paint as much as you can before adding the wooden decks - it's a real pain to have to touch up, without getting paint on the wood! ( I generally put a coat of varnish on the wood deck after it's fitted, so you at least have a chance of getting paint off if you have a mishap!
You kindly gave me advice ref wooden decks, i intend to paint the hull, spray the deck hatches and other deck fittings, varnish then the wooden decks??
A question if poss Dave, will the superstruture sit on top of the wooden deck or is there a gap to glue the superstruture onto the plastic on the orginal deck?? If its the wooden how do you glue the superstruture to it??
Thanks again Dave, yes its about 500, will have a look for mdf, ebay?Bob,
I think it depends on the deck maker! Some I've had fit around the superstructure, others the s/s sits on top of the wood. In the latter case I've used CA, very carefully, to attach the s/s, and strengthen the bond between wood & plastic.
Incidentally, if you're thinking of a seascape, then get yourself a stout base! I've had problems with flexing of the base, after you've done the sea, and it cracks & starts to fall off................ I reckon 8mm MDF, or at a pinch 6mm for the Graf Spee, it must be around 500mm long?
Bob,Thanks again Dave, yes its about 500, will have a look for mdf, ebay?
Thats my guard StuG, kindly supplied by Steve, way to small for my mince pies . Any sign of green it goes green and its armour rips offI can't look anymore I keep seeing that StuG in the back ground. Having nightmares of being chased by one
The floaty thing on the other hand is interesting, good tip from Dave on the varnish.
I shall look from over the top of the sofa.