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Topic: Need help modeling canvas spray sheild - aft turret
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Greetings,
My last hurdle in finishing my 109 model is wrapping the aft turret with a spray shield. I'm not quite sure what to do here. I thought about using nylons or similar material since it would be desirable to have it conform somewhat to the depression rails. Here are some photos of the actual shields. Does anyone have any ideas on how I might go about this?
Thanks
Dave

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David Waples

Posted By: David Waples | Posted on: May 15, 2010 - 7:11am
Total Posts: 1679 | Joined: Jan 2, 2007 - 9:55pm



I've used silkspan covered with diluted white glue.
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Al Ross



Posted By: alross2 | Posted on: May 15, 2010 - 8:08am
Total Posts: 993 | Joined: Oct 30, 2006 - 8:19pm



TP and diluted white glue work also.

Will

Posted By: Will Day | Posted on: May 15, 2010 - 10:19am
Total Posts: 1955 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 4:19pm



TP and diluted white glue work also. Plus check FINESCALE MODELER magazine. The armor geeks use a variety of methods...

Will

Posted By: Will Day | Posted on: May 15, 2010 - 10:20am
Total Posts: 1955 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 4:19pm



Stan has used TP and diluted white glue on several of my projects. When painted and dried it looks great. The crinkles act like a real canvas. Al I am not sure if you have posted photo's of your boat before, but if not can you take the time to post a few. I would like to see the model............



Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: May 15, 2010 - 10:23am
Total Posts: 3497 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am



Will is right I have used TP for years, LOL!!! Seriously, also if you want, you can also use kitchen paper towel, just use less water when diluting the white glue, this will look fine when dry.
Take care,
TED



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: May 15, 2010 - 10:29am
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Al I am not sure if you have posted photo's of your boat before, but if not can you take the time to post a few. I would like to see the model............



The model of 326 was built for her skipper a few years ago. I started with the 1/48 scale kit I developed for BlueJacket in the 1990s and scratch-built the 40mm, 37mm, MK13s, depth charges, radar, etc.,. The skipper's son provided some photos and information he had gotten from his Dad. His Dad got the model just before taking his last patrol and we have a photo at BJ of him and his son looking it over.

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Al Ross



Posted By: alross2 | Posted on: May 15, 2010 - 11:34am
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Thanks Al:

I enjoyed seeing the photographs. The boat looks great and I like the look of the Torpedoes and depth charges. I don't think I have ever seen anyone use that type color before. As a rule we generally see the after bodies and depth charges the color of the boat or some lighter shade...............



Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: May 15, 2010 - 11:58am
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Dave,

Several ideas, don't know how feasible... 1) regular masking tape (I know at least the non-sticky side holds paint), or 2) a cut piece of an OD green handkerchief, or 3) roll one out of modeling putty, wrap around and press to the limit rail supports & let dry.

Maybe the masking tape and handkerchief ideas could hold sewing thread through them as the securing lines..?





Posted By: Drew Cook | Posted on: May 15, 2010 - 3:09pm
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Thanks Al:

As a rule we generally see the after bodies and depth charges the color of the boat or some lighter shade...............



The prudent business man generally accommodates a customer's wishes...[:-grin-:]

Al Ross



Posted By: alross2 | Posted on: May 15, 2010 - 6:03pm
Total Posts: 993 | Joined: Oct 30, 2006 - 8:19pm



Hello all,
I got some excellent suggestions on how to do this from here and another site I participate in. In the end I've decided to go with the silkspan which is not that different than tissue impregnated with diluted glue. Some other suggestions I got were to use rolled out epoxy putty and foil from wine bottles. After experimenting with the foil, tissue, and silkspan, I decided to go with the silkspan. Thanks for the suggestion Al!

I expect to have this boat finished sometime in the next two to three weeks. The project that never ends!

Dave

David Waples

Posted By: David Waples | Posted on: May 16, 2010 - 6:03pm
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