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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #50 on: May 31, 2008, 04:44:12 PM »

Made and fitted the shrouds for the mizzen mast today. First the deadeyes were laced up in the correct manner and when all six had been done they were fastened to the eyebolts on the galley roof. Finally the shrouds were raised and fastened over the stop cleat on the mast. The rearmost shrouds also had, after much swearing and frustration to get them looking something like correct, their baggywrinkles fitted. Now just need to touch up the deadeyes and stop cleat with a darker paint.

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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #51 on: June 06, 2008, 08:16:23 PM »

More items added, in this case the large ventilators on the engine room casing. The bells for these were moulded from plasticard over a turned former and wire added for the rims. The long downpipes were then added and faired in with epoxy putty. After painting they were glued in position either side of the funnel.

Next to be tackled was the rigging for the formast. All the ropes are movable and the whole mast can be folded down if needed. After final painting (everything to de de-rigged!) the rigging will be secured in the correct manner. The hook will be replaced with a better pattern later and is just to give some tension in the system.

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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #52 on: June 07, 2008, 03:21:07 PM »

Don't know why I haven't looked at this thread recently, but it's looking very nice - great workmanship + very interesting subject. The deck planking looks particularly good - I'll be happy if the deck on my steam yacht looks 1/10 as good as this when finished!
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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #53 on: June 07, 2008, 09:25:12 PM »

gribeauval,

Excellent work and a most useful description of your build and the processes you adopted.

Not in any way a criticism, an observation. Ropes/sheets (particularly where handled by the guy up fora rd) look insubstantial. I guess this is the scale problem, the thickness may be correct but at that scale the thread lacks and significant weight. I wonder if they were beeswaxed would they then adopt or bend to a reasonable likeness of the original?

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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #54 on: June 07, 2008, 09:54:52 PM »

Glad you like it Roger. The final re-rigging has yet to be done and I promise you it will look about 10 times better than what you see now. ;) At the moment the rigging is not fastened in place and the rope held by the figure is the smallest diameter as it is used on the snatch block for unloading the fish in dock. I agree that at 1/35th scale ropes always look too small and won't "sit" correctly without assistance as they do not have scale weight.

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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #55 on: June 10, 2008, 03:44:58 PM »

I have now sorted out where all the parts/ropes go on the mizzen mast. Again it will now be de-rigged for painting and tensioning of the ropes. Some of the minor parts have been built and fitted. In order; the front companionway, front handrail, wicker baskets for 'deck clutter', swing frame navigation lights (working) to be mounted on the casing after painting.
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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #56 on: June 10, 2008, 11:10:32 PM »

My wife has made the sail for the drifter. The sail was first marked out on a medium weight canvas. The vertical lines are typical sail panels and the horizontal lines are the positions of the reef bands. This was then dyed a reddish brown typical of the period and the lines stitched in. The sail was then trimmed and hemmed and the reef ropes added. The sail is now ready to fit onto the boat.

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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #57 on: June 11, 2008, 08:19:07 AM »

The detail is a credit to you......and Mrs Gribeauval!!!
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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #58 on: June 11, 2008, 09:24:47 PM »

The mizzen mast sail has now been fitted and the rigging tightened. Just need to fit the cleats to finish the job. The navigation lights on their swinging frames have also been fitted onto the casing and now all the 'spaghetti' that calls itself the wiring needs sorting out to make the whole thing work! The drive motor, propshaft, prop and rudder will now be refitted and more of the details done.
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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #59 on: June 13, 2008, 10:42:38 PM »

Added a few more parts to the drifter. First the net rollers on the bulwarks and the hatch. Next the fish and coaling scuttles on the deck. Finally for now the wiring has been sorted out and here is the boat with the lights working.
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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #60 on: June 18, 2008, 04:39:22 PM »

More details made and added to the drifter.
First picture shows the grating over the rudder head in place, next the ladder that most drifters carried now on the galley roof, next the non-prototypical gearing for the working steam winch has now been enclosed, next the handles on the forward hatch covers added, when these are removed the switch controls for the motor, lights, winch etc are revealed along with the charging socket for the gell cell in the hull the gap in the centre will have a representation of the drift nets added. Next the floats for the nets under construction and finally for now the display stand for the boat.
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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #61 on: June 18, 2008, 04:50:12 PM »

Stunning  O0
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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #62 on: June 18, 2008, 05:13:20 PM »

Exellent as usual Mike. O0
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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #63 on: June 22, 2008, 06:07:45 PM »

More parts sorted on the drifter.

1: the forward hatch has had the drift nets added to the centre section, the ends now slide to give access to the switches.

2: the large net floats are now completed, numbered (in case they are lost at sea!) and added to the deck.

3: more clutter, ropes and barrels etc added to the foredeck.

4: 5: 6: & 7: the crew has been repainted in better colours, placed on the ships muster roll and put to work!

8: the smoke system has been connected to the switch system and tested.
 
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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #64 on: June 23, 2008, 08:31:07 PM »

Apart from a little tidying up Craigneen is ready to 'sail' to her home port in Scotland.
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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #65 on: June 23, 2008, 08:37:59 PM »

What can I say------I HATE YOU. Its immaculate Mike, a wonderful model, if your customer doesn't want it send it down here. ;)
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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #66 on: June 23, 2008, 10:02:10 PM »

A lovely job!!
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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #67 on: June 24, 2008, 09:00:52 AM »

Watching this build take shape into what can only be described as stunning has been of immense help.

I will take much of what I have learned from this build and try to emulate to the best of my limited ability to use it in my next working build.

Excellent!!
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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #68 on: June 24, 2008, 09:38:54 AM »

Thanks for the comments gents :embarrassed:. There is nothing complicated in what I do, it's just a long series of very small steps and a look at things in life from a different angle. I hope you will enjoy watching the new lifeboat build as much as I will in building her.


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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #69 on: June 24, 2008, 07:42:30 PM »

Lovely job, well done.

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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #70 on: June 28, 2008, 11:25:37 PM »

Just to round off the build I took some pictures of the completed boat this evening  with its lights on. I hope you like the effect as much as I do.  ;)


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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #71 on: July 07, 2008, 12:44:59 AM »

Truly Fantastic looking, a real work of art.

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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #72 on: July 07, 2008, 11:23:52 PM »

The whole build in 10 mins!!  8)




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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #73 on: July 07, 2008, 11:39:54 PM »

Superb video - the lines on the upturned hull shot, look perfect - wonderfull curves and totally symmetrical. O0

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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #74 on: July 09, 2008, 03:08:27 PM »

Beautiful work!  O0 The build video is a very interesting idea - it's fascinating to watch the model progress step by step from the keel frame to the finished article.
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