Model Boat Mayhem - Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length.
Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Customs Cutter based on Smeed's Guardsman  (Read 595 times)

stotty1111

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 28
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Finistere France
Customs Cutter based on Smeed's Guardsman
« on: February 19, 2019, 02:46:11 PM »

Product of early last year a Customs Cutter based on Smeed's Guardsman with some reworking to recreate Lively built by Cox and Co Falmouth 1910/12ish - she worked the Fal estuary all her working life, finally decommissioned 1930's.
The boat is to a scale of 1/24 not as the Smeed original which was/is 1/32.
The hull is of balsa bread and butter construction with a tissue/resin overlay both internally and externally for strength. The deck is individually laid strip, and the superstructures are of 1.5mm birch ply overlaid with planking etc, a toil but worth it I  think! There are also cabin lights installed but not navigation lights - she worked on station from dawn til' dusk, a quaint situation by todays standards!
I have recently acquired a 1/24 scale Grand Prix figures kit from the 70's one of the figures is a representation of Jackie Stewart. These figures will be adapted to populate the model.
On the water  she performs adequately although not a competition winner.
Logged
I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure!  ;  - ))

stotty1111

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 28
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Finistere France
Re: Customs Cutter based on Smeed's Guardsman
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2019, 02:48:52 PM »

photos
Logged
I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure!  ;  - ))

stotty1111

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 28
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Finistere France
Re: Customs Cutter based on Smeed's Guardsman
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2019, 02:49:28 PM »

2
Logged
I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure!  ;  - ))

stotty1111

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 28
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Finistere France
Re: Customs Cutter based on Smeed's Guardsman
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2019, 02:54:48 PM »

3
Logged
I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure!  ;  - ))

stotty1111

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 28
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Finistere France
Re: Customs Cutter based on Smeed's Guardsman
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2019, 02:56:04 PM »

4

If any questions or photos let me know!!
Logged
I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure!  ;  - ))

stotty1111

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 28
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Finistere France
Re: Customs Cutter based on Smeed's Guardsman
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2019, 02:57:07 PM »

1
Logged
I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure!  ;  - ))

stotty1111

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 28
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Finistere France
Re: Customs Cutter based on Smeed's Guardsman
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2019, 03:57:05 PM »

If a moderator or anyone wishes to move these items to separate topics please feel free to do so!
Cheers
Logged
I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure!  ;  - ))

Martin [Admin]

  • Administrator
  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 18,589
  • Location: Peterborough, UK
    • Model Boat Mayhem
Re: Customs Cutter based on Smeed's Guardsman
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2019, 05:34:06 PM »

Topic split!  :-)
Logged
"This is my firm opinion, but what do I know?!"    -   Mayhem FaceBook Group!

stotty1111

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 28
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Finistere France
Re: Customs Cutter based on Smeed's Guardsman
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2019, 06:39:00 PM »

ok, forgot to add overall weight 8.5kgs ballast installed(lead blocks) about 4.75kgs
Logged
I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure!  ;  - ))

stotty1111

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 28
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Finistere France
Re: Customs Cutter based on Smeed's Guardsman
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2019, 06:40:36 PM »

note home made flexible drive joint - works well! ; - ))
Logged
I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure!  ;  - ))
Pages: [1]   Go Up