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Frank Palmer
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USA
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Posted - 07/06/2019 :  09:25:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

My suggestion is go for the good armament because just a hull model is boring. By adding the good stuff it would be more interesting.

Frank
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Carl B
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USA
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Posted - 07/06/2019 :  09:48:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, I agree with Frank- armament is a great idea....but then again I don't have to do the work [:-sly]
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sgtbob
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USA
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Posted - 07/07/2019 :  07:06:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys, I think you are right. I'll see what I can come up with.

Meanwhile, here's the first layer of the sides.



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Frank Palmer
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USA
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Posted - 07/07/2019 :  10:35:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Bob, I don't remember if you said what kind of clue you are using.

Frank
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sgtbob
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USA
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Posted - 07/07/2019 :  10:45:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, I most likely forgot to say but I use Aleene's Tacky Glue, it's hard to beat.

Bob

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Ensign
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Canada
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Posted - 07/08/2019 :  11:44:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Bob, just catching up with your work here.
Looks like your sailing along nicely with this!

Greg Shinnie
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Guff
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USA
1757 Posts

Posted - 07/08/2019 :  12:44:20 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Bob,
Ship looking good! Glad you're adding the armament.

David Guffey
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sgtbob
Fireman

USA
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Posted - 07/10/2019 :  07:29:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg and Dave, thanks for your comments.

I have been working on the interior which will be a while yet. Also thinking about the
armament. My first thoughts were to make masters for the long guns and carronades,
make molds of them and then cast them all in resin as is my usual procedure. It seems a
lot of work for items I will most likely never need again. However, I have found a
source for some metal ones that I can convert a bit and paint and I think they will work
well. Right now I think that is the way I will go.

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Michael Hohn
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USA
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Posted - 07/10/2019 :  07:47:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Itíll be interesting watching you build the interior. How visible will it be? I guess we will know soon.

Mike
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sgtbob
Fireman

USA
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Posted - 07/11/2019 :  2:17:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, not very visible but I'll see what I can do, I have some ideas.

It is slow going though.




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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
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Posted - 07/11/2019 :  2:56:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, when building a paper ship, like this one your currently working on.
Can you make it more durable by brushing a varnish or something that would permeate the paper and dry harder?
Or does it just get more durable as you add the layers of paper?

Greg Shinnie
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sgtbob
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USA
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Posted - 07/12/2019 :  07:27:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg,

It does get much stronger as you add layers because the glue soaks through the paper and
hardens and then the next layer adds to that, on and on and on. It's amazing how strong it gets.
That being said I most likely will finish it with a clear coat of some sort but that decision
is still a long ways off, quite a few layers to go.

Bob

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Ensign
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Canada
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Posted - 07/12/2019 :  09:24:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, thanks for the answer to my question.

Greg
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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5413 Posts

Posted - 07/12/2019 :  11:23:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Bob, I'm just a little curious. Why did you chose paper ship building over wood? It's basically the same method, plank over frame. [:-captain]

Frank
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sgtbob
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USA
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Posted - 07/12/2019 :  3:02:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, Just for the heck of it!! All my other ship models are wood and I thought it would be fun to o a paper one.

Bob

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