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So starts another a scratch/bash of kits to make my version of an Ian mcque type sci-fi floating ship. 

Starting of with a revell harbour tug boat for this build and we will see if I can come up with something different but similar to what is already out there. 

 

Some very badly drawn ideas on paper but they give me something to work with. 

 

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And a start I have made. I 

 

 

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Have moved the cabin to the back of the deck,  added the extra level and moved the railing (that I might or might not cut out and make new). Added a hand rail to top of the upper cabin and a few bits and bobs here and there......and so it begins....... 

 

Travel toothpaste lid and candle holder used to make the new generator. 

 

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Thanks for looking.

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O-ho, this is the one we've all been waiting for. Looks like you're off to a good start!

 

Will

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On 5/29/2018 at 11:39 PM, Will Vale said:

O-ho, this is the one we've all been waiting for. Looks like you're off to a good start!

 

Will

Cheers Will. 

 

So thinking last night that this wire might be a better choice to use as the rigging, looks to be a better scale match than cotton thread. 

 

 

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Working on the roofs of the boat and after mocking these up, I'm thinking the large one at the front should be a bit like one from Jabbas  sail barge. 

 

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 And I have a new stash of plastic rod turn up today...... So much fun...... 

 

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4 hours ago, Hunter Rose said:

Nice! Will be following with interest, looks like a cool idea

Cheers. I hope it turns out to be worth following......

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3 hours ago, rockpopandchips said:

So much fun...... 

It is isn't it?

I built one about five years ago and did post pictures on here but can't now find the thread.

I'm currently scratch building a variation on the Ma.k Lunadiver using two Sea Kings as a starting point.

 

I found the build thread. the RFI seems to have disappeared.

 

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1 hour ago, Pete in Lincs said:

built one about five years ago 

Peter that is an amazing build 😎,  I hope mine turns out 1/2 as good. Still not sure what sort of base I want to do for this one, but I'm thinking of some sort of water...... 🤔

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Thank you. I had to leave it behind when I left Saudi as it was so big.

I still have parts of it though, which will live on in other builds.

All in though, I really enjoyed building it.

 

Your build, how about having a harpoon gun on the front?

They've shot something like a Dune worm and the ship is suspended on the harpoon line?

(Then again you could just ignore me and hope I go away) 😄

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I was thinking crane but I'm moving the cabin deck farward so not sure how much room there will be so a harpoon gun might be a better option. Keep the comments and suggestions comming Pete you always come up with some gems. Cheers Brian. 

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Made the frame and legs for the two rear shades and made a start on a crane. That's not were the crane will be fitted it's a scale look test, still looks a bit like a water filler from a steam train to me. 

 

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Started working on the front sail/deck cover, I'm also on with scratch building table and chairs and some barrels. 

 

Here was last night work on the from sail. 

 

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Finished this small boat today, I think this was the life boat, now it's a small transport be bring pansangers to the large ship. 

 

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This looks like a great start, I will follow with interest.

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I've always liked these "ships of the sky", especially the flying chinese restaurant in The Fifth Element film. 

But never really thought about building one, now i am feeling inspired..... might take a stroll to the LMS and see if he has any boat kits 🚢

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Does it have to be a crane?

This boat could be a refueller? or it's to empty the tanks of fishing ships.

Or it could tow cargo balloons or.....

If a boat can fly, it could do anything you can think of.

 

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7 minutes ago, Pete in Lincs said:

Does it have to be a crane?

This boat could be a refueller? or it's to empty the tanks of fishing ships.

Or it could tow cargo balloons or.....

If a boat can fly, it could do anything you can think of.

 

Or a massive foam blower for the biggest foam party ever!.........maybe not. No the crane is a place holder for now, I do see the deck full of odds and sods, box's barrels hoses etc. I think until I get the deck glued down I'm in no rush. 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Bigdave22014 said:

I've always liked these "ships of the sky", especially the flying chinese restaurant in The Fifth Element film. 

But never really thought about building one, now i am feeling inspired..... might take a stroll to the LMS and see if he has any boat kits 🚢

Go for it, it's a lot of fun and you could choose any genre and go mad. I already want to do a steampunk version. 

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With the crane if there isn't room at the front, perhaps you could have some sort of replacement for part of the hull itself. Something like a large under-belly mounted winch system built into the bottom back portion of the boat hull, like instead of where the engines would be you could replace part of the hull with a big cargo/storage platform along and the crane/winch, so built into the ship itself. You'd obviously have to move the engines elsewhere but it would leave space on the deck for other things.

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Off to a great start mate 👍 I love the idea of a sky ship, it's right up my alley and I'm looking forward to seeing this come together. The little launch is a great touch and must be flipping tiny in 1/100 , and the chairs are making my eyes ache just thinking about working with something that small.

 

Pete

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I like the jolly-boat :)

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12 hours ago, Will Vale said:

I like the jolly-boat :)

Cheers. 

 

I have done a bit of work on the upper deck, I will sand the rivits to make them all about the same hight once they are dry. 

 

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Upper deck finished I think, need to make a few more chairs but they are making my eyes bleed...... 🤪

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