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Carrie Creek Posted - 04/05/2018 : 2:42:53 PM
so, a few years ago I had started building a model of a schooner I had designed based on the proportions of the Grand Banks fishing schooners of the 1920-30s. The Canadian schooner "Bluenose 2" is an example.

Pictures follow below.
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Ensign Posted - 08/27/2019 : 9:01:10 PM
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
Carl B Posted - 08/27/2019 : 7:47:48 PM
Frank Palmer Posted - 08/27/2019 : 7:23:08 PM

Nice going, you're humming along now.
Carrie Creek Posted - 08/27/2019 : 12:08:22 PM
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.

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

now on to the deck beams around the cockpit.

and the journey continues...
railman28 Posted - 08/16/2019 : 4:32:25 PM
Nice workmanship. this is an interesting journey.
Carrie Creek Posted - 08/16/2019 : 3:32:53 PM
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.

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

Carl B Posted - 08/12/2019 : 10:50:14 AM
Interested to see how this turns out....
Frank Palmer Posted - 08/12/2019 : 10:48:56 AM

I've had some instances where I needed bent strips and I use several layers of manila folder cut in strips and laminated around.
Carrie Creek Posted - 08/12/2019 : 12:52:59 AM
Greg, thanks, I agree I need some sailor type figures but I am not having any luck here in town for any and especially at 1:43 scale.
I thought about making the rudder work with the wheel but I would have to buy a center spread compass and tear it up for the threaded rod and followers.

Rich, thanks, I am happy that I am back working on this again. hope nothing else interferes again.

here a couple of pics of the new cockpit walls being bent around the form. I was hoping the it would bend around the sharp corner and not snap in two.

had to use a couple of braces to hold against the form.
when completely dry I will remove and do the other side.

that's it for now.....

Pennman Posted - 08/11/2019 : 10:53:45 PM

I agree with Greg, that it's great to see you working on this again. Amazing modeling.

Ensign Posted - 08/11/2019 : 7:21:59 PM
Phil, nice to see this project back again!
Your steering gear box looks great!
You've got to get yourself some proper sailors, those military figures are definitely landlubbers.

Greg Shinnie
Carrie Creek Posted - 08/11/2019 : 7:11:29 PM
progress has not been moving very fast but have managed to do something. Made the steering gear box and installed it except the top hatch. The vertical staving around the cockpit I did a test piece to see if I could form it around the curves, so steamed a piece of 1/32"X3/8" and held in place with fingers and some blocks. Decided I needed a form to bend the wood around. Drew out a template and transferred the measurements to a piece of 3/8" thick basswood.

and a couple of pics of the steering gear box

and with a couple of 1:48 figures for scale

more later if experiments on wood bending around form work as hoped.

Carrie Creek Posted - 12/14/2018 : 05:52:36 AM
Greg, thank you, I will keep trying to show all my work like a good student.

Carl, thanks, glad you like what you are seeing!

Bob, yes, for some reason curves are more attractive than straight lines. All those curves will get covered when I plank her up.

Thank you Mike, Iíll try to help you find some more words!

Frank, Frank, what can I say, itís a turtle because I am so slow? But she already has a name, just havenít mentioned it yet. Been wondering when someone was going to get around to it.
Through all the years trying to get her lines right she has always been named ďWasted EffortĒ
Frank Palmer Posted - 12/13/2018 : 6:53:59 PM
Excellent work Phil. I'm going with the name for this vessel - "Terrapin".
Michael Hohn Posted - 12/13/2018 : 5:21:13 PM
Inspirational is the word that comes to mind.


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