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    1954 35' Chris Craft Cruiser/ Sport Fisherman
    This is a scratch built model. Chris Craft that only produced 22 of these and only for 1954.
    GB 36.
    This is a static display. I received her very damaged with old lighting etc. I spent almost 100 hours repairing her.
    Smit Nederland
    Built by a friend "Norm Milne" I am grateful to have this from him. Museum quality workmanship. 34"x12" AR 600 Spectrum Receiver Viper 40 A ESC Working tow winch, working radar ant. lights, twin 4 blade brass props
    Atlantic Tug "Amsterdam"
    Built by a friend "Norm Milne" I am grateful to have this from him. Museum quality workmanship. 42"x9" AR 500 Spectrum RX. Viper 40 A ESC 3 bl prop Working fire monitor
    Bunker Boat
    Modeled after the 1902, 114' steam powered purse seiner the Helen Euphane, a US east coast fisherman after bunker (or mengaden, pogy, shad, alewife)
    Chris Craft Catalina
    This is the Sterling Model kit of the 1950 Chris Craft Catalina.
    Lord Nelson Victory Tug
    Dumas model 28" long .
    Zwarte Zee
    Picked this one up from an estate sale. Builder did a quality job. She is fully set up with electronics. I will save the electric for winter work. Stored for years in a smokers room. a lot of cleaning. Windex works great.
    Graupner Jules Verne
    My Christmas present from my wife. I purchased this from Karl in the UK and he shipped it to me in British Columbia Canada. Cleaned her up a bit. I have done some touch ups on her since I took these pics. She is twin screw powered by Graupner twin 600's. She has bow thuster. Specification Model Length approx. 925 mm Beam approx. 250 mm All-up weight inc. RC approx. 4.6 kg Empty weight approx. 2.3 kg Scale 1:20
    BC Fishing Boat / conversion
    Originally built as a packer she also ran as a long liner. As you can see, she is convertible to a pleasure yacht as well.
    BC Seiner
    Staying home...allows for great progress....
    Caltex Lumba Lumba
    The all-aluminum vessel was built at Erie, Pennsylvania in 1961 in the Paasch Marine Services yards for the Caltex Oil Co. She sailed between Malaysia and Sumatra for several years. The Lumba Lumba gained her name from the Malay for " Over the Waves". At that time she was known as Caltex Lumba Lumba, she is 75 feet long with a beam of 18 feet and a draft of five feet. She is powered by twin diesels with 1650 h.p. The sleek vessel has a speed of 18 knots. The vessel has accommodation for 30 passengers in aircraft type accommodation. When she came back to North America the vessel was transported as deck cargo aboard the Martha Bakke to Vancouver She was then lifted into the water and docked at Vancouver Shipyards Ltd., for an extensive refit then will deliver the Lumba Lumba to Prince Rupert. I lived in Prince Rupert and traveled on this vessel a couple of times as a teenager. I have added some photos of what she looked like back in 2014. She has been scrapped as far as I know now. This is the Sterling Models kit from the 60's Have done restoration to her electronics and structure including paint, sound module and ESC plus new running lights.
    K & O Outboard motors
    I have these. One is for the Fleetline Boat in my harbour. made in japan in the 50's electric and very realistic
    Texaco tanker (North Dakota)
    In 1961, you could get a 27" Wen-Mac Texaco Tanker ship for $3.98 with an eight gallon fill up at your local Texaco station. I have video of myself and two brohers as kids on the lake. We each had one.
    Chris Craft Catalina 8'
    8' long......I saw this boat online about 8-10 years ago from an estate of an elderly man who was amazingly talented and built this Chris Craft Catalina. Note the fellows finger pointing at her engine.He was 93 years old and left us in 2009. His name was Tony and he started in 1958 was competed about 1959. He made all the metal work ,engine running gear. Exact scale model, All brightwork hand made and plated, working doors, sliding windows, All lights work, Evinrude 3HP outboard powerhead customized to fit in the boat, custom made twin counter rotating gear box, dual wet exhaust, full trailer to haul it around. All of the trim around the cabin and the rub rail is polished stainless and screwed on to the boat. The gauges can be read...Clearly. You reach in the side window and pull a lever to release the cabin. The blinds even work and were scratchbuilt. Redcraft in CA made all the brightwork and converted the engine. But the story goes that the two of these guys just decided to build the ultimate model boat. It won every contest ever entered. It was disqualified once for not having a scale powerplant.....So they made a working scale chris craft V-8 for it OMG! Red said that the owners son still had the V-8. Chris Craft themselves offered a huge amount of money for the boat at one time but the builder turned them down. Red has the letter from them that has the offer. All this info was from 2009.
    Yukon Sternwheeler "Klondike"
    Built by my brother over four years from 2000 popsicle sticks. We took it up to Whitehorse Yukon (where we grew up) and donated her to the Transportation Museum
    Fleetline Marlin & K&O outboards
    Fleetline Marlin with choice of three K&O electric outboards
    Pair of Fleet Line boats
    Fleetline boats with electric motors and running lights Have original boxes as well
    1953 Chris Craft Commander 36'
    Picked this up at an estate sale. I am starting a remodel of her adding bling etc. Will post final when complete.
    Grand Banks 36'
    I aquired this model in rough shape from a fellow in New Jersey. I Repaired rails, seats, stantions and added the extra trim and jewelry to make her complete. This was a model built by Captains Models in Oregon USA. Very few were buiklts and are complete fiberglass with running lights etc. Note the anchor.
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    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    More Ads all the time... guess that is everywhere now. Have to close ads to see the page...lol

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    ๐Ÿ“ Bunker Boat
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Bunker Boat-
    A bunker boat is a purse seiner after menhaden (AKA bunker, pogy, alewife, shad). The fish is use in animal feeds, fertilizer, paint, cosmetics, and its oil has commercial value, It's not a human food fish. The Atlantic seaboard is the largest fishery and a huge fleet of these boats, all architecturally similar, were maintained there. Some sources call the menhaden catch the most important commercial catch in American waters.
    The plans for this model are loosely drawn after the Helen Euphane, a 114 foot 293 ton steam powered example of the type. She was built in 1902, and served temporarily in both world wars in the Coast Guard, as a minesweeper and patrol boat. The last history I have of her is from the 50s, at which time she was still working the fishery.

    ๐Ÿ“ "Amsterdam"
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    This the model of the Tug "Amsterdam" I acquired from Norm Milne. This is a first class build.
    Wijsmuller salvage and long distance towage tug ''Amsterdam''
    Built in 1971 by Scheepswerf Johann Oelkers K.G., Hamburg (563) as ''Hamburg'' for Petersen and Alpers.
    Sold to Bureau Wijsmuller in 1974 and renamed ''Amsterdam''.
    Sustained major machinery damage on 20/01/1986 and sold to Pakistani breakers where she arrived at Gadani Beach on 22/05/86 for demolition.
    Model is fully R/C and 1/50 scale and is 43โ€ LOA x 10โ€

    ๐Ÿ“ Jules Verne
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Did this lighting a while back LED's

    ๐Ÿ“ CC Sport Fish
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I decided to redo the cockpit floor of my Lindberg Chris Craft Sport fisherman. Last photo is before..

    ๐Ÿ“ Different View (Standing on the hard)
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I took some different angle photos of some of my models today. Was such a nice fall day. Natural light is great. Enjoy

    ๐Ÿ“ 1954 35' Chris Craft Cruiser.... 1/10 scale
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Promise ...these will be last pics of the 1954 35' Chris Craft Cruiser / Sport Fisherman Natural light is the best.

    ๐Ÿ“ 1954 35' Chris Craft
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Cockpit cabin roof stantions are on. Missed them on the completion. Wife is aboard.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1954 35' Chris Craft 1/10 scale
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Thank you Steve

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1954 35' Chris Craft Cruiser/ Sport Fisherman
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Dave... most of the fittings are from old Sterling or Dumas kits. Some(vents) i make from balsa that I resin over

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1954 35' Chris Craft 1/10 scale
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    lol...of course!! Thank you...

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1954 35' Chris Craft 1/10 scale
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I am having trouble getting the black pin stripe to hold. I had some old stuff and figured that might be the problem, so I bought some new stripe and it's not much better. Any suggestions are welcome.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: October update
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Sorry I have missed the comments fellas. Been busy lately. The cabin top paint is Krylon (Celery glosss). Love the colour as well. The figures are 1/10 scale. I bought them a long time ago for my Corvette at a local miniature store, that has closed since.

    ๐Ÿ“ 1954 35' Chris Craft Cruiser/ Sport Fisherman
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    This is a scratch built model. Chris Craft that only produced 22 of these and only for 1954.

    ๐Ÿ“ 1954 35' Chris Craft 1/10 scale
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Think I am pretty much done here on my 1954 35' Chris Craft Cruiser. Will add flag and pennant... exhaust etc. But close to the finish line.

    ๐Ÿ“ October update
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Fall is here ..so I have been busy on end of summer clean up etc. Not to many hours in the shipyard. However... I did manage to work on the helm station and cabin door entry. Not completed yet, but worth a peak. I have also added her boot stripe and port holes. I was lucky enough to find a swim grid I could modify to fit her. More bling to put on including nav lights. Enjoy..

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Stripping the hull
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    You can never have to many clamps!!

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Battery Placement
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I would see if you can lay it on its side. Or get the smaller version 12V and lay it. Looks like you also need to move it astern a bit. You look bow heavy. Cheers

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Calypso
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Senior moment..lol/// Note the red toques on the deck hand. Might it be Jacques?

    ๐Ÿ“ Calypso
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Built by a friend "Norm Milne" I am grateful to have this from him (Although I am passing her on to a good friend). Museum quality workmanship.

    38"x7" AR 410 Spectrum Rx Dynamic ESC

    ๐Ÿ“ Amsterdam Tug
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Built by a friend "Norm Milne" I am grateful to have this from him. Museum quality workmanship.

    42"x9" AR 500 Spectrum RX. Viper 40 A ESC 3 bl prop
    Working fire monitor

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    ๐Ÿ“ Smit Nederland
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Built by a friend "Norm Milne" I am grateful to have this from him. Museum quality workmanship.

    34"x12" AR 600 Spectrum Receiver Viper 40 A ESC
    Working tow winch, working radar ant. lights, twin 4 blade brass props

    ๐Ÿ“ Witte Zea plans.
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Looks like Doug posted the build instructions from the Billings site. I have the full scale plans that are laid out on large sheet paper.

    ๐Ÿ“ Witte Zea plans.
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I have a couple sets of the plans. Just need to figure out how to get them to you or..scan them. Give a couple days to see what I can do.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Speedy Lumba!
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    When you do power her ...try to lay her battery down or use a different type so that you keep the weight very low. This boat at best and in real life is very tippy.

    Watch this video...at the 2:32 mark you will start to see video of "Lumba Lumba" on her way to the Gran Duc mine in Stewart BC heading up Stewart Channel. She was the crew boat fo0r the mine out of Prince Rupert BC



    https://www.nfb.ca/film/baby_this_is_for_you/
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fiber or Fibreglassing Results
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I hope you watched the clip in how to's on fiber glassing. It makes it very simple and not much sanding.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fiber or Fibreglassing Results
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I use Famowood putty... easy to sand. does not crack or shrink. Once sanded smooth I apply a bit of resin thinned with Denatured alcohol. then your good to go.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mechanism
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Just genius!!

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: The Marlin Cabin Cruiser (Vintage Model Works)
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    That is a great idea on the planking. Learn something new everyday. looks great.

    ๐Ÿ“ Bunker boat near completion
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Well done..she looks great. And thanks for the chuckle I enjoyed reading your post. Great sense of humour.



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