Scratchbuild Creole Queen Sternwheeler 1/82

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Re: Scratchbuild Creole Queen Sternwheeler 1/82

Post by popeye » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:49 pm

that came out very nice.......really neat how you did it......it will look great when it's painted ;)

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Re: Scratchbuild Creole Queen Sternwheeler 1/82

Post by otrax01 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:53 pm

I like that nice CQ touch in the middle. Looking good.
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Re: Scratchbuild Creole Queen Sternwheeler 1/82

Post by cog » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:35 am

Looking good those chimneys. The ornament between them will looks great.
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Re: Scratchbuild Creole Queen Sternwheeler 1/82

Post by wim500 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:34 pm

Thanks for looking in :).

It was not so difficult the bend the brass.
Take a wooden rod with the correct diameter
Take a piece of brass.

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Take two pliers and force the brass around the wooden rod.

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Cut the brass, bit of sanding and that's it.

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That's for the first ornament and the C and Q.
For the second ornament I've bend the brass two times around the rod.
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Re: Scratchbuild Creole Queen Sternwheeler 1/82

Post by carlosys » Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:41 am

Hi
Easy and simple. Sometimes we look for complicated solutions.
Nice work

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Re: Scratchbuild Creole Queen Sternwheeler 1/82

Post by wim500 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:37 pm

carlosys wrote:Hi
Easy and simple. Sometimes we look for complicated solutions.
Nice work

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Thanks for looking in :).

While still busy on the stacks I started with the wheelhouse.
I've tried to construct it with 1mm plywood but it went wrong on the windows.

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After several tries I've made it out of plastic card.

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Re: Scratchbuild Creole Queen Sternwheeler 1/82

Post by popeye » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:50 am

yea, sometimes plywoods like that can be very unforgiving. it's almost like you'd need a die punch. Billing's uses plywoods like that......very hard and rigid. the use of the plastic card is a good idea. I usually use basswood flat stock in these cases....1/16 & 3/32. it cuts well with a sharp knife. it's good to see the progress you do...your doing a super job, and the CQ is really coming along. :D

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