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    Newby7
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    For me I like building my boats. Blemishes are part of my building. A few reasons for this PATIENTS being the front runner.In my mind I would love to do a museum piece when I'm done with the boat. With the tooling I have I build a boat I like even with the flaws. Another is SKILL I'm proficient at most jobs in the build and happy when the boat turns out well. To finish the build put it on the water sail it find it is water tight after bring it out of the water. That's the best for me . On the water do we see the imperfection or just the boat running.
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    redpmg
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    Not quite Martin - just you cant store it outside ...........
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    Martin555
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    So Red to make the model last longer you have to make it to museum quality LOL!!
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    If it looks right it probably is.
    redpmg
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    Martin we have had so much rain here over the last few weeks any model left outside would have floated away - literally so in some parts of town and would have been last seen heading out to sea..........

    The sun is so fierce here any model left outside for any length of time would resemble a shipwreck rather than weathered................, but maybe the same effect would be achieved by leaving a model in the garage as everything unprotected in there rusts quickly with the salt air...........
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    Martin555
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    Hi Bill,

    Red is right why do we do it.

    As for rusting i used to save iron filings and put my model out in the garden and spray the boat with water then sprinkle the filings over it and just leave it out there for week or two and let nature take its course.

    The results were very good.

    The only problem was if it did not rain you would have to go and give it a spray with water every now and again.

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    If it looks right it probably is.
    Scratchbuilder
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    Hi Red.
    I agree.
    Unless you are building a museum item that will never see the water I think it’s good to see a weathered boat.
    To quote the film β€œThe Cruel Sea” it is cruel and unforgiving and causes a lot of damage and such like.
    When I sail a new one where appropriate on the type of boat I will deliberately sail it thru all the surface flotsam especially any grime or surface oil just so it sticks to the hull.The best weathering in the world it’s natural.
    As for rust effect.I know I have mentioned it before but I keep a jam jar full of metal nails,screws and wire wool full of water.Makes the best rust in the world.Paint it on and then a light varnish so it won’t wash off.
    Take care all.
    Happy sailing.
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    Never give up.It will come right in the end.
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    Hi redpmg

    I go along with you on this one.

    I just let things take there course, so if I did hit the hull at any time I just let it go, or if some paint get on to the deck when doing the bulwarks so be it, to me it just adds that bit of realism.

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    That's all right, Mr Ryan. My Morse is so rusty, I could be sending him dimensions on Playmate of the Month.
    Martin555
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    Hi Red,
    I think subconsciously we try to get that new build look for a couple of reasons.
    Firstly is if it has all the dents and blemishes as you described we think we will be criticised for not having done a good job of making the model in the first place.

    Secondly to make a model look real(depending on the model) is actually quite a hard thing to do.
    If you don't research how to do weathering and the effects of it the model will look wrong and that takes you back to number one being criticised .

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    If it looks right it probably is.
    redpmg
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    Reading Cash's latest post on his Grimmershorn set me to thinking as to why we take such trouble to fix minor blemishes when a good look at a full size new build shows they are full of them. That includes plenty of starved dog ripples in the hull/plating , rough patches in the superstructure, deck with many caulking/plank faults and even the paint finish is not perfect - let alone after a weeks sailing. Looked at a local newbuild trawler some time ago - full of blemishes as noted above . Granted an expensive motor yacht might be better finished than most but still has flaws......

    Looking at my boats which are mostly over 25 years old they seem to be more realistic with the natural weathering over the years than when they were first launched.

    Does anyone else feel the same ? or should we go to the trouble of removing the blemishes ?
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