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 Post subject: Battleship Missouri
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:00 pm 
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Hi everyone. I am new to forum and have started a 1/200 Missouri build. Hull is smoothed and painted and am ready to apply wooden deck. What should I use to seal the wood veneer with? Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Battleship Missouri
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:44 pm 
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This is a plastic kit and you are using a laser cut deck with adhesive on the back?


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 Post subject: Re: Battleship Missouri
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:54 pm 
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I've never used anything to seal the laser cut decks. I really don't see the point why you should.

For applying I recommend using water on the surface and on the back of the deck to get it to glue in better!


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 Post subject: Re: Battleship Missouri
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:57 pm 
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Here's an excellent tutorial. It's not the only method, but it's a really good one:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=156939

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 Post subject: Re: Battleship Missouri
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:46 pm 
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My 1:200 NJ wood decking is a Pontos deck and I HAVE lightly sprayed the deck with clear, flat lacquer. Like any wood veneer, it's going to dry, fade, and so forth over time. This flat clear coat helps keep it from doing this.

Just my take on this process.

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 Post subject: Re: Battleship Missouri
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:46 am 
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I like Jeff's method as that glue is scary and I will use flat spray for sealer. Thanks guys.


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 Post subject: Re: Battleship Missouri
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:32 am 
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FYI I used Jeff's method and it worked fantastic. Matte paint the glue surface and use the brush on matte gel to glue it down. You can fit the veneer properly and allows for perfect alignment. Also the wood deck from Potnos seems to be factory sealed though I did darken it slightly with wood stain.


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 Post subject: Re: Battleship Missouri
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:36 pm 
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BB62vet wrote:
My 1:200 NJ wood decking is a Pontos deck and I HAVE lightly sprayed the deck with clear, flat lacquer. Like any wood veneer, it's going to dry, fade, and so forth over time. This flat clear coat helps keep it from doing this.

Just my take on this process.


A little bit off topic for the Missouri, I apologize, but your Vietnam 1/200 New Jersey is a masterpiece! Unfortunately I got bogged down on my 1/200 1956 USS Wisconsin build just as I was finally getting started on it when I got my cancer diagnosis this past October. I'm a few months out from having completed my radiation and chemo treatments, but just experienced a setback. Hopefully I'll start feeling well enough soon so I can get back to it. I'm very grateful to you, Steve Larsen, and Rick for the help and research you guys put in for me in getting that 1/200 rear quadruped mainmast done. Cheers! e:thumbs_up_1:e


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 Post subject: Re: Battleship Missouri
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:55 pm 
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On my 1:192 Missouri (modern) I hand planked the deck, but the issues are similar with stabilizing the wood material. The fading is perhaps somewhat realistic for a ship exposed to the rigors of continuous steaming in a war zone. I used dull "clear coat" which i lightly sanded with 600 or finer wet/dry sandpaper.

Depending on how deep your pockets are, there are many detailed aftermarket parts available in the last few years. Since you are building a kit, this isn't so much of an issue. For the "scratch builder" some philosophical questions arise.

Have fun, that's the point!


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