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Clothing complete, fenders on! by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
So, managed to get all the glass clothing done at work at the weekend! So far, 1 coat of resin followed by 2 thinned coats to come. Today has seen all the fenders/rubbing strakes added. It took some careful measuring to get positioned correctly but well pleased with the outcome. It paid to pre-shape them prior to fitting. I’ve added filler where needed and a couple of coats of sealer, all seems to be faired in nicely. May need some touch up after priming. Also fitted the rudder mounts as today’s final job. Tomorrow should see the prop shafts fitted, motors mounted and will make the shaft struts. Postie arrived with some RNLI resin crew figures that will add a great touch when painted.

HMCS AGASSIZ (Corvette) by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Spectacular detail work! how realist, look at the weathering! Good thing the crew is hard at work painting her! guess there's no time for priming! Great looking Model....

Clothing complete, superstructure started! by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
Good weekend of progress has seen the hull glass clothing completed and has now had 2 coats of resin. Will get a 3rd and final coat after last stabilzer is fitted before final sanding, priming and painting (once motors and propshafts have been fitted). Have also made good progress on the cabin superstructure which has now started to get this "Solent" closer to the eventual finish line! Not much more can be done this week as starting Nights tonight, sometime good to have a break though!

Progress! by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
Had some time over the last couple of days to get the Solent moving along. So, have got all the stringers in which took some time to make sure everything was square at the end. some swearing and cussing did ensue at points trying to get clamps on, nails in whilst trying the aproach of wishing I was an octopus with 8 hands! spent 2-3 hours sanding, planeing and shaping said stringers and formers to get even curves to make life easier when the sheeting started. And so the sheeting starts! My logic says sheet from the keel upwards so that by the time I get to the bulwark and overlap can be sanded before sheeting the deck. Sheet 17 went in nicely requiring just a little balsa fillet on the curve at the bow to get a nice flowing finish. My approach on the prop tunnel was to sheet with 0.8mm ply first, I will then add strength from the inside with a 1/4 balsa layer before a final layer of 0.8mm ply, should be strong! once sheeting is complete, then will be the process of filler where required, sanding, glass clothing, and a whole lot of sanding and priming.

Fantastic Plastic by none Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
So I have been doing some paint priming and still messing about with the outboard.. It now has the rudder dry fitted and it will not be seen above the waterline.. Most of the shaping is done now And I have cut out for access hatches to both to fit and get to the servo. The hatches I have got are semi waterproof and come off of some wet wipes. Now all the shapes are about right I will just carry on with a little more. And start looking about for the foam for the sponsons and some paints. This I am sure is going to be very light so with the electrics as low in the hull as possible and the foam tubes I have no Idea how much little ballast I will get away with...

Priming. by sandkb Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Rubbing/fender strips finished, portholes fitted and primer coats applied ready for finish coats to outside of the hull.

Rubbing strips by sandkb Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Rubbing strips are ready for filling, sanding and priming.

Priming the hull. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
The paint brand I am using is widely used by UK modellers and I too would also avoid bargain basement paints for the reasons you describe. I still need to find somewhere for this boats maiden voyage, other than the test tank (bath!), but that's not going to be until the spring.

Priming the hull. by chumbucket Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 year ago
Glad your up to date with all the paints out there,some of them can really be JUNK!!!Keep going,lookin good!!!Now that Christmas is out of the way I can start cleaning this place up too get back to building.Take a look at our club web site sometime (PMPBA )we are running our boats in the Tualatin Commons,very nice pond to run them in.Happy Hollidays and enjoy your build

Priming the hull. by pilgrim Apprentice   Posted: 1 year ago
Excellent article 5 pages of very informative advice. I am putting the final touches to my 1:35 crash tender and like many have found my experience within the auto trade and paints of various types extreemly useful. Purchase all paint from my local automotive supplier, lots more for your £. This is the first boat I have built since 1957! when I used an old railway loco motor and a clunk click MacGregor RC unit. Those were the days before all the modern technology available to day. 👍 thank you

Priming the hull. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi chumbucket. Thanks for the warnings, all good advice 👍 Fortunately I have had no problems with paint incompatibility, all the paint and lacquers I am using are acrylic based. Besides, I always do a test piece first to make sure. Rob.

Priming the hull. by chumbucket Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 years ago
Ive used automotive primer sealer to deal with the base coat,make sure its primer sealer otherwise your going to have bubble issues.Do all your hole filling,dent filling scratch filling before applying it.Let it dry and use scotchbrite to give the paint something to grab onto,do not change the brand of paint during the paint work.Seen several paint jobs messed up by this,paint with enamel then stick with it on the whole job.You can do a base color with enamel and go back with Laquer detail work,but dont do a laquer base then do enamel trim,IT WILL BUBBLE.Painted many cars since my college days and boy does that suck when you have to sand the whole thing again.To think at over $200 a gallon you dont want mistakes!!

Priming the hull. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
At someone else's suggestion I have already obtained 'samples' from both aforementioned emporiums but the wood varies a lot in width, grain and finish and frankly I dont want to spend hours trueing them up beforehand. Probably OK for planking a hull but not a finished deck. Good quality stripwood is quite inexpensive so I will buy some from a good supplier and do the job properly. 'Hapeth of tar' and all that !. Rob.

Priming the hull. by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi Rob, have a look at the coffee stirring sticks, they come in a variety of woods, worth a look in Costa or Mcdonalds, even better they are free, (if you borrow them!!!)

Priming the hull. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
Thanks for the suggestions, I think I will use lime or maple and then do a test piece with some .5mm black plasticard for caulking. BTW Stephens site upgrade will allow pictures to be uploaded in message responses, a feature that is something you previously expressed a wish for, and I can post more than 4 picture in my blogs too, thank you Stephen 👍 and Happy Christmas to one and all 😀