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Author Topic: Gopha Girl ( Springer Tug )  (Read 19072 times)

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Re: Gopha Girl
« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2015, 05:22:11 PM »

Made a start on the wheelhouse and thought as the windows are quite large I may as well do a bit of detailing inside and look out for a 1:24 helmsman. %%
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Re: Gopha Girl
« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2015, 05:18:57 PM »

Been pottering some more, in keeping with the theme of making all the fittings from stuff in the workshop I had a go at making the wheel, should look ok once painted, and improvised some vents.  :o
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Re: Gopha Girl
« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2015, 05:21:12 PM »

Made and fitted the funnels, the roof and loose fitted, and the rams. %%
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Re: Gopha Girl
« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2015, 09:43:26 PM »

I do like your work in ply Joe. It always looks so clean and tidy. My work usually gets covered in pencil scribblings and excess lines where I have measured twice like a good boy:O)

She's looking really good and very well progressed.
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Re: Gopha Girl
« Reply #29 on: May 06, 2015, 08:16:00 AM »

What he said ^ such neat work is a huge credit to you. Really enjoying this build.
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« Reply #30 on: May 06, 2015, 10:55:02 AM »

Yes, really nice work and a nice boat

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Re: Gopha Girl
« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2015, 04:00:43 PM »

As always thanks for your interest guys,
Did the bulwarks today I used styrene as it was easier to cut all the small knees,  next I'll make some kind of engine room skylight.  ;)
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Re: Gopha Girl
« Reply #32 on: May 07, 2015, 05:39:49 PM »

Bit more done today, I'm going to do some more detailing to inside wheelhouse, then for spray priming.
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Re: Gopha Girl
« Reply #33 on: May 08, 2015, 10:30:35 AM »


Your detailing is superb. looking forward to the colour.    :-))

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Re: Gopha Girl
« Reply #34 on: May 08, 2015, 03:47:53 PM »

Thanks Ken, Haven't decided on a colour scheme at the moment only thought as far as the primer. :o

Meet Sam, he arrived today to try out the wheelhouse, Bless, he's only 5' 3" I had no idea of the actual measurement or where his hands would be when I made and positioned the wheel, what a surprise when his hands fell right on it, spooky  %% %%
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Re: Gopha Girl
« Reply #35 on: May 08, 2015, 04:27:52 PM »

Sorry Joe,  Sam has already got a berth  {-) {-) {-)


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Re: Gopha Girl
« Reply #36 on: May 08, 2015, 05:56:04 PM »

Joe / Ned,

Where was "Sam" procured from?

Thank You.

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Re: Gopha Girl
« Reply #37 on: May 08, 2015, 06:01:33 PM »

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Think it is a Graupner figure.
Mine arrived in about six pieces >>:-(


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Re: Gopha Girl
« Reply #38 on: May 08, 2015, 06:38:15 PM »

Yes that's right cornwallmodelboats.com  Graupner but mine was a one piece moulding and very nicely painted,
I think Sam is going to be moonlighting Ned.  %%
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Re: Gopha Girl
« Reply #39 on: May 08, 2015, 06:44:37 PM »

It was the Postal service that dissected mine .
A bit of cyano soon fixed it. :-))

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Re: Gopha Girl
« Reply #40 on: May 08, 2015, 06:59:12 PM »

That's bad Ned, I thought you meant it was made in sections.  {:-{
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« Reply #41 on: May 09, 2015, 08:08:05 AM »

 :-)......your Sam looks a little like John Lennon's Dad....minus the nose job {:-{............Johns Dad [Freddie] was a merchant seaman as I am sure you know.... Derek
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Re: Gopha Girl
« Reply #42 on: May 12, 2015, 05:35:57 PM »

I was in a Range store yesterday and came across some spray cans called Hycote half the price of the Halfords rattle cans so I bought a red primer and a white primer, when I started spraying the springer this morning it became obvious why it was so cheap it was so thin it was almost translucent so it took twice as long to paint and three times the amount to cover any thing, ok that, and half a can of primer I had in the garage eventually did the job but I won't be using that again, that will teach me for skimping.  :embarrassed:
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Re: Gopha Girl
« Reply #43 on: May 12, 2015, 08:29:43 PM »

We are all tempted by budget stuff Joe. I remember my parents trying cheap household cleaning goods with the same results. (Well on cleaning the dishes not painting a ship!)
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Re: Gopha Girl
« Reply #44 on: May 13, 2015, 08:39:34 AM »

I've done exactly the same with that paint Joe.
£2.49 a tin or something and it was like spraying water!
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Re: Gopha Girl
« Reply #45 on: May 13, 2015, 05:04:44 PM »

Yes I guess the old adage applies, you get what you pay for, %% 
while waiting for paint to dry on the hull I thought I'd have a bit of fun with the wheelhouse so here we have Sam's lunch and his pinup's (I've really got to get out more %% %%)  but all done in the best possible taste %) %).
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Re: Gopha Girl
« Reply #46 on: May 13, 2015, 05:17:49 PM »

When Sam appeared last week, I thought to myself there is no way that Joe will not be tempted to add his customary high level of detail to the inside of the wheelhouse, and I was right  {-)
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Re: Gopha Girl
« Reply #47 on: May 13, 2015, 09:38:55 PM »

The flask is excellent. I would never have thought of that detail. I would have gone all hoity-toity and assumed he would have had a kithchenette, but his business is shunting ships, not feeding the five thousand, so having his refreshments next to him is wiser.

Brilliant as ever Joe!
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Re: Gopha Girl
« Reply #48 on: May 14, 2015, 07:38:39 AM »

Love the flask and lunchbox, they look fantastic.

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Re: Gopha Girl ( Springer Tug )
« Reply #49 on: May 14, 2015, 07:05:14 PM »

Thanks guys,  with the primer hardened on the hull she had her first float test today, with just the running gear and the two sla batteries she sat in the water level about 12mm above the water line, it took a kilo of ballast to settle her down to the line, I arranged it so she is slightly bow up, and first impressions are she is a bit too powerful but I've decided to leave as is for now and see how she is on the lake,  if she was two inches shorter I think I could have turned her about in the bath, so quite happy with her. %%
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