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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:50 pm 
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My latest build has been ongoing for a little while, the modern express which experienced a tragic event earlier this year. Decided to fiberglass this one as I was unsatisfied with paper results from the last ship. Plan is to do full rc and lights, etc. I hope it is evident that my skills are improving!

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our story begins here

mdf profiles because much of the ship is flat
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connect them glue and screws
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transom is created
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the foam that i found washed up on the beach is inserted for carving
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half is carved rough
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rough shape is complete
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foam filler looks silly
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trimmed
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Filler
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ready for fiberglass
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initial layer
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first touch up layer (third fiberglass usage, skills developing
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last touch up ready for filler (this was taken today)
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here it was next to the Hassan D
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more to come

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:43 pm 
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Nice.

What's the rust-brown hulled cargo ship in the last photo, right of your hull-under-construction?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:28 pm 
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Nice.

What's the rust-brown hulled cargo ship in the last photo, right of your hull-under-construction?


that is the Hassan D, my other 1/87 ship

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:45 am 
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I have not forgotten the big ship. Here are some updates. More fiberglass on the inside, and sanding and filling begin. The bowthruster tunnel is added.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:59 am 
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HI HOscalemodeler, I am taking a lot of interest in your build, your thread is what got me back into model boat building, main hobby is mode trains but I to join in side line hobbies as well.

How long is your car carrier and the width, my Ro, Ro ship I am modelling to 87 scale is 2.150 meters width 305 mm's height about 16 and 5/8th's inches high from the water line, the class is a Finn line Breeze class vessel, Finn Lines are doing a lengthening program adding another 30 meters.

I like the ship because she can take containers as well.

Will be making a start on the hull this week in sections, out of 1 mm thick cardboard she is a water line model, I divided the length and width of the ship to 87 scale, Bow will be a challenge like your model, would love to get hold of plans so if you know where I can get them please let me know. Building a second model and she will have a full hull for radio control built differently of course.

You sure have done a good job of the finish of your ship, be looking forward to seeing progress of the upper deck and bridge.

Tony from down under


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