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maxthepiper
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PostSubject: classic german lifeboat - Konsul John   classic german lifeboat - Konsul John EmptyFri Nov 29, 2019 3:20 pm

The Konsul John was built for the DGzRS in 1929. About 13 meters in length and with a displacement of 18 tons she was equipped with a 50 hp motor and auxiliary sails. Little is known about the history of the boat, the archives of the DGzRS have been lost in the havock brought by the last great war. Only two known photographs exist and a simple plan can be bought at the online shop of the DGzRS.

Built in the scale of 1/20 the model has a decent size. The hull was made of grp, moulded over a plug of styrofoam.

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The cockpit was made of ps and equipped with a freeing tube.

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PostSubject: Re: classic german lifeboat - Konsul John   classic german lifeboat - Konsul John EmptyFri Nov 29, 2019 3:36 pm

She rides the waves like a duck and has excellent maneuverability. Cant wait to test her in rough conditions  Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: classic german lifeboat - Konsul John   classic german lifeboat - Konsul John EmptyFri Nov 29, 2019 9:08 pm

that's a very nice, very unusual lifeboat max.

look forward to seeing that finished
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PostSubject: Re: classic german lifeboat - Konsul John   classic german lifeboat - Konsul John EmptySun Feb 16, 2020 10:58 pm

The rub rails and grab lines have been added and the removable cabin is taking shape.

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cheers, Max
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PostSubject: Re: classic german lifeboat - Konsul John   classic german lifeboat - Konsul John EmptyMon Feb 17, 2020 12:05 am

Love the colour! Deffinalty different from the traditional white red and blue or modern orange for a change.

Thanks for sharing!

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PostSubject: Re: classic german lifeboat - Konsul John   classic german lifeboat - Konsul John EmptyMon Feb 17, 2020 8:17 am

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PostSubject: Re: classic german lifeboat - Konsul John   classic german lifeboat - Konsul John EmptySun Feb 23, 2020 3:29 pm

With the superstructure almost finished it was time for another test on the lake.


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As already said, she has excellent maneuverability and sailing her is pure joy.

Planks, portholes and railings are already ordered, now I'll have to play the waiting game until the parts are delivered.

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Love the colour! Deffinalty different from the traditional white red and blue or modern orange for a change.

Indeed, the bright green hull is a nice change from the traditional colours.
I'm still kinda undecided which boat I'm gonna build once the Konsul is finished.
Perhaps the Geheimrat Sartori (~Councillor Sartori), another classic german lifeboat with a dark green hull.
Or the Borkum, a boat built in the war years and well known for rescuing the crew of the freighter Teeswood in 1951.

I like both boats, Maybe I should leave the decision to you guys  Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: classic german lifeboat - Konsul John   classic german lifeboat - Konsul John EmptyTue Feb 25, 2020 9:12 pm

Time to muster some brave lifeboatmen.
I used some milliput to add a cork lifebelts to two figures.

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Then I created a mould out of silicone and casted the first crew figure.
As I ran out of silicone I could only finish the mould for one figure.
Once new material has been delivered the second mould will follow.

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