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Old 10-15-2020, 10:44 AM
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Not just the skeleton, you need to stiffen skin too.
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Old 10-15-2020, 05:07 PM
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Well, that's what I was thinking of using the mod podge for. Or I guess just paint it with superglue, lmao.
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Old 10-16-2020, 04:02 PM
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I think your hull looks ok, I've only done a few ships, but sailing vessels so had outside planking, but before the planking I do try to fair the hull. If you seal the paper with non water based paint (spray it with whatever you have) and then fill and sand. The best luck I have had is not with water based filler (latex filler) but with polyester resin filler ("bondo) If you sand the bondo early you can easily work it down, difficult to do if it hardens fully. The issue I have had in hulls I tried to fair with latex filler is the filler tends to continue to shrink slightly over time, not very good for a hull.
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Old 10-16-2020, 05:25 PM
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Oh also... upon opening the large image, I noticed something else. Always colour every edge, always.
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Old 10-17-2020, 09:20 AM
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Oh also... upon opening the large image, I noticed something else. Always colour every edge, always.
Yeah... I'm trying to figure out what color to use. Not having much luck with any of my hull reds or mixes. I accidentally spilled superglue on it while stiffening some areas so... Guess that answered my question. If it doesn't work... Well, I can still do a waterline!

And thanks for the tips Birder! I think that might be a good idea. I was thinking of using DAP's patch n paint, but that is probably a much better idea. lmao
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Old 10-19-2020, 11:42 AM
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I use filler for my ships, but essential is a rigid internal construction and a thick sort of card, which allows sanding, so preferably not laminated. I use a product called wood board, but it seems harde to get.
See my post, f.i. another Dutch workhorse.
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