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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Yachts and Sail => Topic started by: Positive on January 30, 2014, 03:12:11 PM

Title: Steel sailing barque
Post by: Positive on January 30, 2014, 03:12:11 PM
British steel-hulled barque Caithness-Shire.    32'=1"    Scratchbuilt, 7 1/2 inches long on waterline.    Metal masts & spars, wire rigging (including ratlines).
Bob
 
Title: Re: Steel sailing barque
Post by: Netleyned on January 30, 2014, 03:16:25 PM
Just Superb as always.  :-)) :-)) :-))


Ned
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Post by: Stavros on January 30, 2014, 04:15:13 PM
Absoloutly Stunning
 
Dave
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Post by: peter61_uk on January 30, 2014, 04:34:32 PM
Absolutely ..... Quite remarkable. I am in awe.
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Post by: dlancast on January 30, 2014, 05:18:28 PM
Its been a while Bob, glad to see you are still at it.   Awesome work as always!
Dennis
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Post by: rmaddock on January 30, 2014, 05:32:12 PM
If you don't keep them on a level surface, does the water run out?  :-))
Title: Re: Steel sailing barque
Post by: Positive on January 30, 2014, 05:38:39 PM
Thanks for replies.     This one took a lot longer than usual.    Got whooping cough over Christmas and it takes some recovering from.   Had to postpone rigging in case sudden cough came on.      When I did start the rigging, I completed it within 5 days.
Bob
Title: Re: Steel sailing barque
Post by: JayDee on January 30, 2014, 06:20:32 PM
Hello Bob,

I see you still have that huge Pen !!!!.
Only joking, fantastic work.

John.  :-)) :-)) :-))
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Post by: Positive on January 30, 2014, 07:24:33 PM
Hello John,
As I always say, I have to have a big pen, because I have very big hands! {-)
Bob
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Post by: JayDee on January 30, 2014, 09:53:52 PM
Hello Bob,

Now that photo is MUCH better than the "Pen" one!.
It really shows the actual size of the model.
Don't know how you make such small models !!.

And, you have Big Hands.

John.  :-)
Title: Re: Steel sailing barque
Post by: Positive on January 31, 2014, 06:57:26 AM
Same applies the other way round though - I don't know how you make big ones! :-)        I have very little patience, and like to see a model taking shape after a couple of hours.    As the rigging is all copper wire just glued on (except in the case of the ratlines that are soldered) I don't have any fiddly knots to mess about with.     The masting and rigging is the easiest part, making the hull takes the most time.    Even so, the whole thing only took 60 hours (timed on a stopwatch) spread out over three months in this case.    That included making the display case and carrying case as well!
Bob