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Peter Fitness

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« on: November 23, 2008, 10:00:56 PM »

Here are a few photos of my latest build, a Grand Banks cruiser, from a plan by Jim Pottinger. It has been scaled up to give an overall length of around 80 cm. Jim was kind enough to send me some of his photos of full size vessels, for reference. Corrado Ballardin, another Australian modeller, was also kind enough to send me a CD with a photo sequence of his build of the same model, which has been extremely helpful - his model came out at around 1 metre in length.

The keel and frames are 6mm ply, and about half the planking is left over from my Billing Nordkap build, while the rest is cut from 1.5 mm ply, using my trusty Proxxon table saw.

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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2009, 12:29:16 AM »

Here's an update on the progress of my Grand Banks cruiser.

The workings are all installed, the hull is painted, and deck planking is underway. I have not started on the superstructure yet.

Bluebird (john e) commented, on another thread, that I may need to consider reinforcing the lower chine. I think I will heed his advice and strengthen that area, just in case it cracks later on.

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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2009, 09:01:14 AM »

nice bit of planking there. peter.Looking good. :-))
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2009, 09:48:17 PM »

Thanks, Neil, I'm happy - so far. I was worried how I would bend the planks sideways, but wetting them made it easy, plus the fact that each plank is only 4 mm wide.

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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2009, 06:29:39 AM »

Progress on my Grand Banks cruiser has been slow, but I have finished the deck planking and stained it. I have also made and fitted the stern boarding platform. Photos below.

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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2009, 10:10:10 AM »

Very nice bit of joggling there Peter, you must be pleased with that.

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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2009, 09:48:28 PM »

Joggle, joggle joggle  :-) Yes, Colin, I'm quite happy with it, for a first attempt. It was actually easier than I thought it would be, but some things often are. I'm going to tone down the glossiness of the decking with some satin polyurethane later, it is far too unrealistically "shiny" at the moment.

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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2009, 09:54:29 PM »

Peter, just rub over the deck with some fine wire wool - take the sheen off  :-))
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2009, 09:54:42 PM »

It's a lot better than my efforts!

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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2009, 10:07:18 PM »

Peter,

Think you may have to come down south  and assist me with planking. You have done a great job - the model looks great and its a first timer re planking - I think your pulling my leg - are sure you haven't planked before :D %) :-))

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« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2009, 10:19:42 PM »

Martin I meant it was my first attempt at joggling, it is my second planked model, the first was a Billing Nordkap.

Peter.

PS: It's far too hot for me, down there in rural Victoria  :-)
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« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2009, 10:20:50 PM »

Peter, just rub over the deck with some fine wire wool - take the sheen off  :-))

Thanks for the tip, Bluebird.

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« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2009, 10:48:24 PM »

Martin I meant it was my first attempt at joggling, it is my second planked model, the first was a Billing Nordkap.

Peter.

PS: It's far too hot for me, down there in rural Victoria  :-)

Peter, still impressed with your efforts.

The only good thing about temps is that it is a dry heat - humidity down around 8% - although , very bad for bushfires...

Martin
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« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2009, 09:52:56 PM »

Thank you Ken, your comment is much appreciated.

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« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2009, 11:57:34 PM »

Thread split from the "Whose Building What at the Moment" thread
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« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2009, 01:04:22 AM »

The superstructure is now underway, as can be seen from the photos. I am going to add as much internal detail as my ability will allow, as the cabin windows are quite big, at least there is plenty of info available on the internet.

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« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2009, 09:24:09 AM »

Peter,

Another little masterpiece from you. I do enjoy seeing your work, although I tend to turn a funny green colour while looking at it  :-)) :-)) :-))
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« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2009, 11:47:20 AM »


Excellent work there, Peter.

Worthy of a section of it's own.  :-))

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« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2009, 09:42:07 PM »

Thanks for the comments Barry and Ken, I am really enjoying building it, although it is on hold for 10 or 12 days, as we are now in Sydney. Our daughter-in-law has had an operation so we have been seconded to help look after the 3 little boys, 9, 6 and 4. We flew down from home yesterday, a 75 minute flight as opposed to a 9 and a half hour drive. Hopefully we can go sailing tomorrow (Saturday) as the boys have a boat I built for them, and there is some good sailing water only 10 minutes away.

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« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2009, 03:17:09 AM »

  Nice work Peter. She should look real pretty on the water with all that varnished woodwork.
  G. George
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« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2009, 03:54:12 AM »

Thanks ggeorge, I'm looking forward to the day she finally does get to sail. There's quite a lot of work yet, as the cabin and fly bridge have to be detailed, but I'll get there - eventually.

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« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2009, 10:38:46 PM »

A small amount of progress, I have started to make the furniture fit out for the interior cabin. So far, I've made the control console, the dining table and the stairs to the boat deck. Yet to do the seating, including the captain's chair. Another brick in the wall, to quote a well known pop group of past years. No prizes for guessing which group  ok2

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« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2009, 03:39:53 AM »

I've finally made, and fitted, the interior cabin furniture, and I've decided it's much easier to make the real thing than a model of it  :-)

The windows, from 1mm clear acrylic, have been fitted, using aeromodeller's canopy glue, which dries clear. The next step will be to install the cabin roof, thus obscuring much of the view of all that little furniture, although the cabin windows are quite big, so it will be visible. Once the roof is on, it's on to the fly bridge, and yet more furniture, which will be easily visible, so I'll have to do the best job I can.

Some photos below. Has anyone else noticed how faults are more readily apparent in a photo than in real life?

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« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2009, 05:51:28 AM »

Peewee,

I really like what you done to the interior there. This is the inspiration I was looking for. I been wanting to do similar on one of mine, only I couldn't quite get the final image in my bonce.
One question though..... Will there be a roof to the cabin? If so, then won't it obscure that neat layout?
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« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2009, 08:47:44 AM »

Morning PMK, not heard from you for a while amigo........Peter does say that the roof will cover most of the fittings....now come on read it properly %% %% %%

Peter,

The camera tends to focus the eye on a small area wheras in reality we see the whole thing. That said, I fail to see anything wrong with her. She is beautiful..

Barry
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