The Andrea Gail - 1:20 scale - scratch using Billing's plans

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The Andrea Gail - 1:20 scale - scratch using Billing's plans

Post by popeye » Thu May 28, 2015 4:02 pm

When I assembled the hull for the Boulogne Etaples, this was the first boat I thought of as I was doing it. I put it in the back of my mind.....not ready to add another build to my roster. I have eight builds in the works, each with their own defined subjects. the log will tell the tale, but I gave in {believe the math} I still have eight builds in the works, but now there are nine distinct subjects. I had plenty of dowel......it took four sizes to make this model. some of you folks have already seen her, but for those who haven't, It's plain to see what drew me to her.

since there is no build log for her here, I have posted the first couple build logs of the build.

https://gundalowdrydock.wordpress.com/2 ... 120-scale/

https://gundalowdrydock.wordpress.com/2 ... le-part-1/

https://gundalowdrydock.wordpress.com/2 ... le-part-2/

the build progressed....the longest log I've ever done, and the result, is the finished model you see here.

https://gundalowdrydock.wordpress.com/2 ... d-gallery/

it took nine months to build her. enjoy, and feel free to browse the logs.
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Post by GaryM » Thu May 28, 2015 6:09 pm

That is a very nice looking model. Beautifully executed. Congratulations.
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Post by popeye » Thu May 28, 2015 6:28 pm

thanks Gary. had to make a couple modifications, but they weren't too hard to do. it came out better than I thought it would :)

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Re: The Andrea Gail - 1:20 scale - scratch using Billing's plans

Post by patricki1993 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:48 am

Wow what a great modell :D. Where did you have got a plan for this modell? I´m looking for a plan for the Andrea Gail but i didn´t find anything usefull. And the Kit from Billing boats at 1:30 is nowhere availebale. Sorry for my bad English i´m from Germany and i´m new in this forum :text-imsorry: .

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Re: The Andrea Gail - 1:20 scale - scratch using Billing's plans

Post by popeye » Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:59 pm

welcome to S.O.S. Patrick :) Billing Boats list both kits of the Andrea Gail.....the ABS plastic hull R/C and the smaller static kit.

http://www.billingboatsusa.com/

go to the instruction page.......they are downloadable. in the instructions are the parts panel sheet diagrams........they can be taken somewhere and enlarged to whatever scale you wish. I didn't do that......I used them as sort of a reference. I already had the hull.......I had made two other hulls from the Boulogne Etaples kit. I modified it and gave it a fore deck, and using both sets of instructions, I built it. to see more about these hulls, take a look at the Holiday Harbor Fleet build {I'm such a bad boy.......I really need to up date it. only one of the hulls actually made it to the half built stage.....the other two......well, one you see here, and the other one is going to be another fishing vessel. I made another hull for the Tree Boat......the pictures I have of the boat, looks more like a lobster boat......so now it looks the part. I won't spoil the surprise here........so I will update the Holiday Harbor build. thanks for your kind comments......this model was such a pleasure to build......even though I had to scratch build quite a bit.

do let me know if this info will work for you ;) I hope it does. one word of advice......have at least four sizes of dowel at your disposal ;)

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Re: The Andrea Gail - 1:20 scale - scratch using Billing's plans

Post by patricki1993 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:16 am

Thank you for this infos. This was very helpful. So i would use the billings plans an create an Andrea gail and a hannah boden:)

Great work

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Re: The Andrea Gail - 1:20 scale - scratch using Billing's plans

Post by popeye » Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:14 pm

your very welcome Patrick. there is a lot of conflicting info out there about the Andrea Gail. the first thing to note, is that the kit does not depict the actual Andrea Gail. the ship used in the filming of the movie "The Perfect Storm" is actually a boat called the Lady Grace. as a matter of fact, the boat used for the Hannah Borden is not the actual ship either.

https://gundalowdrydock.wordpress.com/2 ... e-part-55/

https://gundalowdrydock.wordpress.com/2 ... e-part-17/

these two logs have some info on them. I have one picture of these two ships..not a lot to go on. sadly there is no kit out there for the Hannah Borden, a lot of research will need to be done, if you ever wanted to attempt it. here are a couple articles of these boats.

http://www.gloucestertimes.com/archives ... 4faa1.html

http://www.easternshipbuilding.com/our- ... nah-boden/

http://www.downtosea.com/1976-2000/angail.htm

enjoy.........I hope you build it.......fun build indeed!

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Re: The Andrea Gail - 1:20 scale - scratch using Billing's plans

Post by patricki1993 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:42 am

Thank you this are a lot of infos. Great forum. So i have enough infos to built these modells thank you :D

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Re: The Andrea Gail - 1:20 scale - scratch using Billing's plans

Post by popeye » Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:29 am

your welcome Patrick......should I come across any other bits of info, I will post it here. just remember that you will be building the movie version of the boat, and not the actual boat. I still have the desire to build her one day. as for the Hannah Borden.......it would be interesting what ship was used to depict her in the movie ;) I did get a lead a while back..........a woman who works at the same place I do, knows the Tyne family....quite well, so I hear. unfortunately, I haven't been able to find time to talk to her as yet.

I have another Gloucester fishing boat I'd like to do....called the Phyllis A. one of the drivers is a grandson to the capt. and I asked him a while ago to see if he could get me some pictures. sadly, I haven't seen them yet. as with the Andrea Gail.......I have very few actual pictures, but a lot of news.

I hope you start a build log here when you begin building her ;)

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Re: The Andrea Gail - 1:20 scale - scratch using Billing's plans

Post by patricki1993 » Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:54 am

Yes of course i would create an build log:D But now i´m drawing the plans to get the ribs:)

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