed it and did the biro thing again...and now I don't know where I am at!! I can't tell if I am achieving the right appearance or just kidding myself that my over worked cabin looks right.... I will post some pics when I find the camera lead... but in the meantime, has anyone done a tongue and groove effect successfully... and how!  I would be interested in other techniques.
Lee
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Re: Ageing tongue and groove cabin
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2012, 03:39:55 PM »

I did my 1/16 Brittany trawler by planking the superstructure with 1/16" planks but with a slight chamfer on one edge. I stained mine mahogany. I like the effect.
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Lash151

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Re: Ageing tongue and groove cabin
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2012, 05:52:16 PM »

That looks really good... annoyingly mine needs to be gloss white so requires several coats of paint... subsequently the grooves were filling in.
Lee
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Re: Ageing tongue and groove cabin
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2012, 06:24:34 PM »

That looks really good... annoyingly mine needs to be gloss white so requires several coats of paint... subsequently the grooves were filling in.
Lee

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it may be hind sight... but pre-painting your T & G before you fit it to the model would be the way to do this...   basically pre-paint upto the "next to last finishing coat"

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Re: Ageing tongue and groove cabin
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2012, 07:32:05 PM »

We had an old (full size) boat years ago, with tongue and groove cabin roof, but it had been covered in canvas and painted over for years, so had a smooth finish.
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Lash151

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Re: Ageing tongue and groove cabin
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2012, 08:09:53 PM »

Lee
it may be hind sight... but pre-painting your T & G before you fit it to the model would be the way to do this...   basically pre-paint upto the "next to last finishing coat"

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This is an annoying good idea... I wish I had thought of it  :}  I shall definately do that next time!
Lee
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