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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Pleasure boats, Sports, Race, Power and Leisure Boats: => Topic started by: stotty1111 on February 19, 2019, 02:46:11 pm

Title: Customs Cutter based on Smeed's Guardsman
Post by: stotty1111 on February 19, 2019, 02:46:11 pm
Product of early last year a Customs Cutter based on Smeed's Guardsman with some reworking to recreate Lively built by Cox and Co Falmouth 1910/12ish - she worked the Fal estuary all her working life, finally decommissioned 1930's.
The boat is to a scale of 1/24 not as the Smeed original which was/is 1/32.
The hull is of balsa bread and butter construction with a tissue/resin overlay both internally and externally for strength. The deck is individually laid strip, and the superstructures are of 1.5mm birch ply overlaid with planking etc, a toil but worth it I  think! There are also cabin lights installed but not navigation lights - she worked on station from dawn til' dusk, a quaint situation by todays standards!
I have recently acquired a 1/24 scale Grand Prix figures kit from the 70's one of the figures is a representation of Jackie Stewart. These figures will be adapted to populate the model.
On the water  she performs adequately although not a competition winner.
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Post by: stotty1111 on February 19, 2019, 02:48:52 pm
photos
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Post by: stotty1111 on February 19, 2019, 02:49:28 pm
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If any questions or photos let me know!!
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Post by: stotty1111 on February 19, 2019, 02:57:07 pm
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Post by: stotty1111 on February 19, 2019, 03:57:05 pm
If a moderator or anyone wishes to move these items to separate topics please feel free to do so!
Cheers
Title: Re: Customs Cutter based on Smeed's Guardsman
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 19, 2019, 05:34:06 pm
Topic split!  :-)
Title: Re: Customs Cutter based on Smeed's Guardsman
Post by: stotty1111 on February 20, 2019, 06:39:00 pm
ok, forgot to add overall weight 8.5kgs ballast installed(lead blocks) about 4.75kgs
Title: Re: Customs Cutter based on Smeed's Guardsman
Post by: stotty1111 on February 20, 2019, 06:40:36 pm
note home made flexible drive joint - works well! ; - ))