Bluenose build - DaveFx35

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I used this for waterline , they come in various sizes , so much neater
First off, thanks to all who provided encouragement and feedback. Much appreciated!
The quality of workmanship on all of the builds is quite remarkable.

Some progress on getting the finish on the wales. Still some touch-up/cleanup to do.
I started out thinking that I would just do the black using Feibings.
I got some bleeding which caused me to paint the white band at the waterline.
Still debating on going further with hull red down to the keel, but I think I'll stop where I am.

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I started to look at the bowsprit installation and couldn't find anything in the manual/plans about it.
Am I missing something?

Dave
 

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After some deliberation, here's my revised paint scheme.
I wanted to leave some of the planking in an unfinished state.
A smaller white band (maybe still not narrow enough) with a red band underneath (maybe not thick enough).
Still some touch ups still required.
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I've also been doing some work on the deck fittings and bowsprit but no photos yet.
 
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After some deliberation, here's my revised paint scheme.
I wanted to leave some of the planking in an unfinished state.
A smaller white band (maybe still not narrow enough) with a red band underneath (maybe not thick enough).
Still some touch ups still required.
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I've also been doing some work on the deck fittings and bowsprit but no photos yet.
To paraphrase Dean. . . every plank is one more step to completion. If you are still thinking about the red beneath the LWL you may consider both that a dark dull red (more similar to what was applied to all fishing schooners and balancing the width with the others so that it is not too narrow. Just a thought and I am confident that you will solve the whole model as you want it to be seen. Rich (PT-2)
 
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Dave, I like what you have.
Once you paint the railings white, you will have a better idea. I think it will balance out nicely being capped with the white.
Then you have to decide on the line above the scuppers and of course the scroll and name plate.
You might consider a red line above the scuppers to tie in with the red on the hull.
It’s good to have a color scheme in mind. So far you have red, black and white.
Finally, you can stick to the original and keep the yellow for the line above the scuppers and the scroll and name plate text. Just sharing some ideas. ;)
 
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It's been a while so I guess it's time for an update.

Sort of all over the map.
Painted the yellow line on both sides. A little too thick but I'm going to leave it.
Lots of hull paint touch ups still to do.
Pierced the hawseholes and made inserts out of dowel material.
Very tricky and not the greatest results on the the deck but also leaving it.
Done a bunch of deck structures with decent results so far. Nothing attached permanently yet.
Paid a lot of attention to keeping things square.

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Will be finishing up the deck work next.
Dead eyes and brass work after that.

Wish there was better documentation on masting and rigging.
 
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It's been a while so I guess it's time for an update.

Sort of all over the map.
Painted the yellow line on both sides. A little too thick but I'm going to leave it.
Lots of hull paint touch ups still to do.
Pierced the hawseholes and made inserts out of dowel material.
Very tricky and not the greatest results on the the deck but also leaving it.
Done a bunch of deck structures with decent results so far. Nothing attached permanently yet.
Paid a lot of attention to keeping things square.

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Will be finishing up the deck work next.
Dead eyes and brass work after that.

Wish there was better documentation on masting and rigging.
Good progress Dave! I agree about the info, but there is a lot of info online...it’s a popular ship!
 

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Most certainly no idleness here - your Bluenose is showing great progress, Dave and as the deck begins to fill with all the fittings there is just an ever-increasing cohesiveness to the build. Well done!
 
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