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    Our Ben Fishing Boat
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    πŸ“ Finished (for the second time)
    3 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Midshipman)
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    Completed the paint today, happy with the level of distress!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Finished (for the second time)
    3 months ago by marky ( Commander)
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    Another weathering master class Graham.
    Cheers Marky
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Finished (for the second time)
    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Another brilliant model to your collection.
    The weathering looks excellent, great work, well done.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Finished (for the second time)
    3 months ago by redpmg ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Looks like a couple of the boats from Lymington - well done
    Had to laugh when reading that a scale model judge said that fishermen always kept their boats immaculate.........
    You have captured the essence here
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Finished (for the second time)
    3 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Midshipman)
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    There are some nice boats at lymington, go there with work. And yes fisherman do keep their boats clean but they inevitably get battered between clean ups! They are working boats after all!!!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Finished (for the second time)
    3 months ago by redpmg ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Agree with you Graham - point is they are never immaculate - even after a refit /overhaul . And who has the time or money to keep a boat immaculate when trying to make a living fishing. Its hard enough to keep the essentials maintained......
    A crabber from Lymington was probably the dirtiest boat I have ever seen - if you weathered to that degree no one would believe it.........
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Finished (for the second time)
    3 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Midshipman)
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    Show that to the judge! πŸ˜‚
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Finished (for the second time)
    3 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Brixham is just around the corner from me. Your weathering looks spot on to me. I have seen much worse as well. Don`t know how they go to sea on some of them.
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    πŸ“ Finally painting!
    3 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Midshipman)
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    So I managed to break my leg in October which put pay to finishing the painting.

    Managed to start it today - white water line to do!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Finally painting!
    3 months ago by marky ( Commander)
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    Hopefully leg is mended and back to full strength Graham ,look forward to the weathering on this one.
    Cheers Marky
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Finally painting!
    3 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Midshipman)
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    Well it’s certainly stronger! Now sponsored by Mecanno! Just having to build the muscles up again!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Finally painting!
    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    OUCH!!!
    I bet that hurt!
    It is amazing what can be done nowadays, the surgeon/mechanic did a great job.
    I am glad you are on the mend.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ“ Disaster on the bench!
    6 months 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
    1 year 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
    1 year ago by Escrich ( Master 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
    1 year 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
    1 year ago by GrahamP74 ( Midshipman)
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    Just a quick dip!
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    πŸ’¬ Sunday bath time
    1 year ago by figtree7nts ( Vice 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
    1 year 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
    1 year ago by Inkoust ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi, very nice work
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    πŸ“ Taking shape!
    1 year 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!
    1 year 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
    1 year ago by jugge ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    weary nice ! is it made by freehand or by draving ?πŸ‘

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    πŸ’¬ New wheelhouse
    1 year 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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