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No title yet, but it's a boat

Started by Gordon Ferguson, August 11, 2014, 02:55:20 PM

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Andi Little

Yes, I can see it - "Luverly, ain't she"? And that detail in green is what I meant by a "stitched" weld. A deep penetrative weld at the join, followed by a running stitch across the joint to finish - VERY strong by all accounts. They usually just nibble the surface with an angle grinder to clean it up: But in this instance I would suggest just a quick swipe, and then a couple of coats of sticky hull blacking.

I reckon all you had to do was a dribble of poly cement to soften it - emboss with a file or the like for effect, and chuck some gobby paint at it - job wuz'a good 'un I'd say!

Please feel free to needle me when I'm struggling!

KBO..................... Andi.


I just found the welds in 1:35 see here.
Regards Helmut
the journey is the goal

Mr Potato Head

you can buy them direct from Archer also, they have more than one type
Gil Flores
In exile in Boise Idaho


Ed Traxler

Lugoff, Camden & Northern RR

Socrates: "I drank WHAT?"

Gordon Ferguson

Archer transfers were ordered on Sunday & dispatched yesterday  ;D

Gordon Ferguson


Ray Dunakin

Nice job! The grimy, oily glop looks perfect.
Visit my website to see pics of the rugged and rocky In-ko-pah Railroad!

Ray Dunakin's World


Coast Guard is gonna cite you for an oil slick!

He who dies with the most tools wins.

Gordon Ferguson

Well for the first time in a while actually enjoying the painting stages , maybe because it seems to be working so far ........... Famous last words!

Engine room/bay is finished, note use of that word

Now started on the wheelhouse, for a derelict think I am happy so far with the look

The pics show some areas that need clean up and a bit of tweaking.

So as someone famous once said KBO




If it has wheels, I'll have a look!


Just superb, as always.

Gordon Birrell


Ray Dunakin

Great job! I really love the engine area.
Visit my website to see pics of the rugged and rocky In-ko-pah Railroad!

Ray Dunakin's World


Some boat wreck photos.
Bill Hudson
Fall down nine times,
get up ten.

Gordon Ferguson

OK Archer weld lines applied, with some adjustments to previous run of plates  and attempts at weathering hull

So progress and paint does continue ;)