- Mar 20, 2017
wonderful kit Don and so detailed, and from your work ....... one word wonderful
Hallo Don,Thanks Lawrence, I finally have an update for you and anyone else who is watching. It has been a busy summer and I finally got Stefano back on the bench this past week.
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My goal this week was to install pieces 40(side stringer), 41(top gallant bulwark), 42(top gallant rail) and 43(pin rails)
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First up was bending pieces 40 and 41 to shape. The side stringer(40) is made from 1.5 x 4 mm walnut strips and the top gallant bulwark is made from 1.5 x 5 mm walnut. The little indents you see on the strip are from the iron and are easily sanded out.
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Clamping the side stringer into place, pva glue was used
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Side stringers installed and sanded. Note here is that there should have been a slight overhang, but for some reason I sanded flush
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Here the top gallant has been installed and both pieces given several coats of thinned acrylic paint.
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It should be noted the top gallant bulwark was painted before being installed
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Masking off the top gallant bulwark and painting the rail
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Job completed and masking tape removed
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Here is how it looks as of this morning. I failed in my goal by not getting the pin rails in, they are up next.
Thanks for stopping by and Take Care.