Naomi South Australian Fishing Boat 1/24 scal2 by neptune

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This is a small fishing boat that was built for the same family as the Mini Sims, see my other build log,

I built this model for the same gentleman that I built the model of the Mini Sims for, only this time he did'nt have any plans for her, however he did have the dimensions and photo's of the original, so I built from these, I enlarged the photo's to the size of that the model would be and worked from them.

The model is built the same way as the other small models I have built, ie, hull carved from solid pieces of Jelutong,



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starboard side after carving and sanding, shown sitting on photo, I did'nt show the carving process as it is shown on my other builds.





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shown laid over the photo, I did'nt have any plans to build Naomi from just a set of photo's the gentleman lent me
another view of the stern




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With the two halves joined with the keel between



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Carved hull comparing with photo



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Carved Hull sitting over photo




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viewed upside down





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starboard side view



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I used my Proxxon milling machine to mill out the areas for the cabin etc, you can also see the plywood spacer between the two hull halves, this pic was taken before adding stem keel and stern post.



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Starboard side view





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These next five pics show the planking and dowelling



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Next up was the cabin assembly, I used plywood for the carcass

then I added the the cabin top and the sliding hatch, then I planked it with Myrtle, added the well details and lined the cockpit

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Next up was the propeller, I had a small one that would fit but wanted to try out my MF70 Proxxon mill
I started with a square piece of brass plate and drilled a hole in the middle to hld it tight and to also connect to the shaft after shaping


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then I cut a circle



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Another view



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then I shaped it, using cutting discs and files.



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I then used a rotary tool with an abrasive disc to form the angles of the blades






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another view




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and again



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and attached to the boat



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Rudder and tiller


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most of the deck work finished


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to make the mast hoops I wrapped some brass wire around a dowell


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and the cut through the wire with a dremel disc


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hoops have been soldered


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in place on mast


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the boat with the mast, bowsprit, cat head and the horse on the stern


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after completing the painting of the hull.




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overall deck view



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attaching the main sail to the yards



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attaching the halyards etc



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sail raised, she was a stump masted vessel they sailed her without the top mast in place.



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attaching the rudder fittings



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Just about to connect the rudder



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I made up the small grappling anchor from brass wire


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Close up view


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looking down on to the deck



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And two views of her in the case I made.



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Thank you all who have viewed my build, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did building her.
 
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Thanks Gary, I enjoying building these little boats with a solid hull, its very relaxing work,

best regards John.
 
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Hello John

I sure did enjoy your build log on the little Namoi South Australian Fishing Boat. I sure do like the way that you approach and solve your little shipbuilding problems with such great results, and your sharing them with your Ship Mates is so very helpful in our own little Old Ship Yards.

Sure do like your display case, it looks so neat and well designed. Using your plans as a build guide I also built a very similar display case for my HMS Bounty build and everyone that looks at it just love it. I still have to add a couple of catches for the door. I had to order them from China as I could not find anything that would fit in around home and they just came the other day. Thanks again for your help.

Very nice job you have did machining up your prop with such great results. It sure would have been easier if you had a indexing head but those are very pricey and are only in my wildest dreams, Well Done, Enjoy.

Regards Lawrence
 

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Thank you Graham, sorry I have taken so long to reply, been a bit busy with different things,

best regards John.
 
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Very nice build! I like it.
How did you define the propeller diameter? Should it be little bit greater?
 
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Hello John

Just browsing the SOS Forn this AM and found your little Naomi Fishing Boat. This looks like you had a great time and lots of enjoyment in building this little ship. Just love your approach on how you can turn a piece of wood so quickly into such a beautiful boat.

Lots of great ideas here with your prop building and all of that very fine detail that you seem to have added so easily. Great looking display case it sure does add the final touch to a great build. I am afraid that I used your plans to build such a Display Case for my HMS Bounty it came out looking great and when I look upon it I think of you and do thank you very much for sharing your great ideas, ENJOY.

Regards Lawrence
 
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