NEW BEDFORD WHALE BOAT by Mario 1/16 scale scratch build

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Hello All,
A good friend of mind is a really good modeler, but had never done a wood model boat/ship. So a while back I gave him one of my stored kits. The Model Shipways Whale Boat. As time went by, he did a great job and it turned out beautiful.
When I gave him the kit it came with stipulations.... I wanted the box and plans back in one piece so I could build it in the near future. So he gave what he didn't use back to me plus my plans and the building jig. Since he made his own jig. I have basswood which is what I am going to use.
I found out the kit was missing parts. As for the building jig my buddy said some of the pieces where missing and the profile was way off. So I have some work to do. I bought this kit but never opened it. maybe I should of opened it many moons ago. Oh well!

So now with the plans, book, and not much else time to make a boat! As for wood not that far ahead in my plans as of yet. Let you know as soon I know...


Let's get started shall we....





 

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Hallo Mario,
A Great start of this interesting project.
I like very much your way of presentation, with text in the photo so it is easy to follow and understand what you are showing and explain us. And I like your details step by step.
I will follow your building log with big interest.
 

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Thanks Uwe! I try to be as informitive as I can. I try be as helpful as I can if someone decided for example to build this model here. I just try to return the favor from the help I get from others too.
 

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So now after contemplating what wood. I decided to build two boats. I have so much basswood probably make one from that. Then go with Intarsia for the other. The book says if your using planks 3/64's thick or 1/32. Does not explain wht two different thicknesses.
I have milled that thin with basswood. But not with the hardwoods. Plus using a slitting blade for me anyway is a big pain in the butt. but I'll see how it goes.
























 

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You continue, like you started -> very interesting log, very interesting

One question: the sander is a byrns, and the circular saw.....who is the producer?
 

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THANKS UWE!




Well its been a little will. just have been very busy with other things lately. Finding spare time has been a challenge. So what i"m going to show is parts of the plans and book. Because I thought it would be easier to understand what I am trying to accomplish here. This model ain't for the young. Practicums are practicums, I'm saying this because I treat them like the Pirates Code, they are more like guide lines to me. If it works well for the writer of the practicum then all is well, but if something works better for me I will go that route.
It's gets a little complicated here so if I do not explain it right please ask or tell me and maybe I can clarify a little better.




So the plans and book pics first...















Now the pic above shows how the stem n stern post will come together with the keel. But also shows how i mush creat the bevels for the garboard strake.