3 years ago
Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
I'm so sorry to my build blog followers that I haven't updated on my progress for some time, but the build has taken a back seat for a few weeks due to changing jobs, but over the last week or so I've picked the build of the superstructure back up again.
Just following the instructions at the moment so as to get to the build level where I can start the paint job before adding all the detailing bits.
I have decided not to build the structure roof's with planks as the instructions show, but to use balsa sheet as it looks a lot easier..These were "bent" into shape over the skeleton with a little help from some steam from the kettle. It really does work well in forming the shape....but also burns your fingers if you're not careful. Another lesson learnt... wear some gloves!
So with basic build done I started on the paint job following the colours of the hull design.
I prepared it the same as the hull with light bals filler
first then rubbed down so as to fill most of the wood grain imperfections, then a cout of filler
primer, followed by primer, then paint and finally a couple of layers of clear laquer. All with a lot of sanding a smoothing inbetween.
Its not bad!
Now waiting for the weekend to prepare and install windows, pulpit rails and cabin floors with some left over mahogany. I can't wait!😎