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Author Topic: St. Roch Canadian Arctic Patrol Ship Static Build  (Read 13629 times)

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Re: St. Roch Canadian Arctic Patrol Ship Static Build
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2015, 11:42:50 pm »

Thank you Colin,  really do appreciate the comment, as that is what I'm trying to do.  I visited the actual ship up in Vancouver and took a ton of pictures.  The kit is so poor and I'm glad I was close enough and that the actual ship was still around.  My goal is to be as close as I can on detail, including sails furled, etc.  You know, she was a real rolly ship, with that round hull, even the skipper was sea sick on her. Crew did not like her for that reason.  However, she was not a bad ice breaker, especially after they re-engined her to over 700 hp from 125 hp originally.  She was a pig to sail as well and should have left her as a trawler.  In any case, this has been a fun build and the doctor I'm building her for is very pleased as  well.  I would like to do another destroyer next.


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Re: St. Roch Canadian Arctic Patrol Ship Static Build
« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2015, 05:40:29 pm »

Still more details.  Working on lifeboats now.  STBD boat will be stored on deck, Port will be hung over the side on her davits to simulate launching. Will add visual interest.  A ways away from Masting and Rigging. Tons more to do for such a small model.
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Re: St. Roch Canadian Arctic Patrol Ship Static Build
« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2015, 12:06:41 am »

More details.... mounted two of the brass "working" turnbuckles on the main shrouds.
 
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Re: St. Roch Canadian Arctic Patrol Ship Static Build
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2015, 07:10:59 pm »

Working on ratlines.  Made from brass wire, then painted.... touch shrouds with fast glue, then hold wire in place until glue kicks, then tie to secure with black thread and paint.  Fun indeed.
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Re: St. Roch Canadian Arctic Patrol Ship Static Build
« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2015, 06:17:02 pm »

Just more of the same folks.  Working on the Port side ratlines.. very slow and tedious.. but getting there.
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Re: St. Roch Canadian Arctic Patrol Ship Static Build
« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2015, 09:41:17 pm »

Ho hum... more of the same.  These shroud mounted pin rails were particularly tiresome.  I'll slap some paint on and get on with making the main sail (which will be furled).
Fairwinds,
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Re: St. Roch Canadian Arctic Patrol Ship Static Build
« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2015, 02:46:10 am »

Ok, the main sail is on and furled.
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Re: St. Roch Canadian Arctic Patrol Ship Static Build
« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2015, 09:10:43 am »

I will never dare to finish mine now! Great stuff.

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Re: St. Roch Canadian Arctic Patrol Ship Static Build
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2015, 02:54:45 pm »

Colin,  don't give up the ship as they say.  Model is worth finishing.  Its such an interesting design and packed with tons of detail one can add as she was getting ready to make history back in the 40's.  The small scale and lack of detail in the plans, makes for a good challenge for the model maker.  Plus, one has the real ship to go aboard if you wish.  My client is very happy and that makes me happy too!  Tks sir and "keep on".


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Re: St. Roch Canadian Arctic Patrol Ship Static Build
« Reply #34 on: April 19, 2015, 12:18:17 am »

Magnificent model Dennis, wonderful detail. Well done :-))


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Re: St. Roch Canadian Arctic Patrol Ship Static Build
« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2015, 05:58:08 pm »

Thank you Peter for your kind words.  Sail making is tedious.  I start by cutting the sail to size (working on the jib right now)... then stiffen the edges with fast glue.  Make my thread holes with a pin vise drill, then hand stitch the bolt rope to the edge of the sail.  I make a needle out of the thread itself and just use a series of loops to stitch it on all the way around the perimeter.  Once the sail is furled, you won't see much of all that work.... but I know its there!  Its the fun of it.
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Re: St. Roch Canadian Arctic Patrol Ship Static Build
« Reply #36 on: April 23, 2015, 06:46:27 pm »

Main and jib installed and furled.  I'm happy with it.


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Re: St. Roch Canadian Arctic Patrol Ship Static Build
« Reply #37 on: April 23, 2015, 11:27:24 pm »

A fascinating build Dennis - I believe you have done this kit justice and more besides  O0
 
I feel sure your friend will be thrilled with it when you hand her over :-))
 
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Re: St. Roch Canadian Arctic Patrol Ship Static Build
« Reply #38 on: May 13, 2015, 01:36:16 am »

Just to show I haven't been slacking.  Mizzen coming along.


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Re: St. Roch Canadian Arctic Patrol Ship Static Build
« Reply #39 on: May 25, 2015, 09:07:51 pm »

Nice work, keep it up!  Much nicer lines than St. Roch II.

One of the old salts that served on her taught the knots portion of a boating course I took.  Very interesting guy.

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Re: St. Roch Canadian Arctic Patrol Ship Static Build
« Reply #40 on: May 25, 2015, 11:21:16 pm »

Thank you sir.  Well folks, the build of the model St. Roch is now complete.  Hope you all have enjoyed the build as much as I have.  I will be shutting down my shop inside the house for the summer and hope to resume with some new and interesting project in the Fall.  I'll be staying close to enjoy what you folks are doing.


Fairwinds and smooth seas mates!


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Re: St. Roch Canadian Arctic Patrol Ship Static Build
« Reply #41 on: May 25, 2015, 11:23:54 pm »

more pics.
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Re: St. Roch Canadian Arctic Patrol Ship Static Build
« Reply #42 on: May 26, 2015, 09:47:48 pm »

A fascinating build Dennis - I believe you have done this kit justice and more besides  O0
 
I feel sure your friend will be thrilled with it when you hand her over :-)) 

Just to re-iterate my previous comments Dennis...and thank you for sharing.
 
Looking forward to the next one already O0
 
Cheers for now.
 
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