💬 Starting with the Painting.
Response by Robert on the 27th May 2012:
Forget what any plans
show, you need the waterline
to look right for your particular set up. I would get the hull fully primed, install your radio
and take it for some trials on the water to make sure you have the weight
distribution correct. Along the length of the hull I apply several vertical strips of blue paint
ers tape marked with horizontal lines at about 1/4" increments. Then when I'm happy with the weight
distribution, take several photos of the hull so that you can see the water level relative to the marks on your tape. Back at base working from your photos, flip the hull upside down and shim it so that the actual water line
is horizontal. When you have decided how much of the waterline
you wish to see when the model
is floating (say 1/4" - 1/2") make a jig to hold a pencil horizontally at that height then trace around the model
. I have done this on my last few build
s with good sucess. The only thing I would add is when putting the tape mask for the paint
line on the boat, you must use something use a high quality model makers
tape like Taimiya or you will get bleed through.
This is great information Robert, don't know if I am up to making a Jig to hold the pencil horizontally at a specific height but will have a go.
Many thanks man.