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Title: Yes another Imara
Post by: neptune on August 29, 2019, 04:30:25 PM
G'day to all the members, I bought this Imara from West Bourne Models when I was visiting my brother in England six years ago, and have slowly been building it since then, the main obstacle was identifying the parts and the instructions, also the instructions say one thing and the plans show something else, but apart from all this I think it is a fantastic kit and have had tremendous enjoyment in building her, I am approx three quarters of the way through building her so this is more of a catch up build log, I do not have all the photo's from the start of the build as I lost some when a forum I was on crashed, so I start off with the hull and some of the superstructure started,

  best regards John,
Title: Re: Yes another Imara
Post by: neptune on August 29, 2019, 04:35:57 PM
A couple of views of the hull and basic superstructure,
Title: Re: Yes another Imara
Post by: neptune on August 29, 2019, 04:39:06 PM
I'm not sure how to edit a post, I meant to say that for the mast I made it up from various diameters of brass tube, there are no photo's available from before these,
Title: Re: Yes another Imara
Post by: neptune on August 29, 2019, 04:43:39 PM
Some close ups of the Saloon area, i decided to panel the saloon and bridge surfaces,
Title: Re: Yes another Imara
Post by: neptune on August 29, 2019, 04:51:57 PM
A view of the rear of the boiler casing, you will notice that where the lifeboats sit I have added some plywood, this is because on these area's on both sides the fiberglass was very thin, so I added the ply for strength,
Title: Re: Yes another Imara
Post by: Tafelspitz on August 29, 2019, 07:40:26 PM
Awesome, John! Thank you for sharing your images. Always helpful for other builders like myself for reference and inspiration.
Very neat woodwork on the saloon area  O0


Dom
Title: Re: another Imara
Post by: neptune on September 06, 2019, 04:33:45 PM
some pics of the towing rope supports, I made them up as per the instructions by laminating them over the template ,and for securing the supports in place I drilled through thr ends of the securing plate and the support beam and placed a eye bolt through them both,
Title: Re: Yes another Imara
Post by: neptune on September 06, 2019, 04:46:43 PM
The stern gratings,
Title: Re: Yes another Imara
Post by: neptune on September 06, 2019, 04:48:31 PM
 a few pics of the hull,