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Riva boat launch by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 5 days ago
Riva was finally launched in the Torrevieja boat clubs water last Sunday after eleven months work. Fifteen coats of yacht varnish and final Polish of Turtle wax she went like a dream.Plans came from America and the plywood from local woodyard.Graupner 37 motor pushed 31 inches smoothly. Dumas supplied the chrome fittings

Gypsy progress by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Sheet lines are done. Cabin roof done ✅Several coats of polyurethane inside and out done ✅. My wife said she will sew the sails. Now if the 16” of ice will leave the lake...sigh 🤔

Marblehead Sailboat upgraded by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
New deck with Mahogany trim being sanded then multiple coats of Varathane clear finish.

Riva scratch built boat update by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Riva Chris Craft finally finished after numerous coats of varnish and sanding.Beauty to work on especially as it was plans from Canada for 18 pounds and scrap two and three ply wood. Dumas supplied chrome accessories which gives that special look and were very helpful

Spraying/hand painting by luckybill Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
I was very pleased to see the texts re spraying, paints etc. I am fairly new to spraying my "Surfury" and it is taking some time. I certainly agree with all the statements on preparation, for me this divides into 2 categories. 1. Boat surface preparation. 2 Paint consistency/temperature/spraying. For 1 you cannot rush it, for as noted, gloss paint certainly shows up any imperfection so you must be dedicated to spend considerable time on this. But 2. Right or wrong, after sealing and undercoating (plus the rub down) I chose to use Humbrol enamels. There followed many weeks of spraying after getting the mix right, correcting my spraying technique, inevitable rub downs etc. I came to the conclusion that many thin coats were the norm and cleaning of the spray gun (Badger) after every use was mandatory! However, the best finish achieved was by spraying in a warm surrounding temperature. This was achieved in my garage with a small calor gas fire. I believe that this latter point is the most important of all. When the painting is complete I will post a few pictures. Thanks to everyone for their excellent, informative replies. Bill.

Spraying/hand painting by Undertaker Apprentice   Posted: 1 month ago
Smooth the existing paint down and give it two coats of water based undercoat, this will stop any reaction to any type of paint, on , so I have found

Spraying/hand painting by boaty Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
I have used Halfords acrylic when restoring an old Aerokits Fireboat. However, it was not the easiest paint to work with and only got a good finish when everything was stripped down to the bare wood. I applied sanding sealer followed by Halfords primer then built up several coats of acrylic , leaving 3 hours between coats. When finished I used rubbing compound to get a good gloss. I am sure there must be better methods of painting model boats especially vintage ones that have already had coats of paint in the past.😁

Spraying/hand painting by Peter581 Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
Perhaps you have answered the question your self, wet and dry and after a couple of coats you should find it smooth and without blemish. This is the time to ensure there is no dust around. A good idea is to try and make a shelter around the boat and wet it before giving it the final cost of a good quality gloss paint. It really is just a matter of perseverance and you should have a great finish. Good luck! Peter581

Spraying/hand painting by RichardSReade Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
After modding my Sea Queen with the new prop shaft I decided to smarten it up as the previous spray job I did was not too good, well I have had terrible trouble with it, the first attempt saw the original paint raise as I sprayed it with a primer that was supposed to be safe with all paints, so I removed as much as i could using the heat gun and a scraper, after sanding down and filling, I started again, i had some small patches raise up where I could not get the original paint completely removed, but after letting it dry and some wet and dry I managed to get a good primer coat on it. I then decided to spray it all white, so as I have always had good results with halfords own brand I gave it some light coats of white gloss, I was unable to get a reasonable gloss finish and it also needed some more filling, funny how a gloss coat show up all the defects, well subsequent attempts at spraying were useless, run after run and a poor gloss finish. All I can think is that I could not have had the area blanketed off in the workshop warm enough and the thinners in the paint was not drying as it hit the boat and just ran. I am now half way into sanding it all back and have decided to hand paint, What is the best paint and method to getting a near spray paint finish by hand brushing?

Riva scratch built boat update by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
15 varnish coats

Riva scratch built boat update by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
It's getting near to sailing day. 16 coats of boat varnish later my Riva Barrel back Chris Craft will see water soon.Newly arrived parts and decals from Dumas have arrived from Tucson Arizona.I did drive Doug at Dumas mad with questions on parts but he was very helpful. Had to figure out how to place the back top panel on and off in one go to get access to motor and battery.About two weeks more and I think it will be launch day.

japanese crew figuers by nutrunner Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
not much more to do, stick on numbers -painting the lower part of the hull black sticking down torpedo tubes and 2 life-rafts and few coats of clear lacquer

Painting starts-radio gear in! by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
This day has seen the midnight blue airbrushed on followed by a thin coat of lacquer to give the roundel and trimline a good surface to stick too. Numbers to go on when they arrive from eBay. Having given the inside of the hull 2 coats of resin to waterproof it, I’ve now installed all The electronics, just the rudder pushrod to make and add. Next few days will see little progress as starting nights tonight!

Planking complete! by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Finished “Costa” planking today and have put in most of the edge strip (need more strip, model shop Friday!). Jobs to do before I start the superstructure, finish laying out the RC components, fit rudder parts, make battery tray etc. Put in a 1/4 square strip around deck opening to prevent water ingress. Couple of coats of resin inside radio bay, 1 more outside, sand and prime. Sand, stain and yacht varnish deck. One question on a water pick-up as using a water cooled ESC! Outlet will be in the transom, does it matter where the pick-up is located?

Costa coffee planking! by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hear that Doug, but I’ve already addressed that, there is a obechi strip going round the whole edge which will seal it all in especially after a few coats of varnish. Next photos will show!