Hello Dean, I'm back after a long hard summer . You have did a great job on your YQ-Bluenose and in such a short tine, Well Done.
Bernadette and I take this moment to Wish you and your Family a Very Merry Christmas an an Ever Happier New Year to Come. Your little Grand Daughter looks so cute and sweat, do please give her a hug from us.
Regards Bernadette and Lawrence
Thank you very much! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your wife!
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Dean, your BLUENOSE is beautiful, looking through your building was awesome and inspiring! I do have to ask as I might habe missed it, what kit is this and what stains did you use for deck and hull plankings?
Thank you! I used a water based golden oak stain on the deck. The hull was clear coated, no stain. The kit is manufactured by YQ.
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Frame installation continues...bolt heads added and frames glued in place after test fitting and adjusting the notches if necessary.
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Obligatory cathedral shot (initiated by Brewbarian in his log) looking inside of the frames...sitting loosely in the jig.View attachment 239951
Good morning Dean,
Did you make a jig for the bolt heads or just measure from the frame connections?
I want mine to be perfectly aligned as are yours.
What a beautiful model.
Thank you
Thank you Heinrich! I actually stained the rat lines darker to give it a tarred look. ;)
I didn't want to go with black, because no contrast. And I didn't want the lighter tan because that is for running rigging. At least that's my logic.
I love your rigging. A couple of questions if you don't mind.
Are you using the rigging materials provided in the kit and what did you use for the stain on the rat lines.
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