Billing's Half Moon - 1:40 scale - by Popeye

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Billing's Half Moon - 1:40 scale - by Popeye

Postby popeye » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:55 am

it was a sad day, when I heard that the Billing Boats store in Wisconsin was closing down. Tom and Susan are such good folk, and I enjoyed working with them a lot! Tom let me know that there were some 'odds and ends' that he was sending to me......thought I could use it. I thanked him and let him know that if they ever started anything up in the future......I'd be more than happy to jump on the band wagon!

In the box he sent, was some odd ball woods.....some even bagged, slated for kits, some paints and tools.....other assorted parts and stuff. but, in the bottom of the box, was this kit....the Half Moon. it is an incomplete kit....some parts are missing......an entire sheet to be exact. but, the hull parts are all there, so that is a plus. use it as I see fit, was the words he used, probably feeling that the model was unbuildable, due to the missing parts. as a modeler however........I see things in a much different light...no model is unbuildable, no matter how degraded the kit is. I proved it with the Nordkap.....even after 20+ years in an attic, it turned out to be a fine build.

I had other builds in the que.....but it didn't stop me from tinkering in the box, fitting the frame and keel. it was doable.........and so I will :D and so....in May of 2013, I began this build.....knowing that I would be bashing and scratch building along the way
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the kit box....generic packaging
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some of the wood...appears to be all there....even found an extra bag of dowels
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the bag of fittings....I will do something with the life boat...that's down the road though
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pretty much all the wood parts there are...the hull parts aren't here, they are on my table.....dry fitted together
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Re: Billing's Half Moon - 1:40 scale - by Popeye

Postby popeye » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:01 am

you can see that the hull parts have been removed.......and also the package that I store all of the cast offs and pop outs. I save all that stuff.....you never know where your going to need them. I don't toss the parts panels either.....there are times where some 'like wood' is needed. I find that working with any aspect of the build, and you want to bash it in some degree, it good to have wood of the same texture around to do it. .....just doesn't look right when your working with plywood, and you finish the bash work with basswood or something. it's good to make it look like it was part of the kit, which is what I try to do.
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Re: Billing's Half Moon - 1:40 scale - by Popeye

Postby popeye » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:27 am

5-8-2013

there was part of the build slip included in the kit. I put it together, so the parts would not get lost. when I get around to it, I will buy a suitable board and cement this to it.......make another slip out of it :D the hull frame is assembled at this point.
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the keel parts...assembled and allowed to dry.
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I have the instructions....but they are vague at best
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the frame progress
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I added some strip stock along the keel to help support the ribs
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progress toward the stern
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stopped here to install the two support strips in place
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Re: Billing's Half Moon - 1:40 scale - by Popeye

Postby popeye » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:38 am

the two support strips were added through the holes you see in the ribs. I wasn't going to add them in......I feel that in some kits, they are a waste. the deck platforms give them all the support they need. where I wasn't sure how soon the frame would be planked.......I added them in.
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putting in the upper stringers..I should have ran them all the way to the stern
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the frame is assembled
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Re: Billing's Half Moon - 1:40 scale - by Popeye

Postby popeye » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:54 am

5-13-2013

perils.....of perils.......the fears of the build! I had removed the knock-out for the bow, and the sanding and handling caused that thin bridge on the bow stem to break! I glued it back in place, and put the knock-out back in for now.....I should have known better! the deck platforms were cemented in pace at this point.....I had to scratch produce the upper stern platform, the main deck, and the bow platform.
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broke the thin bridge at the top. it was fixed and the knock-out was put back in place
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these two were in the kit
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start of the main deck
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main deck in place
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so far.......
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making the bow platform
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Re: Billing's Half Moon - 1:40 scale - by Popeye

Postby popeye » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:57 am

5-14-2013

the upper deck platform......more scratch work
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Re: Billing's Half Moon - 1:40 scale - by Popeye

Postby popeye » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:08 am

5-16-2013

once all the deck parts were made, they were cemented in place.
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the main deck platform
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the bow rabbits
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the lower aft deck.....the upper aft deck is already in place
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creating a seat for the bow platform
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bow platform in place
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it might have been a smart thing to allow the supports to protrude under the bow platform....hindsight, is it a good thing?
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the framework for the transom planking
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Re: Billing's Half Moon - 1:40 scale - by Popeye

Postby popeye » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:11 am

H ave to chuckle a bit.......I was still working on the AmericA, when I started this.
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Re: Billing's Half Moon - 1:40 scale - by Popeye

Postby popeye » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:17 am

5-21-2013

the transom was fun to do.......made from three different sizes of wood
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Re: Billing's Half Moon - 1:40 scale - by Popeye

Postby popeye » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:21 am

my builds are all around me......the Boulogne Etaples is off to my left, the Gothenborg is under wraps, and the AmericA is to my right. the Wharf is a very busy place :D ;-)

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