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vigo
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PostSubject: A new one.....   A new one..... EmptySat Jan 29, 2022 2:07 am

I'm still waiting for the bits to arrive to finish the Alby.... Rolling Eyes 

So in the meantime I've decided to have a go at another oddball. An Arctic icebreaker, designed to be the guardian of the Baffin Bay northern Canada/Greenland region. 

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Not actually a ship yet, more a university project by a bunch of Canadian students that I found on the web. I liked the design and the idea had some interesting build possibilities so I thought... Why not? Obviously with a few minor differences to minimise possible copyright infringement problems.

I know there's no rhyme or reason or logical connection between my boat builds, it just seems to be what I fancy doing at the time. You should see my plans file, it's about as random as it gets scratch  

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Anyway. Teaser pics.

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29⅜" long, 6⅓" wide, approximately 1/144 scale.

The original design specs for this vessel called for bow thrusters (£40 each, if I could find the right size) and twin steerable propeller pods (about £60 each, again if I could find the right size) so being the proverbial tightarse that I am, I thought bugger that, It can have a single prop and a rudder like any normal boat. And it's a shedload cheaper. So far it's cost £20 for some laser fodder (1.5mm plywood)

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PostSubject: Re: A new one.....   A new one..... EmptySat Jan 29, 2022 9:36 am

Go on admit it you've got minions haven't you? Very Happy i see two paddler files don't do one please I'm estimating 2 years for Waverley given my build speed and work/exhaustion level you'll be sailing in a week. Very Happy
On a serious note this looks impressive.

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PostSubject: Re: A new one.....   A new one..... EmptySat Jan 29, 2022 8:01 pm

No worries. I've got 4 paddlers in my fleet already, I don't think I need another just yet.

...and no, I still don't have minions. Just too much spare time on my hands. That and a severe aversion to domestic chores.
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PostSubject: Re: A new one.....   A new one..... EmptyThu Feb 03, 2022 12:50 am

So lots of messing about, chopping and changing things and I've finally arrived at a design I actually like. Not much different to the last pic really but there's been a lot more done.

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I managed to 'accidentally' break another hardwood pallet at work today so I've got the remnants of that in the car and I hope to shape the bits into a reasonably strong and resilient bow section. It's supposed to be an icebreaker after all.

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PostSubject: Re: A new one.....   A new one..... EmptyFri Feb 04, 2022 11:47 pm

little by little...

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