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marinemole

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Northern Lighthouse Vessel Pharos
« on: April 29, 2011, 10:05:46 PM »

My friend Lachie Stewart has yet another new vessel on the water, this time the Northern Lighthouse Vessel Pharos. Still some detail to be added but already a cracking model.



Album at
http://s669.photobucket.com/albums/vv59/carmanmole/Model%20Boats/Northern%20Lighthouse%20Vessel%20Pharos/

Video at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fWzU-5GceQ

Regards

Andy
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davidsg1a

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Re: Northern Lighthouse Vessel Pharos
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2011, 10:12:53 PM »

An other fantastic model by Lachie. :-))
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pugwash

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Re: Northern Lighthouse Vessel Pharos
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2011, 12:46:08 AM »

A lovely model and a very nice place to sail it.  I used to enjoy watching THV Patricia working in the bay
but not seen her since the new  THV Galatea arrived on station. They would both make very good models.

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Geoff
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Re: Northern Lighthouse Vessel Pharos
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2011, 03:36:56 AM »

lovely day for her to sail and as always a top LAckie build, it was a pleasure to see her sail and sail with her {-)
nice photo Andy... you going to richmond today/tomorrow = Sunday 01st May?  %%
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Re: Northern Lighthouse Vessel Pharos
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2011, 10:36:28 PM »

Very nice model
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Re: Northern Lighthouse Vessel Pharos
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2011, 10:47:23 PM »

... you going to richmond today/tomorrow = Sunday 01st May?  %%

Somewhat after the event but being the ever elusive 'Pimpernel' mole I could have been there or then again i might not have been. Rumour has it that I was at Carman flying field but will this convince 'Don't be Vague' and the Richmond crew?

Will pass the compliments to Lachie.
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Re: Northern Lighthouse Vessel Pharos
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2011, 11:18:01 PM »

Today was an almost total whiteout up here in Scotland but Lachie phoned early afternoon to see if I would join him to sail the now completed Pharos on Loch Lomond. Ever the aged fool I agreed but before I left I charged up the NiCad for the converted Seaport tug and strapped on a FlyCam1, which I bought at an auction last year, to the front of the wheelhouse. First time I have tried it.

We did indeed get a window between blizzards and I thought that the FlyCam1 performed reasonably well for an inexpensive gizmo operating in fairly marginal light conditions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IILhKb-wAnU

Andy
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Re: Northern Lighthouse Vessel Pharos
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2011, 04:36:08 AM »

Lovely looking model. Loads of character.   :-))
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pugwash

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Re: Northern Lighthouse Vessel Pharos
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2011, 07:39:50 AM »

Andy she looks a treat on the water - did you get any fine detail photos or were you too busy dancing to Jimmy Shand??
10 out of 10 for Lachie.
Geoff
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Re: Northern Lighthouse Vessel Pharos
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2011, 11:42:41 AM »

Lovely looking ship. I saw her off Galloway a few years ago on a "northabout" Douglas/Belfast crossing. I thought then that she would have made a cracking build. Nice one!
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Re: Northern Lighthouse Vessel Pharos
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2011, 10:37:39 PM »

Andy she looks a treat on the water - did you get any fine detail photos or were you too busy dancing to Jimmy Shand??
10 out of 10 for Lachie.
Geoff

Didn't get any detail shots that particular day as another blizzard swept in. Lachie has sailed the model again, still in awful weather conditions, and the following swathe of shots are the result. Please excuse the odd raindrop or two  on the lens.

My thanks to all who have complimented the model and I have passed on the compliments to Lachie. He is completely computer illiterate, hence my Max Clifford role.

He is very pleased with the lights on the model, rightly so in my opinion.















































































Couple of shots with the man himself in the frame.





Andy
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Re: Northern Lighthouse Vessel Pharos
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2011, 11:11:33 PM »

Hello

Very very nice work !

Xtian
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Re: Northern Lighthouse Vessel Pharos
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2011, 11:49:06 PM »

Yes, really nice and the lights give it a nice mood too. What scale is it?

Dave
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Re: Northern Lighthouse Vessel Pharos
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2011, 07:43:09 AM »

Hi Marine, what a great group of images & very good detail too. It is hard to believe it is a model in some of the pictures. I really like the one with the hills in the background, that's one to hang on a wall. Thanks for sharing, Mick B.
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Re: Northern Lighthouse Vessel Pharos
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2012, 03:34:17 PM »

wow. one of the best boats I have seen.
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Re: Northern Lighthouse Vessel Pharos
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2012, 11:19:08 PM »

Yes, really nice and the lights give it a nice mood too. What scale is it?

Dave

Apologies for not replying sooner Dave. The model is to 1:50 scale.

Thanks to all for the compliments which I have passed on to Lachie.

I have started another thread on Lachie's build of another Ferguson ship the Polestar. This promises to be just as good.

Andy
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Re: Northern Lighthouse Vessel Pharos
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2012, 04:55:27 AM »

Hi

Very nice work. Can I ask how you did the marine growth on the bouy's?
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Re: Northern Lighthouse Vessel Pharos
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2012, 06:23:05 AM »

Fantastic. Well done. And great photography to boot.

What scale figures did you us on your model?? They look great and most I have not seen before.

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Re: Northern Lighthouse Vessel Pharos
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2012, 12:05:46 AM »

Hi

Very nice work. Can I ask how you did the marine growth on the bouy's?

Thanks Michael, I'll pass on your compliment to Lachie, builder of the model, and also get a detailed description of the marine growth. I'm fairly sure I remember him saying that he had coated the buoy with glue and rolled it through some dirt and fine gravel on his garden path, then painted the dried product in suitable colours, but I will check with him.

Andy
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Re: Northern Lighthouse Vessel Pharos
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2012, 12:10:13 AM »

Fantastic. Well done. And great photography to boot.

What scale figures did you us on your model?? They look great and most I have not seen before.

Tug Hercules
Fireman Rick
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Again I will have to check with Lachie but I think the figures are 1:48, slightly large for a 1:50 model. Of course it could be  a strapping Scots crew brought up on a on a healthy diet of porridge.

Andy
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Re: Northern Lighthouse Vessel Pharos
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2012, 11:01:29 PM »

Wow, amazing model and stunning photos taken from the right perspective as to give the illusion these were taken from a real ship.
One really can hardly say if it wasn't the real ship.
The illumination of wheelhouse, deck house rooms and deck aisles is also fantastic as well as the choice of deck crew in their rain coats and rubber boots, especially on this drizzly, hazy and overcast winter's day, which capture that certain air of a Scottish lighthouse habitat.
But she is a buoy layer/handler and only maintains lighthouses as an extra chore, isn't she?

Where are the figurines from? Preiser? Or did you "dress them up" yourself from e.g. some military personnel?
I haven't seen those officers which assembled for a smoke and chat beneath the funnel on the port bridge wing before.

edit: forgot to ask, the paddle wheel steamer in the background is that the WAVERLY?
In 1990 I took a ride on her down the river Clyde from Glasgow.




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Re: Northern Lighthouse Vessel Pharos
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2012, 12:04:25 AM »

A guy dosent get an appreciation for the size and scale of that ship until you see a man next to her..

Very nice ship..very nice.
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Re: Northern Lighthouse Vessel Pharos
« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2012, 07:48:20 PM »

Thanks Michael, I'll pass on your compliment to Lachie, builder of the model, and also get a detailed description of the marine growth. I'm fairly sure I remember him saying that he had coated the buoy with glue and rolled it through some dirt and fine gravel on his garden path, then painted the dried product in suitable colours, but I will check with him.

Andy

Hi Andy

The idea of rolling the buoy in dirt is a great idea that I may use, thanks for that. I really like the 'moody' photos in the storm makes it much more real. Thanks again for posting this build.
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« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2012, 09:14:58 PM »

great model tons of detail its good that you have to look every were and see such fine detail credit to the owner 10/10 and in the correct scale as well what more could you ask for  tassie48
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Re: Northern Lighthouse Vessel Pharos
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2012, 11:44:04 PM »

Deadwood the paddle boat in the background is the maid of the Loch
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PS_Maid_of_the_Loch
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