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>> Home > Boat Building Blogs > 1/12th scale Cygnus GM32 Fishing Boat "EXUBERENT DH142"
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1/12th scale Cygnus GM32 Fishing Boat "EXUBERENT DH142" Print Booklet
Author: Ballast   Posts: 20   Photos: 62   Subscribers: 2   Views: 3662   Responses: 32   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)

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Memorial - Posted: 29th Oct 2017
Paul John Goddard lost at sea in Exuberent DH142 March 23rd 1983.

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Response by GrahamP74 on the 17th Nov 2017
As a mark of respect of the loss and for a fellow modelmaker the stack of fish boxes I have made for Emily PII has one from DH142...

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Mizzen/Steadying Sail - Posted: 26th Oct 2017
Mizzen/Steadying Sail in place but needs tweaking ! It will only be used for display purposes as it was only used when hauling pots to keep the boat into wind, not as an underway aid ! I dread to think what effect it would have on the model underway on our lake !!! 😱

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Pond Trials!!! - Posted: 14th Oct 2017
She Floats !!! And on her marks !!! Albeit a slight list to the Port side which is due to her open working starboard side and is a characteristic of the real deal. To say I am chuffed is an understatement after first starting the build 36 years ago !!!

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Response by GrahamP74 on the 14th Oct 2017
Absolutely brilliant! Well done my friend! It's a great feeling to see them in the water! I've ordered a battery today so mine will be complete very soon!!

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Painted steelwork - Posted: 22nd Sep 2017
Steel (Brass) all painted now in matt black will follow up with Satin Cote so not to have too glossy finish !

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Response by Ballast on the 2nd Oct 2017
Trouble is I can't get in to ageing and distressing things. The real boat never had this sparkle when it was launched. I used to run my own car valeting business so I am a stickler for everything being A1 so its alien to me to make things look dirty or used I suppose !!! I'll have to live with it !!! 😊
Response by GrahamP74 on the 2nd Oct 2017
I know what you mean! I thought the first model I did looked lovely before the treatment but once the rust was added the whole model became 'real'! Rust is something that goes with the territory on a fishing boat! And we mustn't forget mud on the hull if she sits in it!!!
Response by rolfman2000 on the 2nd Oct 2017
Sorry Alan. I thought it was about time I got something arse about face 😂 in that case...

Very nice indeed Alan 😊

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"Steel" knitted up!!! - Posted: 5th Sep 2017
Steel work all knitted together ready for paint !!! Glad that is over !!!

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Response by GrahamP74 on the 6th Sep 2017
Seriously good job!!!

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"Steelwork" fabricated ! - Posted: 19th Aug 2017
'A' Frame fabricated and offered up for fixing to gunwales and for'ard rails and then a coat of paint !!! Shame to have to paint all that lovely brass !!!

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Response by GrahamP74 on the 19th Aug 2017
Really taking shape. Looks great!!
Response by Ballast on the 20th Aug 2017
THANKS MATE !

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Deck Clutter - Posted: 7th Aug 2017
Bait Table, Crab Box, Knives and Sharpening steel, pot frame, baskets and bait tray.

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Response by RNinMunich on the 7th Aug 2017
Making me hungry! I love crabs😉😁

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The build so far !!! - Posted: 7th Aug 2017
Starboard side railings and shooting bar in place along with hydroslave pot hauler and for'ard Morse controls plus crew all kitted out , even with a mug of tea !!! Onward !!!

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Response by RNinMunich on the 7th Aug 2017
Brill 👍👍👍

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It's the detail that takes the time !!! - Posted: 20th Jun 2017
Things are moving on although a late summer launch looks on the cards as I missed the intended spring launch but I am as happy as a pig in ......... !!!😊😊😊

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Response by GrahamP74 on the 21st Jun 2017
Looking really good!

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Soldering practice ahead of making railings ! - Posted: 11th Apr 2017
My first attempt at soldering didn't come out too bad me thinks !!! Just a dry run with scraps of brass rod.😊

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Response by figtree7nts on the 11th Apr 2017
Nice solder joint, Did you use a soldering iron or a small torch and solder?
Response by Ballast on the 12th Apr 2017
I used an old soldering iron like the one pictured and old solder purchased from an elderly member of our club and I found it so easy to use !!!😉
Response by Dave M on the 20th Jun 2017
You should get good results with that iron. Not sure what type of solder you used but the resin cored works well. My local pound shop sells a paste flux in a small tub and this will help the solder run into and around the joint. If you are making adjacent joints with that iron you may need to use damp cloths to stop the heat breaking the already soldered joints. I sometimes use a big piece of copper that I clamp over the parts needing protection.
You clearly have mastered the process right from the start and are to be congratulated
Dave

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