Scratchbuild Creole Queen Sternwheeler 1/82

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Scratchbuild Creole Queen Sternwheeler 1/82

Post by wim500 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:14 pm

Hello to all, a few months ago I started this build already on MSW.
After 4 ships out of the box (kit) it was about time to build a ship from scratch. I decided to build the Creole Queen riverboat, a commercial paddlesteamer from New Orleans. On a scale of 1/82 the total length will be about 85 cm. I ordered some plans from Dumas for their RC-kit and started to draw my own plans. I will take a lot of time for this build.

The original:
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Dumas drawings, nice but not for the hull
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Making my own drawings:
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Keel:
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Nice playing with 'Lego':
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Frames:
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Start with bottom:
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Re: Scratchbuild Creole Queen Sternwheeler 1/82

Post by Donnie » Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:59 pm

First of all Wim - thank you for posting your build on this site. It is much appreciated. I am sure that I will follow this and I hope that others will too on this forum.

You have a lot of courage to build from scratch - this is an area that I have not ventured into yet. I hope things go smoothly for this one.

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Re: Scratchbuild Creole Queen Sternwheeler 1/82

Post by wim500 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:34 am

No problem Donnie :D, I appreciate your commitment to the shipbuilding !
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Re: Scratchbuild Creole Queen Sternwheeler 1/82

Post by popeye » Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:55 pm

looks like a very interesting build......another flat bottomed boat. I'll be keeping an eye on this one ... :wink:

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Re: Scratchbuild Creole Queen Sternwheeler 1/82

Post by wim500 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:02 am

Thanks popeye. She's almost flatbottomed, there's a slicht angle in the bottom of 11 degrees.
Done a lot last week..

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Re: Scratchbuild Creole Queen Sternwheeler 1/82

Post by Laerte » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:21 am

Interesting work station ... Lucky for the space given by your (lady) Admiral! :roll:
Also your ship is really interesting, I'll follow your job with pleasure.
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Re: Scratchbuild Creole Queen Sternwheeler 1/82

Post by Donnie » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:22 pm

I have been wanting to build one of these paddleboats for a long time, but the ST has my hands so full. I am not like Popeye and others that can host so many builds at the same time. I would go crazy.

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Re: Scratchbuild Creole Queen Sternwheeler 1/82

Post by Sjors55 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:52 pm

Hi Wim,
It's a challenge to build at scratch and i will follow your build close,
I like the lego.
When you finished your ship, you can build one with the lego.
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Re: Scratchbuild Creole Queen Sternwheeler 1/82

Post by popeye » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:36 pm

that's what happens when you let them get away from you :lol: :lol: :lol: this is why I am not an advocate for hording......you bring them into the house....and then you fight with yourself like crazy keeping your fingers out of the box!


your doing great with your build Wim, the hull is really starting to take shape!

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Re: Scratchbuild Creole Queen Sternwheeler 1/82

Post by wim500 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:58 pm

@Laerte
My lady admiral is very cooperative, I've my own room :D .

@Donnie
Maybe a paddlesteamer as next build Donnie? The ST deserves your attention now, she is beautiful already.
As popeye I can handle more projects, but no extra ships. I just finished a plastic model of the Lunar Module Eagle and busy with the Boston lighthouse (Constructo kit). It is not always so easy to keep a kit closed: a few weeks ago this one arrived from South-Korea: http://koreakit.com/prestashop/product. ... product=12 . I really have to hide this kit :wink: .

@Sjors
Lego remembers me when I was a toddler and now over 50 I'm playing with it again.
An advantage of Lego is that it is strong, easy to build several shapes and always an edge of 90 degrees.

@popeye
Thanks :lol:
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Wim

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