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>> Home > Tags > planking

more money than sense by jimdogge Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 days ago
last pictures l posted l painted the wave princess l changed my mind and decided to go for some planking on the decks and cabin roofs l have also done a little bit of tarting up using some brass welding rod and brass tube l am quite pleased with the out come so far. these piccys are about a month old now so she has had a god rub down and given six coats of clear varnish. l will post more piccys when l have installed the windows and frames.

Decking by canabus Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi All Installed the deck and filled around the edges. Gave the hull a quick run and it handle very well. Good turning circle and at 50% throttle still over scale speed. 3/4 throttle looks about right. About to start planking. Canabus

Leilah Marie by Purser1944 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 4 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 48"/2000g Leilah Marie Capable of 10mph and a runtime of 60mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 55mm) Direct Drive to a GHD (3 Blade) Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Hobbyking (20Amps) ESC - Comments: Fibreglass hull and top.deck is hand laid planking with black card in between to simulate caulking.props are prop shop three blades at 55mm each working radar and search lite. Mainmast lights consist of white over red, learned this very early in my career first thing you see when pilot comes aboard is his white hair, followed by his red nose..... full lighting system. Plus nav lights

Julieth 4 French fishing boat by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 10 days ago
Beautiful boats and great workmanship, I think there is something wonderful about modelling in the same way as the original was built although it always seems a shame to only be able to enjoy the planking after lifting the hatches. 👍

Pretend deck planking by Peejay Petty Officer   Posted: 13 days ago
Don't know if it is still available, but I downloaded the construction manual for the Graupner Valvdiva, which has a joggled king plank and curved planking which is started on the outer edge of the deck. I haven't tried it yet, but it appears to be a good "how to." Greatest concern for me is bending the planks to the curve of the deck, as they are wider than their thickness.

Pretend deck planking by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Wouldn't want to inflict my knees on anyone Neville 😲

Pretend deck planking by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Nice model. You must be an artist with your feather duster on that one...................... You rambling? Now there is an image to conjure with.....You in shorts and hiking boots with a rucksack on your back full of sausages............ NPJ

Pretend deck planking by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Not just the planking Steve 👍 Rambling induced through good mood due to enjoying a Gewürztraminer while watching a newly acquired BluRay restored / enhanced version of the Battle of the River Plate. All good stuff chaps! 😉 "Smoke bearing RED 100" ........ G'night all 😁 PS "Number One, fly sht. removal detail to the foredeck, ON THE DOUBLE IF YOU PLEASE!" - "Aye aye Sah" 😁 Can heartily recommend the BluRay version of Battle of the River Plate / Graf Spee, Only criticism, USS Salem is a poor double for the Graf Spee, even considering the excuses worked into the film script. 😉 Attached pic shows my version. Graupner Premium but in need of significant rework in several areas 🤔 Doug 😎

Pretend deck planking by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
You're rambling again Doug, but thanks for the compliment re the planking. Steve

Pretend deck planking by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
.... or you'll have forgotten all about it Neville.😲 Oh no! Sorry, that's me 🤔 Er ... What was the question again? 😁

Pretend deck planking by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Very nice finish all round Number One Sah, (Salute) (C .. I didn't forget😁) Guess you'll have to make a scale fly swat and dustpan & brush now! 😲Interesting and useful tip about Jotika working out the quantity, nice service. Cheers, Doug

Pretend deck planking by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Well this is going along very nicely............ By the time I need to do it all will be resolved! So grateful to you all. NPJ

Pretend deck planking by steve-d Lieutenant   Posted: 15 days ago
Nice work but in my case the planks are all curved and herringbone jointed so far more complicated than I am prepared to put into this model. It is going to be hard enough just trying to draw it. Steve

Pretend deck planking by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
May be too late, but have you thought about real planking? This was my first attempt following advice on various youtube videos and studying pictures of the full sized boat. Planks supplied by Jotika. They have various sizes and woods and worked out to quantity when I gave them the deck measurements. I used cyano to glue to a plastic deck and sealed with a proprietory outdoor satin varnish. I found it very satisfying and was pleased with the end result. Ps. Please excuse the black dots of fly sht. on the deck in the first picture. Steve

Pretend deck planking by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
I always either washout the rags for re use or burn them outdoors in an old paint tin. Reason is that even dried out the rags can combust in the bin. Not good. Ask me how I know. First I rinse them in turps/white spirit then wash with a good detergent/soap powder.Dry on a clothes line outdoors. Be safe out there.👍