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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #250 on: June 10, 2019, 03:48:50 PM »

Thanks, sometimes you have to be brave. Applied with small brush
Gone the whole hog. 12 hr drying time then I'll decide what next if anything.


I need to be cracking on with the windows now (yes I'm doing glazing  %% )





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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #251 on: June 10, 2019, 04:08:46 PM »

I've just ordered the OSMO Polyx oil matt finish to top it off
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #253 on: June 10, 2019, 08:35:28 PM »

Pit stop
Looking back to first post I've had two weeks away on holiday so not much over two weeks building this. I estimate she's at about 80% complete. Happy so far with my off the wall choices but struggling now with hull colour above and below.


Some photos to help me focus and near 250 of them so far in this thread.




















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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #254 on: June 11, 2019, 02:11:05 PM »

Can anyone guess what I'm using this for ...................


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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #255 on: June 11, 2019, 02:29:19 PM »

Insulation for exhaust stack.




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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #256 on: June 11, 2019, 02:31:03 PM »

 :-))  heck you're on the ball Stan  8)


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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #257 on: June 11, 2019, 03:37:37 PM »

Pit stop
Looking back to first post I've had two weeks away on holiday so not much over two weeks building this. I estimate she's at about 80% complete. Happy so far with my off the wall choices but struggling now with hull colour above and below.


That's a smartly turned out crew.
I would appreciate scale (I'm currently looking to muster 1:24 deckhands) and source from which they can be press ganged.
Thanks in anticipation.


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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #258 on: June 11, 2019, 03:40:32 PM »

This build is 1:12 scale and the figures are from mountfleet models who also do other scales.
These pre painted at this size are £15 each
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #259 on: June 11, 2019, 03:45:04 PM »

This build is 1:12 scale and the figures are from mountfleet models who also do other scales.
These pre painted at this size are £15 each


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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #260 on: June 11, 2019, 04:33:47 PM »

Looking now at the sail cloth. The book says to brush Urathane (their spelling) into it. What product are Midwest refering to?
What is best for making the holes?
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #261 on: June 11, 2019, 08:33:57 PM »



a synthetic crystalline compound used in making pesticides and fungicides, and formerly as an anaesthetic.



short for polyurethane.
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #262 on: June 11, 2019, 08:37:12 PM »

I found that word for word on google too  O0  Yanks can't spell
Thanks Dave


enough cloth for two just in case  :embarrassed:
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #263 on: June 11, 2019, 09:02:25 PM »

The heat shield sprayed with Tamiya Nato black. I'm quite pleased with this idea and will certainly find other uses.
Tamiya silver leaf spray makes it look just like hydraulic brake line braid



The mast is primed and finished in Tamiya white. The top of the mast will be finished in another contrasting colour


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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #264 on: June 11, 2019, 10:32:04 PM »

I'm strongly erring towards dark green or BRG above the waterline. I've ordered some paints from wonderland models Edinburgh as currently they have 10% off Tamiya which covers the postage if you buy enough.
The continual presence of the band saw it giving me subliminal messages  {-)


Either that or a shade in the red spectrum


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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #265 on: June 11, 2019, 10:44:10 PM »

A test picture for Martin  :-))  it's not all about the camera, it's equally about the file size and web hosting.
This is still not the full size on my hosting site but click it for an example of resolution at near original with no compression.
This is iPhone XS max point and shoot





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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #266 on: June 12, 2019, 01:28:57 AM »

My experience indicates to me that image size is the issue. I post in several other places where image size is never a problem. Perhaps it is a matter of cost for server allocation which is understandable. However, if the image size limitation could be eliminated posting would probably increase a lot.
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #267 on: June 12, 2019, 09:29:58 AM »

I pay less than £1 per week for unlimited picture storage that has proven reliable for a decade unlike photo bucket  {-)
My images are backed up in three servers across America by smugmug  :-))
Canít even buy a half pint of beer for that.
However Iíve gone off topic and this has been discussed in the past
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #268 on: June 12, 2019, 11:01:37 AM »

Looking good Andy !

I remember spending many hours on early (crashing) versions of 'Google Earth' searching harbours along the coast of Maine for colour scheme ideas,
plumped for boring safe old white on my model, but I recall similar nicer pale greens like yours,
lots of light blues even yellow seemed popular in one area (poss. Bar Harbour?).

Looking at your pics, reminds me of one thing that bugged me at the time of building mine -
what a shame we have to paint the hull !  but the full size are all painted, hey ho.

Re the sail, looks like they want you to varnish it ?
this goes back to good old fashioned 1940's model yachting practice when they did varnish cotton sails - see VMYG website for info.
I don't recall doing this, might have used weak Tea to mucky it up a tad and mrs Zippy to sew a hem or two.

You can use teeny tiny brass eyelets to make the holes and stitch the seams or
my latest build - the small free sailing yacht, we were messing about with at Mayhem,
uses modern white kite rip-stop nylon sails,
whereby holes are melted with a hot needle and seams made with 1/4inch double sided tape.

Another idea - you could make an easier, cheats version and have the sail rolled up around the mast !
which is probably how the full size would spend most of its time - might look nice/different.
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #269 on: June 12, 2019, 11:07:01 AM »

I think the varnish is as much to stop the cloth fraying. Iíd rather have the sail working it would add interest  to playing with it  :-)
Yellow also crossed my mind but the shade would be so very important with that option
Red and green both go well also if the shade is right and I will do test cards first
Thanks Paul all food for thought  :-))



P.S Iím sticking with Tamiya spray as it has a nice sheen and touching up is very easy without respraying a whole panel as it blends itself so well
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #270 on: June 12, 2019, 02:22:54 PM »

This just arrived to top coat the deck stain
I have a piece of deck with different amounts of stain on to test with this. At the moment she only has one coat.


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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #271 on: June 12, 2019, 02:55:40 PM »

Andy,
 If your have not already planned to do so you might consider making the staysail removable by lifting the mast out. Itís presence is going to alter the maneuverability of the boat causing it to be more wind-set among other things. The staysailís purpose is to reduce wave-induced rolling while trap hauling and to keep the head of the boat into the wind. You probably already know this so I may be preaching to the choir. :-))


Just a suggestion.
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #272 on: June 12, 2019, 03:13:44 PM »

Thanks Bill
The manual says not to glue and I would not have glued it if it did  :-))
Most of my model is dismantle-able


No I did not know itís true purpose thanks again
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #273 on: June 12, 2019, 06:12:19 PM »

My mast is a snug fit without using a wedge as per instructions






I've settled on a single coat of the stain and now applied the matt oil which is still drying.








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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #274 on: June 12, 2019, 09:48:17 PM »

I'm going to ballast her tomorrow for a maiden sailing at Kirklees on Sunday. No need for paint as she's tight as a drum.
Weather permitting! Flaming June as usual for that last few years has been flaming raining
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