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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Working Vessels => Topic started by: wartsilaone on March 09, 2011, 05:48:08 PM

Title: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: wartsilaone on March 09, 2011, 05:48:08 PM
Hi All, I ventured to the park today to put my model through some sea trials. It was a very blustery day and she coped quite well however at one point she resembled a sailing yacht. Thankfully no leaks but due to the weather it was impossible to get really fine control and scale speeds. Maybe next time.
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: ixion on March 09, 2011, 05:56:58 PM
Looks great, very nice model. Any more pictures?
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: offshore1987 on March 09, 2011, 06:01:55 PM
 :-)loving the model, more pics please
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: wartsilaone on March 09, 2011, 07:01:49 PM
as requested, another pic
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: wartsilaone on March 09, 2011, 07:12:51 PM
As you can see, A bit breezy. Probably equivalent to hurricane force.
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: Arrow5 on March 09, 2011, 07:37:10 PM
Super :-)) :-)) :-))  Does she have lights ?  What great subjects the ferries are, stylish, modern shape without being ugly, colourful vessels that should be modelled more IMHO.
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: carlmt on March 09, 2011, 09:19:15 PM
Super :-)) :-)) :-))  Does she have lights ?  What great subjects the ferries are, stylish, modern shape without being ugly, colourful vessels that should be modelled more IMHO.

Concur completely with ALL statements here - what a wonderful model..........congratulations!!!!! I see what you mean by the hurricane force winds  :o - certainly gives new meaning to 'living life at an angle'!!!!

Arrow - more ferries to model are on the horizon!!!!! I promise  :-)) :-)) :-))

Carl
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: wartsilaone on March 09, 2011, 10:20:42 PM
Thanks for your comments. There is a youtube video of the building of this ship and another will follow. If you are interested the link is below
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ0ta6on58Q
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: cos918 on March 09, 2011, 10:33:14 PM
Hi there.
Great build just watched your you tube vid. Love alll the lights on her. She wears the NSF livery very well. My ferry role in the wind like yours , bit scary at times.

John

Ferries are like bus you wate for ages then two great build come in 1 week.
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: hama on March 10, 2011, 03:36:43 PM
Very nice model, good job! :o
I have a thing for ferries too, one day IŽll build one! O0
Hama
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: cos918 on March 12, 2011, 08:04:23 PM
Hi
Question. After watching your youtube vid again and looking at your photos. I can not see a joint line, Ie two half of the hull join together . so I am intreaged to why you made the hull in 2 halfs then join them?

John
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: More Coffee on March 12, 2011, 10:23:37 PM
That is a beautiful ship..a well executed model..
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: wartsilaone on March 13, 2011, 06:44:33 PM
I may be bias but in my opinion she is one of the best looking ferries currently in service, even by today's standards. At 24 years old she is showing her age a bit. Clyde built to last!
As for the model, and the question about the hull. It was the frame work that was joined then plated over. This was due to a lack of space(length) when I first began the build.
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: bassplayer1 on March 15, 2011, 12:49:23 AM
Fantastic!!! Brilliant!!! Any videos?
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: wartsilaone on March 16, 2011, 02:52:50 PM
A video is on its way but it may take a bit of time while I wait for good weather. There will be lots of different shots, both from the shore and aboard, day and night. Stay tuned, it will be worth the wait.
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: offshore1987 on March 16, 2011, 02:57:16 PM
Your makin it feel like christmas  %% i want my pressy lol
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: Ghost in the shell on March 16, 2011, 05:08:15 PM
nice :)

how big is she?
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: wartsilaone on March 19, 2011, 07:50:09 PM
While the paddle on my bow thruster is mended by a friend, I thought I'd catch up on some bits and bobs that needed doing. You know the one, that little job that just keeps getting bigger. Anyway with the filling done it's time for a bit more anti-fouling paint,maybe a bit of French blue and a lot of varnish.
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: carlmt on March 19, 2011, 11:04:08 PM
After just one voyage?????? :(( :((

I would sue the shipyard if I was you...... <*< <*< <*<  {-) {-) {-)

Carl
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: wartsilaone on March 20, 2011, 12:37:51 AM
That's better.
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: wartsilaone on March 30, 2011, 11:07:22 PM
Here is a little clip (I might not use it in the end) of Norsea in action. Enjoy!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_GsvlRpGOQ
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: DickyD on March 31, 2011, 12:10:02 AM
Absolutely excellent.  :-))
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: wartsilaone on March 31, 2011, 12:25:34 AM
It may take some time to get the shots I need for the full video because the conditions have to be perfect. I am agonising over the music to use, down to three pieces. I have also upped the voltage to the lights from 3.6v to 4.8V so they stand out better. I have ordered some 1:120 scale Priser figures to populate the deck. If they are strategically placed they should look pretty good.
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: DickyD on March 31, 2011, 02:12:22 AM
Have you thought of using any of Enya's music ?
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: wartsilaone on March 31, 2011, 02:41:07 AM
Funny you say that! Without giving too much away something along those lines is on the short list.
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: carlmt on March 31, 2011, 09:25:13 AM
Really needs that model ferry port doesnt it???
 Beautiful model......................
Carl
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: boater12 on March 31, 2011, 10:02:07 AM
I would suggest using the music from the film Titanic (My Heart Will Go On), but this could be tempting fate  :embarrassed:

Jim.
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: wartsilaone on March 31, 2011, 02:24:43 PM
Here is a temporary dock I knocked up to protect the ship from the lake walls.
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: cos918 on March 31, 2011, 02:47:04 PM
That was a realy nice vid you filmed. Like the photo of her in dock. Are you going to be taking her to any shows this year?

John
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: Arrow5 on March 31, 2011, 03:06:33 PM
About the dock, here is a starter kit for typical simple quayside that could be scaled-up as a beginning. There must be other card model kits that could yield more ideas and details.  Might need a new thread on this subject.  www.papershipwright.co.uk/pf05/details.shtml
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: carlmt on March 31, 2011, 03:16:11 PM
About the dock, here is a starter kit for typical simple quayside that could be scaled-up as a beginning. There must be other card model kits that could yield more ideas and details.  Might need a new thread on this subject.  www.papershipwright.co.uk/pf05/details.shtml

What - like this one maybe?????

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=29491.0
 :-)) :-)) :-))
Carl
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: Arrow5 on March 31, 2011, 05:09:43 PM
Silly me , yes exactly.  A common set of sections that members and clubs could have a couple of section in the car and clubs could have larger items for show and so on.  Any thoughts on interlocking bits ?   B&Q/Screwfix type bits , something we can all find countrywide.
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: carlmt on March 31, 2011, 05:26:05 PM
Was thinking of 'jigsaw' edge type interlocking..............core being made from blue foam for bouyancy and a thin sheet of ply on top for rigidity.....

Early thoughts as yet, but will continue discussion on the other 'topic'......
Carl
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: Arrow5 on March 31, 2011, 06:09:45 PM
Maybe the moderators could replace the last couple of posts there (on Ferry Meet thread) ? Agree jigsaw knobs and grooves should work.
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: wartsilaone on April 05, 2011, 03:11:34 PM
Hi guys. Norsea is now carrying passengers.

Also my video is on Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VQWnF7ictI
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: pugwash on April 05, 2011, 03:52:21 PM
A very nice model and a very nice video - quite atmospheric with all the deck lights.

 :-)) :-)) :-))

Geoff
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: Arrow5 on April 05, 2011, 03:56:46 PM
Excellent !  Good video too. We want more ferries , we want more ferries O0
Title: Re: M/V Norsea Maiden Voyage
Post by: Channel on April 23, 2011, 03:40:15 PM
Great model! Well done.

I am going to build Scillonian III when I get my 1/1 scale motor sailer finished. Hopefully this will be October time!