Santa Ana 1784 AL by PaulV

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Hello Paul,I bet you had hard time with mahogany but you tackled that planking,looks good,what finishes are you going to use on it?

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Hi Zoltan.

Thanks, the Mahogany makes you think about it. Its not very forgiving. Not sure yet on finish. I've got a sanding sealer to apply, but I'm looking for something to bring out the wood color and grain features. Its a very dense fine grain wood. I i will go oil based rather than acrylic as I want it to penetrate the wood. This kit is all about the wood.
 

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Hi Paul,

Nice project and can imagine that you want to keep the colour of the wood. If you want to have a satin gloss go for bee wax and polish, used this on my Royal Caroline. If you want to have a satin matt finish you can go for an oil used for parquet floors, I use monocoat oil with good results.
 

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Thks for options Maarten

I am experimenting on hull scraps for the best look. No rush.

Okay hull completed. Adding the keel parts was straight forward. Only issue was removing all the burn marks from laser cut.

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Well Ive found something more mind blwoing than hull planking... its...its
Gun port lining !!!!!
6 down 108 to go !
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G'day Paul
The hull planking has turned out brilliantly, and you should be very proud of your efforts.
A little trick that I have picked up MANY years ago, is to keep all the very fine sanding dust from the planks.
You can use this dust as a filler. All you have to do is to run PVA.or white glue (what ever you want to call it) along the joints of the planks and rub in the fine wood dust into the PVA. When dry, sand with a 200 grit sandpaper and the gaps seems vanish a lot.
Try it. I found it out accidentally when I was standing decks planks, when I used contact adhesive to glue the planks to the ply. The contact joined with the sanding dust and the result was a very smooth finish, and the caulking was still viable as it wasn't effected.
Happymodeling mate
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Okay I was WARNED on http://www.modelismonaval.com/index.php that the doco was wrong for the rear exterior cabin area/ Unfortunately they did not say what.

Well what an exercise in mental gymnastics, re shaping evry part, parts numbered incorrectly, psycho glueing locations, a poor paint processes this was.

GREG pay special attention to the photos NOT the part numbers as masked in both the manul, addentum sheet AND PHOTOS and fit refit everything!
Ithink it suffers from a PANART moments at this stage!

Part 1

Adding lower floor
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Adding Upper floor
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Adding divider spacer
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Adding interior walls/ Windows
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Thia where it falls in to a mind game

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Adding the upper walkway ( note there is no slots. You have to measure 25mm and position}
Used blocls and cling wrap parts to position it.
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Addding the rear walkway cover. ( note they have you paint it later ) asn it is tp fiddly to not get pain on o the internal walkways do it now

All good soft of
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Now the nightmare. The internal supports do not fit To big, not cut correctly their angles wrong and require a lot of modification
Tee external windows parts do not fit( The are numbered wrong and the wrong size ( require severe mortification)
Luckily its mistly l covered by whales
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but what a nightmare.
Rear archway added

Well thats me for a while, back to gun port linings and re cutting missing ports from damage.
 

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