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Kens model boat yard

Postby TamiyaKen » Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:16 am

Hi everyone,

Amongst my truck building I manage to find time to make the odd model boat.

Here is the latest craft. She is the Stern wheeler Mississippi paddle steamer. She is made from 3 mm plywood covered in plasticard and is around three and half foot long. The only plans I have are taken from photographs of the real ship and some careful interpolation from them. If it looks in proportion then it is. Ho Hum !
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Re: Kens model boat yard

Postby dus » Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:16 pm

Looking good Ken :TU :TU :TU
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Re: Kens model boat yard

Postby TamiyaKen » Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:02 pm

Here's an update on the build.

It's nearly finished now and ready to hit the water. The scale is 1:40 which doesn't really match the Tamiya range. A pity really, as the two together would look nice.

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Re: Kens model boat yard

Postby dus » Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:13 pm

Just don't sink this one ken :oops: :oops: :oops: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Kens model boat yard

Postby Fastfaz » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:29 am

Nice work Ken there's some detail in that boat handrails etc, one question how does a stern wheeler steer?
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Postby TamiyaKen » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:54 am

There are three rudders in parallel and they are quite long.

This is because you are correct in your thoughts that they are difficult to steer. I have yet to try her out in water so I'm rather worried myself. :AG

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Postby TamiyaKen » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:58 am

Launching time approaching Dus.

Let's hope she floats. :TU

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Postby TamiyaKen » Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:17 pm

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For you DUS.


The sinking of the First boat. A sort of learning curve.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STKeFe_FxrQ

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Postby dus » Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:16 pm

Best sinking prize lol
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Postby dus » Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:50 pm

Hi ken what was the reason for it to sink?
Maybe next build should be a submarine
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Postby dus » Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:51 pm

Was that you attempt to recreate the titanic lol
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Postby TamiyaKen » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:02 pm

The reason was due to the rear section flooding through the flat hatch. It was raining and very windy and the whole boat gathered water rather quickly and became unstable. We all watched in disbelief as she went down. :DO

Luckily she survived the flooding and went on to sail again.

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Postby dus » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:14 pm

Hi ken that's good news to hear that it went on to sail again :TU :TU :TU :TU
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Postby TamiyaKen » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:57 am

I have also built the Titanic. Now this one really does sink.

Not by design but I accidently made it 'Top heavy', so she tends to tilt on the lake. This took me over 4 months to construct from scratch and involved a lot of research and joining the society to get all the details true.

To see the work involved, here's a 23 minute film to keep you occupied over Christmas. :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgkRlL6c7p4


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Postby dus » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:35 am

WOW ken that was awesome can I ask how big is it and do you still have it ?
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Postby cay » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:37 am

That is lovely ken wow
cay says if it moves spray it pink
if it floats spray it pink
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did you not guess i love pink :)

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Postby TamiyaKen » Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:24 pm

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Thank you both. Yes I still have it on display in the shed. All of my other models have been sold over the years to finance future builds. The Titanic was quite a long build to 'get it right' as the details just had to be correct. I have 20 books on the subject. :)

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Postby lexuscobra » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:08 am

Great build Ken, you have the patience of a saint? Well done
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Postby Fastfaz » Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:41 am

Wow!
Brilliant work Ken and I thought it was tricky wiring all the mast/running lights inside the mast of a tug.
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Re: Kens model boat yard

Postby Eureka » Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:54 am

They look good Ken. Good work there. :TU
I have a couple of half finished boats that my dad was building.
He never go round to finishing them sadly & I have said I will try and do them justice one day.

I also have his yatch that was one of his favourite passtimes. He spent many a happy hour sailing it on one of the seawater pools on the promenade.
I have a few bits a pieces to improve on the yatch. I have a couple of hobbyking sailwiches to fit. One of the stumbling blocks for me is it needs new sails making and I am not 100% sure to make them from. The ones it has are showing their age to say the least.
I also want to give it a repaint too as its got to be at least 10 years since it saw water & has been sat in the shed and garage for many years.
A quick photo of it from when I dug it out of the back of the garage from its long rest a month or so ago.
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Postby TamiyaKen » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:03 am

I've not built a sailboat yet, but that looks an interesting project.

Do let us know how you get on and pass on any tips you gain.

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Postby TamiyaKen » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:39 pm

The boat yard has started another project.

We are attempting to build the Queen Mary which is now tied up in Long Beach California. The scale is 1:200, which makes the model over 5 foot long. I hope to post some pictures as I go along, if anyone is interested. I did start without any drawings which proved fatal so I've had to start again now with the measurements to hand.
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Postby lexuscobra » Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:26 am

Look forward to seeing the build, this will be a big job?
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Postby dus » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:13 am

As you know we love your builds so looking forward to seeing the blog
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Postby TamiyaKen » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:30 am

Yes, this is big build. I will start the blog soon.

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Postby TamiyaKen » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:05 pm

I have started the build after extreme researching on the Web.

The measurements were the hardest to figure out but we got there in the end. I now have sets of drawings and sizes and have started on the hull. This involved cutting the frames and planking to size and gluing all the pieces together.

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We then realised the frames were not high enough so the whole lot was scrapped and we started again.

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Postby TamiyaKen » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:08 pm

The final picture above shows it covered in filler, ready for sanding smooth.


I shall be sanding for some time. :AR

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Postby lexuscobra » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:58 am

You can do it Ken,we have seen what you have done brfore? Keep up the good work.
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Postby dus » Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:00 pm

Hey ken looks great in filler and looked good upto you scrapped it keep the good/great work coming
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Postby TamiyaKen » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:14 am

The sanding has now been done .............. phew what a mess in the garden.
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Postby TamiyaKen » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:17 am

I have given her a coating of 'red oxide' to show any blemishes and smooth her out a bit more.
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Postby lexuscobra » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:45 pm

Looking good Ken.

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Postby dus » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:53 pm

Awesome Ken
(Wish I bought shares in red oxide paint I would be a billionaire by now :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:)
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Postby TamiyaKen » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:26 pm

Yes........ they said that at Halfords.

I was asked to show them my Eddie Stobart truck and trailer (with it's masses of their paint on ), so I went back and showed them by driving all around their Hyperstore. (it must have been caught by their cameras).

This failed to get me a discount on future paint however. :AR

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Postby dubster70 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:30 pm

Wow some awesome building Ken. Love the paddle steamer.

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Postby TamiyaKen » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:55 am

The Queen Mary is almost finished. Where did the money go. :AR

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Here she is with the titanic I built some time ago



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Postby dus » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:05 pm

Have to say ken I did wonder why you were so quiet now I know lol
And they look AWESOME together :TU :TU :TU :TU :TU
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