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Here are some first pictures of the Billing Boats kit of the Danmark. A project that has been on hold for almost 30 years. I have finished the decks and started with planking the hull. I am quite satisfied with the result as it is my first kit (maybe I should have started with a more simpler kit), but any comments, tips or tricks how to complete this process successfully are welcome. As for the parts 42 that have to be mounted at the inside ( see the last picture), what would be the best way ahead, drill the marked holes before or after glueing them on to the ship?

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I am working on this item and the metal parts have to be painted trainer yellow (billing boats number 13-1 according to the instructions). The billing boats paint is hard to get in the Netherlands, does any of you know an alternative number I.e. from Vallejo or Model Masters?
 

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Very good, that you started this building log of your Danmark - I will follow with big interest.
Maybe @Maarten knows a possibility to get such paints?
 

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Hi, I built a very old version of the Danmark, it is shown in the gallery I think. The paint that I used was Caldercraft admiralty paints occre, it looked about right to me, you can see for yourself. I got it from Cornwall Model boats, uk
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Thanks Ken,

I will check wether it’s available in the Netherlands. Searching on the internet I came across the colour Flat Yellow from Vallejo, nr. 70953 which looks like the billing boat colour. Humbrol has trainer yellow, but this isn’t an acrylic paint, which I would prefer. Meanwhile I just started working on other parts that I don’t have to paint yellow .
Ben

Flat Yellow # vallejo 70953 - 15
 

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Hi Ben,

Billing boats cancelled its paint line.

I found this conversion chart.
Your 13-1 which is matt linen is unfortunately not mentioned.

 

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Poul, Maarten, thanks for the advice. I think I will start mixing colours to see which one would be the best. So, to be continued..... I will keep you updated in this post.

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Here are some first pictures of the Billing Boats kit of the Danmark. A project that has been on hold for almost 30 years. I have finished the decks and started with planking the hull. I am quite satisfied with the result as it is my first kit (maybe I should have started with a more simpler kit), but any comments, tips or tricks how to complete this process successfully are welcome. As for the parts 42 that have to be mounted at the inside ( see the last picture), what would be the best way ahead, drill the marked holes before or after glueing them on to the ship?
Hallo @BuilderBen ,
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Just an update in the building process. The planking of the hull is going rather well (for a first time). i am also working on the cabins. I must say that the plastic doors don’t look very mahogany. I have finished these with Vallejo paint but they still look a bit ‘plastic’. Any tips on how to make them more realistic are welcome (maybe make wooden doors?). Finally, I have found some yellow paint, just have to see how it will look on the brass part. As always, tips and comments are welcome .

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We are slowly moving forward. Painted the hull with primer an used filler to make it more smooth. Still one layer primer to go, I hope the final paint layer will no show any brush markings. Painting tips woul be appreciated .
also fitted the rudder and propeller and made some small deck cabins.

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