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GOGSAMWE

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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #50 on: August 02, 2006, 09:24:21 PM »

As twilight fell this evening, I couldnt resist trying some of the fitted lighting out  ;D

Captain Luigi has seen the light , and the pasengers can see where that open r/c bay is , right outside the doors  ;D

Steve
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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #51 on: August 03, 2006, 08:20:31 AM »

I sse you can't trust anyone - somebody has pinched Marco's mobile ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #52 on: August 03, 2006, 10:38:47 AM »

That boats looking realy fantastic! Your doing a wonderful job. I first saw this as a kit 4 or 5yrs ago unbuilt in the shop i used to work at, at the time i was not into boats, but boy i wish i had purchased it then.
Can i ask how much the kit is, and what are the instructions and quality of parts like?


Keep up the good work!


Regards: voyager.
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GOGSAMWE

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« Reply #53 on: August 03, 2006, 02:57:34 PM »

I sse you can't trust anyone - somebody has pinched Marco's mobile ;D ;D ;D

He hee Doug... its not a mobile he's missing its his Cornetto !! ;D ;D

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GOGSAMWE

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« Reply #54 on: August 03, 2006, 03:15:30 PM »

That boats looking realy fantastic! Your doing a wonderful job. I first saw this as a kit 4 or 5yrs ago unbuilt in the shop i used to work at, at the time i was not into boats, but boy i wish i had purchased it then.
Can i ask how much the kit is, and what are the instructions and quality of parts like?


Keep up the good work!


Regards: voyager.

Many thanks for the kind words Voyager ;)

I got the kit from  Barry @ Westbournes...around 150 for the kit.
When completed, I shall do a review of it.

The parts are, well, all wood  ;D , Generally they are good quality, though those bulwarks & stern pieces have really given me some grief, as has some parts of the build.

My biggest mountain to climb, was the amount of effort it took to work that wood into a hull shape. ( Usually my kit hulls are preformed in Abs or G/f)

Thank Goodness for the web, & forums, I did get  a lot of very useful advice from people.

If you have built a few models before, then I think you could tackle it , definately not a "first timers" model.

Along the way I have picked up some more building skills, it does require different techniques to that I am used to,but some thought is really needed at certain stages of the build.

The instructions "assume" you are an experienced wooden ship modeller, ( I had NO experience with wood till this one !)
An experienced "wooden pro builder" COULD make an excellent top notch model of museum quality with this kit.

I shall, I am sure, be happy with the end result    ;D

I think my biggest "kick" is when I look back at the picture of the flat pack contents, and see how she is now, stand back and say " I made that"
It really does feel good :D

If you need any more info, just ask  ;)

Steve
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GOGSAMWE

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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #55 on: August 04, 2006, 10:01:37 PM »

Another few hours on my vappy tonight ;D

Work is concentrating on the bow area, where, as on the prototype, there are sliding bar gates, to prevent  passengers falling into the briny ;D

The kit caters for these quite nicely.

Steve
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GOGSAMWE

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« Reply #56 on: August 04, 2006, 10:03:34 PM »

Forward benches and stanchions also now fitted  ;)
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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #57 on: August 04, 2006, 11:18:23 PM »

Lookin good!!! :o
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GOGSAMWE

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« Reply #58 on: August 05, 2006, 08:20:55 PM »

More detaling of the Vappy today  ;D
All seating is now in situ, though I have reduced the  number of rear seats to allow me better access to the rudder hatch.
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GOGSAMWE

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« Reply #59 on: August 05, 2006, 08:23:22 PM »

Here's a few of my favourite shots of the day  ;D
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« Reply #60 on: August 05, 2006, 08:25:14 PM »


.... looks brilliant - how far is she off from her sea trials?
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GOGSAMWE

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« Reply #61 on: August 05, 2006, 10:10:58 PM »


.... looks brilliant - how far is she off from her sea trials?

Thank You !  :D

Probably  about 2 weeks or so.
The roof, I know, is gonna be a pig to do..... that said, I may be tempted to "float my boat"  roofless ( or should that be top less ?) before then...... just for test purposes, you understand  ;D

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GOGSAMWE

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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #62 on: August 06, 2006, 07:33:33 PM »

 Its no good..... I just had to do it !! ;D

She has today, met water  under power for the very first time.

Before I tackle the roof parts , I needed to be darn confident that my woodwork (aka hull) was indeed water-tight !

I am pleased to say.... she was fabulous, even in cabriolet/topless fashion ..

 The 385 motor is spot on for scale speed and she can get a good "wriggle on" with a nice bow wave too..

For full  detail , see the build on my MSW link.. but for now  a few tasty pics for you  ;D

She is gonna be a rather special boat I feel, and lovely to sail when illuminated on an evening sail...

Next up , will be the battle of the roof fitting !

Steve ;)
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ambernblu

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« Reply #63 on: August 06, 2006, 07:55:14 PM »


.... magic! and as you say, wait until she's under way fully illuminated....!  ;)
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GOGSAMWE

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« Reply #64 on: August 10, 2006, 10:19:40 PM »

Roofing Contractors have made a start  ;D

The fillet between the roof and side walls is of plasticard strips, and a wider strip on top, bevelled to fit the location...

Oh dear........ Looks like Marco is inspecting AGAIN !!  ;D

He's now taking a much closer look ! I hope these contractors tidy up soon, or they'll be sent packing ;D

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GOGSAMWE

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« Reply #65 on: August 11, 2006, 09:33:57 PM »

Given some thought on how I should "occupy " Marco  ;D

Either getting knotted with his rope  ;)

or using his brand new scratch built broom, cleaning up after his messy passengers.. ;D

Steve ;)

 
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GOGSAMWE

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« Reply #66 on: August 11, 2006, 09:36:05 PM »

Will soon be at the finishing line  ;D

This is how she looks today ,as you can see I have just got to find Marco "something" to do with his hands ;D

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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #67 on: August 11, 2006, 10:34:09 PM »

That's a fine looking model, she is going to look fantastic with all the lights on sailing.

Regards:Voyager.
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ambernblu

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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #68 on: August 12, 2006, 07:08:07 AM »


... just to maybe make you feel better, I have what appears to be Marco's great uncle on board an older model boat I have (one of my son's actually - its a sort of converted Patrol Torpedo Boat..'ish - to which a few Tamiya figures were added for effect(!))  :D

As you can see, this Marco comes from the branch of the family that emigrated Stateside, but he's still a pain in the butt nevertheless (you can hopefully spot the family resemblance anyway?)  ;D

Your boat does you proud Steve - nice job!



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GOGSAMWE

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« Reply #69 on: August 12, 2006, 09:05:23 AM »

 ;D Thanks Voyager, and Ambernblu, appreciate the comments.

Yes Marco, does indeed appear to be related to that " get yer head down" family doesn't he ?  ;D

I am thinking of promoting Marco...  after all his moaning, its not befitting from him to sweep the floor  ;)

Watch this space.....I have an idea bubble forming.......  ;D ouch....... Marco says..... "Will this mean ANOTHER painful operation ?"

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GOGSAMWE

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« Reply #70 on: August 12, 2006, 10:00:31 PM »

Well after much thought, and discussion with my crew, Marco has been Promoted ! 

Following  an in depth Marine Engineers training course, I am pleased to announce he has qualified.. ;D
He has also "braved" yet another operation to lower his Mama Mia left arm too ;)   

He is a much happier chappy now... probably wants a pay rise too... he hee

As a newly qualified engineer, he has a shiny new tool box too, and he's gonna have a go at fixing that sliding door !
 
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GOGSAMWE

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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #71 on: August 12, 2006, 10:03:38 PM »

The electrical contractors made a start on the lighting today too ;)
and it ALL works  ;D
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GOGSAMWE

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« Reply #72 on: August 12, 2006, 10:06:54 PM »

Stern light, cabin light and Spot light all AOK too  :D magic !

TOMORROW IS THE FINALE !!

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GOGSAMWE

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« Reply #73 on: August 12, 2006, 10:08:17 PM »

Wooh Hoo

I just noticed!
I have been promoted too.. to CAPTAIN  !!

 ;D ;D

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Re: Viva Italia :) Vaporetta motabattello Veneziano
« Reply #74 on: August 12, 2006, 11:43:05 PM »

It's looking realy good with the lights fitted and working, when is the big day? Dont know where you live, but if you are able to attend, Black Park are holding a night run sometime at the end of September....would be great to see it/and you there.


Regards:Voyager
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