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Jerry C

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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #125 on: March 04, 2012, 08:48:21 AM »

Still making templates but once its on the computer its easy.

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« Reply #126 on: March 04, 2012, 10:30:41 AM »

your flying through this biuld :-))
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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #127 on: March 08, 2012, 07:53:20 AM »

not much to report, just a few more mdf teplates but its starting to look like a boat.

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« Reply #128 on: March 08, 2012, 09:07:37 AM »

glad to see the workshop has had a tidy haha just great I follow this build and well done mate tassie48
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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #129 on: March 09, 2012, 08:42:08 AM »

Hi Mermod, your build is coming along very nice, In the background you have a lathe like mine. Have you seen the quick change tool post that is available for it ?. You will never use the original again if you get the quick/change one, it is a dream to use & very fast too. Mick B.
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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #130 on: March 09, 2012, 08:04:26 PM »

G'day Phil,
You've certainly been doing a lot of construction in the last week since  I was down. She's starting to show those beautiful lines
of the super structure.

Cheers
Bill
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« Reply #131 on: March 09, 2012, 08:55:01 PM »

Hi tassie 48, the workshops always a bit messy, im running out of room so i cant really clean up I can only move stuff around.
irishcarguy, thanks for the advice , would love a few more bits for the lathe but im still getting over the setup cost.
Bill, she is coming along ok, the plans are a bit vague when it comes to the upperworks so its becoming a compromise between the plans and the photos.

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« Reply #132 on: March 10, 2012, 03:57:20 AM »

The Bourbon is looking very good so far.  Really interested to see the laser-cut superstructure coming together.

The other hull, the one you had cut in two from the US, is that one of Harbor Models' 'Invader' tugs?
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« Reply #133 on: March 10, 2012, 09:31:24 AM »

hi ZZ56 glad youre enjoying it, the othe hull pictures were put up by xtian29 so I dont know what it is but it does look good.

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« Reply #134 on: March 10, 2012, 09:36:05 AM »

a bit more added today, still only mdf templates

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« Reply #135 on: March 10, 2012, 10:17:41 AM »

That's one complicated set of templates Mermod
looks great - well done mate.
Bet you feel like you're getting somewhere now.
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« Reply #136 on: March 10, 2012, 10:34:12 AM »

Hello

Yes ZZ56  it's an Invader hull from Harbor Models cutted in two part the shipment USA/Europe fell down from 1100 us dollar to 65.  As for more than 46 inches you have to use Fedex / UPS (Fedup as in the joke   :D )  but cutted in two you can use regular postage system.  

Nice idea Mermod to built a template superstructure.  It looks good.  Beleive me or not but I've seen many "strange looking wheelhouse" as it's not so simple to obtain each face size and angle !!

I'm impatient to see how you will built the model one. Nice thread and nice built

Xtian  

PS Norseman : what about the flag, you are not searching for this Brest yachting burgee ?  oups I gave a clue   ;)
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« Reply #137 on: March 10, 2012, 11:28:57 AM »

Thanks guys, I wasnt looking forward to all those angles, even though the cutting is quick and easy with the laser you still have to measure off the plans and re-draw it all on the computer, with the wheelhouse I had a floor plan to work from , I knew the finished height and the overhang of the windows so it pretty much fell into place, ill try to put up a picture of the drawing process for this bit tomorrow, it might help someone.

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« Reply #138 on: March 10, 2012, 01:01:44 PM »

Stunning work........If I knew more about this type of vessell, I'd be chomping at the bit to buy a set from you.......unfortunately I know zilch......but I love what you are doing, .it is superb
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« Reply #139 on: March 10, 2012, 02:03:30 PM »

a picture of the drawing process
Any pics of the laser cutting? - I've never seen it done.
Do you ever stand there saying ' No, I expect you to die Mr Bond'  {-)
Now I'm thinking of kids lasering Spiders in half ...... gotta go, getting silly

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« Reply #140 on: March 10, 2012, 08:57:12 PM »

Hi Dave, theres usually a reference to sharks with frickin laser beams on their heads as in Austin Powers, and I get asked if it would cut a finger off quite alot.
Its hard to get an idea of the cutting from a photo but if you look on you tube and search for Epilog Helix theres a few good videos on there, spiders, hmmm.
heres a good link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4A_zRPVjxc

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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #141 on: March 10, 2012, 09:28:22 PM »

the model is taking shape looks good lots of detail in the bridge to be seen credit to your building skills tassie48
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« Reply #142 on: March 10, 2012, 10:03:22 PM »

Hi tassie48, Im not sure wether to have bridge detail inside or just go with blacked out windows, will have to wait and see when the time comes.

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« Reply #143 on: March 10, 2012, 10:46:48 PM »

How about you have bridge detail on your own but it's not part of the kit
Dave ............ not looked at the clip yet - not keen on spiders
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« Reply #144 on: March 10, 2012, 10:50:27 PM »

no spiders dave, well not many, but lots of laser cut stuff.

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« Reply #145 on: March 11, 2012, 09:21:16 AM »

Go for the detailed bridge internals. I am please I did on my Orca, it really finishes it off, and, you will be surprised how many people look in there. Also, go for proper control desk modelling - use fibre optics to get lights on the desks to simulate control lamps etc. Its worth the effort.

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« Reply #146 on: March 19, 2012, 10:20:03 PM »

Hi guys, just noticed tha since the site crash that my previous posts say posted by Jerry C , weird or what
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« Reply #147 on: March 20, 2012, 09:04:05 AM »

and now there are three.
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« Reply #148 on: March 20, 2012, 10:00:03 AM »

Oh No.....competition......I thought I was the only loony trying to build three boats the same at the same time.....good luck...they look fantastic.
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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #149 on: March 20, 2012, 10:51:30 PM »

Hum hum

I well know one : the Abeille Bourbon,  I also seen the second : the Abeille Liberté (take care she's not the Abeille Liberty as in the topic title)   But what about this third one ?   %%    {-)

Maybe the first grey algerian navy ?  Not so sexy colour scheme I think !



picture from Shipspotting.com  http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1489131

Very good job  :-))  !  How many of them you intend to build ?

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