Whaler

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Re: Whaler

Post by shipbuilder » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:14 pm

Thanks Shipwright,
Nice little tug. I would have thought that someone would have expressed more interest.
Having asked the same question many times regarding why warships are the most popular amongst model shipbuilders, the answer is generally that they are "more romantic" than other types of ships, in which "nothing happens!" But in peactime, all that seems to happen on warships is an endless round of drills and exercises, whilst quite a lot actually happens on commercial vessels, especially passenger liners! :cool: And when wars come up, both warships and commercial ships are fully involved in the "romantic" adventures, that are not actually as "romantic" as reading about them! :o
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Re: Whaler

Post by shipbuilder » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:25 pm

My Facebook group has 80 members and is quite active, the subject being confined to ship modelling so far.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1841532386133008/
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Re: Whaler

Post by shipbuilder » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:47 pm

Here is a FREE download containing plans and details of building a miniature of the Thames River Tug SA Everard. After opening the link, scroll down a bit and there is the note "This item is Free" under the front page image, and a download button. It has been downloaded 198 times now.
http://payhip.com/b/krO6
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Re: Whaler

Post by zoly99sask » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:56 pm

Bob,I like these micro ship models,I will follow your build log with a great interest.

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Re: Whaler

Post by shipbuilder » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:40 am

Thanks,
The hull has been planked with paper planks, and painted. The bulwark panels, tryworks, hatches, windlass, bowsprit/jibboom and deckhouse are in postion. This type of model is rather "to early" for me, being built in the early 1800s. I only built it on impusle after finding the plan in the book In The Heart of the Sea.
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Re: Whaler

Post by shipbuilder » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:15 am

Deck details complete, and masts fitted, bowsprit/jibboom rigged. The masts are a combination of brass tube and rod and copper rod.
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Re: Whaler

Post by Brian077 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:22 am

my goodness, thats tiny.

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Re: Whaler

Post by shipbuilder » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:00 am

Thanks Brian,
The rigging has now been started, and the first sails have been set - the model is beginning to look like a whaler in miniature.
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Re: Whaler

Post by shipbuilder » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:53 am

The model is finally completed, and fitted into the sea.
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Re: Whaler

Post by Brian077 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:35 am

just signed aboard your Facebook group. thank you.

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