|||
Not Registered
Go AD FREE & get your membership medal
BRONZE
Less Ads
SILVER
GOLD
Ad Free
Cancel
Anytime
ยฃ2.50
ยฃ4.50
ยฃ6.50
Subscribe
Go AD FREE & get your membership medal
BRONZE
Less Ads
SILVER
GOLD
Ad Free
For A Whole Year!
ยฃ25
ยฃ45
ยฃ65
Donate
You Will Be Helping Towards:

  • Domain Fees
  • Security Certificates
  • iOS & Android App Fees
  • Website Hosting
  • Fast Servers
  • Data Backups
  • Upkeep & Maintenance
  • Administration Costs

    Without your support the website wouldn't be what it is today.

    Please consider donating towards these fees to help keep us afloat.

    Read more

    All donations are securely managed through PayPal.

    Many thanks for your kind support
  • Join Us On Social Media!
    Download The App!

    Login To
    Remove Ads
    Login To
    Remove Ads

    Model Boats Website
    Model Boats Website
    Home
    Forum
    Build Blogs
    Media Gallery
    Boat Clubs & Lakes
    Events
    Boat Harbour
    How-To Articles
    Plans & Docs
    Useful Links
    Genesis
    7 Posts ยท 8 Followers ยท 24 Photos ยท 38 Likes
    Began 8 months ago by
    Commodore
    United Kingdom
    Follow This Thread
    Not currently following
    > Click to follow
    Latest Post 6 months ago by
    Commodore
    United Kingdom
    Most recent posts shown first   (Show Oldest First) (Print Booklet)
    ๐Ÿ“ Going on safari
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
    โœง 23 Views ยท 4 Likes
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Add Comment
    A bit of time this morning spent with the paint ๐ŸŽจ brush trying to give the Ark a bit of wear - I'm sure that Noah didn't have a pristine finish, but then again?. Anyway, initial paint finish is on, the interior is ready to accommodate-just need to find the animals 2 by 2. Think I might be raiding the toy ๐Ÿ“ฆ ๐Ÿ—ƒ. Still playing with the door and servo to open it, but getting there. Hopefully no biblical rain before.

    Login To
    Remove Ads

    ๐Ÿ“ In with the old, out with the new
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
    โœง 38 Views ยท 4 Likes
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Add Comment
    A quick half hour and cut a door ๐Ÿšช for the "animals "to board 2 by 2

    ๐Ÿ“ All aboard
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
    โœง 47 Views ยท 2 Likes ยท 1 Comment
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Add Comment
    Had a little bit of time for a "dry fit" this afternoon. As no records available showing any interior, I've made my own - if Noah's not impressed, I'm sure he'll correct me in due course ๐Ÿ˜Š.
    Anyway, I digress. The interior was divided into 3 sections as that was how I made the donor aircraft carrier originally. Each section will lift out allowing access to ballast and rc gear.
    A bit of tweaking on the "house" to provide proper fitting and the "door " yet to be cut out and fitted with a servo allowing it to open and close.
    If the rain ๐ŸŒง continues like it has been, I might have to upgrade ๐Ÿ˜.
    Dimensions are in N gauge according to biblical dimensions in Genesis

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: All aboard
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Scratchbuilder ( Vice Admiral)
    โœง 51 Views ยท 1 Like
    Flag
    Chris.
    Coming along nicely.
    Iโ€™m sure Noahโ€™s booking slots.
    Keep at it.
    Regards
    Bill ๐Ÿ‘
    PS.
    Now that the Strictly Come Dancing season is back perhaps you could put all the contestants in the Ark as well,then open the bilge vents.Gives me another excuse to dive into the model shed ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    ๐Ÿ“ 1st fix
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
    โœง 50 Views ยท 3 Likes ยท 2 Comments
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Add Comment
    Now that the studio has been moved and mostly sorted out, additional paving laid etc etc, finally managed to get back to the Ark. Outer planks are all finished, some cosmetics still waiting to be done, the bow post is in first fix stage as is the "sail"on the stern. With regards to an interior, I'm going to be using one which I'd previously built and was in my card version ๐Ÿ˜€

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1st fix
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
    โœง 50 Views ยท 1 Like
    Flag
    Thanks Bill for your comments, as you say with regards to the present weather, I might be upscaling shortly ๐Ÿคฃ
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1st fix
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Scratchbuilder ( Vice Admiral)
    โœง 55 Views ยท 1 Like
    Flag
    Hi Chris.
    With all the rain and floods we have had here in the last week I could have done with your ark.
    Good work ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Regards
    Bill
    ๐Ÿ“ Planking
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
    โœง 88 Views ยท 7 Likes ยท 3 Comments
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Add Comment
    A little bit more today, a bit of a cheat as I don't possess the means or have the skills to start bending planks. So with that in mind, I'm using laminate veneer edging strips from wardrobes which are pliable enough for the bow and stern. Once all are positioned and dried off I can then mark them to give the impression of individual planks.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Planking
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
    โœง 64 Views ยท 0 Likes
    Flag
    Wildhog, does the ammonia trick work on all types of wood?
    Login To
    Remove Ads

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Planking
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง neilw ( Lieutenant)
    โœง 77 Views ยท 4 Likes
    Flag
    If you have a steam wall paper stripper and some tube you can make up a steamer. Thereโ€™s a video of mine in the link below, for the thickness youโ€™d be using it wouldnโ€™t take long in steam.




    http://www.pegasus18.com/zenith/2020/01/29/how-to-fit-a-new-rib/
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Planking
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wildhog31 ( Able Seaman)
    โœง 72 Views ยท 5 Likes
    Flag
    Try using a piece of plastic pipe, sealed at one end.
    Fill with household Ammonia.
    Drop your planking in and leave to soak.
    Take the planking out and bend to the shape and secure until to dry and it should remain in the shape profile.
    You will need to experiment depending on the plank thickness but a good rule is about 30 minutes soaking, although longer will not cause any damage to the planking.
    Easier than steaming.
    Hope this helps
    ๐Ÿ“ Genesis chapter 1
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
    โœง 89 Views ยท 6 Likes
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Add Comment
    So made a start on the conversion from "new age " to "old age " . Firstly the bow had to come off, the bow restructured with some 1mm birch ply I had in the spares box, and then started the same procedure for the stern. Stern was much easier as I only needed to be able to construct a rounded end compared to the more angular stern as is present. Hopefully will be able to start on the outer skin soon

    ๐Ÿ“ Genesis
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
    โœง 116 Views ยท 12 Likes ยท 3 Comments
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Add Comment
    Well in-between the recycling project and HMS Nelson, I've been toying with the idea of Noah's Ark. Initially I'd created one out of cardboard and coffee stirrers according to the biblical dimensions and when building in N gauge worked out to be approximately 1m or 3'in old money. The idea at the time was for the door to open and for an elephant ๐Ÿ˜ to be on the inside. The main "house"would lift off and offer an inside view of holding pens etc and underneath that would be the rc. So anyway, I decided to make a start. Firstly a suitable donor was required. Decided that a scratch built aircraft carrier that I no longer sail was ideal. As you can see, the size is comparable - a little longer than required but this can be cut back and reshaped. Hull to deck level on both vessels is roughly the same. Many different descriptions of the Ark are out there, I'm with a little "artistic licence "going to curve in both ends as this appears to be a somewhat favoured view. The propulsion method is via two motors which were fixed to the underside of the original aircraft carrier. When I did sail this, it created very little wake which is ideal as of course Noah's Ark had no propulsion of any kind. However, that sort of defeats the object for using at the club. It's a bit of fun, so I'll see how it goes.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Genesis
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Commodore)
    โœง 14 Views ยท 1 Like
    Flag
    Hi Dogle, I like your idea.
    There are certainly no plans left for the Ark, so you can make the model however you want.
    I like your interpretation.
    Login To
    Remove Ads

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Genesis
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
    โœง 114 Views ยท 2 Likes
    Flag
    I have built two Arks. The 1st, in the Pennsylvania-Dutch toy style. I took a slab, 2x12 construction timber (spruce), pointed both ends. Stained mid-dark mahogany or walnut. Applied 3/8-square bulwarks. A simple rectangular cabin superstructure with gable ends fore/aft, arched door on one side. Slab roof halves, 1 fastened, the other hinged. 3/4" pine. Pairs of critters power-fretsawn, shellaced & varnished. Sorry, no pix, it was the late 80s. The second, set bandsaw angle to 12 degrees, cut an elongated spiral in 3/4 pine. When pulled vertically it locks into the shape of a planked hull.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Genesis
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
    โœง 117 Views ยท 2 Likes
    Flag
    Brilliant idea - and nobody can say you are wrong with whatever you decide to build!
    Not sure though that Noah had access to an aircraft carrier as a donor hull!


    About This Website
    Terms of Service
    Privacy Policy