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    Victoria
    Jacko, Like your boat and your mention of attaching all gear to the underside of the round hatch, good idea. I did this once on a racing yacht and it was great, could just pull off and access all electronic, the battery pack was placed low in the hull for low CG. Not my design, but a Swede Johnson design and
    molds
    . I will have to keep this in mind for my future design builds. Regards, Joe
    6 months ago by Joe727
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    (Yacht) US1Meter
    This is a US1Meter class boat that I built with the lendgendary southern Californis boat builder Swede Johnson. His design and
    molds
    . Fiberglass hull, carbon fiber rudder, keel, spars and mast. Nice fast boat. (5/10)
    7 months ago by Joe727
    Blog
    Changes in latitudes
    After the sail I tried to figure out how to make the chain plates. The links below the channel are easy enough, but the doubled rod strap that wraps the deadeye was (and is) giving me headaches. I was originally going to bolt the chainplates to the hull, but instead I intend to use round-headed brass wood screws, and I've installed oak strips inside the hull to give them something to bite into. You may recall I'm modeling the ship as she was new, when her portrait was painted in 1856. There's nearly nothing showing what her stern looked like but one etching done of her in dry-dock in Boston in 1859 when she returned from her first cruise. Several painting of her contemporaries show very similar stern ornamentation. I already had the moldings applied based on the drydock drawing, now I made the three rosettes she still carries today - her "constellation of stars." My first attempt was too think and bulky, so I started fresh with a bit of boxwood, and used styrene to apply details. Once done, it got a coat of primer and then I pressed it into clay to make
    molds
    for the casting resin. if I had a "Constellation Restaurant" my butter pads would all be molded like this :) Checking into the fashion of the day for depicting stars and things astronomical, I painted the stars gold on a royal blue background. They were then epoxied to the hull and quarter galleries. Soon after, I lost my job of 18 years, and about a year later had to move out of the house and in with my girlfriend. The models literally went on the shelf. She sat on top of a cabinet for nearly a year when I got an invite from the director of Historic Ships Baltimore to bring the model to the Baltimore Port Expo celebrating National Maritime Day.
    2 years ago by Jerry Todd
    Response
    Steering wheel
    Well it's getting nearer, a little bit of filler to dress then all I need is a chrome dome nut๐Ÿ‘ The 9 little nuts were made with Milliput in some rubber
    molds
    I have, my first practice using them. Cheers Wayne
    2 years ago by Midlife306
    Response
    RAF crash tender 94
    HI I have a full set of
    molds
    of all the fitings to be made of resin for the Fire boat at 1/12 scale ๐Ÿ‘ :thumbsup
    4 years ago by malctank
    Response
    DOUGLAS GREG TUG SAN PEDRO
    Thats how you do it John I built mine the same way from her keel to the fore top. These Hatman douglas Greg Tugs are very popular to scale boaters. they are a lot different ever scince Harbor models got there hands on it. Like I memtioned before when Dwight was ghetting Ill all the
    molds
    went to Steve Lillard they were all destroyed because he didn,t use the proper mold release agent. Harbor has done a fine job reconstructing the
    molds
    . Take your time it will be a fine tug when done and one heck of a show stopper. Franklyn
    9 years ago by deckape
    Response
    DOUGLAS GREG TUG SAN PEDRO
    John Ever scince the late Dwight Hartman passed away the kit was re manufactured by Harbor models. I am one of the original owners of this kit hull NO.27 I got this in 1971 when it was first released. Dwight use to sell semI kits of this or what ever you needed to build this kit but ever scince he passed away the kit was re tooled. The original
    molds
    were destroyed when Dwightt was getting Ill he in trusted a fellow name Steve Lillard,to carry on in makeing these kits by phone order only. Steve ruined all the
    molds
    and stiffed a lot of people who sent him money, he was a con artist . As to the any semI kits of this legend to my knowledge they dont make them. but the kit is available very expensive your looking at $500.00 on up I got mine for $125.00 the price was right back in that day.
    9 years ago by deckape


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