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« on: October 14, 2013, 07:26:36 PM »

can someone tell me what you put inbetween decking the black stuff please and were to get it from
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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2013, 08:31:29 PM »

I think your on about corking which is a form of pitch often after a a tared string had been hammerd in between the planks with the boiling hot pitch poured on top if am right.
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013, 08:35:18 PM »

 sorry misread your thread, some use black paper and some black elecy,s tape some just draw it on with a pencil.
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2013, 08:43:23 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2013, 09:23:09 PM »

Or you could pop back into the mists of time and see it done with wood planks, PVA and thread ...

http://www.thefreckledfish.com/dreadnought/decking5.html

...which ship should be restarting next year, once Racundra's afloat.

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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2013, 10:47:00 PM »

I have found that a black felt pen carefully applied to the edges of each plank before laying gives a very realistic effect. However, on some timber, the ink soaks too far into the plank, testing beforehand is definitely recommended.


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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2013, 04:26:12 PM »

I have found that a black felt pen carefully applied to the edges of each plank before laying gives a very realistic effect. However, on some timber, the ink soaks too far into the plank, testing beforehand is definitely recommended.


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This also works with a soft lead pencil which is less likely to soak into the grain.


I have always (well 2 or 3 times) used black cartridge paper.
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