DIMPLED COPPER PLATES

For centuries, seamen searched for a coating that would stop the damage caused by marine organisms. They used concoctions made of pitch, tallow, sulfur, horse hair, sand and ground glass. Lead sheets fastened with iron nails were tried in the early 18th century, but the lead quickly corroded away in seawater. In the late 1750's, the British Admiralty started using copper sheathing plates fastened with iron nails. Although the nails corroded, the copper plates stood up well. The final breakthrough came with the use of copper nails.
 

  Copper Plate (5x15mm)  Qty 100  MA32900  

$20.99  

  Copper Plate (6x12mm)  Qty 50  MS0978 

$20.99  

COPPER TAPE, ADHESIVE BACKED

Recreate genuine copper sheathing easily and inexpensively! Run a pounce wheel along the adhesive backing of the copper tape. Peel off, and apply the tape to the hull. You can score the tape to create the effect of individual "plates". Especially good on solid hull models.
 

  Copper Tape (1/4" wide, 36 yards long  VT1710-14      

$13.99  

  Copper Tape (5/16" wide, 36 yards long  VT1710-516  

$15.99  

  Copper Tape (5/16" wide, 15 ft long  MS0977               

$7.99  

POUNCE WHEEL

Use pounce wheel to simulate a riveted pattern on copper tape when you're coppering the hull of a ship model. Also great for transferring patterns onto wood or fabric.
 

  Pounce Wheel 1/4" dia.   EX30606    

$9.99  

  Pounce Wheel 7/16" dia.   EX30607  

$9.99  

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