This is a my first scratch build
and is based on a free plan issued with Model boats magazine.
At the moment I am at the hull stage and am just about ready to fibre glass
the interior before sorting out the motor mount
, prop shaft
and sail control items before installing the deck.
When the fibre glass
ing is finished I reckon most of the rest will be a winter
After a 12 month absence I can now submit a few pictures of my nearly completed Thames Barge 'Kitty'.
All I now require is a false keel and set of sails
, which a club member is making for me.
It has been a long slog fitted in between my other interests etc. but I am quite pleased with the result so far.
Thanks to our club members
for their advice
and help. As a rooky with regards to scratch build
ing it has been a very worthwhile project.
Attached are a few piccies of how it looks at the moment.
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