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Main Deck Scribing

I was looking at the Main Deck and I noticed that it had some black smudge marks from the #6B Pencil that I used to Scribe the edges of all the Deck Planks.

I’ve been reluctant to sand it because sanding will often ruin the scribing effect. I went ahead and sanded it anyway with a bit of 220 grit sandpaper.

As expected, the sanding gave it an uneven look… One part being sanded and the rest unsanded.

So, I took my toothbrush and I went over the Deck to get all the sawdust out. By doing this… it made it have a more even appearance.

The bit around the Mizzen Mast hole is where I sanded, then used my Toothbrush.

Main Deck Planking – Forecastle

Here’s the Main Deck before I start…

Main deck

First thing in going to do is to remove the Bollard guides that come up from the Bulkheads.

Here’s a good Article about how to do it at Modelers Central…

One thing you have to do with deck planks to simulate the caulking that’s in between each plank using like a number 6 b pencil and what you do is you get a few and then you scribe a bunch of them at once. I’d say maybe you like 5 80 mm long planks and just put them on a clip and just use a pencil across them all. I made the mistake of doing it one at a time and it’s better to get a bunch at once.

1st Row done
I’m debating to leave this little gap in the Waterway… Hmmm… 🤔