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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #100 on: June 18, 2019, 05:23:03 PM »

Hi all  not much time this week due to other things happening. Still aiming for the end of next week all been well.

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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #101 on: June 21, 2019, 02:55:11 PM »

Just a few pictures showing my untidy work bench. A new servo mounting and the piece of new deck washed with washes. The floats now repainted  just need some dark washes applying.  The deck section may need some very light washes.
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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #102 on: June 21, 2019, 03:02:42 PM »

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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #103 on: June 21, 2019, 04:41:22 PM »

Looks good!
nice to see benches and the tools that others use - don't think mine is any different.
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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #104 on: June 21, 2019, 09:29:31 PM »

Just a few pictures showing areas masked off to repair paint work and dry brush the rubbing strakes. Glazing is now complete also.


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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #105 on: June 27, 2019, 06:47:38 AM »

Most of the parts are now back in place hull needs to have a few coats of varnish refit the mast. New group of pictures will be when the work is complete.




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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #106 on: June 28, 2019, 09:11:09 AM »

Another one of yours I love  :-))   but  I have a Maggie M next month
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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #107 on: June 29, 2019, 03:14:22 AM »

I continue to be amazed at the interest you folks have in lobster boats. Well on you. I hope both of you are following  the lobstering thread on RC groups Dock Talk started by Jerome Morris, a down Mainer. A lot of information and photos.
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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #108 on: July 05, 2019, 09:21:00 PM »

Well after 2 months the refit /repair is finished final ballast checks done this afternoon. The new motor is a little sluggish I am going to repair the old motor and refit  final picture taken in the test tank ( the bath).The pump to simulate engine cooling works a treat I have a video of this  but I have no idea how get it on to mayhem. The dinghy needs some attention hope to be all finished next week then back to the grey funnel line.

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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #109 on: July 06, 2019, 02:56:58 AM »

Great job Stan :-))


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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #110 on: July 06, 2019, 07:36:32 PM »

Well guys final set of pictures its been a tough job repairing this model but well worth it. Two months ago I had to decide should I scrap or repair this model it was a no brainer. Hopefully the all work carried out will last a further 30 years giving me pleasure for many years to come.
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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #111 on: July 06, 2019, 07:51:31 PM »

She's a beauty Stan and you've made a great job of her restoration - congratulations mate  :-))


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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #112 on: July 06, 2019, 08:01:51 PM »

She’s a 10  :-))
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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #113 on: July 06, 2019, 08:32:09 PM »

Just a beautiful job - it looks so real the way the weathering is done.  Top job Stan  :-))
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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #114 on: July 06, 2019, 08:50:35 PM »

Fantastic job and like someone else mentioned the weathering is great, the intricate detail is perfect and makes it very realistic and you should be proud and please you did the restoration 
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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #115 on: July 07, 2019, 02:08:45 AM »


Simply excellent! Congratulations Stan  :-))   O0


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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #116 on: July 07, 2019, 01:34:34 PM »

Lovely job Stan - modelling at its best.
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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #117 on: July 07, 2019, 09:11:01 PM »

Yesterday I closed this thread but I did say I may change the motor this was done late this afternoon.  This thread is now closed no more pictures or postings thank you for all your comments .

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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #118 on: July 21, 2019, 08:20:34 PM »

When I closed this tread I forgot one thing  to show it back on the water so just two pictures from this morning. All looks well the old motor give a nice scale speed. Time to go back to the grey funnel line this is the very last post and very last fishing boat  I will build.

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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #119 on: August 04, 2019, 05:00:39 PM »

This morning at Kirklees we had two lobster boats on the water. My rebuilt model and the new build by Taranis. We may have set a trend to build this model.

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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #120 on: August 04, 2019, 07:37:59 PM »

You should be ashamed of yourself Stan. Keeping yours in such shoddy condition.. %% %% %%
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« Reply #121 on: August 05, 2019, 04:56:38 PM »

You should be ashamed of yourself Stan. Keeping yours in such shoddy condition.. %% %% %%


That is the way the boats of that era looked. Skippers had little time to tidy their craft. ok2
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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #122 on: August 05, 2019, 04:57:49 PM »

This morning at Kirklees we had two lobster boats on the water. My rebuilt model and the new build by Taranis. We may have set a trend to build this model.

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They look great together.
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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #123 on: August 05, 2019, 10:06:19 PM »

Hi Stan it's John V you have done a lovely Job well done .take care cheers John V
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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #124 on: August 12, 2019, 06:12:23 AM »

Amazing job, the weathering is just stunning. Very inspirational indeed!
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