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longshanks    4,018

A small BIG step forward in the build

Shrouds fitted

 

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They need a tweak and touch up when the glue has hardened off but I'm satisfied.

 

This means we are on the down hill run into the finishing line. Still lots to do but relatively easy....

 

:hmmm:Time to start thinking of the next project

 

Thanks for stopping by

 

Kev

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Gremlin56    5,938

Amazing build Kev, some of the details still look strange to me but prove there was "method to the original builders madness". You did an excellent job.

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beefy66    2,843

Looking real nice when you think of the size of it  :hypnotised:

 

beefy

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longshanks    4,018

A day of ladders

First off from main deck to poop

 

P1080446 (Copy)

 

The side rails were looking rather thick 0.5mm!

Sanding off the front edge gave a better impression. See below bottom rail before, top after..... result

 

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When beached and with the tide out a ladder was needed to reach the beach / pub so

 

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For any repetitive cutting I find a ' Chopper ' essential. You do need a cutting board as shown, out of the box it's crap. Using a stop I find I can cut repeat lengths to an accuracy 0.1mm.

 

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A catch up with most ' bits ' in place

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Thanks for stopping by

 

Kev

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beefy66    2,843

Kev your Chopper looks like it could be dangerous

 

(bet you wish all the lady's would say that)

 

i was thinking in a health and safety way of course no blade guard    :laugh:

 

beefy

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Bandsaw Steve    783

Sensational bit of micro-modelling. You need to keep that pen in the photos to show just how tiny this is! Great work!👍

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hendie    6,594
48 minutes ago, Bandsaw Steve said:

You need to keep that pen in the photos to show just how tiny this is! Great work!

 

agreed.  I had no idea this was so small.

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Beardie    4,715

It's looking superb "Smertest shup in the trade!"

 

Are you going to do a big bucket Kev? They nearly always carried a big cylindrical bucket for offloading coal and such loose cargo. It must have been one heck of a job emptying the hold with shovels. If the crew were lucky some puffers did have a grab for use with the derrick.

 

Image 4 in this link gives you an idea of just how big these buckets were http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/glasgowandwestscotland/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8336000/8336763.stm

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longshanks    4,018
9 hours ago, Bandsaw Steve said:

You need to keep that pen in the photos

Cheers Steve. An idea used by @ShipbuilderMN and this is a tip of the hat to his inspiration.

 

8 hours ago, hendie said:

I had no idea this was so small

:shutup:

The next project gives a comparison

 

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I'm having to re configure the workshop so that I can work on this

 

8 hours ago, Beardie said:

Are you going to do a big bucket Kev?

Not this time Beardie, I think I were to put it on the hatch it would dominate the scene.

How do you manage to keep coming up with these beautiful pics? You always inspire me to make more ' Puffers '

Thank you

 

6 hours ago, Martian Hale said:

Have you decided on a name for the vessel yet?

:hmmm:

Must admit I've not given it any thought

 

Thanks for your support

 

Kev

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hendie    6,594
1 hour ago, longshanks said:

 

I'm having to re configure the workshop so that I can work on this

 

does 'reconfigure' mean build an extension ?

 

 

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longshanks    4,018
1 hour ago, hendie said:

does 'reconfigure' mean build an extension ?

:rofl:

 

No it means throw all the  crap out....

 

You know how it goes

' I'll save that, it will come in useful.'

 

Ten years down the road it's still not been of use so..

 

Plus forming a new bench and storage

 

Kev

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RichO    2,015

I think we should have a public naming of the ship.  As an American, the name "Boaty McBoatface was a great idea.  I bet we can come up with a name at least that good.

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Martian Hale    9,824
1 hour ago, RichO said:

I think we should have a public naming of the ship.  As an American, the name "Boaty McBoatface was a great idea.  I bet we can come up with a name at least that good.

Great idea! I'm sure longshanks will be up for it and I have no doubt whatsoever that the denizens of this forum will have some suitably "creative" ideas. I originally mentioned the name thing as being in white on a black background, the names of these vessels tended to stick out like the sadly not so proverbial Martian's sore tentacle.

 

Martian

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beefy66    2,843

I would go with a female name maybe a nice little touch would be name after your good lady  :idea:

 

beefy 

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Ripaman    845

That is one heck of a model Kev, and I agree with Murdo its going to look brilliant it is box frame. :like:

 

Regards

 

Richard

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RichO    2,015

OK,  I'll start cautiously and silly at first...something like "Puffer the Magic dragon"..or "Pufferfish Bloat".  I'm sure if we get the ball rolling, we can get really silly.

 

A more dignified name perhaps..."Martiantious Tentaclies".......

 

Anybody?

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clipper    49

Sat 16th Sep

Puffer VIC32 at North Pier Oban last night, Fri 15th.

She's still there as I write - if you are patient you'll get a view - but may change at any time, she's off home down to Crinan for the Winter. Keep an eye on her on one of Oban webcam's - wait until it swings around to the left off the new pontoons view - the puffer is at the North end of the Pier. https://www.oban.org.uk/northpierpontoonswebcam/

 

ps screengrab added 11:28 - and she's also on AIS now too :-) 

 

XT1_77547mod.jpgVIC32screengrab.jpg

 

 

 

 

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longshanks    4,018

Nice atmospheric shot there clipper

Thank you

 

On ‎14‎/‎09‎/‎2017 at 13:00, RichO said:

I think we should have a public naming of the ship.

Oh Dear, I see trouble/silliness ahead................

 

On ‎14‎/‎09‎/‎2017 at 14:37, Martian Hale said:

Great idea! I'm sure longshanks will be up for it

:rolleyes:

 

On ‎14‎/‎09‎/‎2017 at 17:51, beefy66 said:

name after your good lady

Who told you she was good?  :worms:

 

 

@Murdo  @Ripaman

Thank you gentlemen

 

11 hours ago, RichO said:

A more dignified name perhaps..."Martiantious Tentaclies".......

 

LOL you call that dignified, sounds more like a disease

 

2 hours ago, Gremlin56 said:

"Barnacle" would be a fitting name in view of the size of the build :whistle:

Best to date :winkgrin:

 

Thank you guys for the input, we just need to establish which of you is going to do the sign writing 12" high = 1.5mm @ 1/200

 

 

Kev

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Hewy    1,690

A gorgeous little model, really brings home the work and details in the photo along side the pen, i like your display idea too, 

Glynn

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Bandsaw Steve    783
On 14/09/2017 at 19:30, longshanks said:

:rofl:

 

No it means throw all the  crap out....

 

You know how it goes

' I'll save that, it will come in useful.'

 

Ten years down the road it's still not been of use so..

 

Plus forming a new bench and storage

 

Kev

Ah-ha! Where did you get this idea I wonder!?! 👍🤔

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longshanks    4,018
2 hours ago, Bandsaw Steve said:

Ah-ha! Where did you get this idea I wonder!?!

Lol

 

The difference is my office would fit in a wardrobe in your new factory.:rofl:

 

Which reminds me, any jobs in your new factory?

 

Kev

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Bandsaw Steve    783

I think the muse is upon me and that I might do a bit on the conning tower tonight. 👍

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