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Gator's CSS David
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 02:14 PM UTC
Ahoy mates!

I just realized that I never started a blog on this puppy. Anyway, here's what I started with...







Time for a photo update on the CSS David.

Getting started with the redwood veneer...


I used blue painter's tape to make my templates, here's the first few pieces on...


Here's several hours of cutting and sticking redwood strips...






I'm going to lightly sand the wood and then attach the redwood veneer to the upper part of the hull.

Comments welcome.
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 03:33 PM UTC
I like It !!! Very Interesting planking, don't forget all those little nails.
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 04:04 PM UTC
Kenny that's a very interesting little sub, Harry said something about nail heads if you don't want to make them you can try using a sharp 6B pencil i use it on my wooden ship decking it looks pretty good, i also use a pile of sanding dust mixed with wood glue as filler its a little darker but it fills the gaps good, nice work so far.
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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2007 - 12:10 AM UTC
Looking good Kenny!
It's a different approach on making the wooden hull of a David

For those who have been distracted this is Cottage Industries Models 1/72 CSS David
Keep us posted Kenny
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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2007 - 01:05 AM UTC

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I like It !!! Very Interesting planking, don't forget all those little nails.


Didn't think about nails.


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Kenny that's a very interesting little sub, Harry said something about nail heads if you don't want to make them you can try using a sharp 6B pencil i use it on my wooden ship decking it looks pretty good, i also use a pile of sanding dust mixed with wood glue as filler its a little darker but it fills the gaps good, nice work so far.


Thanks for the tip Robert! I'll mix some sawdust in with a little Gator Glue. I wonder if I should draw in the joint lines?


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It's a different approach on making the wooden hull of a David.


Thanks Rui! When it comes to wood grain, I'm a better carpenter than painter.

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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2007 - 05:15 AM UTC
Interesting little boat. I like your method of adding the planking. Anytime you can use the real material instead of painting it will sure help.

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Posted: Friday, October 26, 2007 - 04:03 AM UTC
Very nice Mr Gator!

Do you do floors too?

How's the little one?
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Posted: Friday, October 26, 2007 - 08:32 AM UTC

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Very nice Mr Gator!

Do you do floors too?


Not anymore.


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How's the little one?


Doing just fine. We're all going to a contest in Lafayette tomorrow.

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Posted: Friday, October 26, 2007 - 03:07 PM UTC

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Doing just fine. We're all going to a contest in Lafayette tomorrow.
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Outstanding!

Have fun!
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2007 - 05:00 AM UTC
Here we go. She's all done.















Comments welcome!
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2007 - 05:27 AM UTC
Mighty Fine job, my friend...this is surely one to be proud of, Ken, the veneer work is great! Thanks for the entry and the build experience! Now, while ya got yer camera ready, how about 15 or 20 various images for a MOD feature?....
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2007 - 06:19 AM UTC
Okey dokey.
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2007 - 07:00 AM UTC
Well she looks pretty good, great build and quite a handsome ship, but i'm surprised by the colour of the metal -was it all black this way -including the propeller?

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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2007 - 08:54 AM UTC
From everything I've seen JB, it was. Cast iron was the metal of choice.

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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2007 - 09:25 AM UTC
Kenny,

Thats rather nice I must say, well done.

Glad to hear that the little fellow is doing well.

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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2007 - 12:56 AM UTC
Hey Kenny

Looks good the CSS David!
Would you consider (oh, no!! here cames this guy again ) tinting the base and the blocks, so that the wood veneer would be the "spotlight" of it? This way it almost looks camouflaged
Just a thought...

Congratulations
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2007 - 01:54 AM UTC
Very nice. It is always good to see subjects that not everyone has seen before.

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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2007 - 02:32 AM UTC

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Hey Kenny

Looks good the CSS David!
Would you consider (oh, no!! here cames this guy again ) tinting the base and the blocks, so that the wood veneer would be the "spotlight" of it? This way it almost looks camouflaged
Just a thought...

Congratulations
Skipper


Hey Skip. I did stain the base but I could go much darker. Would that help?

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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2007 - 05:58 AM UTC

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Hey Kenny

Looks good the CSS David!
Would you consider (oh, no!! here cames this guy again ) tinting the base and the blocks, so that the wood veneer would be the "spotlight" of it? This way it almost looks camouflaged
Just a thought...

Congratulations
Skipper


Hey Skip. I did stain the base but I could go much darker. Would that help?

Gator



Kenny,

Yes, I think so!
But it's your call - if you are pleased with it like that, leave it!
So.... what's next?
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2007 - 09:20 AM UTC

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Yes, I think so!
But it's your call - if you are pleased with it like that, leave it!
So.... what's next?
Skipper


Currently it's Battlefleet Models' 1/700 Hog Islander for the No Guns Campaign.

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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2007 - 02:14 AM UTC
Really cool build!

Congrats!

Gary