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>> Home > Forum > Building Related > Motor Anti-Submarine Boat MA/SB
Motor Anti-Submarine Boat MA/SB
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cormorant
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Forum Posts: 243
19th Jan 2019 17:50  
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My latest project, a 1/24 scale MA/SB is currently taking shape.
The vessel is based upon the 63ft BPBCo launch and I understand some had planked decks.
There is nothing I like better than planking a deck but I can find no reference to MA/SBs having anything other than metal decks.
My recommended reference book is Caostal Craft History Vol.2 which only tells me that planked decks were usually varnished whilst metal decks were usually painted grey.
Can anyone assist please?

Steve


I used to be indecisive but now I'm not so sure?
cormorant
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Forum Posts: 243
30th Jan 2019 11:25  
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I have established that the decks on these vessels were planked and usually painted RN Dark Grey Blue B15.
Whilst I can source this paint in small amounts, typically 17ml, I am unable to find it in larger amounts.
The boat is 82cm long x 22cm beam.
Can anyone help please?
Thank you
Steve


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I used to be indecisive but now I'm not so sure?
reilly4
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Forum Posts: 47
30th Jan 2019 12:29  
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Steve, That is the right colour. For a model that size consider just buying three or four tinlets. For my Fairmile D I needed much more, so had it mixed up at a local paint store once I got a tinlet and painted the colour on a test board. If you have it mixed you end up with at least 500ml. This colour photo shows the deck on a Fairmile D.


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onetenor
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Forum Posts: 506
2nd Feb 2019 03:19  
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B&Q tester pots are a bit bigger and they mix to match. In fact i think they are called Match Pots.👍

cormorant
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4th Feb 2019 18:52  
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Thanks for your advice gentlemen.
I have finished the deck and it doesn't look too bad.
Before painting, however, it will need careful preparation.
Whilst searching the internet for help, I came across this tutorial which some of you may find helpful.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkmeoYKYctw

Cheers
Steve


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I used to be indecisive but now I'm not so sure?