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    (Working Vessel) Winch for Emily P II
    Scaled at 1:12 Made of PVA board, plastic water pipe and wooden skewers! The end blocks were made from a steel rod which I turned on the metal lathe. Tried hard to get the large end nut detail. Need to add the warps once I have made the rope rusty looking! (5/10)
    (Working Vessel) Our Tru
    I made this boat when I was 16. My Dad brought two pieces of wood home from the sawmill that he worked at that he had shaped roughly. I added the keel, bildges and shaped the hull. Wheelhouse is made of card and this is the current one ( I think there has been 4 different designs!). Gantry is made of brass. No power, she sails on the wind! Pulled back to shore by a line! Based on one or two of the inshore beach boats at Dungeness in Kent at the time. Pictures here are from two years ago when I dusted her off, put the flags on and reminisced! (7/10)
    (Working Vessel) Wheelhouse for Emily P II
    I ordered a Cygnus wheelhouse from Models by Design. Windows and door cut out. I have constructed the interior out of 2.5mm PVA board which I will paint to replicate wood. I will be adding a sink and a small cooker to the galley on the aft wall. I have cut the cooker area out but still have to cut the sink. (5/10)
    (Working Vessel) Aft gantry for Emily P II update
    Fed the wires for the lights through the channels made and then painted the structure. Coated with a silver grey emulsion and then a stainless colour enamel. Net drum fits perfectly! (5/10)
    (Working Vessel) Aft gantry for Emily P II update
    Fed the wires for the lights through the channels made and then painted the structure. Coated with a silver grey emulsion and then a stainless colour enamel. Net drum fits perfectly! (5/10)
    (Working Vessel) Aft gantry for Emily P II
    Aft gantry taking shape. Have grooved a section put in one of the legs, top leg and cross beam.. this will be to put the wires for lights in. I will then plaster over the groove and sand and paint. (5/10)
    (Working Vessel) Net drum for Emily P II
    Completed the net drum today from dowel and 2.5 mm PVA board. Will be given a rust up at a later stage. Will be positioned on the aft gantry (5/10)
    (Working Vessel) Emily P II
    Purchased this hull from Prelived for Β£35 and intend to create a fishing boat capable of trawling and netting. Scale will be 1:12 The black plastic is 2.5mm thick and has been used to give the gunnels some depth. There will be a layer of fibre glass applied. Updates as the build continues... (Motor: Torpedo 500) (6/10)
    (Working Vessel) Net Hauler for next model Emily P II
    Scale 1:12 Have made this micro hauler static model for the next inshore fishing boat I am currently building. Made after reviewing plans and measuring a couple of styles on fishing boats. Made from sheet PVA craft board and two different sizes of water pipe... (5/10)
    (Working Vessel) Emily P
    Scratch built from a wooden hull picked up on eBay for Β£35. Total spend on this project was Β£47. Based on an inshore stern trawler. (5/10)
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Trawl winch
    1 day ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Added more detail, hoses etc..
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    πŸ“ Deck on!
    1 day ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    So the deck has now been fitted and glued and I have also fitted and glued in the whaleback.
    Started on the bullworks which have gone well using more of the recycled plasticard.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Trawl winch
    8 days ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks Martin. I will be giving it a little more β€˜rust’ treatment at a later stage!!
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    πŸ“ Trawl winch
    9 days ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have scratch built the trawl winch using a mix of metal washers, bolts, cut Allen keys, wood and plasticard. Sprayed with a Spencer Carter / North Sea winch blue. Further detail will be added in the shape of hydraulic pipes and branding.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Hull sprayed
    9 days ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks very much
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    πŸ“ Hull sprayed
    9 days ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    First coat of paint on the hull, offered up the whaleback and wheelhouse to see how it fits. Deck now fits but need to cut the hatch before glueing.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Engine and ballast
    29 days ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Good point, will keep it to a thin coat, almost paint it on but it will allow me to rub it back to make the join seamless..
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    πŸ“ Ballast in
    29 days ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Photos with the cement poured
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    πŸ“ Engine and ballast
    29 days ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    So I have glassed the engine bed in and lined the shaft through.
    I have also added a lot of cement to bring the hull down to the waterline.
    Electrics are all in and the internal will now be given a coat of tile paint to seal everything in.
    The only part of the build I will not make this time is the wheelhouse which has now arrived from Andy @ modelsbydesign. His Cygnus mould is perfect for the one on the plans. I have shown it on here with the start of the foredeck which will be made in the plasticard and the sealed with resin.
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    πŸ“ Emily James SF 33 Trawler
    2 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    So this will be a Cygnus SF 33. It’s a modelsbydesign hull 12th scale. I have a set of plans of a GM33 that my dad fitted out many years ago (now in Scarborough - CJ Lewis).

    This will be a trawler.

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    πŸ“ On the lake with Emily James
    3 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Latest edition to the fleet, 16th scale beam trawler Emily James joined Emily PIII on the lake today.

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    πŸ’¬ Net bins
    5 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks I am having a new coupling made.. the cable junction was to check everything runs.. it actually works quite well!!

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    πŸ“ Net bins
    5 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    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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    πŸ’¬ New wheelhouse
    6 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    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.

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    πŸ’¬ Sunday bath time
    6 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks Ed. Pleased with it, just a quick one this time!
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    πŸ“ Sunday bath time
    6 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Just a quick dip!
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    πŸ’¬ Taking shape!
    6 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Close up of the block
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    πŸ“ Taking shape!
    6 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    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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    πŸ“ Deck on!
    6 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    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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    πŸ“ Ben, meet 'Our Ben'!
    6 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    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.

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    πŸ“ Our Ben Fishing Boat
    6 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Will be using this boat as my inspiration but will not be an exact copy
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    πŸ“ New wheelhouse
    6 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    New wheelhouse made, additional detail to be added
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    πŸ“ Deck off!
    6 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Deck removed and all electrics have been tested and are working well

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    πŸ“ Starting point
    6 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Model arrives on the bench!

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    πŸ“ Our Ben Fishing Boat
    6 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    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!

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    πŸ’¬ "Exuberent" DH142
    7 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Such a great model and an even better story Alan, although there was a tragic and sad ending to the full size boat it is great to see such a fine model. Graham

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    πŸ’¬ Dressed overall for launch party back in June 2018
    7 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Such a great looking model! But she needs her pots, floats, dans and anchors to go to work! There’s a launch party to pay for!
    Great job!

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    πŸ’¬ Cygnus GM32
    7 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Nice work so far! My last build was a GM 33. I’m not great with electrics but have similar engine to you with a 700mm screw.
    Will be watching your model take shape, love a good fishing boat!

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    πŸ“ New net drum
    7 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Added a net drum aft, will leave it unrusted for the first trip! Have made it so I can link it to a motor at some point..

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    πŸ“ Display model lifeboats
    8 months ago by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Ok cool, I will get in contact with my idea when I have time to fully explain

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