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    Creole Queen by Dumas build
    by Hhager2 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Update
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hhager2 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Have main deck finally glued. Started painting but it keeps soaking up the paint. Had to sand drips n repaint. All cabins sections are built, as well as paddle wheel. I put the modified belt gear on the paddle wheel. So once I paint it I can try the belt n see where motor goes. I added clear plastic to windows on back second deck. I also tried my hand at making curtains. Made the boom assembly and painted the wood boom. A lot of curtains to make. Still need railings n paint paint paint. A lot more work to do. Iโ€™ll post the next update. I also bought a Dumas Crocket ship. That will be the summer build. Assuming this one is done. That should be it fir building fir this year. Cheers

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Update
    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง NickD ( Master Seaman)
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    Sorry forgot to sat watered down PVA, sort of 50/50 with water
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Update
    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง NickD ( Master Seaman)
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    Give raw wood a coat of PVA...lightly sand then apply coat of undercoat, then top coats.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Creole Queen update
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hhager2 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Started painting Ran out of paint. Did only first coat. Ran out of paint it just sucks it up. Iโ€™ll get more tommorow. Built the boom n mast today. Also did rudder posts. Paint over the weekend then put curtains on windows. Next week Iโ€™ll try to get main deck on. Then do cabins. Probably try to get stairs in place then railings, maybe.

    ๐Ÿ“ Creole Queen by Dumas build
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hhager2 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Slowly sanding n glueing. Figure several more months work. Iโ€™m in California for the Grammys February so Iโ€™ll loose one or two months on west coast. I will glue main deck to hull next. Then set up paddles. Once that is done Iโ€™ll paint the cabins and attach them. Next will be railing n stairs ( assembled stairs already). I might get to pick material fir window curtains today. Hull came out nice. Iโ€™ll put rudder tubes in tonight. It is a lot of work. I need to clean shop floor of wood n dust accumulation tonight. Best model to build fir winter months. I still work as I own company but find relaxing on ship at night relaxing. I did ladders last nite while watching tv.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Creole Queen by Dumas build
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Hhager2,

    Your Creole Queen is coming out nicely!

    I think adding figures to the boats adds to the realism of the model!

    I like to 3D print my figures!

    Its time consuming but, I like 3D Printing them!

    She should look really nice with quite a few figures all over the model!

    Ed-
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Creole Queen by Dumas build
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hhager2 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Cheap people HO sized looked good on my last one I built. They were a little pricy compared to these. I can repaint these or add stuff to make them different. In Las Angeles Burbank Hobby has a great collection of HO people. Iโ€™ll find more there too. Pic of real boat n people posted too.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Creole Queen by Dumas build
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Nice work! I have built this kit it is a fun subject. I have my build blog on this site. Look forward to your next post. Keep up the good work. Dave
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    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hhager2 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Just picked up at store Michealโ€™s people figures for $1 each Also ribbon for window drapes n brass rings there too. They donโ€™t have wood anymore so hobby shop for some spruce wood I need. It goes under each deck to give it a thickness for the railings to glue into. I used some elsewhere as bracing. I cut paddles last nite. Need to sand n paint.


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