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    Our Ben Fishing Boat
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    πŸ“ Disaster on the bench!
    1 month ago by GrahamP74 ( Midshipman)
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    I decided to take Our Ben out to the bench to have a small paint up, however due to an accident several rather large boxes fell and caused her to end up in the floor! Hull is fortunately intact. I have seen this as an opportunity to resite the wheelhouse to one side to allow more deck space. Some of the capping had also broken so I have re applied using resin and tissue. This has given it much more strength.
    Now I can paint her! Photos to follow!!
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    πŸ“ Net bins
    11 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Midshipman)
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    The boat is nearly complete now, the final part is to fill the deck with fill nets! I have found that the Heinz snap pots for baked beans are the perfect size! Top removed, sprayed and weathered and then a body buff has been cut up and stuck inside along with some twine. I’ve then painted the net to make it look dirty and some varnish to give it a wet look.. 2 down 1 more full one required and then a stack of 3 empties... but first dinner, and yes, it’s beans on toast for me!!!

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    πŸ’¬ Net bins
    11 months ago by Escrich ( Able Seaman)
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    You must enhance the transmission, cable junction you’re using will always give problems to you
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    πŸ’¬ Net bins
    11 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Midshipman)
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    Thanks I am having a new coupling made.. the cable junction was to check everything runs.. it actually works quite well!!

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    πŸ“ Sunday bath time
    12 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Midshipman)
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    Just a quick dip!
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    πŸ’¬ Sunday bath time
    12 months ago by figtree7nts ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi GrahamP74,

    Nice job on the boat.
    She looks great!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Sunday bath time
    12 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Midshipman)
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    Thanks Ed. Pleased with it, just a quick one this time!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Sunday bath time
    8 months ago by Inkoust ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi, very nice work
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    πŸ“ Taking shape!
    12 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Midshipman)
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    Managed to fit the gantry and mast and made the sail.
    To get the right cloth I used and old pillowcase (well I think it was old) and painted it both sides with wood stain / varnish. Happy with the finish.
    As with all my models I always put a piece that my Dad made on the boat, this time it is the wooden pulley block.

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    πŸ’¬ Taking shape!
    12 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Midshipman)
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    Close up of the block
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    πŸ“ Deck on!
    1 year ago by GrahamP74 ( Midshipman)
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    Finished fitting the deck today. Also fitted the pot and net hauler. Wheel house is positioned but not stuck.
    Pleased with the deck and although there is now a raised hatch this is more in keeping with how the boat would be..

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    πŸ“ Ben, meet 'Our Ben'!
    1 year ago by GrahamP74 ( Midshipman)
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    Ben came round yesterday and I showed him the new model! To say he was excited is an understatement! Uncle Graham will have to get a wriggle on! A little bit of time spent lat night planning out the boards for the deck.

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    πŸ“ Our Ben Fishing Boat
    1 year ago by GrahamP74 ( Midshipman)
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    Will be using this boat as my inspiration but will not be an exact copy
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    πŸ“ New wheelhouse
    1 year ago by GrahamP74 ( Midshipman)
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    New wheelhouse made, additional detail to be added
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    πŸ’¬ New wheelhouse
    12 months ago by jugge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    weary nice ! is it made by freehand or by draving ?πŸ‘

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    πŸ’¬ New wheelhouse
    12 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Midshipman)
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    I did the drawings myself based off some local boats and then scaled to 16th. I use craft board which is easy to cut and stick and bend.

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    πŸ“ Deck off!
    1 year ago by GrahamP74 ( Midshipman)
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    Deck removed and all electrics have been tested and are working well

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    πŸ“ Starting point
    1 year ago by GrahamP74 ( Midshipman)
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    Model arrives on the bench!

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