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awvs

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Building the Gry Maritha
« on: August 23, 2010, 03:30:38 PM »

About half a year ago I bought an almost new kit of the Gry Maritha. For some obvious reason, the gentleman started working on the hull and stopped right away. The first picture shows the hull in the condition when I received it {:-{ {:-{. With a lot of elbow grease she looks a little different (pic #2). The third picture shows the mechanics for the crane, up-down and left-right. #4 view into the hull with the servos for the crane motor, rudders, various switches and the batteries (unfinished). The motors are  550's with 40mm props with separate ESC's and a self made mixer plus a Raboesch bow thruster. The side door and the hatches are governed by servos with servo slow down electronics (about 8 sec). All mast and deck lights are working. I hope to have the Gry finished in about two to three month.

Kind Regards
Wilhelm

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Re: Building the Gry Maritha
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010, 03:58:32 PM »

What a tranformation Wilhelm, Your work is immaculate, looking good, cant wait to see the
finished article. yours Tony.
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Re: Building the Gry Maritha
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2010, 04:45:45 PM »

Immaculate as ever Wilhelm, I hate you !! ;)

Just when I think mine are getting neater you post one of your builds >>:-( >>:-(
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Re: Building the Gry Maritha
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2010, 04:52:55 PM »

  Another fine model. Well done Wilhelm...........excellent!!

John
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Re: Building the Gry Maritha
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2010, 04:55:36 PM »

Thanks for hating me Richard, but your models are my reference standard.  :-)) :-)) :-))  Thanks also to Tony and John for your encouraging comments. :embarrassed:

Best
Wilhelm
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Re: Building the Gry Maritha
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2010, 07:36:50 PM »

Very nice build, look forward to seeing the build progress, Dave. :-))
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Re: Building the Gry Maritha
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2010, 09:53:43 PM »

Hi Wilhelm,

Looking good. I see you are based in Canada so I thought a few pics might help you finish the project  :-))

Regards longshanks













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Re: Building the Gry Maritha
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2010, 10:20:37 PM »

Very nice build of a model now rarely seen.
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awvs

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Re: Building the Gry Maritha
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2010, 01:04:10 AM »

Thanks guys and a  special thanks for the excellent pics in high resolution. I will try to post a few more pictures according to progress.

Regards
Wilhelm
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Re: Building the Gry Maritha
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2010, 08:19:00 PM »

Great job you are doing there. The real ship now carries a dark blue with some cream on the superstructure. Looks quite tired.

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awvs

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Re: Building the Gry Maritha
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2010, 11:16:27 PM »

Thanks Chris,
I did google various websites and found pictures of the Gry with slightly different colour schemes. The problem is to match the colours with the age of the vessel at a specific time. I try to stay pretty close to the original.

Regards
Wilhelm
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Re: Building the Gry Maritha
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2010, 06:50:40 AM »

Thanks Chris,
I did google various websites and found pictures of the Gry with slightly different colour schemes.

Yes, she has had several variations to the livery over the years, here's my model.

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Re: Building the Gry Maritha
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2010, 02:54:28 PM »

Hi ixion,
beeautiful model, congratulations. Almost all of the pictures I found on the net showed the deck in a green colour, yours is the first one in grey and it looks great.  :-)) I did read a post here that the Gry is almost unsailable, do you have the same experience?

I did fit the deck (with the hatches) yesterday and gave it the first coat. Off to the hobby shop again, need more paint.

Regards
Wilhelm
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« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2010, 09:37:47 PM »

Thanks Chris,
I did google various websites and found pictures of the Gry with slightly different colour schemes. The problem is to match the colours with the age of the vessel at a specific time. I try to stay pretty close to the original.

Regards
Wilhelm

Usually the best way! I had good fun with the model I had of her.

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Re: Building the Gry Maritha
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2010, 10:04:13 PM »

Hi Wilhelm

beeautiful model, congratulations. Almost all of the pictures I found on the net showed the deck in a green colour, yours is the first one in grey and it looks great.  :-)) I did read a post here that the Gry is almost unsailable, do you have the same experience

The deck is green on my model it must be a trick of the light to make it look grey. As for the Gry being unsailable I find quite the opposite she is my favouirite model to sail very steady on the water and very manoeuvrable.
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Re: Building the Gry Maritha
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2010, 11:08:54 PM »

Hi ixion,
good to know that the Gry behaves good on the water. Sorry with the colour mix-up. It looks grey to me, but I do have a green-red colour blindness. Oh well, my Gry is green, my wife confirmed it. %) :-)

Regards
Wilhelm
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Re: Building the Gry Maritha
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2010, 08:25:16 PM »

Hello,
here are a few updated pictures of the Gry Maritha. The crane is now working, up-down and left-right. My radio is a six channel 2.4Ghz with 4 proportional channels and two off/on. In order to run also the crane, I had to come up with a solution for two extra proportional channels as required by my layout. I came up with the idea to use channel 6 to switch two proportional channels via a DPDT relay. The arm of the crane is set up in such a way, that it can not swing to the left or right as long as it is in the cradle.

channel 1 = throttle with mixer
channel 2 = bow thruster  -  crane left/right
channel 3 = lights/sound -  crane up/down
channel 4 = rudder
channel 5 = second layer for channel 2,3
channel 6 = deck hatches and side hatch open/close

Here are a few more pics.

Regards

Wilhelm

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ixion

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Re: Building the Gry Maritha
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2010, 08:30:57 PM »

Looking great Wilhelm

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Re: Building the Gry Maritha
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2010, 08:33:27 PM »

Excellent as always Wlhelm.  :-))

What's next ?

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Re: Building the Gry Maritha
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2010, 11:29:38 PM »

Thanks ixion and Richard,
Richard you asked what's next? There is still some work to do on the Gry and the daughter boat of my SAR-Boat Bermpohl is waiting in the box. I would be interested building the new "Yorkshireman", but it is a little expensive right now. Everything comes to the one who can wait. Christmas is only 3 1/2 month away.

Best
Wilhelm

I really like the MS products (except for the white metal rudders and the somewhat flimsy prop shafts).
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Re: Building the Gry Maritha
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2010, 10:51:01 AM »


What a lovely job you've made of her Wilhelm.   :-))

I've always liked Model Slipway models and wanted to build this one. Perhaps if we ask enough, they might bring her back into production.

Cheers

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awvs

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Re: Building the Gry Maritha
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2010, 12:51:37 PM »

Hi Ken,
thanks for your kind comment. Your  Hibernia is coming along really nice too and I watch the built with great interest.

Best
Wilhelm
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Re: Building the Gry Maritha
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2010, 01:44:11 PM »

Nice build.  Always good to see a model of vessel from where you live!   

Scratch build of the Scillonian next?!!

Rgds
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Re: Building the Gry Maritha
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2010, 02:34:08 PM »

Hi Aidi,
thanks, I am toying with the idea building the Yorkshireman.

Regards
Wilhelm
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« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2010, 11:01:10 AM »

Nice build.  Always good to see a model of vessel from where you live!   

Scratch build of the Scillonian next?!!

Rgds
Aidi

The matter of building Scillonian III will become easier shortly . . .

She is likely to be my next 'big build' when I finish my 1/1 scale motorsailer!
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