Greetings from wet, and wild Adelaide. Snow has fallen on numerous hills (you can't really call them mountains) and the wind has been howling all night. But we are fine, snug and warm.
Progress has been slow but I got back into it yesterday and got some stuff done before dinner.
First up I will try and show how the rivetting works on the rear deck parts. which are different for the Snowberry and Bluebell.Here we have the unmolested rear decking..
The squiggly patterned bits are supposed to be the non-slip stuff on the deck. Now, if you turn the sheet over you can see where the rivets are supposed to go etched into the brass as little divots.
Then if you get your super-secret rivet creator you end up with what looks a bit like rivets on the deck.
So that is the story of how I do deck rivets. Exciting stuff that.. not.. gets a bit boring doing hundreds of rivets and you have to be careful to do the rivets before you start folding stuff. But it will look great under a coat of paint.. I hope..
Now it is back to the anchor windlass winch.
I have to apply some filler to that handle on the back of the winch and attach the two steam pipes and valves that go into the deck..
Then we have some more pieces I have been folding.
And finally making sure the foredeck is glued down properly
The stand that comes with the kit is handy for working on the hull as you can rotate the hull to various angles and it will stay there.
I have found a source for the correct paint for the decking and have placed an order for the WEM Colour Coats for the job. I don't usually use enamels but the WEM enamels are so good I make an exception in their case. The also cover well when applied by brush.I am very happy they are being made again.
Has anyone got any pictures of the wooden parts of the Snowberry's decks to show if they were left natural wood or painted the deck colour?
And that's it for now. Will be trying to get all the riveting for the rear deck pieces done today.
Update tonight.. hopefully..