Minnie Sims Fishing Cutter 1/48 scale

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Minnie Sims Fishing Cutter 1/48 scale

Postby neptune » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:49 pm

I am reposting this build log was previously on SOS, she is the South Australian Fishing Cutter, The Minnie Sims, 1/48 scale


Year or period represented: 1898-1932

History: Built as a local fishing boat in 1898 and wrecked on Kangaroo Island South Australia, while riding out a storm, the winds changed and drove her ashore after the Anchor gave way.

Scale 1/48, hull length 13 inches

Construction method / materials used: Jelutong was used for carving the hull, with Huon pine for stem, keel, stern post and deck planking, brass was used for the various mast and rigging fittings also the deck winch.

Research: The model was built for the grandson of the boats original owner, who supplied the plans and photo's of the boat.
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Re: Minnie Sims Fishing Cutter 1/48 scale

Postby neptune » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:59 pm

This model was carved from two pieces of Jelutong as I do with most of my small models.



The hull was carved from two pieces of Jellutong, and glued together with a spacer the thickness of the keel in between, and dowells for fixing.



It was then carved and sanded with the help of cardboard templates.
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Re: Minnie Sims Fishing Cutter 1/48 scale

Postby neptune » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:04 pm

The next set of pics show the hull carved down to the deck, the stem keel and stern posts being cut and also fitted and the false deck and planking being fitted, and also the cabin, if you have any questions just ask, best regards John.
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Re: Minnie Sims Fishing Cutter 1/48 scale

Postby neptune » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:43 pm

The next set shows the cabin lights ( windows ), bow sprit, deck furniture, false frames and the gentleman I built her for.
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Re: Minnie Sims Fishing Cutter 1/48 scale

Postby neptune » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:47 pm

Capping rails and rudder.
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Re: Minnie Sims Fishing Cutter 1/48 scale

Postby Sgtmik » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:49 pm

Ahoy Mate,
Nice looking ship. I have never built a solid hull ship and I wanted to know did you use chisels to shape the hull?
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Mike

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Re: Minnie Sims Fishing Cutter 1/48 scale

Postby neptune » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:56 pm

The tiller and winch,


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checking the tiller for size prior to cutting

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turning one of the winch drums

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I cut the winch body out of some scrap brass, and used some rod and couple of gear wheels from my scrap box.

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parts painted ready for assembly

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Assembled Winch
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Re: Minnie Sims Fishing Cutter 1/48 scale

Postby neptune » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:00 pm

Sgtmik wrote:Ahoy Mate,
Nice looking ship. I have never built a solid hull ship and I wanted to know did you use chisels to shape the hull?
:music-rockout: :handgestures-salute:




G'day Mike, and welcome I only used a craft knife and sandpaper as in the first pics, the wood is Jelutong and it carves very nicely,

best regards John.
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Re: Minnie Sims Fishing Cutter 1/48 scale

Postby neptune » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:07 pm

Made a start on the masts and yards



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Re: Minnie Sims Fishing Cutter 1/48 scale

Postby neptune » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:13 pm

The hull painted and the mast and bowsprit attached along with various fittings
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