Re: Pride of Baimore II
Planksheer red portion painted, Floquil red and oxide red mix, a darkish red.
I've mixed a nice plank stain, FolkArt acrylic #936 (Barn Wood) with a bit of #425 (Medium Gray). Thinned with a bunch of water, makes a nice thin light grey stain.
Decisions, decisions. The ship has gone through some changes through the years since it's launching. The planking was new Douglas fir at launching, it has greyed out with weathering. The stern light mounting now appears to gave electronic antennas on it, probably GPS, maybe LORAN receivers. Some of the deck furniture appears to have been modified some. The bowsprit now has a 5 pointed star andorning it's end (since the demasting perhaps?)The sites I've found have some great detail shots. The stern knees appear to be a darker wood than the rest of the brightwork. And there are variations in the various parts of the brightwork.
I'm planning on a full deck planking, then sanding down the deck house combings to fit the camber. Any idea of indicating trunnels is pretty well gone, the planks are only 3/16" wide. I'll be doing the Sharpie caulking technique, the "stain" nicely seals the plank surface (the Pride Adventures site has great shots of the oakum/pitch sealing process). Will also be nibbling the planks.
I have the nibbling strake planks stained, will install them in the morning. I noticed that the model plans have a slightly simplified version of the planking, it appears the actual planks are actually slightly thinner. And there is at least one strake, adjacent to the outer edge of the aft cabin house, that is thinner still. I won't go so far as attempting to duplicate things to that level.
For now, it's deck planking...stain, install, repeat...the staining will have very slight variations, it will be interesting to see how it looks. This is pretty fun, experimenting and plotting out each step, devising techniques, determining what I can and can't do.
Spring break, no busdriving next week. Hoping for some progress...
Sal, Rick...still out there? Breaker, breaker good buddies...
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.