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New ferry build
« on: November 05, 2014, 03:50:24 PM »

Hello!
Some pics of my latest project, disguised in "primer".
Any ideas of what it is and what it was?  ok2
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2014, 04:36:24 PM »


Would it be a cruise ship ?  maybe like the one pictured on the box it's sitting on.

Cheers

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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2014, 04:56:32 PM »

Hi Hama
no idea at the moment ,i will have a look but dont recal see a ferry of that shape. From the funnel back wards it screams of superfast

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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2014, 04:59:04 PM »

Is it a very modern Hurtigruten ?
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2014, 05:45:18 PM »

We'll, Ken it's not a cruiseship but it has been!  ok2
John, yes the stern is inspired by the Superfasts.   :-))
Ned, it is not a superfast Hurtigruten!  :D
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2014, 05:49:58 PM »

Okey, it's a freelance design inspired by these two vessel types;
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2014, 06:02:23 PM »

That explanes it . I was thinking i had never seen that boat before. Will your model be RC?


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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2014, 06:25:35 PM »

Yes John, it will be RC. This is really a rebuild of my Revell Queen Mary model. It is modelled to about 1:250 instead of the 1:400. Therefore I've increased the draft by 10mm and remodelled the bulb. There is a "ducktail" at the stern as a rest of the rounded stern. The sides have been dressed with styrene to remove all the portholes and stuff. I hope she will perform well with the extra draft and added weight, I tested here in that condition before the rebuild.
Some more pics!
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2014, 07:10:18 PM »

very nice.
I would have never guessed that she started with a QM2 hull. very nice

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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2014, 09:11:35 PM »

Thanks!
I'll see when I can get some more paint on her as it's off to work tomorrow for a few days.
All the best!
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2014, 10:42:31 PM »

Hama - That is ingenious!!!!!
Excellent lateral thinking there...........I like it!!!!
Keep us all posted eh?
Carl :-))

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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2014, 10:47:48 PM »

Thank you Carl! Watch this space for updates, in a while...
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2014, 08:33:32 AM »

Update!
Just had two days off from work, better use them! Put some more colour on, starting to see how she will look when finished.
All the best!
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2014, 07:25:43 PM »

looking good

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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2014, 09:19:03 PM »

Thank you John!
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2014, 09:49:49 AM »

agree!..very nice rebuild.. :-)

Cheers
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2014, 10:06:26 AM »

Thanks Jack!
Perhaps I can sell the design to the ferry company, Destination Gotland/Gotlandsbolaget! %)
Have a nice weekend!
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2014, 09:56:07 PM »

Hello!
Some more paint on!
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2014, 01:45:56 PM »

Got a opportunity to make the maiden voyage today, unfortunately the phone died when I started to record a video but I got three pics.
The test was a success! She was very stable and performed well with her extra draft. I ballasted her with wheel weights and they are at the very bottom of the hull along with the flat battery. Need to ad some details and lifeboats. Can't really decide if I shall paint the rubbing streaks red or leave them white?
I'll make a video eventually.
All the best!
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2014, 01:25:01 PM »

Today I had the battery in the cellphone charged, but then the memory space got full!! Well well, another day perhaps. But I got two pics and a short video showing a high speed turn where you can see how stable she is.
All the best!
Hama
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2014, 01:26:28 PM »

Super!!!
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2014, 01:57:43 PM »

Thanks Jack!
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2014, 05:14:47 PM »

Excellent model there Hama - The ingenuity is first class......she really looks purpose designed!!!!!
 
As to the rubbing strakes - my view? Keep them white.....

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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2014, 07:25:58 PM »

Thanks Carl!
And I think I'll go with your suggestion, keep the rubbing strakes white. :-))
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2014, 06:47:30 PM »

Made another trial run today. We had a southerly gale blowing today so I headed out to sea on a northern shore to see how she handle wind gusts. I'm very happy that she feels perfectly safe even in a heavy wind gust. Wasn't sure of how she would handle during the build but she proved to be all I could ask for. Happy to go on with some detailing eventually.
All the best!
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