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bassplayer1

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Open type ferry
« on: November 21, 2012, 01:03:11 AM »

Hallo everyone
Sometime not so long ago I started  working on a new project just to have a brake from submarines! It's an open type ferry quite common in the Greek seas usually connecting the islands with the mainland. Hard workers indeed carrying vehicles and passengers since the mid '50's! The hull is going to be moulded in GRP so I started making the prototype so I can pull a mold. Scale is 1/40, length 145.5cm. Here is some pictures of the real thing and the work I've done up to now. More to come!












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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2012, 08:13:42 PM »

Thats an interesting subject.. I am looking forward to watching the build  :-))
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2012, 10:09:30 PM »

Thanks Lee!!! Indeed is a very interesting subject and I find it very challenging. Here is some more pictures of the build!







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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2012, 08:01:27 PM »

Hallo everyone!
Some more pictures of the progres! It was covered with tisue and resin and after it was cured the filling and sanding busines started. Then it was sprayed with two pack automotive filler.







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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2012, 08:05:41 PM »

Hi bassplayer
I'm a ferry fan so I'll tag along with interest. Looking good so far.
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2012, 08:51:01 PM »

Just had a look around and http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1574159 shows her as renamed Klio in 2005.
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2012, 09:22:01 PM »

The build looks great. The design looks like she's based on a landing craft.


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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2012, 11:19:47 PM »

Just had a look around and http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1574159 shows her as renamed Klio in 2005.
Dave




Hi Dave
Thanks for your kind words! KLIO was KERKYRA no 2 and she was sold to another company some years ago! This one is no3 with the same name and she used to be called THASSOS travelling up north-west of Greece. Now for the last one and a half years she is on the line between Corfu to Paxos island and the mainland(Igoumenitsa).


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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2012, 11:22:01 PM »

The build looks great. The design looks like she's based on a landing craft.


Ali




Thanks Ali! Yes, more or less this kind of vessels are based on landing craft design! :-))
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2012, 12:54:40 AM »




Bassplayer,


Definitely different than a sub  :o . Looking good  :-)) .


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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2012, 03:35:14 PM »

A lot different from a sub Mark!!! :-))  Thanks for the nice coment!
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2012, 03:43:25 PM »

Good evening to all


Some more progress since the last post! It was sanded to a smooth finish with a wet and dry sand paper and I started waxing it with a good quality release agent! Here is some pictures!









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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2012, 07:21:39 PM »

Goodevening everyone!
Moulding completed! I'm going to leave it alone now for a few days to completely cure! Here is some pictures!









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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2012, 02:03:55 PM »

Hi Bassplayer
That's looking a nice build will be following with interest,  one of our club members who is half Greek built this Greek ferry out of plywood
Had quite a lot of interest on YouTube
[size=78%]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfiW5npvG8M&feature=autoplay&list=UUPT0yNukR3Tff1m-ZOpUp8A&playnext=1[/size]


Unfortunately he isn't into computers so you can't get in touch if you wanted too.
 
[size=78%]Duckie[/size]
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2012, 10:47:45 PM »

Hallo Duckie
Thank you very much for your nice comment! I saw your friend's video and I really enjoyed it!!! That's a nice looking boat and if you please give him my congrats!!!
                                                                                       
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2012, 01:01:30 AM »

Hallo everyone!
The mould is ready and I'm quite pleased with it! Started waxing again to get the final product! Also I made  some work on the ramp wich is going to be moulded in RTV and casted in polyurethane epoxy. Some pictures!




             
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2012, 09:44:46 PM »

Good evening everyone!


Today I demoulded the hull and here is some photos of the works!









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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2012, 04:27:12 PM »

Hi,
 
Im a ferry fan and that is brilliant. Can't wait to see more!
 
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2013, 06:34:04 PM »

Very nice molding. Any update on the build? Ijust finished one ferry and started another, looking forward to seeing more of your build.. :-))
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2013, 11:10:55 PM »

Sorry for the delayed reply  :embarrassed: !!! I regret to say that I haven't done any progres at all to the project due to other obligations!!! I have no spare time at all!!! Hopefully I'll be back on it soon!!
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2013, 12:30:53 AM »

Beautiful work.

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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2013, 12:39:41 AM »

Fantastic work there ! loving the hull, it looks pretty much perfect !
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2013, 11:44:41 PM »

Thank you very much for your kind comments!!! :-)
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2013, 12:36:57 AM »

Superb build, the hull looks spot on. I shall return for more looks... :-))
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2013, 04:47:21 PM »

An excellent build so far and a really interesting choice of vessel. I look forward to seeing more when you get the time.

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