Log Build: Crab (a crane boat)

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Gave the Buoy Tender (BT) a coat of varnish, except for the decks. After installing deck bits I will give the decks a coat of satin varnish.
Assembled an anchor winch, and a weighted crane hook.



Two BT crew will need to go on shore to attach crane cable to old buoy.
They will need a rubber inflatable dinghy with a small outboard motor.

 

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Thank you @Pathfinder65 , @Peglegreg , and @zoly99sask.
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This scene will be hard to see for many older folk like myself, but the sharp eyed youths may pick it up and find some humour.
The scene is incomplete, for it requires the Buoy Tender to be present with its crane arm hanging over the old buoy.



I put blobs of plastic filler on the heads of several figurines. My goal is to file them down to appear as hard hats.
The Buoy Tender crew have identical uniforms.
This crew member is looking for a place to tie up the rubber dinghy. There will be heaps of trees in front of him.



The other worker fell backwards into the mud.



Under the strain of the crane's sling, one of the rusty buoy frames broke loose. The crewman got startled and fell backwards.
However, the scene becomes somewhat surreal, as if the crewman is being attacked by a giant squid.

 

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G'day Peter
I must say that your scenario is quite funny, but if I was the other guy, I would be bent over laughing. I would assume then, that this guy was so engrossed with his job, he must have Asperger Syndrome.

Sorry Peter, that is my only criticism to your entire project.
o_O
But if was marking you, on this job,
I would be only giving you A+.​
:eek:
I would have given you A++ if it wasn't for the Asphergust guy.o_O
:p:D:p
Havagooday and happymodeling mate.
Greg


Naaaah!
Just kidding mate,
I love every thing.

A+++
if it was up to me.
 

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G'day Peter
I must say that your scenario is quite funny, but if I was the other guy, I would be bent over laughing. ...
Greg, you're right. I thought of that too. But I had trouble working out how to portray that at the time.
Now that you have mentioned it, and having time to think about it, I think I can make that happen.
I will give it a go tonight, and see what will develop.
 

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Greg, you're right. I thought of that too. But I had trouble working out how to portray that at the time.
Now that you have mentioned it, and having time to think about it, I think I can make that happen.
I will give it a go tonight, and see what will develop.
G'day Peter
I'm so sorry that I mentioned it, I didn't mean for you to re-do it.
It's just amazing as it is.​
Havagooday mate
Greg
 

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G'day Peter
I'm so sorry that I mentioned it, I didn't mean for you to re-do it...
What you mentioned was good, because it confirmed my original thoughts. Meaning, that I ought to give it a go.

So, I had a go at making a laughing figurine. At first the pointing figurine did not necessarily point to laughter. So I added another figurine in a very different position. This added emphasis to the first.

Used three figurines to make two. Both had different mid-sections to the legs. Both had their heads relocated (leaning back).
The arched back figure has his lower leg relocated, and a wedge placed at gut level to create the arch.
Naturally, these guys will get trimmed before painting.

What do you think?

 

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G'day Peter
You are inspirational!
The way you do anything, it looks do simple, but in fact it's is beyond me, and I would assume many of us.
The laughing guy looks so realistic, how you have him rolling back with laughter, holding his stomach. It is simply (for you) brilliant mate!
Havagoodone mate
Greg
 

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The Buoy Tender is almost completed. Just need to route the wiring through the table, add a few more figurines, and add a mast light.
Here is where the Buoy Tender, old buoy, and rubber dinghy will be positioned.





Here are the two laughing guys. I am only partially happy with them. Hopefully they will play their part well. :rolleyes:



The previous worker, who was looking somewhere to tie the dinghy, got sacked. :eek: . . just kidding. Actually he got promoted to crane operator. But as we will find out, he didn't do a good job of that either. :D

 

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"The previous worker, who was looking somewhere to tie the dinghy, got sacked, just kidding. Actually he got promoted to crane operator. But as we will find out, he didn't do a good job of that either."
Now I'm curious.... what did the the
Asperger Syndrome guy did this time?
:rolleyes:

G'day Peter
There's are stories in the diorama that should be told to the general public. May be, you could write some information pointers, and asked the public to find them when they see this diplay. The little (and BIG) kids will love it......it's will be like WHERE'S WALLY.

"Here are the two laughing guys. I am only partially happy with them."
To me, all the figures are brilliant and I wouldn't change a thing.
:cool::cool::cool:
Havagooday and happymodeling
Greg
 

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"The previous worker, who was looking somewhere to tie the dinghy, got sacked, just kidding. Actually he got promoted to crane operator. But as we will find out, he didn't do a good job of that either."
Now I'm curious.... what did the ...
guy did this time?
Used a weak point to lift the buoy out of the mud. As a result, the buoy frame broke, startling the crew member to fall backwards.
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Good idea about Where's Wally. The museum does have seek and find sheets for the young visitors. Our curator updates the sheets regularly. . . as the displays do.
 

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A very nice combination of modeling, scratch building, details and all of this with a small story.
Very well done my friend.