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Old 01-10-2018, 01:40 PM
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Confederate Picket Boat

Confederate Picket Boat

Printed on 67 lb Wausau Exact Vellum Bristol, given a protective acrylic gloss coating (Krylon spray can) prior to cut-out and build. Completed model is 4.5 inches.
Several coats of Future acrylic floor wax were applied during build and on finished model.

Scratch built cradle made from paper art board.

Guessed at proper mounting for howitzer. Unlike ample Civil War Union Picket Boat coverage, researching historic information on Confederate Picket Boats rendered nothing useable from the Internet and civil war enthusiast friends.

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Old 01-10-2018, 02:18 PM
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What a lovely model, excellent subject choice

Looking forward to your next build

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Old 01-10-2018, 03:47 PM
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Very interesting model. Thanks for sharing info about how you coated the boat and waxed it (a technique I have not heard of). I (a beginner) keep notes of the techniques of more accomplished modelers.
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Reallly excellent, Bob. An important naval asset for both navies in that war.

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Bob,

Well done and an interesting subject.
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:38 PM
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This thing reminds me of a canoe a friend of mine has. I painted it for him to make it look like birch bark and then he mounted a small cannon on the front (probably about a one inch bore). He would float down the river on the Forth of July wearing buckskins firing blanks from the cannon, lol.

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coated the boat and waxed it
No wax. Future Acrylic Floor Finish. Now known as Pledge Tile and Vinyl Floor Finish with Future Shine. Say that three times and you'll be magically transported to Kansas.

It is a thin, water clear, high gloss, acrylic varnish. In other words, clear gloss paint. Used for floors because it is removable with ammonia.
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Nicely done. The boat howitzer slide base was a simplified version of the US navy ship's launch base seen in drawings. Several paintings and drawings of Confederate ironclads shows such set ups relocated on the tops of the casemates when not in use on the launches. The same barrels could also be mounted on the wheeled iron field carriage we have all seen. Again, nicely done.
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:40 PM
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Confederate Picket Boat

Printed on 67 lb Wausau Exact Vellum Bristol, given a protective acrylic gloss coating (Krylon spray can) prior to cut-out and build. Completed model is 4.5 inches.
Several coats of Future acrylic floor wax were applied during build and on finished model.

Scratch built cradle made from paper art board.

Guessed at proper mounting for howitzer. Unlike ample Civil War Union Picket Boat coverage, researching historic information on Confederate Picket Boats rendered nothing useable from the Internet and civil war enthusiast friends.

Bob Penikas
Hello Bob,
Is this scratch built or built from your design?? I really like the Confederate subjects and yours is nicely carried out. Do you have plans to make this available to the modeling public??? I think there would be some interest!!

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Will
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