Scratchbuild Creole Queen Sternwheeler 1/82

wim500

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Hello to all, a few months ago I started this build already on MSW.
After 4 ships out of the box (kit) it was about time to build a ship from scratch. I decided to build the Creole Queen riverboat, a commercial paddlesteamer from New Orleans. On a scale of 1/82 the total length will be about 85 cm. I ordered some plans from Dumas for their RC-kit and started to draw my own plans. I will take a lot of time for this build.

The original:


Dumas drawings, nice but not for the hull


Making my own drawings:


Keel:


Nice playing with 'Lego':


Frames:


Start with bottom:
 

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First of all Wim - thank you for posting your build on this site. It is much appreciated. I am sure that I will follow this and I hope that others will too on this forum.

You have a lot of courage to build from scratch - this is an area that I have not ventured into yet. I hope things go smoothly for this one.

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Interesting work station ... Lucky for the space given by your (lady) Admiral! :roll:
Also your ship is really interesting, I'll follow your job with pleasure.
Fair Winds,
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@Laerte
My lady admiral is very cooperative, I've my own room :D .

@Donnie
Maybe a paddlesteamer as next build Donnie? The ST deserves your attention now, she is beautiful already.
I just finished a plastic model of the Lunar Module Eagle and busy with the Boston lighthouse (Constructo kit). It is not always so easy to keep a kit closed: a few weeks ago this one arrived from South-Korea: http://koreakit.com/prestashop/product.php?id_product=12 . I really have to hide this kit :wink: .
 

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Wim,
I hope I am not repeating myself, but I cannot remember if I asked you where did you get the plans for this scratch build, or are you making this as you go along?

Donnie
 

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Donnie,
No problem to ask for. I ordered the plans from Dumas of their Creole Queen RC-kit. Those plans are not really suited for scratch builiding (it is alse written on their website), but it were the only plans I could find. I had to draw the plans for the hull myself. I am not sure I am correct now with the hull but in my opinion the most important part of a riverboat is all above the hull and the paddle :D .
 

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Thanks Sjors,
I don't think it's to much for you, but it is timeconsuming.
The advantage of Lego is that's it exactly 90 degrees and you can construct several shapes.

Frontside:




I am satisfied with the result up to now.
 

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Before I continue this log I have to apoligize for being away such a long time :oops: :text-imsorry:

Thanks guys for your comments :D .

As I said before it was about time for sanding etc...



After several times of sanding etc I painted the hull black:



Before constructing the cabins I made a mal for the windows.



Build of the cabins:





Using my new tool (very nice :handgestures-thumbupleft: ) to prepare rudders:



 

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Thanks for the warm welcome back :D .

It's never too late for best wishes, the same for you, Anja and all other builders.

This week I will continue the build and will come up with pictures as soon as possible.
 

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Just another update.

Made some doors and shutters from plasticcard.


A door near the paddle:


While searching on the www I found a new picture, this window was not known to me :roll:


So I had to fix that:
 

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I wonder what that window would be for -- Humm perhaps an engine room to monitor the Paddles !?

Donnie
Nice to see you back Wim
 

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Thanks for the nice words :D

In the meanwhile I have made anothe window at the other side.
I have no reference about that, but I guess there must be a second window.

Donnie, I also think those windows are made for monitoring the paddle.