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Type II A Wooden Deck, Nautilus
Gunny
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Posted: Monday, October 06, 2008 - 04:35 AM UTC
Jan Klarbæk gives us a closer look at Nautilus Models, 1/72 scale wooden replacement deck for the Special Navy Type IIA Submarine, in this MSW "Inbox" review!

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
~Gunny
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Posted: Monday, October 06, 2008 - 04:50 AM UTC
Jan, do you think it's possible to sand the deck thinner?

Thanks for sharing.
Kenny
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Posted: Monday, October 06, 2008 - 05:37 AM UTC
Well Kenny, quite frankly I donīt know - but I am going to attempt it when I start my build.

By the way - If the last sentence donīt make much sense, its because some +++ got lost here and there
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Posted: Monday, October 06, 2008 - 06:00 AM UTC
Hi Jan

Good review... I guess the deck thickness is because the part is supposed to replace the kit part - so, it will be leveled with the hull.
One thing that you may do, is to use some thinned wooden varnish and apply to the wooden deck prior to do anything (apply it to both surfaces: top and bottom).
This will seal the wood, will make a better gluing surface, and you can use acrylic paints if you want

Cheers and keep working on the Typ II


Rui
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Posted: Monday, October 06, 2008 - 06:40 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Well Kenny, quite frankly I donīt know - but I am going to attempt it when I start my build.

By the way - If the last sentence donīt make much sense, its because some +++ got lost here and there



Doh!
All fixed, mate.........
MrMox
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Posted: Monday, October 06, 2008 - 08:44 PM UTC
Rui - yes some kind of treatment before fixing it will be needed - if only because its wood, and wood reacts with any kind for liquid "raising" the fibers. So a treatment and light pass with some fine sandpaper propably is a must.

The deck replacement covers most of the deck, but some of it origninaly was steel, so I have to see if I can achieve a different texture than wood for the steel parts.

Iīm about to begin my IIA build - so I will test if sanding down the deck around the openings is possible. More to follow in another tread.

Cheers
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Posted: Friday, October 10, 2008 - 08:45 PM UTC
[cough-cough] you might want to check out:

http://www.modelshipwrights.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=4314