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Calder Craft Sir Kay
« on: January 04, 2012, 02:52:24 am »

I'm finally finishing the model of the Calder Craft Sir Kay trawler-minesweeper that I started before my first child was born ( he's now in the Air Force, 20 years old).  I did not like the acoustic hammer over the bows, so I have finished her as the Sir Geraint, not equipped for acoustic sweeping.  I much prefer the well weathered look to ships, as you can see.  I am hunting around for "deck clutter" that would be found on a well-run ship of this type and would welcome any ideas?  I don't want to represent a single instant in time though, with crew poised in mid-something - it has to look a feature as the ship cruises around the harbour here at home, though.
Any suggestions welcome !





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Re: Calder Craft Sir Kay
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012, 03:07:56 am »

Beautifully done. Its good to see a weathered vessel.

John
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Re: Calder Craft Sir Kay
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012, 06:23:51 am »

Excellent job, nice looking model.   :-))
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Re: Calder Craft Sir Kay
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2012, 08:06:30 am »

A beautiful model and excellent photography too. I see you have a working anchor. Not sure about the deck clutter though. Would she have had any, being a disciplined navel vessel?
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sir kay

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Re: Calder Craft Sir Kay
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2012, 02:08:22 pm »

Thanks for the kind comments.  I'm afraid the anchor is "manual" at the moment, but I intend one day to make a simple mechanism that will drop it, clamp it and then reel it back in slowly with some slip built in to avoid ripping it off when it runs out of chain on the way back up.
She's a very seaworthy little ship, pitching in to the waves and shoving them aside in a very satisfying way, with a slow and heavy motion. (for a wee model, that is).
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Re: Calder Craft Sir Kay
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2012, 11:26:45 pm »

Beautiful model and superb photographs, especially the first in the set.

Andy
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Re: Calder Craft Sir Kay
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2012, 11:46:25 pm »

I love it...she's a lovely model to sail........I loved sailing mine.
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Re: Calder Craft Sir Kay
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2012, 04:35:14 am »

Still tinkering with bits and things and taking advantage of the glorious summer here to "take her to sea".


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Re: Calder Craft Sir Kay
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2012, 08:46:30 am »

looking really good  :-))
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