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    Chris Craft Catalina 50" by Sterling
    by Brightwork πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ ( Warrant Officer)
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    πŸ“ More progress
    1 month ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    As you can see I have opened up the fwd galley area, puttied the hull smooth, and painted it white. . I have added the wiring in prep for lighting. I have also started to build the galley. All dry fit not glued yet. Note the floor and bulkheads of the main salon are removable to gain access for the galley build etc. Once all is in place it will be glued. Stay tuned.... thanks for watching
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    1 month ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Beautiful build. Can't wait to see more.πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Catalina Progress
    2 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    OK....so...as you know it is 1/3 thinking, 1/3 redoing, and 1/3 progress. I stained the three sides of the roof strutts, fiberglassed the hull, epoxied the interior, cut out the fwd bulkheads for the gally, cut out the portholes and didn't like them so redid them. Made the interior cabin sides and tried a dry fit. I tried the fwd cabin windows, but they were not big enough?? so made a new set. not in pics.
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    3 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Soooo..today's progress. I marked and taped the deck beams to the underside of the foredeck. As this is the galley..I wanted to paint the ceiling an off white. The markings match the beams so that when I glue the deck down it gets good purchase. Then I opened up the forward hatch. Last pic shows another coat of semi gloss on cabin parts. Note upper right I cut out, laminated with mahogany strips and stained the fwd cabin windows. ttyl...
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    πŸ“ Chris Craft Catalina 50' by Sterling
    3 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    So now some new pics... I had some mahogany strips and skin laying around so I decided to cover the cabin sides, decks, and aft roof with them. Any other parts that are balsa I stain with Minwax Sedona Red stain. The decks will then be varathaned with clear coat satin and the house will be varathaned with semi gloss. Stern will also be semi gloss.

    I use Famowood filler for shaping out the hull, then will use Zap finishing rezin and one ounce fiberglass cloth to glass her. I have ordered all her lighting (LED) from Evan Designs.
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    πŸ“ Chris Craft Catalina 50" by Sterling
    3 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    I thought I started a blog and it wound up in media gallery?/ at any rate... I have broken out my Chris Craft Catalina to build. I will be making her static and doing up the interior as well as adding LED lighting. These are a few pics of the start of the build.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Chris Craft Catalina 50" by Sterling
    3 months ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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    Looks like a real fine model boat kit must be a antique
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Chris Craft Catalina 50" by Sterling
    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    You are off to a great start.
    If you made her ready for radio control but did not fit any you then have a good start if you change your mind later.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Chris Craft Catalina 50" by Sterling
    3 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    That is one sturdy looking hull BW, Bullet proofπŸ‘
    ... and now I know who nicked all my mini-clamps which vanished after the last workshop 'sort out'. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜
    Be a shame not to see her in her element but 'Each to his own' I guess.
    KUTGW. Cheers, Doug 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Chris Craft Catalina 50" by Sterling
    3 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Yes... she is a classic. Hope to have her looking like this. This was built by a fellow just recently. amazing build...and my motivation to get mine done.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Chris Craft Catalina 50" by Sterling
    3 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have six RC boats... including a CC Corvette.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Chris Craft Catalina 50" by Sterling
    3 months ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Really Sharp !
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Chris Craft Catalina 50" by Sterling
    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice indeed.
    He's certainly done a fantastic job, and i am sure that with your skills yours will be as good.

    Martin555.
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