Marie Jeanne - Billing Boats - 1/50

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Deck 'furniture' being added slowly but surely, each is a little project on their own.
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I had some fun with the anchor winch! My brass bending skills is up to no good, so i decided it would be easier cutting up the brass rod and soldering together. The mast 'stump' had to to be shaped from a dowel to octagonal shape, some very careful filing was required. All in all happy with the results.
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This the deck of Marie Jeanne.
I'doing the center of the deck with this solution. It seems to me not so bad.
Sorry for automatic corrector
 
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One thing i've realized is that i'm a really slow builder and that I suck at keeping a proper build log. Hats of to the guys and girls that take the time to update their build logs on a regular basis!
Some progress - I have decided to try and make my own sails. Nice of Billing Boats to include a set of sails, but it has these horrible white painted markings on that is a PITA to remove. I've gone with the tanbark look, as my research suggest that these were commonly used.
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Full set of sails - also tried to give the sails some color variation.20200510_124230.jpg
and the masts and spars, finished painting them, now need to add the bits and pieces.
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One thing i've realized is that i'm a really slow builder and that I suck at keeping a proper build log. Hats of to the guys and girls that take the time to update their build logs on a regular basis!
Some progress - I have decided to try and make my own sails. Nice of Billing Boats to include a set of sails, but it has these horrible white painted markings on that is a PITA to remove. I've gone with the tanbark look, as my research suggest that these were commonly used.
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Full set of sails - also tried to give the sails some color variation.View attachment 150245
and the masts and spars, finished painting them, now need to add the bits and pieces.
View attachment 150246
One thing i've realized is that i'm a really slow builder and that I suck at keeping a proper build log. Hats of to the guys and girls that take the time to update their build logs on a regular basis!
Some progress - I have decided to try and make my own sails. Nice of Billing Boats to include a set of sails, but it has these horrible white painted markings on that is a PITA to remove. I've gone with the tanbark look, as my research suggest that these were commonly used.
View attachment 150244
Full set of sails - also tried to give the sails some color variation.View attachment 150245
and the masts and spars, finished painting them, now need to add the bits and pieces.
View attachment 150246
Hi, I am new to this model business and wonder what is the best product to use to colour the sails? The cloth provided is plain white. Thanks
 
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Hi Dave,

I used water based Gouache paint to colour mine. Mixed with lots of water and then brushed on. Main colour was Burnt Sienna, mixed with a bit of Crimson.
Just keep in mind that i'm a novice builder, so there is probably better ways of doing it, I just did what worked for me at the time! Thumbsup
I would suggest you ask the question on this page: General Topics / Help with Models, you should get some ideas from the more experienced builders.
 
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Deck 'furniture' being added slowly but surely, each is a little project on their own.
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I had some fun with the anchor winch! My brass bending skills is up to no good, so i decided it would be easier cutting up the brass rod and soldering together. The mast 'stump' had to to be shaped from a dowel to octagonal shape, some very careful filing was required. All in all happy with the results.
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Looks fantastic. Do you have any other deck furniture pieces fitted you could post as it’s helping me understand the drawings and assembly.
 
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