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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #200 on: August 04, 2011, 08:45:03 PM »

Here we have some more done on the stern. The bulk of the structure is balsa block, with ply skin. The rounded edges are a length of 25mm plastic tube found in the spares bin, cut in half and profiled to required angles.

Almost ready for a coat of primer now.

Ian
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #201 on: September 03, 2011, 03:46:57 PM »

Now, after far too many hours fitting linings into the hull apertures, filling, sanding, painting, filling........etc I got to a point where I was ready to paint.

So, out with the rattle cans and here is the result:

Ian
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #202 on: September 03, 2011, 06:42:09 PM »

Looking really good, what a difference a coat of paint makes. Your work and patience are paying off wonderfully.  :-))

Now,  I must get on and finish my Anglian Sovereign... oh yeah  {-)
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #203 on: September 03, 2011, 08:38:37 PM »

Looks great Ian.

I may have to build one...  O0
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nhp651

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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #204 on: September 03, 2011, 09:41:10 PM »

beautiful.........it really is a stunning model.
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #205 on: September 05, 2011, 05:39:25 AM »

Looking very good indeed. Nice to see something completely different from the norm, surprised no company has produced a hull to replicate one of these yet-hint,hint. Keep the great work coming, Dave.  :-))
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #206 on: September 05, 2011, 05:55:10 AM »

Looking very good indeed. Nice to see something completely different from the norm, surprised no company has produced a hull to replicate one of these yet-hint,hint. Keep the great work coming, Dave.  :-))

Graupner was supposed to release a 1:100 scale version, but it has been "delayed".
There used to be a photo... http://shop.graupner.de/webuerp/servlet/AI?ARTN=2165

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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #207 on: September 12, 2011, 07:29:51 PM »

ok so if I am going to build one of these how to I draw the frames if all I have is some pictures to go on? I have never scratch built from a drawing like this but think I can roll with it if I can just get the dimensions of the boat and a idea of how to draw up the frame and keel.
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #208 on: September 15, 2011, 08:56:07 AM »

Hi,

I only have my own delftship files for the model. I couldnt get anything from Bourbon or Ulstein (builders).

As I havent yet put mine in the water, I am reluctant to let anyone else have copies as I dont know yet how stable it will be.

I think HO scale will come out at about 1m long - a nice manageable size. However, I think you will find making some of the fittings at that size challenging, I know I have and mine is bigger than that.

You might want to think about this a little, cos I have built several scratch built boats - in fact, only ever built one kit, and the Orca has been the most difficult hull to build. There are some tight and compound curves on it that are challenging to say the least.

Ian
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #209 on: September 16, 2011, 11:59:45 AM »

Next progress report.

I have added a little detail to the bridge deck and painted it.

Next job will be to fit the nav lights then move to the winch deck for detailing.

Ian
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #210 on: September 16, 2011, 03:37:24 PM »

Looking like a proper boat now Ian, very nice
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #211 on: September 16, 2011, 04:26:53 PM »

Nice to see you're keeping up the standard of excellence!

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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #212 on: September 20, 2011, 03:59:13 PM »

Today I have been working on the rescue boat.

I designed it in freeship and printed off the developed plates. The first pic shows the plates cut out and ready to transfer onto plastic.

The rest of the pics show the build stages as I add the planks.

I only use one station along with the transom due to the size of the thing - it was fiddly!

Anyway - this is where its up to now.

Ian
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #213 on: October 06, 2011, 07:44:05 PM »

Hi,

Spent some time on the winch deck this week, the pics show most of the componentsexcept the crane,  in position, but not yet fixed.

Ian
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #214 on: October 06, 2011, 08:50:10 PM »

in ONE  word...MAGNIFICENT !!!
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #215 on: October 07, 2011, 09:46:46 AM »

Sure is,

Puts my 'fumblings' to shame...

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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #216 on: October 07, 2011, 06:36:05 PM »

Looks great Ian, I think that puts me a full two boats behind.

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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #217 on: October 07, 2011, 09:12:32 PM »

Genius, absolute genius.

I have been "off" boats for about two years (personal reasons), and just lately I have been contemplating getting back into them and thought "I had better have a look on this forum again".
Then I read this (from the beginning), and I am almost put off from starting again!! (Seriously, I am starting again).
Your attention to detail, your patience and perseverance is incredible and a credit to you.
Thanks for helping stir my interest again Ian.

Many thanks for sharing.

Kind regards,

Ron.
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #218 on: October 12, 2011, 10:13:07 AM »

sorry. off topic here but its good to see you back on board ron :-))
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #219 on: November 10, 2011, 08:53:49 PM »

Well, its been a while, but here we are again.

Been working on the electrics, both the power plant and the lighting.

All the electronics are action stuff, lighting a mixture of led and gow's. As you can see, its a right old rats nest of wires,and, for such a big boat, there isnt that much room in the for'd end!

Ian
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #220 on: November 10, 2011, 10:13:35 PM »

Ian

Neatly bundled wiring looks good but in my experience, it's very difficult to see which wire goes where when things go wrong!

The "night" pictures look fantastic - well done!

Mike
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #221 on: November 11, 2011, 07:06:39 AM »

Hi Ian
Lightning looks great!
And don't worry:
Electrics of a big model always ends in a "rats nest", I can tell....
Be shure, to keep general view and draw a small block diagram, eg.

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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #222 on: November 11, 2011, 07:03:55 PM »

Rats in your boat Ian, don't worry I'll bring some rat bait on Sunday  :-))


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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #223 on: December 01, 2011, 02:41:25 PM »

Although I havent posted for a week or two, I have been sorting out little bits and bobs that needed fettling.

I have also made the auxiliary cranes that run along tracks either side of the main deck, along with the side structure the cranes run on.
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #224 on: December 01, 2011, 07:50:44 PM »

It would be so nice to make those cranes run....
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