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Int'l. Dragon Class II - by Cap 'n' Bob - 1:48 scale - small - complete


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#1
Cap'n'Bob

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Hi All,

 

In my signature there is a dragon in the gallery.  I built it in MSW 1. I did not keep the info on my build. and when MSW 1 crashed all was lost.  It was a good build and it sat on my shelf where I could enjoy it. Then when my brother visited I gave it to him.  He took it home and placed it on his mantel. After this my admiral looked at me and said, “That was my favorite boat”.  I had disposed of all the drawings and references  not wanting to build the same boat again.  So I showed her a picture of a yawl and asked if I could build it for her, she agreed.  This went on and on.  I built the yawl, a cat boat and the schooner all for her and her response is as always, “How about the dragon?”  So here is another dragon.  When building dragon 1, everything really worked.  There was even a groove in the mast and boom to slide the sail into.  This time I don’t know if I’ll go that far but I do hope to make it look better.  So this will be “Dragon II”.  Now I need to redraw the keel and bulkheads.   I hope you will enjoy following this build. 

 

Bob


Edited by Cap'n'Bob, 13 October 2015 - 07:36 PM.

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Completed builds:  US Coast Guard Pequot   Friendship-sloop,  Schooner Lettie-G.-Howard,   Spray,   Grand-Banks-dory

                                                a gaff rigged yawl,  HOGA (YT-146),  Int'l Dragon Class II

 

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Well, since I wasn't around for MSW 1.0, I will certainly enjoy this build, as I have your previous builds on MSW 2.0


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This is easy ... count me in. Should turn out marvelous as you have been practising ...


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Like Tom, I too wasn't around for MSW 1, and very much look forward to seeing you construct the Dragon II. 


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I'm new here myself, and keen to watch. Can you show as much as possible on the drawing process. Thanks Chris


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All ready for another 'Dragon', Bob.

 

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I wasn't around for MSW 1 either so I will pull up a barrel and sit and watch


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I'm in!!!
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congrats to Dragon II  building decision Bob,

 

never learnt  to know MSW 1, but had a look at your Gallery, ist a very nice boat. The actual Dragon-class calls for clinker planking, that will look great, hope you can put it on to your model. Wish you good success with Dragon II

 

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I want to thank you all for joining me on this build, I will make it as fun as possible.  After all that's what it is all about.

 

Chris this is how I do it.  First is to trace the line drawing into the computer (or on paper) and separate the sections. These will become the bulkheads to plank over.  Now at each station line draw a line from the top of the keel to the associated section drawing.  This is the top of the slot for the keel to fit into.  Draw the keel slot at half the keel width.  Now decide how thick the hull and deck planking will be and offset lines to the inside of the section and erase to outside lines.  Draw a base line above the section.  I usually make it one to one and a half inches above the top of the section.  This line is measured up from the water line and must be the same on all sections.  From the top of the new hull line, draw a short line out from the hull and another connecting this up to the base line.  Now by mirroring the half section around the center line of that section you end up with the bulkhead.  Hopefully between this and the pictures the process is clear.  I did show it in the pictures, but it is best to number the sections.

 

Bob

 

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Every build is a learning experience.

 

Current build:  Two Edwardian launches

 

Completed builds:  US Coast Guard Pequot   Friendship-sloop,  Schooner Lettie-G.-Howard,   Spray,   Grand-Banks-dory

                                                a gaff rigged yawl,  HOGA (YT-146),  Int'l Dragon Class II

 

In the Gallary:   Catboat,   International-Dragon-Class,   Spray


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Wow Cap'n'Bob Great decision on the Dragon ,( I still have not decided, I am leaning toward the H-28 ),I look forward to following along, Count me in. I see that seats are filling quickly

 

Best Regards,

Pete


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Don't worry Pete.  The seats are filling but there's no limit.  Welcome aboard.

 

Bob


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Every build is a learning experience.

 

Current build:  Two Edwardian launches

 

Completed builds:  US Coast Guard Pequot   Friendship-sloop,  Schooner Lettie-G.-Howard,   Spray,   Grand-Banks-dory

                                                a gaff rigged yawl,  HOGA (YT-146),  Int'l Dragon Class II

 

In the Gallary:   Catboat,   International-Dragon-Class,   Spray


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whew........glad I made it here in time!  :)    count me in to watch as well Bob!


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Popeye, you're always welcome to come aboard.

 

Bob


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Every build is a learning experience.

 

Current build:  Two Edwardian launches

 

Completed builds:  US Coast Guard Pequot   Friendship-sloop,  Schooner Lettie-G.-Howard,   Spray,   Grand-Banks-dory

                                                a gaff rigged yawl,  HOGA (YT-146),  Int'l Dragon Class II

 

In the Gallary:   Catboat,   International-Dragon-Class,   Spray


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Hi Bob:

 

I'm looking forward to following another of your great builds.

 


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Glad you're here Frank.  Pull up a chair and enjoy the show.

 

Made the first major change.  Instead of 1:32 like the first Dragon I've decided to try this one in 1:48 to match my other boats.  That means 1" = .020".  Now to figure out how to make that 1/2" square stock.  It's back to the drawing board for now.

 

Bob


Edited by Cap'n'Bob, 23 June 2015 - 06:58 PM.

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Every build is a learning experience.

 

Current build:  Two Edwardian launches

 

Completed builds:  US Coast Guard Pequot   Friendship-sloop,  Schooner Lettie-G.-Howard,   Spray,   Grand-Banks-dory

                                                a gaff rigged yawl,  HOGA (YT-146),  Int'l Dragon Class II

 

In the Gallary:   Catboat,   International-Dragon-Class,   Spray


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Count me in to watch this one, too! Looks like a sleek hull.


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Ben welcome aboard.  If you are not familiar with the dragon you need to look it up.  It was designed in the 1920's as a daysailer/cruising boat but sailed so well and fast that with minor changes it became an Olympic racing boat.  There are still large fleets of these sleek boats.

 

Bob 


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Every build is a learning experience.

 

Current build:  Two Edwardian launches

 

Completed builds:  US Coast Guard Pequot   Friendship-sloop,  Schooner Lettie-G.-Howard,   Spray,   Grand-Banks-dory

                                                a gaff rigged yawl,  HOGA (YT-146),  Int'l Dragon Class II

 

In the Gallary:   Catboat,   International-Dragon-Class,   Spray


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Hi All,

 

Now to get started.  I finished the drawings and cut out the bulkheads using 1/32” scrap plywood.  The bulkheads were glued to 1/4” square stock and then glued to the build board.  The keel was cut from 1/16” mahogany. I think its mahogany, its a little redder that walnut so I call it mahogany. I will plank with the mahogany veneer strips that can be found in most kits, the planks will be glued to each other but hopefully not to the bulkheads.  Edge gluing the veneer strips should be fun (read as possibly frustrating), we’ll have to see how that goes.  Anyway here’s a picture of where she is today.

 

Bob

 

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Every build is a learning experience.

 

Current build:  Two Edwardian launches

 

Completed builds:  US Coast Guard Pequot   Friendship-sloop,  Schooner Lettie-G.-Howard,   Spray,   Grand-Banks-dory

                                                a gaff rigged yawl,  HOGA (YT-146),  Int'l Dragon Class II

 

In the Gallary:   Catboat,   International-Dragon-Class,   Spray





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