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Author: GrahamP74   Posts: 10   Photos: 23   Subscribers: 0   Views: 704   Responses: 7   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)
Net bins - Posted: 9th Dec 2018
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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Response by Escrich on the 9th Dec 2018
You must enhance the transmission, cable junction you’re using will always give problems to you
Response by GrahamP74 on the 9th Dec 2018
Thanks I am having a new coupling made.. the cable junction was to check everything runs.. it actually works quite well!!
Sunday bath time - Posted: 25th Nov 2018
Just a quick dip!

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Response by figtree7nts on the 25th Nov 2018
Hi GrahamP74,

Nice job on the boat.
She looks great!

Cheers, Ed
Response by GrahamP74 on the 25th Nov 2018
Thanks Ed. Pleased with it, just a quick one this time!
Taking shape! - Posted: 24th Nov 2018
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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Response by GrahamP74 on the 24th Nov 2018
Close up of the block
Deck on! - Posted: 18th Nov 2018
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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Ben, meet 'Our Ben'! - Posted: 12th Nov 2018
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.
Inspiration - Posted: 8th Nov 2018
Will be using this boat as my inspiration but will not be an exact copy

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New wheelhouse - Posted: 8th Nov 2018
New wheelhouse made, additional detail to be added

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Response by jugge on the 26th Nov 2018
weary nice ! is it made by freehand or by draving ?👍
Response by GrahamP74 on the 29th Nov 2018
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.
Deck off! - Posted: 8th Nov 2018
Deck removed and all electrics have been tested and are working well

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Starting point - Posted: 8th Nov 2018
Model arrives on the bench!

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Our Ben Fishing Boat - Posted: 8th Nov 2018
I have purchased a fishing boat as part of a boat bundle on ebay, It looks like a Cygnus DS25 hull.

I intend to remove the deck that has been fitted very high, change the wheelhouse and make it into a small netting boat on a 16th scale.

The name is for my Nephew who has enjoyed watching me make my other models and loves coming to the lake with me. This way he can have a boat of his own!