SS Huia

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SS Huia

Postby kiwibob » Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:52 am

Hi All,
This is another ship that I have finished as well ( it had been sitting while Clan Macleod was on the go.

This ship the Huia was launched in June 1894 and was sailing up until 1955 and sank when she hit a reef.
The model is 9 inches from stem to stern and built from line drawings and images taken from a book called The Log of the Huia a great read but now out of print.
here are some images
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Re: SS Huia

Postby GaryM » Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:38 pm

Just because you live on a small island is no reason you have to build small ships. Just kidding of course. Nicely done.
Happy modeling,
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Re: SS Huia

Postby kiwibob » Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:11 am

After a lifetime of working on small electronics building small just seems to feel right and my wife will let me have them on display in the house!!! and I kinda like the small challenges as I dont purchase any parts all hand made.

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Re: SS Huia

Postby eric61 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:36 am

Hi Bob,
I assume your hulls are solid wood, what wood do you use obviously something easy to carve and shape.
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Re: SS Huia

Postby kiwibob » Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:16 pm

Hi Eric,
Yesw all my hulls are solid wood mainly NZ pinus radiata (pine) clear grained but I also have used NZ Rimu and NZ Kauri both of these are very hard but a stable wood. I alsomill my own planks etc have a little proxon table saw a great asset , the other tool is the proxon spindle molder its great when you are making up display bases.

Have a great day (its raining here so guess where I will be.)

Bob
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Re: SS Huia

Postby LeeB » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:12 pm

Hello Bob and all members,

I am new to the forum. I have searched the net for information on the ship Huia and this is how I found this site. I am Australian and my wife and her family are Kiwis. My wife's grandfather was the engineer in the 1930's and she would like me to make a model of this schooner for her father. I bought the book, Log of the Huia 3rd ed, which has the drawings. My problem is I am having trouble understanding the deck cabins and what the features look like.

Could you possibly help? could you post or PM me more photos of the deck and fittings I would be very grateful. I am at wits end researching this vessel. Your model is very good and if you don't mind I would like to use it as a guide to build mine.

LeeB

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