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Pretend deck planking by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Steve, something like a 2B pencil is a good density, but keep it sharp. If you like a nice contrast then a fine fibre point marker pen would do it. Bear in mind that most sailing boats had planks that followed the edge of the boat whereas motor boats had straight planks that follow the king plank down the middle. On a sail boat the curved planks joggle into the king plank in a variety of patterns, all tedious to draw! I lived on a Victorian racing yacht for a few years and its deck planks were, oddly, straight, so it ain't a golden rule. They leaked so bad I had a Gamalan orchestra of pots and pans catching the drips until the deck "took up" and stopped leaking, then the sunshine would shrink em all again for the next rain shower. I would draw the planks on before you glue that ply deck down. So much easier. Cheers, Martin

Cleaning sails, toy yachts, etc.... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Here's the sails. New rigging cord arrived today too. Martin

Another toy pond yacht???? by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
He just followed a youtube, using a paint tin and a propane blowtorch amongst other found stuff. Only thing he bought was a decent ceramic crucible, but your method sounds good. I was asking for some seriously big lumps and he was after casting aluminium, hence the casting sand and a cope and drag moulding boxes. Martin

Another toy pond yacht???? by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Sounds rather professional, I'll be making the dummy blanks from plasticine from my grandsons play box, then making a silicone mold as the lead free lead melts very quickly at low temp. Using an old saucepan on the barbecue soo gets results. Cheers Colin

Cleaning sails, toy yachts, etc.... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Here's the yacht after the first coat of red enamel and the keel sprayed with self etch primer ready for the green later, but it's raining, dammit! Martin

Another toy pond yacht???? by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Oh well, if you can do that, Colin, definitely. It's just that most people couldn't begin to do that these days! I'm very proud of my son for building his own furnace and casting the lead bulb halves for my Vanity model cutter in his back garden. OK, I sourced the casting sand for him and made the cope and drag in wood, but only while he was getting the furnace set up. Martin

Another toy pond yacht???? by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
I was thinking of making a mold and casting the lead keel weight (using lead free from a batch of material I got from the fishing shop). Cheers Colin.

Cleaning sails, toy yachts, etc.... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Haha, it would Bryan as I can't get into big square riggers. Too much for this bear of little brain to retain. Martin

Another toy pond yacht???? by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Ah, full of 'oles is different, Colin. I take your point. Can't help there I'm afraid. Might find you can get away with steel instead of lead if you slightly increase the size a bit. Lead is a bastard to work with. Martin

Another toy pond yacht???? by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Well Martin, the cloth is full of small holes and when I tried to put them on the seams started to give way. Also I think there should be some lead attached to the keel, there are hole in it and a feint shading difference about an inch wide along the bottom edge both sides. Cheers Colin.

Cleaning sails, toy yachts, etc.... by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 5 days ago
The Star yacht is looking great. I was Thinking a Tea clipper would probably leave you browned off.😁

Another toy pond yacht???? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
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Another toy pond yacht???? by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Go to bed that man! M

Another toy pond yacht???? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
How do you ever find 'em again after they've vanished ? 😁😁😁

Another toy pond yacht???? by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi Colin, my sails were so much worse than those, but I can't tell where yours are rotten. If they're just dirty, Vanish for a day or so works a treat. Martin