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longshanks

Mount's Bay Fishing Lugger and Wreck!

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On ‎15‎/‎12‎/‎2017 at 12:30, Bangor Lad said:

You've inspired me to dig it out and try to finish it.

 

Sounds like an interesting project .....

 

On ‎15‎/‎12‎/‎2017 at 14:02, beefy66 said:

So how many of these little darlings are you planning on building

 

A few on these lines, hopefully different but only time will tell what I can achieve

 

@Murdo  Thanks

 

Kev

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Brilliant work , great project. Slightly disappointed you did not include a person of unknown origin / colour / sex etc  to do menial or not so menial task on request / demand (could have been a scantily clad Swedish blonde lady specialized in rubbing and waxing material :whistle: , maybe you could scratch build one for the diorama).

:penguin::penguin::penguin::penguin:

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Tis coming along splendidly, nice details 

Glynn 

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Not sure how I missed this. Never thought of doing a bread and butter hull in plastic card. Then saw that this was to be merely the blnk...wow. I'm fascinated. Irksom bit is that you make it look easy!

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5 hours ago, Gremlin56 said:

a scantily clad Swedish blonde lady specialized in rubbing and waxing material :whistle:

 

Better not let the Mrs see your posts :bangin:

 

@Hewy Thanks Glynn

 

1 hour ago, seadog said:

Irksom bit is that you make it look easy!

 

Ah but it is !!

Looking backing in 14 days I've produced a plug (using waterline layers of pc). A mould and a hollow hull. Plus another solid hull  (using waterline layers of pc) but lower so that I had to plant the bulwarks (side fences) on the hull.

 

The variations are for different boats/dioramas I have in mind to do. The second solid hull to the stage shown above is only about 10 hours modelling time max. It's so easy to do and I let you into a secret, don't tell anyone else. ......

Whilst I try my best to keep to the lines if I'm slightly out at this scale you will never know, not even if you are an expert .... Plus if its in the water half the hull is hidden.

 

The other point to make about a boat hull is when you are eyeing along its length is if it looks right it probably is right !!

 

The plug/glassfibre is over egged to be honest but essential for a couple of boat/dioramas I have in mind.

 

Sorry to spout on, if you want me to show more details you'll have to ask

 

Kev

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Spout away, it's fascinating. Should I be able and not gaga by the time I finish the MTB, I'd love to do a Bristol Channel  pilot boat. Probably to a somewhat larger scale...

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6 hours ago, Gremlin56 said:

Brilliant work , great project. Slightly disappointed you did not include a person of unknown origin / colour / sex etc  to do menial or not so menial task on request / demand (could have been a scantily clad Swedish blonde lady specialized in rubbing and waxing material :whistle: , maybe you could scratch build one for the diorama).

:penguin::penguin::penguin::penguin:

It would certainly cheer up this sick alien!

 

Martian

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On ‎17‎/‎12‎/‎2017 at 12:04, seadog said:

I'd love to do a Bristol Channel  pilot boat.

 

Now I'd pay to see that.

I've got Mascotte 3/4 built @ 1/16 scale if you want it ....

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I seem to be showing the same message as you guys @seadog  @Bandsaw Steve  On your blogs if I click on your link I can see the pic, hopefully you can see mine, I'm guessing its a clitch ....

 

On ‎17‎/‎12‎/‎2017 at 12:23, Martian Hale said:

It would certainly cheer up this sick alien!

 

Cor dangle a bit of smut and see what comes out of the wood work. :rolleyes:

 

Thought you'd been a bit quiet, is this a time of year thing  or .....?  :sad:

 

Kev

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43 minutes ago, longshanks said:

Now I'd pay to see that.

I've got Mascotte 3/4 built @ 1/16 scale if you want it ....

Thanks, it is gorgeous, but a bit big! :D

I'd also miss out on my favourite bit of building - the hull.

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4 hours ago, longshanks said:

 

Cor dangle a bit of smut and see what comes out of the wood work. :rolleyes:

 

Thought you'd been a bit quiet, is this a time of year thing  or .....?  :sad:

 

Kev

Massively overdoing things while trying to look after a sick Father in Oxford + Bug + Stress = one very sick alien.

 

Martian

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Sorry to hear of your ' down grade '

Not much we can do for you from here, except offer our support and wish you a speedy recovery. (It's Mrs Gremlin I feel sorry for ..... )

 

Keep your hand/tentacle in by reaching out and touching some ones build in a way that will leave them confused and doubting their sanity i.e. wot you do best  :wink:

 

7 hours ago, Martian Hale said:

(could have been a scantily clad Swedish blonde lady specialized in rubbing and waxing material :whistle: , maybe you could scratch build one for the diorama).

 

I can't see what the excitement is about ..... :unsure:

  • An elderly char woman on her knees polishing a floor :shrug:   I guess you could creep up in your chariot  :clif:

:thumbsup:

 

Kev

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On 12/17/2017 at 8:56 PM, longshanks said:

Sorry to hear of your ' down grade '

Not much we can do for you from here, except offer our support and wish you a speedy recovery. (It's Mrs Gremlin I feel sorry for ..... )

 

Keep your hand/tentacle in by reaching out and touching some ones build in a way that will leave them confused and doubting their sanity i.e. wot you do best  :wink:

 

 

I can't see what the excitement is about ..... :unsure:

  • An elderly char woman on her knees polishing a floor :shrug:   I guess you could creep up in your chariot  :clif:

:thumbsup:

 

Kev

 

'Tis the season to wax and polish long wobbly things....................................skis :D:penguin::penguin::penguin::penguin::penguin:

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6 hours ago, Gremlin56 said:

'Tis the season to wax and polish long wobbly things....................................

Watch out for holly !!

 

Work progressing with making base

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and how do you make sails.....

 

Had the Maritime equivalent of a Vrooom Vrooooom session this morning

 

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As you can see various bits been fabricated and temporarily attached

 

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year

 

Hope Santa doesn't break any of your fresh plastic

 

:cheers:

 

 

Kev

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1 hour ago, longshanks said:

Watch out for holly !!

 Is holly the blonde then  :D

 

looking great Kev quite a bit gone on there you must have had 5 minutes to your self to get all that work done  :penguin:

 

Hope your sails are full for the season and that is without the sprouts

 

Keith

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I turn my back for a moment and return to this!!!!..........................

I'm in awe of that hull and mould - what a great looking vessel:)

And I'm seriously impressed by "Mascotte" - is that a Bristol Channel pilot vessel?

 

And Yes - i have to ask - what are the spars/booms/sails made of?

Seriously impressive and apparently effortless stuff:sick:

 

Rob

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, robgizlu said:

"Mascotte" - is that a Bristol Channel pilot vessel?

 

It is indeed, started quite a few years ago. Designed for R/C but fell by the wayside because I couldn't get the brass eyelets in the sails as I wanted them - kept splitting :sad:

3 hours ago, robgizlu said:

i have to ask - what are the spars/booms/sails made of?

 

I take it were talking the lugger here.

At the moment the spars and masts are made from rod/tube soldered together to make the reqd. dimensions.

Sails are still under development but at the moment they are made from 40gm layout paper ...

 

Kev

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Smashing so far, is the display going to be the continuation of a boat in a box theme, ala barnacle  the puffer? 

Glynn

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Great start Longshanks!

 

Sailcraft are a love of mine,I enjoy R/c Sailing so will be watching Your project unfold!

 

Keep Sticking!       Cheers,  Pete

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Well that's it I am now officially retired :penguin::penguin::penguin:

Been working since I was 16 and I'm now 65, you do you maths .....

Done my bit the government can keep me now :thumbsup:

 

On to more important things, I've now got a full suit of sails tacked in place except for the jib. So next job will be rigging

 

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Pleased with the way the sails are setting and I have made sure all four sails are slightly different colours/fading.

 

Looking at the lacing of the sails to the booms I think they are a trifle overscale. What do you think ??

 

Happy New Year to all on BM

 

Kev

 

PS @Hewy yes mate the intention is the same style of box frame

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I'd leave then just as they are!!  They look Fab

And HUGE Congrats for making it to the finish line!!:sick:  I am :sick:

 

Happy New Year

 

Rob

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Congrats on making retirement, i bet you wont be a lot of bother to the government,, as long as your busy modelling that is,, i like the sails, don't know about the lacing, not an area i know enough of,very nice job though 

Glynn 

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