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Old Apr 24, 2012, 06:01 PM
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 07:37 PM
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I'm now off Googling the following;
-non-wax sanding sealer (never heard of it..THAT'S how ignorant I am! )
-high build primer (ditto above)
--carnuba wax (ditto ditto)

Thanks once again for the great tips everyone. I WILL figure this out!

-Matt
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 08:55 PM
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 05:17 AM
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Did you say after primer to use wax, THEN rustoleum? that doesn't sound right at all. And regular primer is okay if you cant find high build, you will just need more coats to fill the grain and get a smooth finish. Your finish can be very low-tech and low-cost and still come out looking good. I don't think I'll be spraying any future projects, it was a lot of hassle mixing paint and hardener, and cleaning the gun out after every coat was a pain.
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 07:59 AM
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I use water base in the air brush for touch up and small jobs. Mostly aircraft.
All most every thing else is done with rattle cans. Rust-o-lum or Krylon.
They both have a form of dull coat and clear coat. So for bttom clors I shoot the color I want then a coat of clear dull. the rest of the model gets clear gloss. Unless military then the whole model gets a coat of dull.
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 03:31 PM
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You guys are doing some great work, I'm really enjoying this thread...
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 03:37 PM
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Barge

OK Guys,
since nobody bit on my barge hint I guess its up to me I am thinking like one of these ropanach made: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=532884

But what would be an appropriate size for Salty? I don't want to overload it. Is 24" long a good size?

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Old Apr 25, 2012, 03:41 PM
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I think a barge is a great idea, now I need to figure out how to make a tow bollard!
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 03:44 PM
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A towed barge, or one with a notch for pushing? Which do you prefer?
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 03:51 PM
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I'd prefer to tow, my Springer handles the push jobs.
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 04:03 PM
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So we should add an "H" bitt on the rear deck for towing, right?
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 04:10 PM
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a little more progress, My Z poxy just came in the mail
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 04:11 PM
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I think I'm going to mount the H bit on the servo access hatch, when I figure out how to make one!
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 04:15 PM
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Wow that looks great Larry! I wish I hadn't skipped the hawsers that are shown on the plan, they look great on yours. It's those little authentic details that add up to give her that salty charm.

So how many people are building right now? I'm looking forward to seeing the first one completed.
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 04:23 PM
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Larry, looking good!

JayJay, I think maybe just ahead of the hatch, so we can go through the deck and tie it into the frame station (cross member) for strength? Notice my expert use of nautical terms To cut my hatch, I made repeated scores into the deck using a razor utility knife until there was enough length to get the tip of the Zona saw in there and cut the lines. Once I cut out the hatch, I glued in some supports under the deck to keep it even with the deck. I haven't figured out how to hinge and secure it yet.

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