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Capt Podge

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #75 on: December 30, 2019, 08:20:15 PM »

Here we are - 33 days later - and not much done at all :((

Having never attempted deck planking I decided to have a go, initially, using some "sticks"
So, a couple of test pieces were made out of cheap plant-sticks and some lolly-sticks.

First, the plant sticks - these were cut to size and permanent ink marker used to represent the caulking.

I'll put a bit more up when I get back from walking the dog....
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #76 on: December 30, 2019, 08:28:33 PM »

Hi Ray - I have found that although pens are marked as permanent ink they tend to bleed into the wood.  Have a look at archival ink pens as they bleed a lot less and you can get them with a chisel tip which makes life easier too.  The build looks great mate and good luck with the deck  :-))
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #77 on: December 30, 2019, 08:56:08 PM »

Cheers for the nice comments Mark and especially those archival pens info - I'll chase that up in the next few days. O0

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Ray.
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #78 on: December 30, 2019, 09:10:21 PM »

...also made a test run with the lolly sticks - they look ok but, unfortunately, they're way over scale.

So, went back to the plant sticks and started to apply some wood dye - it's supposed to be teak satin but looks far, far too dark.

...more to follow...
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #79 on: December 30, 2019, 09:15:45 PM »

It was at this point I had decided to order a bunch of Maple and Lime strips from Cornwall Model Boats.
Despite the 1mm thickness of the strips they arrived in good order, no damage and very well packaged...thank you CMB. :-))

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #80 on: December 30, 2019, 09:20:17 PM »

Ray here's the sort of pen I was thinking of, you can use the side of the brush/tip


https://www.londongraphics.co.uk/pigma-archival-brush-pen
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #81 on: December 30, 2019, 09:23:10 PM »

Now all 4 samples were made up and treated in identical manner - sanded, wiped, stained (new tin of Walnut Woodstain) x 3 coats and 2 x final coats of clear exterior varnish.
The following photos show the results...

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #82 on: December 30, 2019, 09:43:49 PM »

Ray here's the sort of pen I was thinking of, you can use the side of the brush/tip


https://www.londongraphics.co.uk/pigma-archival-brush-pen

Brilliant, cheers Mark :-))

Looking at my test pieces in daylight, the Lime seems to be the better of the options. Maple is ok but not as smooth as the Lime.

Today was just warm enough to get a little outdoor spray painting done so managed to get 2 x coats of Vauxhall Summit White applied, consistent with the upper hull colour.
Still needs at least another 2 coats, then the front, back and sides will be done in Ford Riviera Blue to match the lower hull.
Colour coordinated I think would be the term to use.

Anyway, that's where we stand up to date...

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Ray.
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #83 on: December 30, 2019, 09:52:56 PM »

forgot to add these... %)
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #84 on: February 19, 2020, 08:35:52 PM »

Just my luck - I was going to blow the cobwebs off the boat this evening but SWMBO hasn't been well today so I've had to take over the domestic duties - hopefully, she'll be back on her feet tomorrow.  {:-{
Update to come in the next couple of days...


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