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Black Gerrish....

Discussion in 'Scale and Miniature Canoe Models' started by chris pearson, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    I posted some of these on the Gerrish Facebook site so I apologize if this isn't new to some.....enjoy. I do not enjoy making closed gunwales, just for the record. Degree of difficulty goes way up even at 1/5th scale. This is the first black canoe that I have done and I painted it with a bit of flattening agent added in the paint, in order to give it that satin look. I also used satin varnish on the interior. I thought it would make it look older. I was happy with the contrast of the spruce gunwales and the dark exterior. The gunwale caps taper narrower than my first Gerrish in order to make it look more authentic, and was not easy to do. I also notched the gunwales to accept the thwarts. Robert Ross suggested doing both. Sure Robert, no problem.....NOT.
     

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  2. thirsty

    thirsty #8111

    Chris,
    Agreed, we had a devil of a time bending the mahogany for the OT Double Gunnel. Great work, she's beautiful.
    Dave
     
  3. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    Remarkable-- love the paddles too.
     
  4. David McDaniel

    David McDaniel Canoe Dude

    Super Cool Chris, I really like the color and look of the satin !

    great Job !........Dave
     
  5. crosscuts

    crosscuts LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Chris,

    By far the most beautiful model so far! Can't wait for your next one.

    R.C.
     

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