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Author Topic: G.J. Valiquette - Great Lakes bulker- 1/96 scale  (Read 19707 times)

cadman17_36

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Re: G.J. Valiquette - Great Lakes bulker- 1/96 scale
« Reply #100 on: November 11, 2009, 04:00:34 AM »

She is looking good and having worked in down town Cleveland on the east bank of the Cuyahoga River (AKA Crooked river, Burning River) I have seen many lakers go by. Are you going to paint it in any known company colors? like Cleveland Clff ect..  keep up the good work. 
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ZZ56

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Re: G.J. Valiquette - Great Lakes bulker- 1/96 scale
« Reply #101 on: November 11, 2009, 09:17:34 PM »

Thanks for the compliments Cadman.  I'm painting it in 'traditional' Canadian colours (black hull and white superstructure) with a red and black funnel.  Since much of the model is 'freelance' I want to put side lettering on for the fictional 'Current River Company' as well as some sort of C logo on the stack



Does anyone know where i could find 1/96 or 1/100 scale railing besides Plastruct?  I bought some labeled Model Builder's Supply but it was the only package the hobby store had.  
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« Reply #102 on: November 11, 2009, 10:44:45 PM »

Hi there
that is a lovely model you have made. You have captured the unique style of the great lakes boat in your model .


John
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Re: G.J. Valiquette - Great Lakes bulker- 1/96 scale
« Reply #103 on: November 11, 2009, 11:15:52 PM »

Just watch a program about the Great lakes ships..

Mighty Ships - M/V Paul R Tregurtha The Paul R Tregurtha, which is the largest vessel serving the North American Great Lakes

QUEST 10:00pm-11:00pm (1 hour ) Wed 11 Nov
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ZZ56

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Re: G.J. Valiquette - Great Lakes bulker- 1/96 scale
« Reply #104 on: November 12, 2009, 02:07:28 AM »

Anything the show might not have mentioned can be found on the Boatnerd page:  Paul R. Tregurtha .

Boatnerd has been a huge help for me, with tons of photo galleries and historical overviews of lake freighters, and it also has good galleries for fishing vessels, tugs, ferries, and ocean freighters involved with the great lakes.  
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« Reply #105 on: November 14, 2009, 01:25:04 AM »

Ck out your local Home Depot store or a local welding supply house and get a small Roll MIG wire look at G-.0048 I think that MIG wire it may be the scale you need.. a small roll will coast some where around 10 to 15 dollars I think.. Ship looks great I hope, I was some small help to you and good luck with build, hope to see some photos of her in the water.. again great job  :-))
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« Reply #106 on: November 14, 2009, 07:55:32 PM »

Hi,
   Why not try chichen wire. it comes in loads of size's.
Here are some pic's of some fellow members boats that have used chicken wire for railings.
Hope This helps.
Daz
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« Reply #107 on: November 14, 2009, 07:59:38 PM »

another pic
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« Reply #108 on: November 14, 2009, 08:01:06 PM »

1 more
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« Reply #109 on: November 14, 2009, 08:02:06 PM »

and the last
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« Reply #110 on: November 15, 2009, 03:05:30 AM »

If you are looking for railings for your laker, try Bluejacket in Maine. They have 1/8 scale two rail etched brass rail. You can download their catalogue. I use them quite often and their service is supurb. :-)) :-)) I haven't started on my laker yet as am waiting for a prop shaft to arrive from the UK.
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cadman17_36

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« Reply #111 on: November 15, 2009, 04:14:42 AM »

Again it is looking good and if anyone or yourself are looking for a site to help with your laker's you mite want to try this one http://www.greatlakesmodeling.com it is a good site for tip on laker's both old and new good luck all  :-))
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Re: G.J. Valiquette - Great Lakes bulker- 1/96 scale
« Reply #112 on: November 15, 2009, 08:48:30 AM »

Hi Daz
Could you please tell me what model your last photo is.
Is it a stock kit, semi or scratch build?

Yours Aye
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« Reply #113 on: November 15, 2009, 12:16:15 PM »

Hi Ned,
          The boat in qustion is the paciffic Banner she belongs to and was built by a fellow club mate.
She is a Scrath build from a plan "paciffic Buccanner" which you can get from marine modelling international plans servies, My mate in-larged the plan i forget to what scale but i could find out if you like?.If you have a look a our club web site you weill see lots of pic's of her.homepage.ntlworld.com/stuart.cox/hembc.htm
 Hope this hels

Best Regards
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Re: G.J. Valiquette - Great Lakes bulker- 1/96 scale
« Reply #114 on: November 15, 2009, 12:28:55 PM »

Hi Darren

Thanks for the info

Yours Aye

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« Reply #115 on: November 15, 2009, 08:21:48 PM »

Thanks for the suggestions, all.  Those are some really neat models there Daz, I've seen the working crane ship on Youtube.

I will check out the chicken wire today, because I like the price point on that solution, but if I can't find wire that looks okay I'll go with the Bluejacket etched railings.  
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