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Varnish by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 3 days ago
A friend of mine imports what I believe to the finest varnish ever made. They sell it online, and they did have a stand at Warwick a few years ago. Many folk in the classic car and boat trade swear by it. I have a tin in the garage awaiting use on my 46" Huntsman deck after re-planking. Hope that helps someone, cheers, Dave W 😊

What paint type by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
Hi Scotty Welcome to the site. Just had a look on the web about Sanson Tugboat see pic. As you intend to allow the planking to show I suggest you use G4 Pond Sealer (Bondaglass Product) on your hull after you have sanded smooth to shape. You can also use on the inside. It's a polyurethane type so can be easily brush applied in thin coats and sets rock hard as well as being totally waterproof. You can overpaint if you carefully roughen the surface with wet and dry paper. Once the colour is dry and any decals applied you can apply a final coat of G4 over the whole hull and it will be protected against the odd knock etc. As Doug says acrylic is easy and pleasant to use for the upper works and can be sealed with acrylic clear lacquer, I find silk works best on a scale model. Sounds like an interesting project is it a kit? If you start a build blog we can watch your progress and you will be able to ask for help and advice as the build progresses. Please keep us posted on progress. Enjoy the build Dave

What paint type by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
Hi Scotty (How are the dilithium crystals doing? 😉) Was expecting one of the vintage boat / Fireboat modellers to jump in here! Since no one did here's my two-pennyworth. Basically I consider the actual paint as cosmetic and not primarily to seal out water. Unless you want to use 2 part epoxy paints, which are not so easy to handle🤔 I used it on my U26 sub and it was pain in the you-no-where. First I would use sanding sealer inside and out. Then EzeKote or ClearKote inside and out. Especially where you want to let the planking shine! 👍 From Deluxe Materials - available Down Under from - see pic. this toughens the hull and gives added protection against knocks and bangs. Many of us then paint the inside with Hammerite, colour and texture, hammer or smooth etc, personal choice. This looks neat and is easy to keep clean. Out side acrylic is the easiest and most pleasant to use; water based so the painting tools are easy to clean with warm water and no dangerous to health or inflammable solvents. Easy to airbrush too😉 When the colour coat is finished and good an' dry you can then apply an acrylic clear lacquer coat, matt, silk or gloss as you wish. Hope this helps, cheers Doug 😎

More Planking 2 by canabus Captain   Posted: 22 days ago
Hi All Just a few more planks !!! Canabus

More Planking by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
For Canabus it is easy now, he's had lots of practise!! 😉 Not all of it voluntary😭 Blue air downunder? 😡😡 But it turned out magnificent in the end 👍👍 Cheers Doug 😎

More Planking by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 24 days ago
Please never say it's easy. When I start my 46" version, I'll be going in like a bull in a China shop. I foresee a total disaster for mine, and then another boat quietly vanishes to the tip with the rubbish lol 😕 Yours looks very professional. Love the two colours of timber. I have wood to do that, but I'm only doing the outer edge of the deck. Still, Elco PT boat to do first. Thanks for the update. Cheers, Dave W 😊

More Planking by canabus Captain   Posted: 24 days ago
Hi All Started the easy deck planking!! Canabus

Deck planking by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
Looks kinda familiar!? Deja vu? 😉

Deck planking by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 26 days ago
That's looking really nice Canabus. I'm sure that mine won't look anywhere near as good as yours does. Can't wait to see it when the finish has been applied. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Deck planking by canabus Captain   Posted: 26 days ago
Hi All Started deck planking after finishing filling all the holes in the hull. Canabus

PT109 Refit by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
Hi Dave_W, later versions of the Elcos, as depicted on the crew box, seem to have been MTB Green. Here some pics of one of the few preserved and restored Elcos. On the 'bow shot' the diagonal planking and reinforcing plate for the towing eye are clearly visible. Cheers Doug 😎

What paint type by CplScotty Petty Officer   Posted: 26 days ago
I,m in Australia and about to start my first ever timber model "sanson Tugboat" Radio controlled, I'm also making a barge for it to tow, My first question is what paint type should I use, to seal out water. Acrylic, oil based or urethane. the Barge will be painted in colours such as waterline mark etc. the Sanson Tugboat will be clear to see planking. Thanks in advance Scotty

Dash Planking by clogboy Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
Love your window, think it will copy for my SKG as I am not happy with my current window. Well done.

Dash Planking by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Super job 👍👍 Your pilot doesn't look too 'Gentlemanly' though 😲 Cheers Doug 😎

Dash Planking by canabus Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi All Dash is finished, no more planking !!! Canabus