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« on: May 26, 2009, 10:51:34 AM »

One of my entries for the LPL was going to be pulp figures ships crew. I am struggling with photographs for the LPL but have found that I can get better pictures with a detailed back ground behind the figures. I thought, on their own, the five figures would be quite boring. So when the extra week appeared in the middle of the previous round I thought I would put the time to good use and build a boat for them to crew.
In hind sight I maybe should have put the extra time into round 5 as I really struggled finishing my horses in time.



Anyway building the boat I started with 2” thick pink foam and carved out the basic shape. I used emery paper to smooth off the hull.








I built the cabin and engine room out of heavy card. Scored to look like planks and panels.
I used balsa wood for the deck and cabin roof. I cut the balsa into 5 mm strips and then glued them in place. I then sanded the edges of the wood to match the shape of the hull.




The hold was made out of thin card with balsa wood at the corners for support. The cover for the hold was made out of bits of plastic glue together and then covered in a bit of cloth and soaked in watered down PVA.



Test shot for scale

I made the riveted strips out of plastic card for around the edge of the deck. Before super gluing these in place I coated all of the pink foam in watered down PVA glue to prevent the super glue melting it.




The portholes were made out of small washers with plastic rod rivets glued in place.
The rails were made out of plastic rod with small holes drilled to suit some brass rod for the straight bits and plastic rod for the curved railed around the back.




All the doors and windows were made out of more card.






I built a derrick crane out of more balsa wood mounted on a bit a plastic tube cut from an old pen. Other bits of the pen were used for the derrick fittings.




The rope bumpers were made of cord wrapped around more small washers.




Below are a couple of test shots of the loads I took trying to get a detail picture in focus.







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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2009, 10:55:59 AM »

I love it  Love
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2009, 11:06:58 AM »

Fantastic! Really inspiring. You give me some great ideas for a trawler of my own. Thank you Love
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2009, 12:34:55 PM »

A very nice model!

very rusty,too!
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2009, 12:51:16 PM »

That's a corker!
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2009, 01:12:44 PM »

 Love

Very nice modeling.

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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2009, 01:17:18 PM »

Oh Yes that's fantastic , love seeeing it come to life

end result brill just the dogs

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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2009, 01:24:26 PM »

Ray
I was looking for a good name.
I was very surprised that is was not commented on in the LPL.
Below is a picture of the original captain.
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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2009, 01:43:34 PM »

Excellent! I love the trawler. Might have to get you to build one for me next.

You and Grimm can compete to see who can get the next terrain article in Thrilling Expeditions Quarterly!  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2009, 01:44:04 PM »

Although this is not exactly a 'How to..." it has nice step-by-step photography so I am moving it there anyway.
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« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2009, 02:11:40 PM »

I was looking for a good name.
I was very surprised that is was not commented on in the LPL.

Oh, it's an excellent name!

As was your entry.
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« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2009, 02:42:49 PM »

Thanks for all the comments

Excellent! I love the trawler. Might have to get you to build one for me next.

You and Grimm can compete to see who can get the next terrain article in Thrilling Expeditions Quarterly!  Cheesy

 Shocked Shocked Praise indeed to be compared to the “Scenery God” Grimm. I think he would win, hands down, in any scenery competition.

It would be brilliant to get something included in your great publications but can it wait until the LPL is finished. I can’t handle the pressure Cry Hypno

WORLD WIDE FAME - HERE I COME!!!! (As long as no one tells Grimm about the competition - Shhhh Lips Sealed Laugh)
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« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2009, 03:26:14 PM »

Great work!  Thanks for sharing  Love Love Love
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« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2009, 03:35:42 PM »

Lovely work Colin...  Smiley

I wants one, Precious!

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« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2009, 06:22:38 PM »

I am going to ask a dumb question, where do you by the pink foam from reletively cheaply

see I told you it was dumb

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