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SteamboatPhil

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Re: Joe's scratch Puffer
« Reply #125 on: January 13, 2021, 05:37:25 pm »

Loving it Joe, the thing with puffers is the amount (all be it small) of detail you can add, it becomes like a Giles cartoon you see the first image but then as you look closer you find all the little things (like your charts----when will you add the small pencil).
So you will need the compulsory bicycle on the hatch cover.... {-) {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Joe's scratch Puffer
« Reply #126 on: January 14, 2021, 04:14:06 pm »

Thanks Phil, a Bicycle I'll have to think about that one  %%   
done a couple more bits the grating/seat over the steering gear and the nav lights, every time I get to the nav lights on various builds I ponder whether to have them working or not and again for the amount they would be used I deemed it just wasn't worth the effort so these are just for show.


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Re: Joe's scratch Puffer
« Reply #127 on: January 16, 2021, 04:34:43 pm »

Just remembered to make the crews stove flue, Phil mentioned a bicycle and I've seen a few puffer photos with a bike somewhere on board, so just for the fun of it I thought I'd have a go at making one, well it does resembles a bike I'll see what it looks like after painting just don't ask about the wheel pokes  %%


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Re: Joe's scratch Puffer
« Reply #128 on: January 16, 2021, 04:40:02 pm »

Excellent  :-)) :-))
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Re: Joe's scratch Puffer
« Reply #129 on: January 16, 2021, 04:59:14 pm »

Excellent  :-)) :-))


Isn't it just  :-))   A great addition and I thought I had patience  - a fantastic build Joe.

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Re: Joe's scratch Puffer
« Reply #130 on: January 16, 2021, 05:06:12 pm »

 :-))  just awsome for me, hope you continue with this build blog
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Re: Joe's scratch Puffer
« Reply #131 on: January 16, 2021, 05:57:52 pm »

Love the bike, the rest is not half bad as well. :-))
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Re: Joe's scratch Puffer
« Reply #132 on: January 17, 2021, 11:23:52 am »

Thanks for your comments guys,  A couple more pics of the bike painted and on board not sure yet whether to tie it or secure it with spots of glue, sometimes even thread looks over scale, just started to make an anchor.


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Re: Joe's scratch Puffer
« Reply #133 on: January 18, 2021, 09:56:15 pm »

And there we were expecting you to say 'Well someone told me about a bike kit in this scale' and off you go and make a top quality bike from scratch!!


I love the effort and imagination you are putting into this build. It is nice to be able to free roam about a project rather than worry about the placement of small vents and those funny weird shaped bollards that a certain class of warship had.
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Re: Joe's scratch Puffer
« Reply #134 on: January 19, 2021, 12:16:54 pm »

Phil mentioned a bicycle and I've seen a few puffer photos with a bike somewhere on board, so just for the fun of it I thought I'd have a go at making one, well it does resembles a bike I'll see what it looks like after painting just don't ask about the wheel spokes  %%


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Joe to show the spokes fit an acetate disc into the wheel and score the spokes with the point of a knife (best done before fitting the disc into the wheel). This should be enough at this scale. If they don't show up that well then rub a little gray paint into the scores.
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Re: Joe's scratch Puffer
« Reply #135 on: January 19, 2021, 01:22:32 pm »

Thanks Ian  (the cheque's in the post) {-)


Thanks for the suggestion Jim that could work, where I've finally placed the bike the wheels don't show up that much.


Finished the anchor and placed on board, I thought the bike looked best tucked in by the oil drums,, and made a leccy/fusey type box on the aft of the boiler room, a bit of nonsense but  it adds a bit of interest.


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Re: Joe's scratch Puffer
« Reply #136 on: January 19, 2021, 09:12:56 pm »

Love it Joe, its all in the detail  O0 O0 O0 O0
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Re: Joe's scratch Puffer
« Reply #137 on: January 20, 2021, 02:40:12 pm »

Cheers Phil,


The wheel house looked a bit empty so as I had a few scraps of mahogany left over from my build of Bella I thought I'd have a bit of fun and add a some more detail, what Puffer skipper doesn't like a mug of tea with a wee dram of the amber nectar in it %)


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Re: Joe's scratch Puffer
« Reply #138 on: January 23, 2021, 09:52:49 am »

It's coming on very well Joe
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Re: Joe's scratch Puffer
« Reply #139 on: January 23, 2021, 02:09:12 pm »

Thanks Dave,
She's nearing completion now so I thought it was about time she had her name as she's not a model for any particular Puffer I didn't want to use a name like Vital Spark or Auld Reekie so I originally thought of a tongue in cheek name like  Loch Doon and I then found out it is an actual Loch in Scotland and a rather pretty one at that so that's what she's called, still got to do the ballasting and get a row boat to stow on the hatch and a couple of crew, I guess it will be some months before she can go on trails so for now she'll have to join the other shelf queens. {-)


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Re: Joe's scratch Puffer
« Reply #140 on: January 23, 2021, 04:09:41 pm »

Looking very nice Joe :-))
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Re: Joe's scratch Puffer
« Reply #141 on: January 26, 2021, 07:52:31 pm »

Excellent Joe, you definitely need to put the year on the puffer somewhere (for posterity) though  :embarrassed:
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Re: Joe's scratch Puffer
« Reply #142 on: January 27, 2021, 01:10:26 pm »

That's not a bad idea Phil, maybe a miniature plaque somewhere.




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Re: Joe's scratch Puffer
« Reply #143 on: January 27, 2021, 01:29:17 pm »

HI Joe this is how my models are finished.


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Re: Joe's scratch Puffer
« Reply #144 on: January 27, 2021, 04:55:13 pm »

Stan you sure make more of your cradles that I do,  very nice mate.


as well as putting the date completed inside,  on this Puffer I put a little plaque under the ladder so as not stand out too much.


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Re: Joe's scratch Puffer
« Reply #145 on: January 27, 2021, 05:14:25 pm »

Hi Joe Puffer looks good all we need  now is to get back sailing in some shape or form. I do hope we can can back fully by 2022 we have missed so much.


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Re: Joe's scratch Puffer
« Reply #146 on: January 28, 2021, 06:19:15 pm »

Amen to that Stan, although I was hoping it may have been this year , hmm maybe not :((


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Re: Joe's scratch Puffer
« Reply #147 on: February 03, 2021, 02:53:59 pm »

Finally got round to the ballasting, I had some bits and pieces of lead mainly some bullet heads left over from my shooting days that I was going to cast into ingots plus a friend gave me just over a kilo of lead shot so I tried the lead shot in bags of 200g and they stayed firmly in place between the frames so I thought I'll just use the lead shot, she took 620g aft to get the stern down and the other 400g below the foc-sle that wasn't enough so another 485g of the cast ingots to get her looking about right and trimmed who'd have thought it 1.5 kilos and an all up weight of a tad over 5 kilos, I've kept the bow slightly high like most of the Puffers in photos seem to be, also tried out my new radio while in the water that works so much better than my old set, she responds so well and you can almost "feel" the weight of her if that makes sense, just a couple of crew and a row boat to get fairly pricy items but it would add to the finished Puffer.


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Re: Joe's scratch Puffer
« Reply #148 on: February 03, 2021, 08:43:41 pm »

Interesting Joe. There are already 'Haptic' gaming controllers that have feedback to the joysticks, so maybe you have unwittingly got feedback from the receiver via your  transmitter?


What a lovely Puffer Joe. I fancy building one myself (one day when some other projects are done  %% ) I  have driven around and over Loch Doune and it is a lovely part of the world.
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Re: Joe's scratch Puffer
« Reply #149 on: February 03, 2021, 09:13:05 pm »

Hi Joe,


Your Puffer is looking good, it's a bit high at the bow when they were running dry the bow always had a bit in the water other wise they became difficult to steer.
Here are 2- pics of puffers running dry.


Starlight going back down river after discharging load of gravel at the Broomilaw and the Ardfern returning dry for another load.Most of the puffers had tilting masts to allow them to get below 3- bridges going into the city, one or two even had tilting funnels


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