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    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.
    1960 Chris Craft Sport Fisherman 40' (Lindberg)
    I finally got around to finishing her. I did not keep the original interior as there were to many layers. Hope you like.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Stripping the hull
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    You can never have to many clamps!!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Battery Placement
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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
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Calypso
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    Senior moment..lol/// Note the red toques on the deck hand. Might it be Jacques?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Calypso
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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
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    ๐Ÿ“ Amsterdam Tug
    14 days ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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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
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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
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    ๐Ÿ“ Witte Zea plans.
    15 days ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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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.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Witte Zea plans.
    15 days ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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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.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Speedy Lumba!
    15 days ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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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/
    https://www.nfb.ca/film/baby_this_is_for_you/
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fiber or Fibreglassing Results
    25 days ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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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.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fiber or Fibreglassing Results
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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.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mechanism
    27 days ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    Just genius!!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: The Marlin Cabin Cruiser (Vintage Model Works)
    28 days ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    That is a great idea on the planking. Learn something new everyday. looks great.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Bunker boat near completion
    28 days ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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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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    ๐Ÿ“ 1954 Chris Craft 35' update
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    Took the Mrs. aboard to have a look while check I out the helm station bulkhead and layout. I added some trim to her. and made an adjustment on the cabin paint. I will figure her helm station layout first before I glue the top half of the cabin to the bottom half. As you can see I will need to putty in below the side windows to make a smooth cabin roof line as it flows back to the cockpit.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Caletex Lumba Lumba
    1 month ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    Nice glass job on her hull. coming along nicely
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HARTLEY 'FLARELINE 20' CABIN BOAT
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    That's a pretty boat..
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Graupner 'Commodore'
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    I also had one... sold it quite a while back. Regretted it ever since
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sept. 02 update
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    Thank you Stephen... long way to go yet.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sept. 02 update
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    Added the cabin top colour. Built bench cushion for rear cockpit and tightened up some trim lines. I just placed the cabin on so you can get an idea of what she will look like.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sterling Lumba is looking better!
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    Coming along nicely. Do you have a plan for the glassing? I think I put a video on that, here in the how-to section. As for power, yes couple of 500's would be good. A great ESC like a viper or the one I have in my Corvette(pic attached). I got it from Harbor Models in California. I also bought the diesel sound module there. Side windows just take patience. Tape the straight lines, then measure to distance between each. I then use a piece of balsa the width of the distance between each window and draw the vertical lines. Just make sure it is square. Then..a dremel works well. Don't forget.. famowood is great to repair any mistakes. I spend a third of the time thinking, a third doing and a third doing it over again.
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    ๐Ÿ“ August 28
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    For those who just can't wait for more updates..... here is the latest. Foredeck cap rails made and varnished, engine cover settes made and varnished (cushions to come), whell house roof beams made and varnished, side cabin walls of wheel house made and varnished, rear bench front made (just sitting for photo), copper paint on bottom (boot stripe later), and on we go. Thanks for following.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Status of Caltex Lumba !
    2 months ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    Nice work ... they all seem so frail at that stage.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Aug 15 update
    2 months ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    Site keeps refreshing hard to post
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    ๐Ÿ“ Aug 15 update
    2 months ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    Making some progress. ASs you can see I have the cabin made in the style of the Sterling models where the forward windscreen sits on the deck with a couple of keys that protrude to hold it in place. Fits tight.

    I redid the transom, the fwd cabin, and side decks.

    I was lucky to find that Lee Valley sells mahogany veneer (very thin) So I redid the aft deck and redid the aft cockpit interior walls under the deck and also di the cabin floor.

    As you will see I penciled in the lines to simulate planking for the deck. It is subtle, but looks good.

    I am just giving her brightwork couple coats a day to build it up.
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    ๐Ÿ“ teaser
    2 months ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    Just looking at the mahogany interior panels I made to see what is coming.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bunker Boat, current effort
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    This is mine... You have done a great job so far.
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    ๐Ÿ“ July 31st update
    2 months ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    After having primed the cabins and cut out the windows, I started on working out the flaws, etc. Lots of sand - paint - sand . When I had her very close I cut out window templates with card stock. I then framed the windows with plastic trim the width of the frame itself. I glued them in proud so they stood out half way. I then sanded them smooth to the windows.

    I worked on the cabin floor frames and have them in, matching the rake of the rub rails as in the schematics.

    I also put the stern Mahogany on with a piece of left over mahogany I had laying around. It was sored for another model fittings and I glued the score and put that facing inboard. It sits a bit proud in that area. I will see how it comes out. If I am not happy I will make my own transom as I have the interior panels as you will see.

    To get the windows right and smooth took a lot of meticulous time.

    Then back to the hull. As you can see I inserted the porthole frames (the forward two first) then sanded them smooth to the hull. After that I spent hours upon hours trying to get the hull right. By this I really mean the forward bow area. So many curves and bows to it. I want to make it true as possible to the actual bow of this CC.

    On the rear transom the upper cap rail actually sits higher in the center. Curves up at the middle. I made that of laminated balsa and sanded it to true.

    So now after seeing and fixing so many small flaws, I have the hull where I think it will pass muster. All porthole frames are in. I also put on a small leading edge on the bow.

    Hot here, so I am waiting a couple of days to give her another coat of Krylon. Should gloss her up nice. The Krylon can really take up to a month to fully cure. I will paint the antifoul much later as she needs to handled so much still.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Here's a few pic's of the slightly modified 85 foot US Army tug...
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    Coming along nicely...
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