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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

Regards,

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. :-))

...more to follow...
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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...

...more to follow...
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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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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #85 on: April 02, 2020, 04:43:55 pm »

We're back again!

Swmbo's illness lasted for a full week, then I got it and re-infected her, then back and forth we went for the next 4 weeks :o
We're both ok now so it's time to get back to modelling...

The workshop will be warmed through and tidied up this evening, ready to get crackin'.
I'll put an update on here once I have something to show on the build.

Regards,

Ray.
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #86 on: April 02, 2020, 07:13:41 pm »

Glad you are both over the illness looking forward to the next update  :-))
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #87 on: April 02, 2020, 07:23:54 pm »

Cheers Phil, no real notion of what it was, just some sort of winter cold I guess. Definitely no high temperature involved - thankfully  :-) .


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #88 on: April 02, 2020, 08:14:43 pm »


Glad you are both well again Ray,  me and the wife both had a bad cold just after new years eve that lasted a couple of weeks, been ok since then, only go out now for a walk and food shop, plenty of time for hobbies though, so get cracking on that Huntsman mate.   :-))


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #89 on: April 02, 2020, 08:48:48 pm »

Cheers Joe, appreciate the reply.


I just got back in the workshop after the clap for the essential workers, NHS and others  :-))


Hoping to get a little bit done before bedtime...


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #90 on: April 02, 2020, 08:56:50 pm »

Ray,
Good to hear you both fighting fit again  :-))
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #91 on: April 02, 2020, 09:04:11 pm »

Ray,
Good to hear you both fighting fit again  :-))


That's why I'm in the workshop - to avoid fighting  {-)


Just kidding Dave - really appreciate your reply  :-))


Regards,
Ray.
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #92 on: April 02, 2020, 09:11:56 pm »


Hi Ray, it dose feel strange clapping at the front door, but life is so strange at the moment, thank goodness I can go to my workshop and feel normal for a while,


stay well Joe.
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #93 on: April 03, 2020, 11:33:51 pm »

Just a little update:-
For the hardwood part on the foredeck and the deck edges I'm using mahogany. I bought a couple of sheets, I had intended to lay it in 2 longitudinal pieces but these sheets I have aren't wide enough so a centre piece was also required.

So, the 2 sheets were laid on the bench and the hull inverted and drawn around. Then, dots were placed 5mm in from the outer lines, to give a 5mm strip all along the deck edges.
The bulk of the 'waste' was then cut away but leaving plenty wood either side of the drawn lines for the inevitable adjustments to be made when final trimming takes place.

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #94 on: April 03, 2020, 11:47:25 pm »

Took advantage of the fine weather earlier today and got another 2 coats sprayed on the saloons.
Then, I noticed I'd dropped a clanger - when I bought the paint I found what I needed straight away i.e. Vauxhall Summit White, thought it would be a good idea to buy a second tin as a spare. What I failed to notice was that the 2nd tin was in fact Vauxhall Glacier White - no prizes for guessing which one I used :embarrassed:
Now I'll have to wait until it hardens off to get the correct paint applied >:-o

Back to the decking then:-

The outer strips have been sanded down - now just need to get rid of the pencil lines and a little final trimming. In the meantime, the centre piece for the foredeck has been trimmed and glued into place - here's a couple of photo's before that was done...

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #95 on: April 03, 2020, 11:49:34 pm »

Hope to get a bit more done tomorrow  %)

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Ray.
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #96 on: April 08, 2020, 11:41:10 am »


Having followed your log I doubt that is anything you could learn from me, but I was most impressed with your decals/ transfers so maybe you can teach me, I've done Tee shirt transfers before but that requires a lot of heat to iron them on not good for a boat hull methinks, I guess it's special paper but is it special ink as well, are they water slid applied, I'd like to do some decals on my Huntsman, they make your hull look very professional.


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #97 on: April 08, 2020, 12:00:54 pm »

Hi ya Joe, I'll dig out the details later this afternoon and post on here.
I printed them off on my ink-jet printer but I believe it is easier to do if you have access to a laser-jet. That's because ink has to be oversprayed with a good covering of lacquer to seal it, whereas laser printing doesn't.
My first attempt failed due to not being sufficiently sealed.
I'll get back with the other details later today  :-))


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Ray,
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #98 on: April 08, 2020, 12:51:51 pm »

Found the details but the company I used - homecrafts.co.uk - has shut up shop >>:-(
So I'm afraid it's going to have to be a search using 'water slide decal paper' or similar wording.
Sorry about that Joe.


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Ray.
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #99 on: April 08, 2020, 01:27:35 pm »

Something I'm going to have to master at some point though a little way off at the moment.

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