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stevep80

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Finishing my Oseberg Viking ship
« on: February 07, 2016, 08:55:29 AM »

hi, hopefully someone can help me.
I have just finished building an Oseberg Viking ship by Amati and was hopeing somebody can tell me the best way to finish it of, should I paint it or stain it and what medium I should use for this.


Thanks
Steve

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Re: Finishing my Oseberg Viking ship
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2016, 09:26:28 AM »


Satin stain always looks great but needs a very good sanding first!
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Re: Finishing my Oseberg Viking ship
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2016, 09:40:42 AM »

Hi, thanks for the info, what colour would you suggest.
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Re: Finishing my Oseberg Viking ship
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2016, 09:43:18 AM »


Probably totally wrong, but what about a deep, rich red wood?
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Re: Finishing my Oseberg Viking ship
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2016, 09:54:33 AM »

For viking the shields can be painted with a matt finish pain in simple designs, stripes, crosses, segments, using earthy colours - reds - yellow  umber, dull blues muddy greens. the figure head would probably have also been painted in similar colours, as these were the pigments available at the time (ex viking re-enactor here).
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Re: Finishing my Oseberg Viking ship
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2016, 10:01:44 AM »

Thanks Grendal, what would you suggest with the hull and deck.
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Re: Finishing my Oseberg Viking ship
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2016, 12:36:29 PM »

Hull and deck would have been natural wood, maybe just finished with an oiled finish
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Re: Finishing my Oseberg Viking ship
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2016, 01:13:22 PM »

Hi me again, would it be ok to use an acrylic Matt varnish.
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Re: Finishing my Oseberg Viking ship
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2016, 02:26:57 PM »

Hi Steve, have you any pictures of your build? They have a lovely shape do longships.
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Re: Finishing my Oseberg Viking ship
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2016, 07:44:40 PM »

yes that should be ok
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