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Stain Recommendations
- by pdanial On Jul 28, 2014 - 9:42 AM
I'm ready to cut the cap rail for my Phantom Pilot boat and, since I'm yet to own any stains, thought I'd ask the group for recommendations on type and color. The deck has been installed with waterways, but this has not been stained either; should I stain the deck as well or leave natural? From pictures I've seen, I think I prefer the lighter stains for this particular model--especially if I choose to leave the deck natural.

Any advice on preferred manufacturers and colors is...[Read More]
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Pulling out your hair
- by willwilco On Jul 28, 2014 - 8:33 AM
Well, this weekend I had my first major frustration.

Not so fast says I; remember when we first looked at the instructions for building the ship and I would have swore it was the plans for a Russian nuclear reactor. Who translates these things anyway?

My plans for this weekend were to begin the deck build on my current model, the HMS Victory. I started mounting the railing pins and stringing the rope railing, Wow! has my eyesight gotten bad, but to make matters...[Read More]
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How do you fashion a margin plank for nibbled decking?
- by MartinJ On Jul 28, 2014 - 12:33 AM
I've been told you can just form sections the size of each "nibble" so you really have pieces that you place and glue to the deck (like marquetry) and not worry that it isn't a continuous plank. Then someone else said you scarf the plank together and cut as much with the grain as possible. I'm working on the Harvey at 1:50 scale.

Can some of you folks recommend the process you use to fashion margin deck planking?

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