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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2014, 05:27:41 AM »

Hi there, starting to lay the decking on the raise deck area, this time around I used cardboard between the decking strips, for the black pitch affect.
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2014, 05:31:54 AM »

Some more of the raise decking being layed.
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2014, 06:31:54 AM »

Very nice work but what really caught my eye was the blue mazda 3 in the background ( same bodyshape and colour as mine) is that the diesel or the petrol.

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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2014, 11:21:15 AM »

Hi Phill, the mazda 3 is a petrol job, ( the parents car) I have a Mazda 2 Neo ,I cart it around on a Tilter trailer when heading off in the motor home .                                                                                               
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2014, 11:56:03 AM »

Very nice work but what really caught my eye was the blue Mazda 3 in the background ( same bodyshape and colour as mine) is that the diesel or the petrol.

Phill

Not to mention those fantastic initials on the number plate O0 O0 O0
 
and yes the build is also fantastic. :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2014, 01:53:03 AM »

Hi there, these photos laying the raise deck area, and then the Main deck area, and who says it can't be dangerous if you take your mind off what you are doing ?.
It took 20 hrs to lay the Raise deck and 24 hrs to lay the main deck (lift out decking sections as well).
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2014, 02:02:25 AM »

Hi there , decking nearly , then completed, drilling out the pegs for the staunchon post, and showing where they will be placed in the deck cover strip, starting to plank the bulwarks.
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2014, 02:03:09 AM »

still looking amazing. I have slipped with a chisel before and embedded into my thumb in my young days. Right after being told to put the piece in a vice in case i slip.  >>:-( <:(
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2014, 07:01:36 AM »

My right thumb is just getting better after an encounter with a scalpel and number 20 blade.
 
No wonder they use scalpels for surgical work they cut effortlessly.
 
At the emergency dept the Doc treated it with super glue.
 
When I told him I had some at home, was told it was a different formula and stops the bleeding.
 
Really worked well, no stitches and healing is excellent, would be handy to have some on hand.
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2014, 07:22:43 AM »

You risked your life
 you paid your blood

But which beautiful work, I am admiring




The glue great is effective to close the mouth of my Woman ? ? ?

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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2014, 08:08:54 AM »

 
Absolutely works wonders,  :-)) :-)) :-))  but, it peels off after five days {-) {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2014, 10:04:39 AM »

Hi There,   attaching the cover strip around raise deck  bulwark , and the main deck area.
attaching the capping rail (got a bit slack with the joints).
Showing the back heel before installing.
Sponson after being steamed, temporary cramped in position till next day .
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2014, 10:06:45 AM »



'G'  that's good.   I watching, spellbound.  Such lovely work.      :-))


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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2014, 10:11:40 AM »


Main sponson being attached.
Cutting out the life rings (red cedar).
Front view of the w-house.
Start of the rudder frame.
Installed an oil feed tube.
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2014, 10:12:26 AM »

Thanks ken.
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2014, 12:19:54 PM »

Lovely work  :-))

As with many on here, the emergency action shots wade me wince with a familiar, dare one say, fond, recollection.  %)

I have a number of scars on my left hand fingers from younger years.  Each time saved from stitches by the first aid intervention of my Grandfather - a one-time soldier and then senior fireman and very handy with the first aid.
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #41 on: March 17, 2014, 01:38:36 AM »

Hi there , starting to make the swivel davit for the front mast and lifting boom.
First coat of primer, already had a coat of estapol.
First coat on her bottom.
Start of the main trawl gantries.
Soldering the railing around the top of w-house.
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #42 on: March 17, 2014, 01:44:23 AM »

These next photos.
Some of the copper soldered fittings for the gantries , booms etc.
Start of the brass webbing for the trawl booms.
Skimming down the 2mm ply for the sides of the winch drums.
Second undercoat for the bottom.
Showing the webbing after being attached to the trawl boom.
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #43 on: March 18, 2014, 02:53:46 AM »

Hi, back again.
The hull with the bits n pieces at the undercoating stage.
Coat of gloss on the inside of the bulwarks.
Hull prior to glossing the sides.
Making the stand for her.
Starting to install the rigging.
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #44 on: March 18, 2014, 03:14:50 AM »

had to sign write the name as how the original was ( also painting the name of the next model I will be working on later this year ,hopefully, an Australian Tuna vessel "Charissa".
The name as it was "Wendy-J".
Front view of her rigging.
Giving the sponsons a second coat of black paint.
The stand with her name.
My thanks to Peter Fitness he explained to me how to go about transferring the name onto the model, as I wanted to have the exact shaped lettering as the original vessel, as I couldn't obtain the exact lettering fonts, i traced the lettering off the original photo onto tracing paper and painted the name and shadow.
Then my Sister, Adele scanned it onto the clear water slide Decal paper, then i gave it 3 light coats of Clear Acrylic spray, when that was dry, after cutting the shape around the lettering soaked it for 30 seconds in water then then slid it into it's position on the model (or stand) when that was dry masked around the lettering and gave a couple light coats to help bond  and seal them .


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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #45 on: March 18, 2014, 05:17:20 AM »

i am in awe of your talents. Even your stand looks amazing. You really have an eye for details. Well done and keep up the great work
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #46 on: March 18, 2014, 07:20:56 AM »

Brian,
 
Nice demonstration of sign writing technique, whilst applying colour to the black side "rails".
 
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #47 on: March 18, 2014, 11:22:51 AM »

Brian

Amazing workmanship - a joy to behold! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #48 on: March 20, 2014, 05:26:09 PM »

One word woaw
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Re: Prawn trawler "Wendy-J"
« Reply #49 on: March 20, 2014, 08:06:50 PM »

Brian

Amazing workmanship - a joy to behold! Thanks for sharing.
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