Sultana - Colonial Schooner, 1767 - by MS, Scale 1:64

moreplovac

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Started to paint the hull. Went with white color which i tinned down with some water so it would most likely need 5-6 layers of paint. Thinning is required so painting process will not leave those heavy brush lines if you use non thinned color.

Protected the hull..

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First layer completed. Tomorrow a bit of a sanding and another thinned layer..

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Also, completed all tree-nails on the bow deck.

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Swivel guns were next. I cannot do much with a hull, might as well start working on other parts. Cleaned up guns, drill a hole in muzzle area and put a thin layer of black flat color.

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A bit of a sanding and second coat of paint... Not as existing process as planking...

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Good thing about pictures is that they actually reveals some areas in need of touch ups..

Swivel guns received a second coat of flat black; actually areas that were not covered with the first layer...

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Swivel guns are ready for installation. Nice black color..

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I was not happy with end results of hull painting so i decided to give it a good layer of white primer. Results might be even satisfactory so i might leave it with white primer. Will see tomorrow..

Hull protected with more tape...

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End result still shiny but will see when primer dries out..

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Then i started working on rudder hinges called pintles and gudgeons. Cut 6 stripes of copper even dough kit suggested to make them out of cardboard. I tried i did not like results but the making process was much simpler.

Strips were flattened and bend over 22 gauge wire and then bent over piece of wood left over from rudder making. That wood was the same thickness as rudder and that basically completed the whole process. They are identical except pintles will have a small wire glued into place.

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I will paint them in white to match the hull so here they are, ready for a coat of paint..

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The correct length will be cut later.

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I have worked on rudder; hinges were assembled with 22 gauge black wire connecting pintles and gundgeons. Then they were cut to the correct length as per plan and with a help of few cyano drops, they were mounted to the rudder. Next, all together (rudder and hinges) were pained with white primer. I am more and more satisfied with results when using primer, more to show.


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Mounting it on the hull..

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Then i worked on wales; two wales were dipped into water for about 15 minutes, then twisted to the approximate shape in home-made jig..

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The i applied several drops of cyano gel to the hull, and few drops of carpenters glue in between. The cyano gell with grab the wales amost instantly and carpenter's glue will help on the log run. It takes more to cure but it supposed to be very sturdy.

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From the front..

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In this process of wales mounting, the wales were pre-painted with modeler's black paint which was leaving a black mark on fingers and, in turn leave marks on white hull. Noticing that i decided to re apply white primer on the hull. Using masking tape i covered all ship parts except hull and run another layer of white primer. This will cover dirty spots, rudder and rudder hinges, and small scratches hinges were leaving on the hull.

Cap rails were mounted and sanded to the shape and dimension. They should be appr 4mm wide. Bellow pictures shows before sanding stage..

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In the meantime i painted hull again and it is drying as we speak (or as i type)..

i also cover with flat black paint, the cap rail that will be mounted around transom..

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Another layer of white primer was applied. It looks very nice, not shiny, small imperfections and scratched were covered, and i would safely say that part of hull below wales is completed.

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Now i need to apply one more layer of flat black on wales and final coat of golden oak stain on hull planking.
Then a coat of varnish over the whole hull will seal it all nicely..

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No much to report; i had a laser procedure on my eye so was not quite active in the shipyard. Today i just lay a layer of varnish to protest the hull from dirty hands and dust.

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Next will "attack" wales with another layer of black, golden oak on hull planking and finish up with protective layer of varnish.

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Another layer of black paint was applied to wales, after masking the whole hull..

It took me more to mask the whole hull then to actually paint the wales.

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After paint was dried i applied a layer of varnish to wales - to protect it from my fingers and other dangerous material..

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I have noticed that i mounted rudder hinges in wrong order. Pintles should be above gudgeons so i will need to re-do the work on rudder, it just does not fit right as it stands today.

Also i have decided to re-do cap rails as well; i had to deviate slightly from practicum as it does not quite clearly provide process of installing scrolls in correct position when it comes to cap rails. I made cap rails narrowed than needed. Was able to locate another Sultana built log and fellow builder showed his method of completing this task (cap rails plus scrolls) with more info and pictures. And here we are. Making tiny scrolls with toothpicks was not a challenge after making 20+. I am sure i will find 6 that are similar in shape and size.

Hull with removed cap rails;new rails will be 5.5 mm wide.

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Scrolls made out of sculpey and baked as per direction, ready for installation.

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Today i will cut new cap rails in correct width, have a layer of black paint on the bottom side only and install them on the hull.

Happy modeling...
 

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Rudder removed and hull ready for wood filler and sanding...

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Then i cut cap rails, which were painted black on the bottom so i don't have to paint those tiny spots.
With this attempt i tried to make a little grove on each side of the cap rails; this should made scrolls easier to mount.

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Then i started to mount scrolls, very tiny pieces...

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And all is done...

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I found out that these scrolls made out of sculpey are easy to sand if needed to make them flat so they can fit much better to allocated space.

Next step is to fill up all gaps between scrolls and cap rails and to paint all in black..

Well, that is for today...
 
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Filling with wood filler and sanding volutes few times. Then wait and sand, and again...
This i believe will be the last layer of wood filler on volutes.

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Then, some wood filler used on the hull to fill out holes left after removing the rudder. Not a big deal...

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New rudder built from piece of basswood, thicker than needed. An another sanding exercise to bring it to the desired thickness.


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Marked outlines of the old rudder and cut as close as possible to the lines; less sanding is better.

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During the sanding process the top of the rudder broke and need a little fix. Another piece of boxwood and voila; all is good. But a bit of extra sanding will be required.

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Hinge parts are cut and in need of flattening...

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Flattened and ready for painting.

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Rudder completed and first layer of white paint applied.

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That is all for today..