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Having just finished a couple of Luggers I was looking around for my next project and came across this

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These Oyster Boats depending on the time of year, can either be seen working the beds or sailing for pleasure/racing. The grand finally is the Falmouth Oyster Festival.

So this got me thinking as to how I could portray this theme. The obvious dilemma is scale, could it be done in 1/350. Nothing ventured nothing gained

 

Starting block

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On the fore deck of my Oyster Boat at 1/100

and to get an idea of the end game

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OK, got a plug now I need several hulls. Don't think vacuum/pull moulding is the answer. Corners to soft for this scale

???

 

Thanks for stopping by

 

Kev

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That's mental Kev :cyclops: Now we have seen your micro modelling but this is something else :thumbsup:

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6 hours ago, longshanks said:

OK, got a plug now I need several hulls. Don't think vacuum/pull moulding is the answer. Corners to soft for this scale

???

You could cast them in resin? Obviously involves creating rubber mould etc, but not too onerous. If you take that route you would need to hollow out hull in the master.

 

Just a thought.

 

Terry

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Decided to try the glassfibre route, actually tissue paper and Halfords Davids Fastglas Resin.

 

Plug given a lid

P1090081 (Copy)

 

Mould made ….   Not pretty but

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better on the face

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Laid up and trimmed

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Et Voila the result

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P1090091 (Copy)

 

P1090092 (Copy)

 

A good base for the boat

 

Thanks for looking in

 

Kev

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I'd best polish my monocle for this one. 

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Seems to have worked OK. I've never considered glass fibre in such a small scale, but I'm inspired to try it now sometime!

 

Terry

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But wait, there's more! :D Hells Bells Kev, you're a machine, this should make an amazing dio. I'll look forward to the process & the outcome. :)

Steve.

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4 hours ago, Terry1954 said:

I'm inspired to try it now sometime

 

Very easy to do.

 

3 hours ago, robgizlu said:

Is there no stopping this young lad!!

 

Should have gone Specsavers lol

 

2 hours ago, stevehnz said:

But wait, there's more!

 

There is a goal

https://nmmc.co.uk/2018/01/model-engineering-showcase-weekend-november-17-18/

 

Kev

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That model engineering showcase sounds fascinating! Meanwhile...your models are giving me eyestrain just looking at the build!  :)

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Old episodes of the British TV series 'Escape to the Country' are being played on one of our local networks.  One of the recent episodes included a visit to the Cornwall National Maritime Museum.  Guess who was the first person I thought of when I saw those small boats? :bye:

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Not a lot to see but a lot of blood, sweat and cussing!

 

Deck and bottom boards fitted

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Mast, booms etc jigged and soldered. Note the Gaff is soldered at a different angle as this would never be seen in line with boom

P1090093

 

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Thanks for looking in

 

Kev

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I like this a lot. The Brass is what I should have used on Fair Rosamund...live and learn :D

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Least we're living 😉

Whether the brass is going to be stiff enuff remains to be seen

Time will tell …..

 

Kev

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Posted (edited)

Been thinking :banghead:  Dangerous

I reckon my soldering is not going to stand up to working with, Boom contact area 0.5mm

So I came up with a cunning plan ...

Before I go there I thought a couple of tips for those thinking of soldering up masts and yards on there warships. First off for this job I've been using Carrs 179 'No clean solder cream'. For joints this size you only need a tiny amount, were talking the tip of a cocktail stick.

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To taper rods I use this simple gizmo. Just a piece of softwood. Cut a line, then two cuts at an angle so you finish with a tapering  V groove. Hold your piece in the slot and it keeps it steady as you run your file up the piece

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HTH

 

On the left the original. Centre - boom has a small turn down at the end, The gaff is formed with a V. This gives a much greater soldering area.. Right hand - to help disguise the anomaly. Boom a small boom table added plus boom jaws. Gaff/topsail spar - a touch of filler and gaff jaws added.

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Thanks for stopping by

 

Kev

Edited by longshanks

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On 8/4/2018 at 8:29 AM, longshanks said:

Decided to try the glassfibre route, actually tissue paper and Halfords Davids Fastglas Resin.

 

Plug given a lid

P1090081 (Copy)

 

Mould made ….   Not pretty but

P1090083 (Copy)

 

better on the face

P1090086 (Copy)

 

Laid up and trimmed

P1090088 (Copy)

 

Et Voila the result

P1090090 (Copy)

 

P1090091 (Copy)

 

P1090092 (Copy)

 

A good base for the boat

 

Thanks for looking in

 

Kev

That can not be the real size of this thing go on admit it all your tools are double size and you use a real big pen

Either that or you use funny mirrors in your photos

 

😵

 

Mad as a March Hair you have got to be working in this scale  

 

beefy

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This looks very promising. I shall lend my customary support to the build.

 

Generous of Mars 👾

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On ‎06‎/‎08‎/‎2018 at 19:05, beefy66 said:

That can not be the real size of this thing go on admit it all your tools are double size and you use a real big pen

Either that or you use funny mirrors in your photos

 

I'm not trying to pull the wool over your eyes               

Size matters

 

On ‎06‎/‎08‎/‎2018 at 19:05, beefy66 said:

Mad as a March Hair

I'll wear that badge with pride

 

1 hour ago, Martian Hale said:

I shall lend my customary support to the build.

I'd welcome you on board but I don't think there is room :shrug:

 

Kev

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21 minutes ago, longshanks said:

I'd welcome you on board but I don't think there is room :shrug:

There's always room for your friendly neighbourhood alien! :evil_laugh:

 

Martian 👾

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On ‎07‎/‎08‎/‎2018 at 19:53, Martian Hale said:

There's always room for your friendly neighbourhood alien! :evil_laugh:

Oh all right!

Always have need of galley slaves or at least someone to put the kettle on :whistle: (or whistle up a wind! Some would say (not me of course) that there is enough hot air ………….

 

Well I've been wrestling with how to do the sails

Rejects

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I think I've found a way for a reasonable reproduction at this scale

Mainsail and Topsail

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and jib & staysail

P1090113 (Copy)

 

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The guy on the jib sheet needs a poke but then we don't want everything perfect do we?

 

I reckon I'm going to need five boats. You know what's going to happen ….

I'll get to the fifth boat and the first wont be good enough and that way lies maddness

 

Thumb included to try and convince Keith

 

Thanks for stopping by

 

Kev

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22 minutes ago, longshanks said:

Thumb included to try and convince Keith

Nearly there  🤔

 

How many crew did you say you are putting in each boat  :whistle:

 

beefy

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Sheer delight !!!:clap2:

 

Kev - you've probably seen this (or similar)

https://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/11861-how-realistic-can-one-make-sails/

 

I've been thinking about sails for the rigged HDML.  Silkspan has become Modelspan - this may be similar to the paper you are using?

Either way that rig looks fab 

Rob

 

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