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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  

A new one..... Plans-file

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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PostSubject: Re: A new one.....   A new one..... EmptySun Jul 31, 2022 11:53 am

So the finishing projects deadline bug bites again.

The deadline this time is when the wife gets back from Kendal tonight so I have about 8 hours to finish this monster. This was the state of play when I left it at 01.30 this morning.

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There's still a fair bit to do but considering that two days ago it didn't even have a hull, I think I'm doing OK.

In common with my new habit of naming my boats after songs, this one will be called Stormbringer after the 1974 Deep Purple album.

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Everything here except the van and the helicopter has been hand crafted by me* and yes, the kort nozzles are dummies. I couldn't justify the expense.

*This may very well change with the next project. More on that elsewhere soon.

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PostSubject: Re: A new one.....   A new one..... EmptySun Jul 31, 2022 8:44 pm

Smoke on the water is tempting fate a bit isn't it? Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: A new one.....   A new one..... EmptySat Aug 06, 2022 2:56 pm

I go off for a short holiday and when I come back you've started and finished another model Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
Its looking good.

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PostSubject: Re: A new one.....   A new one..... EmptySat Aug 06, 2022 11:30 pm

Oh it gets worse, I'm quite a way into another now.

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Any guesses?

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PostSubject: Re: A new one.....   A new one..... EmptySun Aug 07, 2022 8:33 am

Do you think we can get performance enhancing drugs banned from model boating?
A paddler by chance?

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PostSubject: Re: A new one.....   A new one..... EmptyFri Aug 12, 2022 4:11 pm

Hi Vigo,

Nice Icebreaker build, well done sir.

Long slim hull !
Could it possibly be a Destroyer or Frigate ?

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