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Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« on: March 04, 2014, 10:36:09 AM »

Hi there, nearly finished this build so will start putting photos up, the model is of a 52' prawn trawler built near Brisbane Australia by Boat builder Kevin Massey, launched early 1963, she mainly  worked in the Gulf of Carpentaria, I didn't have the original plans so had to go by photos I had of her as best I could. She is 1:16 scale  3/4" to 1'. =  39"
First photo . My drafting table (very versatile and safe) other photos , frames in position.
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2014, 10:46:20 AM »

These next lot of photos bracing the frames, then a shot of her beside another model's frames of a 77' (same scale =57") Tuna boat which will be my next build, then showing her with the bottom garbad planks on then starting to average the planking out.
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2014, 03:41:45 PM »

Wonderful woodwork!!!! :-))
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2014, 05:39:58 AM »

Thank u Missyd.
These group of photos planking on the frames.
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2014, 05:45:39 AM »

Starting to place the ribs in after steaming & boiling them , generally leave them cramped in position overnight then glue them in the next day, then after the ribs installed cutting and placing all the filler blocks in between the ribs at deck level.
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2014, 06:35:52 AM »

Yet another beautiful boat there Brian - amazing  :-))
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2014, 07:35:05 AM »

Guys.....one of the interesting aspects of BB's build's ...is that they are totally prototypical of full size builds....... O0

The model skeleton frames on the building blocks are supported by real scale support timbers ....tapered chocked & positioned
The model internals are progressively supported by real scale support timbers....tapered chocked & positioned

Just like in the real world........ :-)) .................Derek

 
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2014, 10:58:23 AM »

I have seen BB's work first hand, and it's even better than it looks in the photos. His attention to detail is amazing and, as Derek pointed out, his build follows full size practice. As a former professional fisherman he is very familiar with trawlers and their construction, and many of his earlier models were built whilst actually at sea.


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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2014, 02:06:54 AM »

Thanks for the kind words, glad you like her.
Fitting the shelves in and also fitted a lip under the shelf just makes it easier to fit the beams in..
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2014, 02:09:30 AM »

next section of photos.
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2014, 03:18:39 PM »

stunning work.............I live in awe of such perfection....thank goodness I can only see the outside of my models......... O0 O0 O0
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2014, 11:05:37 PM »

Nice to see a lovely bit of wood work !! I know a very very good boat builder who builds wooden boats appose to the fibreglass ones i build. He's got a sign hung up in his yard which reads "won't be long now the acorn has been planted".Look up "LAMORNA" SS 28 on trawler photos which is just one of his boats a shape to die for  :-)) :-)) and all built by eye !!!!
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2014, 11:41:43 PM »

I am not sure if I wiped some comments off (just then) by mistake ,my apologies if i did..????.....
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2014, 11:53:11 PM »

Hi there, view from inside the hull after 3 coats of resin, i may have poured bit to much in the Hollow heel ?.
Then showing the raise deck, the Bollard post fitted temporary also where the front Mast will be placed.
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2014, 11:56:46 PM »

With this model, before laying the decking strips layed 1mm ply first, using cardboard as a template to transferer to the 1mm ply, then fitting the last of the main deck beams.
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2014, 04:07:00 AM »

WOW!!! is all i have to say. You do some beautiful workmanship.
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2014, 08:52:19 AM »


Awesome!!!!  :o
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2014, 08:16:03 PM »

stunning work.............I live in awe of such perfection....thank goodness I can only see the outside of my models......... O0 O0 O0


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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2014, 03:50:37 AM »

Thank you for your comments guys.
In these photos, cutting out beams where the lift out decking will be, and pre laying the 1mm ply prior to decking strips.
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2014, 03:53:32 AM »

Showing the deck opening where the W-house will sit, and the structure of the lift out decks.
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2014, 04:35:12 AM »

 :-)...In OZ we are often criticised or our Australian strine..........

So as applied the this latest build by BB  %)...we could say....

1. we watch hull framing progress in ORE  :o
2. we view the planking in AWE  O0
3. we see the deck being laid in AUR  {-)

After all.....it's only a word  %%.......just keep the images coming BB........ :-))....Derek
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2014, 08:15:06 PM »

Hi there some more of the build.
Start of the construction of the Wheel house.
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2014, 03:44:53 AM »

Marvellous, Brian :-))  I'm looking forward to seeing it in real life when I eventually get back home.


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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2014, 10:16:12 AM »

Hi Peter thanks for that and definitely catch up.
Inside the hull showing the Motor, battery base, then the base of the removable ballast box, next couple photos of the Motor,Battery base and the Ballast box. Ply laid on the raised deck area.
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2014, 10:19:52 AM »

Laying the pre fitted ply on the main deck,  and skimming the edge of ply off.
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