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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #75 on: September 28, 2016, 10:32:29 am »


Cheers Mate.

Further work has been done.  We are now up to the top deck and it's beginning to look the part  (from a distance )

Now that the major shape has been realised, we can start Tarting up the features a bit.   Sheesh... them windows took a lot of my time to cut out.  I'll count them next time and report back.   :}

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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #76 on: September 28, 2016, 10:58:59 am »

Looking mighty fine there Kenny
Might have to change your name to Sternwheeler Kenny {-)
Over 60 windows , not including the Pilot House as the Americans
call the Bridge/Wheelhouse.


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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #77 on: September 28, 2016, 11:08:49 am »


Aw  !!!!   That shines a light on the subject.

Of course,  over the time I've been cutting these wretched things, I have developed a faster way of doing things.


I first started by drawing each one and then Stanley knifing out the hole close to the line.  Then using a file, sanding out the hole to a perfect shape.  Then I used a master shape to draw each hole the same. It is now refined to drilling around the inside edge with a special drill that has side teeth which allows for drilling one hole and then grinding in a sanding motion all the way around the hole close to the mark and finally finishing with a fine file.

I'm pleased to say they should all be done by now.     %)

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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #78 on: September 29, 2016, 07:41:02 pm »

Has it been near the Teat Tank yet, cos weight soon builds up and we don't want it to s**k.
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« Reply #79 on: September 30, 2016, 09:10:43 pm »

Hi Big Ada,  no worries as I've just done a float test in the bath.

Seems to float half way up the black part of the hull.  I'm hoping not much more to be added that's heavy.   %)

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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #80 on: October 02, 2016, 08:49:37 pm »

Today I made use of the cocktail sticks by fitting them into place to get the general overall effect.   (they do need cutting to size)

I have also made the roof to the wheelhouse.

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« Reply #81 on: October 02, 2016, 09:51:10 pm »

Beginning to look impressive now Kenny - should be a head turner on the water or on the shelf. O0

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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #82 on: October 02, 2016, 09:58:26 pm »

With a sound card playing some tinkley bar piano music inside she will be a beauty.

Excellent progress.
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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #83 on: October 03, 2016, 09:43:20 am »


Thank you guys.   :-))

I need advice on the deck surfaces.  They are plywood at the moment but I would like a surface more appropriate. to the boat.  Should I go for a planking effect or a darker brown  ?   Also the edges need  'covering up'  in some way.  Any suggestions please.

Today I shall be fitting the vertical posts between decks, so must make sure the holes  'line up' .   I wish now that I had drilled them in readiness before I'd fitted them permanently down.

I have acquired the railings  (is that the word ?) to go around the decks.  I have cut down a plastic product from the DIY store that suits the bill exactly, am quite excited about the effect this will have. Must get on ---------  can't sit around here all day.    %)

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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #84 on: October 03, 2016, 12:53:10 pm »

Decks need planking, smaller coffee stirreres should be great for the job,...............and then use one stirrer, mounted upright to hide the edge and it becomes a toeboard, if above the deck, or a decorative deck support if going below the deck?
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« Reply #85 on: October 03, 2016, 05:40:29 pm »

I think it was Young at 70 who had a sternwheeler up at the LLanberis event or was it Mayhem and if memory serves me right he had a mp3 player playing missisippi jazz music and it was very effective


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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #86 on: October 03, 2016, 08:19:18 pm »

Thanks nivapilot.  If there's one thing I have plenty of and that's coffee sticks.  Might try this.

Today I drilled some more holes for the  'down pipes'  (for want of a better word ?)

I then undercoated the top section in my favourite paint,  Red Oxide.  I find it tends to fill in the scratches and blemishes quite well.    %)

I am planning on some music Dave.     :}

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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #87 on: October 03, 2016, 09:35:46 pm »

It has an oriental feel to it at the moment what with the colour and the pagoda roof on the pilot house!

Acquire is the correct word Kenny  :-)) Now go harvest some 'Modelling sticks' from your local Cafe. Remember, for every handful of sticks you buy, you get a free coffee  O0
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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #88 on: October 12, 2016, 09:44:23 am »

Time to glue in the  'sticks'.

To this end I have used cocktail sticks as the posts to go around the boat.  The decks have been re-sprayed again, and are going to be left as a light grey colour.


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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #89 on: October 12, 2016, 09:47:56 am »

That is not a man in black on the stern.  It's an illusion caused by the inverted drill hanging over the mains plug.    {-)     {-)


The front stairs have been lined up and secured in place, so it's all coming together now.



 
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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #90 on: October 12, 2016, 08:41:11 pm »

I have started on the fencing.  There are three types needed so these were laid out to get a feel for their construction.

I've also started on the walkway from the bow.  This is a raised plank type of system via a crane.



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« Reply #91 on: October 14, 2016, 07:39:53 pm »


The fencing has been glued into place and it's beginning to look the part.

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« Reply #92 on: October 14, 2016, 08:12:41 pm »

Hi Kenny, that is coming along really nicely. I thought the multi coloured clamps added a party atmosphere to the boat  :}


 
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« Reply #93 on: October 14, 2016, 08:23:20 pm »


They are pretty aren't they   :}

When the glue dried I painted the sections white and here's  the overall effect.

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« Reply #94 on: October 19, 2016, 08:07:11 pm »


I have made the edging strip for the top floor and also the name plate between funnels.

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« Reply #95 on: October 19, 2016, 11:09:35 pm »

Nearly done Kenny!
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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #96 on: October 20, 2016, 10:22:11 am »

Hi, ken
Have you cut out all that fencing, our have you bought lengths of it pre cut .it has really brought the boat to life and looks fantastic.


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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #97 on: October 20, 2016, 10:33:47 am »

Thank you for the kind comments.

The  "Fencing"  was achieved by purchasing a 3 metre length of plastic from the hardware store that had these cut outs going through them.  They had edges on the each side that had to be cut off on the band-saw.  I don't have a picture of the original shape but this was result after cutting.

This left me with a long enough piece of perfectly looking slats to be able to wrap the complete boat in one go.  Lucky or what.   :}   Could have been made for the job.

The wood  'slats'  were purchased from the model shop at a pound each and are 2mm square and the round edged bars are long  'cocktail sticks' at a pound a pack.

(Not one for flashing my money around   %)  )

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« Reply #98 on: October 20, 2016, 10:51:42 am »

Hi,
thanks for information on fencing.  :-)) . Spending as little as possible is the whole idea with modeling to me . All my boats are made from scrap timber ie old pallets cut to size, only spend money when desperate like you don't (splash the cash).  %%  your fun will start when the painting starts.  will you spray it.
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« Reply #99 on: October 20, 2016, 11:00:30 am »

A man after my own heart.  It's always best to not  'splash the cash' if other ways are possible.

No, there is no further painting needed as it's done as I go along, and most of it is in white anyway. Now, where did I put those curtains for the windows !!

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