Caldercraft Victory By Bob

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Re: Caldercraft Victory By Bob

Post by Bob Langley » Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:24 pm

Tried some more wood dye's on scrap wood again today.
I started by laying out some planks as they would be on the deck, i used styrene again for caulking but this time i overcame the problem of the styrene coming out when sanding by super gluing it in between the planks.

The 1st photo shows the layout with with natural sanded wood
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Next i used the new dye i found online. Unlike the Cuprinol and others i tried this one is translucent which allows the grain to show through.
It is called Liberon Palette wood dye and is water based not solvent based. I went for this because you can get it in Ebony and in White and after mixing them you can make any shade of Grey you want to represent aged and weathered Oak decking.
However as you can see in the next photo it still makes it look like a complete mess, probably because the water based dye's do not soak in as well as the solvent ones and they act more like paint than a dye, it even covered the black caulking and obscured it almost

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The final photo shows the other part of the deck layout i made but this time i used a solvent based dye in Light Oak colour, this has only had one coat of dye and it looks much better than the water based one. So i think i will stick with the solvent dye's but i might use a different wood colour, need to test some other colours first

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Re: Caldercraft Victory By Bob

Post by mdkboggle » Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:28 pm

Looks ok to me Bob.
Are you going to go with it or are you still going to test?

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Re: Caldercraft Victory By Bob

Post by Bob Langley » Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:47 pm

No more testing as i have tried all kinds of dye on a lot of different kinds of wood and IMHO solvent based dyes are unbeatable. However in the Photo above in my last post i used the black styrene with the Maple, but the Maple grain isn't very nice as a lot of it produces hollows in the planks no matter how much you sand it.
So i am going to go with the Lime and just dye because with Lime no caulking is needed because the edges of Lime soak up more dye then the rest and this gives the impression of caulking, also because of the size of the planks it looks more in scale than the styrene. Photo is what i am going with, but obviously it will be much neater than the test

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Re: Caldercraft Victory By Bob

Post by Capt-P » Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:05 am

Nice work Bob.

That idea of caulking looks good.

Keep it coming shipmate :text-goodpost:

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Re: Caldercraft Victory By Bob

Post by mdkboggle » Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:10 am

Oit,stop slacking and get on with the planking x72x x72x x72x

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Re: Caldercraft Victory By Bob

Post by Bob Langley » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:22 pm

Not so much slacking, more finding info on fairing the bulkheads and laying the planks correctly. I have the first few planks on each side but now need to taper them and get the correct run on them, and not finding much info for dummies on the subject XWHATMEX
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Re: Caldercraft Victory By Bob

Post by Maurice Wilcox » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:04 am

Don't know if any of these download articles may be of use to you Bob.

http://modelshipworldforum.com/ship-mod ... ticles.php

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Re: Caldercraft Victory By Bob

Post by Bob Langley » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:25 am

Hi Maurice, thanks for taking the time to post the link, i have got all those already and most of it is just over my head as they are mostly written in a way that you already need to know how to do it to understand it, if you get my meaning.
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Re: Caldercraft Victory By Bob

Post by Brenticus » Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:57 am

Looks good! I am taking notes...
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Re: Caldercraft Victory By Bob

Post by Capt-P » Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:04 pm

Any news on this build Bob.

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Re: Caldercraft Victory By Bob

Post by Bob Langley » Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:55 am

Hi Frank. Started on the first planking but i am taking my time over it, cheers for asking x25x
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Re: Caldercraft Victory By Bob

Post by Bob Langley » Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:14 am

Just a quick update, i am about 1/3rd of the way done with the first planking. Once done there will be lots of filling and sanding to do as usual x21x

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Re: Caldercraft Victory By Bob

Post by Pete Coleman » Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:28 am

Coming along nicely Sir!
Always an exiting moment when we see the form begin to take shape.
Thanks for sharing.
Cheers,
Pete.

P.S. The "post" arrived this morning, all in perfect condition and working a treat! (thanks again Bob)... x25x
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Re: Caldercraft Victory By Bob

Post by Dennis » Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:55 pm

Looking good. I love the look when you first see that tumblehome and the hull take shape. You could almost set it on the mantle just like that.

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Re: Caldercraft Victory By Bob

Post by Bob Langley » Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:33 pm

Pete Coleman wrote:

P.S. The "post" arrived this morning, all in perfect condition and working a treat! (thanks again Bob)... x25x
You're welcome mate x25x
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