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PostSubject: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:41 pm

Seen as the last thread was lost I will start it again, and keep posting until I get up to my current position, just in case anyone thinks I am a fast builder Smile

The plans are out of MB Dec 2010 by James Pottinger, I have altered the stern to make it flat and the curve of the foredeck was altered later in the build, I am also building it to 1-24th scale.

As this is my first scratch build from drawings I studied Bluebirds builds on Mayhem before I started





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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:01 pm

Time to start the planking, the wood I am using is Lime cut from Ikea wooden blinds, cut to 6mm on the bandsaw and sanded, it has a fine graid and bends very easy.
The frames were faired (if thats the right word) sloped to take the planks using a file and stip emery.






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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:28 pm




Thought that this would be a good time to put the motor mounts in while I could still see through the hull





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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:35 pm

More planking, starting to get to the difficult planks now






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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:19 pm

that's great matey.keep it up.
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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:59 pm

two pieces of sheet balsa cut to the shape of the hull that will be used later to lay the deck planking on

Bulkward supports made out of Oak fitted





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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:34 pm

One side bulkward and hull up to the forward raised deck completed

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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:01 pm

Wow! you are very skilled Alan,some of the most stunning work I have ever seen.Its people like you that realy inspire me to do the best I can in this hobby,keep up the good work. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:56 pm

Thanks for the compliment Capt Jack.

The next job was to make a capping for both sides out of teak, the two pieces of balsa that I cut to the shape of the hull where used as a template. the last photo shows one side completed










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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:16 pm

It this stage and after much thought that I decided that the hump, sorry, the curvature of the forward raised deck was to much, so using a hacksaw blade, two elastic bands, straight edge, and a sanding drum it was altered to my liking.







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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:19 pm

Absolutely amazing. And a good idea to use blinds from Ikea. This does look rather like the real thing.
Looking forward to more.
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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:16 pm

Coamings fitted for the bridge and servo fitted for the rudder.

Pieces of aluminium have been fitted under the deck so that there is something to fasten the mast, gantries and winch too








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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:28 pm

it's a lot quicker building second time round, alan....you seem to be racing ahead this time matey, clown clown clown

but just as good as first time veiwing.
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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:30 pm

A coaming made for the skylight, balsa glued to the frames on the raised deck to take the planking.

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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:37 pm

That's very true Neil, don't seem to be sticking my fingers together with the superglue this time either Very Happy
Think I might have got the photo's a bit out of sequence as well, but never never mind eh Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:49 pm

i'm certainly not going to tell anyone mate..............sssshhhhh mum's the word.
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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:57 pm

Planking on forward deck finished and the skylight made.
The Lime planking was sanded, stained and a couple of coats of sanding sealer
Caulking in-between the planks is black fablon stuck to the edges of each plank, a bit of a pain I must admit

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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:20 pm

Rudder support made from brass strip and a brass nut filed to suit, then all soldered together, cleaned up and fitted with two brass 2.5mm nuts and bolts.






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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:23 pm

very neat, alan.very neat indeed.
did you use soft or silver solder.
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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:37 pm

Just soft solder Neil, it's held up OK on other boats (so far)

I have all the gear to do silver soldering just need to have a practice when I get the time Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:12 pm

very neat indeed. really enjoying following this build.
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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:08 pm

The next stage is the bow protector, this was made out of strip brass, the pieces were cut to shape and tinned, clamped to the bow and a large soldering iron used to melt the solder, this way ensured a good fit, no I didnt set fire to the hull.
Must have missed this bit somewhere, the hull has been sanded and stained and is given several coats of sealer later on, the inside of the hull was coated with Z-Poxy






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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:06 am

Beautiful build im following this one with great interest. I just love watching people work with wood.

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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:02 pm

I'm still loving this,keep it coming Alan. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:18 pm

A start made on planking the rear deck and a coaming made for the fish hatch.







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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:09 am

Looks fantastic,love the planking. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:31 pm

Really enjoying this build, great work Alan. Smile Smile Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:32 pm

Lovely woodwork,looks great
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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:03 pm

Fantastic build. I envy your skill and patience

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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:32 pm

Thanks for the comments lads, it's more patiencs than skill, you should see the scrap bin Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:35 pm

Main deck planking finished, sanded and a couple of coats of sealer. I have had to make a small hatch above the rudder, just in case.



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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:15 am

Beautiful craftsmanship Alan well done.
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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:35 am

Wow !!!! .... What a fantastic build.

As a newcomer to this hobby, only been involved about 8 months, I'll be following all the build blogs closely.

I have a long way to go and much to learn from all you seasoned modellers ... study
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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:35 am

That planking is excellent Alan, must have taken ages.
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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:58 pm

Can I spend a couple of weeks with you Alan,I might learn something!! please! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:14 pm

What can you say that is not said. I also love working with wood. But you are in a class of your own. When I see this building I think I have something to reach for. it is simply inspiring.
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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:01 pm

I was just wondering did this boat cost alot to build Alan?
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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:06 pm

Thanks for the encouragement lads

So now for the bridge, a cardboard mock-up was made using a 1-24th figure and some photos of fishing vessels earlier on in the build in order to get the coamings in the right place.

The mock-up was used again with slight mods to make the wheelhouse/bridge (never sure which one it is).
Teak is used to make it and the photo shows it nearly complete with a couple of formers in place for the roof. The skylight has been made out of hardwood, not sure what type though, the skylight is a tight fit and I should be able to remove it to get my didget in and get at the switches.






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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:21 pm

i'm glad you re started this build on here alan.......it truly is mouth watering, and a superb addition to the site....well done and...........with regards to your earlier post........it is skill, my word it is.
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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:32 pm

Has it cost a lot Cpt Jack, well lets see

Frames and keel.....old 1/4 plywood begged

Planking from wooden blinds (Lime) that was given to me. could be bought from Ikea for about £20 and would be enough for at least two boats .

The Teak I am using I already had, but it has all come from a piece 2ft x 6ins x 1ins thick, not sure how much that would be, but other wood could be used

Electric motor from a 18v battery drill, will be run on 12v lead acid batteries

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Super glue
Sanding sealer £10
Prop tube, coupling and prop
There is of course ESC, batteries, RC gear and such

And a lathe £600 but I can't blame that on the boat I suppose

There still is some mast lights to buy, but I am hoping to make everything else including a working winch



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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:44 pm

Great build Alan enjoying this .. glad to see that beg burrow and steal modelling is still going strong.. lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:43 pm

Thanks Alan I might have a go myself oneday!! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:48 pm

Hello Alan you mentioned a working winch back there a bit hope you detail the build of that exhaustively as thats something I need for one of mine and am still toying with how to make it function. the model in question is 1/8th scale but only of a 24 footer so still quite a small winch to build and with no lathe so any ideas you use will be watched with great interest
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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:09 pm

No problem Phil, as soon as I get round to that bit I will cover it in detail, mind you, saying that I have never made one before so it could be a bit hit and miss.


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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:25 pm

So the next job is the bridge roof.

Cross members made with a slight curve and notched to fit the bridge sides,these were laid in place on the bridge and then the planking was glued to them, this way ensured a good fit. Planks were then sanded down and given a couple of coats of sealer.

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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:46 pm

The cieling for the bridge roof, this is made from plasticard and will be fitted using 6 brass pins so that it can be removed. The lights are made from pill capsuals with small 12v bulbs fitted behind, not very pretty wiring but whose going to see it but you lot. Very Happy







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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:59 pm

Alan there is nothing wrong with that wiring mate and as you say who is going to see it love the recycleing of the pill capsules mate I'm all for recycleing witness my current build the only thing new in her is the rx and the paint lol and all the wood has come out of a skip thank god for bench saws and planers
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PostSubject: Re: Scratch build of a Shrimper   Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:12 pm

Well rather than tackle the 1mm x 1mm beading around the windows of the bridge,I thought I would have a go at making something to hold the mast to the deck and the swivel thingy that allows the boom to, well, swivel, so it must be called a boom swivel thingy
They have all been made out of brass tube and strip, and soft soldered, just need cleaning up and painting.

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