Cleo related question

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by jyduchene, Sep 25, 2004.

  1. jyduchene

    jyduchene Member

    Larry, (and anyone else)

    I recently started construction of the Shipways yacht included i t the Baltimore clipper kit. I am thinking of painting the hull after planking and I am aware that you painted the Cleo. I would like to know what type of paint did you use? Acrylic, oil, lacquer? And I assume you brushed it on as opposed to airbrusing. Just want a little consultation as I cut the last of the bulkheads and think about planking.

    Thanks, John
  2. larrymax

    larrymax Member

    Welcome to the Paper Navy, Captain John!

    I painted Cleo's hull with acrylic paints. The small 2 oz. bottles available at any hobby/craft store, even WalMart sells em... They come in lots of nice colors. For Cleo's hull, I first had to putty in (lightweight spackle) and sand down the "hollows". I think this served to "waterproof" the paper as well, which is a convenient happenstance, as painting the paper planking with water based paint can be potentially disasterous! For Cleo's Boats, I just planked them with white paint required.

    Hope this helps. Be sure and start a thread on your build! Lot's of pictures!!!!!

    Captain, HMS Cleopatra
    Paper Navy of the Bear Flag Republic
  3. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Cap'n John, I use acrylics as well. I like the ability to thin with water, the nice way it flows onto paper and the lack of objectionable fumes. I used ModelShipways paints, they have a nice, fine grained pigment and so far I have encountered no problems using them.

    Max, those boats are plain paper, no paint? My admiration just jumped one hundred fold for the great job you did, as if there was much more room for my amazement as it was. :lol:

  4. jyduchene

    jyduchene Member

    Thanks, Larry and Jim.

    I will be out and about this afternoon looking to get some paint and spackle. I regret that I do not have a digital camrea as I would like to share the build.

    At this point I am cutting our bulkheads with 4 pane glazed windows and it is tedious with butterfly tension.

  5. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    No one regrets your lack of a digital camera more than we do! :(

    It would be great to see your build.... :)


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