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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3566 Posts

Posted - 08/12/2019 :  10:50:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Interested to see how this turns out....
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Carrie Creek
Fireman

USA
1540 Posts

Posted - 08/16/2019 :  3:32:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, if I had laid the wood grain horizontally instead of vertical I don't think I could have been able to bend around the back corners.

Carl B, I am interested to see how this will turn out also. There might be more long pauses as I figure things out.

So, the cockpit sides are formed and made extra tall on purpose to let me trim the bottom to fit.

drew out and cut the port & starboard cockpit seats. put some supports and a front on the port one to see if I want a front.
pics:






work going forward on the starboard seat.

when everything has been trimmed and ready to glue down I will mimic a wood grate to fit the deck of the cockpit out of .010" styrene.

as it seems everything is still working out as hoped .. onward...Ö


Phil Z
POR (press on regardless)
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5330 Posts

Posted - 08/16/2019 :  4:32:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice workmanship. this is an interesting journey.

It's only make-believe
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Carrie Creek
Fireman

USA
1540 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2019 :  12:08:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, thanks for stopping by and yes it is turning into quite the journey I wasn't expecting it to be.

have both cockpit seats made and made the deck grate. I used a scrape piece of 0.010" styrene that was big enough to practice on before the actual grate. Decided on scale 2" holes on 4" centers. Could not figure out a method to square out the holes for a teak grate so will leave as is. Thought about a iron one but figured that might be too hard for long term standing, so will be painted to represent natural teak.
Pics





need to shape the grate to it's final shape.

now on to the deck beams around the cockpit.

and the journey continues...

Phil Z
POR (press on regardless)
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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5490 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2019 :  7:23:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Nice going, you're humming along now.

Frank
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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3566 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2019 :  7:47:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8443 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2019 :  9:01:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Phil, just catching up here with your progress on your ship, and I must say it looks like it's coming along very nicely!
I think the best models are the ones that tax our brains & test our skills as craftsman.
Keep up the great work!

Greg Shinnie
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Carrie Creek
Fireman

USA
1540 Posts

Posted - 09/28/2019 :  11:01:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys for your words of encouragement
I thought I would give you all a look at the steps I go though just getting one piece made.

I start with the grid laid out


using a pair of dividers I transfer the points from my various drawings to the grid and draw the shape


as I need the drawing later I redraw the parts I need for this piece


I cut out the pieces I need, this time the pair of deck beams for either side of the cockpit at station 10.1 and glue to the wood


trimmed up and glued in place.
you can also see a piece of wood being bent to the curve of the deck camber, when dry it will be shaped to fit the curve of the transom where the deck meets it. Some beams and knees need to be made to fit the space between the last beam shown and the seat.



here is a better pic of the curve drawn on the transom


and the journey slowly creeps onward...





Phil Z
POR (press on regardless)
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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
11843 Posts

Posted - 09/28/2019 :  11:42:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A lot of work there. But your doing a fantastic job on the build!!

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln
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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5490 Posts

Posted - 09/29/2019 :  09:34:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

That transom piece must have been a real headache.

Frank
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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3566 Posts

Posted - 09/29/2019 :  10:04:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I applaud your efforts.
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Pennman
Fireman

USA
4229 Posts

Posted - 09/30/2019 :  05:18:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm bewildered beyond belief. Exceptional work for sure.

Rich
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5580 Posts

Posted - 09/30/2019 :  05:30:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Phil,

Itís indeed interesting how you do each piece. I admire your patience and skill.

Mike
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Carrie Creek
Fireman

USA
1540 Posts

Posted - 10/06/2019 :  02:56:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks again guys for your continued interest.

Frank the transom is made of three layers of 1/32" basswood each bent and clamped over the form separately. The inner and outer layer grain oriented horizonal with the middle layer vertical. Then glued and clamped again to the form until dried. It is now roughed shape to the finish shape yet to come.

The original board cut for the transom seat was too small in both dimensions, so, I needed to redraw the development to get hopefully the true shape.

this was cut to fit my original penciled line which is off. the forward edge is higher than the aft end so was definitely wrong!


so, the development drawing, you can see it took a number of trys


drew it out on a piece of matboard bent in the deck camber and set in place


drew out the seat outline and other details and set in place, ready to be transferred to the final wood piece


and so another small step on the journey to the finish line

Phil Z
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Carrie Creek
Fireman

USA
1540 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2019 :  03:26:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
to bend the new board for the transom seat I did not want to bend it on the model so cut and formed a new form of the camber curve.

if you look close you can see the cardstock template glued to the end with another one on the other end


here the form has been sanded down to the template and new lines redrawn


two pics of the clamping now waiting to dry




I cut enough wood incase I messed up and needed to redo.


Phil Z
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