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Half Moon by Popeye - Billings 1:40 scale kit


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popeye the sailor

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I came in possession of this kit quite by surprise.   the box was fairly intact,  with only minor damage on one of the side panels.  along with it,  were a few assorted bundles of planking and a package of different size dowels.  one of the bundles was for this kit........

 

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I added it to the kit.......to the bundle of planking that was already in there.......I guess I'll have more than enough.  doing a complete inspection of the contents,  I found that I was missing a good deal of parts.

 

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I took pictures of the contents,  after I removed the hull parts........they,  at least,  are all there.   I contemplated renaming the ship,  but it would be hard to do,  since most of the ships that I know of,  all sport these tops {crows nests}.   some of the deck platforms,  most of the crows nest parts,  the cannon port lids,  and some of the deck fittings {wood},  is a pretty good tally of what's missing.   I see I'll be doing a good deal of scratch work.   the bones are all there......I think I can make it work ;)


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finished builds:

Billings Nordkap 476 / Billings Cux 87 / Billings Mary Ann

Billings Regina - bashed into the Susan A

M&M Fun Ship - scratch build / Gundalow - scratch build

Phylly C & Denny-Zen - the Lobsie twins

Billing's AmericA -reissue

 

on the table:

Billing's Gothenborg 1:100

Billing's Half Moon 1:40 - some scratch required

Billing's Boulogne Etaples 1:20

 

other works in progress:

Revell U.S.S. United States 1:96 - plastic/ wood bash

Trawler Syborn - semi scratch

Holiday Harbor multi build - semi scratch


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Jim Lad

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Of course you can make it work, Popeye!  You're being drawn inexorably into the gaping maws of the (shudder) DARK SIDE!!!!!!!! :D

 

jOHN


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If anyone can pull this off it's you, Popeye.  Looking forward to the voyage!!!!


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Current Build:    US Frigate Confederacy - MS 1:64

 

Previous Builds :

 

US Brig Syren (MS) - 2013 (see Completed Ship Gallery)

Greek Tug Ulises  (OcCre) - 2009 (see Completed Ship Gallery)

Victory Cross Section (Corel) - 1988

Essex (MS) 1/8"- 1976

Cutty Sark (Revell 1:96) - 1956

 


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what is missing probably amounts to a complete parts panel.   the kit also was to come with a build slip,  but the only parts in there for it was the slip rail.  I put it together.......

 

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the keel parts were cemented together.

 

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I got the instructions........I can get some insight as to what the parts are to look like.   this is so cool!  I miss the smell of wood.........after the hull is painted on any kit that I've done,  there is only limited wood fabrication to do......the small parts and fittings for the deck and mast.  even with the rigging,  which I love to do,  can become tedious.  this is probably the main reason why I amass builds the way I do......

not because I'm in the habit of not finishing a kit,  but that I miss the construction part of it......

making sawdust.   this kit couldn't have come to me at a more opportune time........it will make for a perfect companion,  for the kit I plan on finishing next.   well......anyway.........

 

the build slip came out of the closet.

 

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I had punched out all the cast off from the bow stem.   I had already dry fitted and tested the parts.....a nice fit.   the build went on.

 

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I added short pieces of 3/16 square stock in between the ribs to aide in locking them in.

 

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the hull frame assembly continued.

 

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before the transom rib was cemented in place,  the deck joices were slid in place.  I went all the way forward to rib #6,  and all the way back to rib #13  {strange way to number parts}.

 

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the transom rib finishes off the frame assembly.  I will be adding short strips under both ends of the joices for support.

 

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there are the bow rabbits that still need to be cemented in place. 

 

 

 


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I yam wot I yam!

 

 

finished builds:

Billings Nordkap 476 / Billings Cux 87 / Billings Mary Ann

Billings Regina - bashed into the Susan A

M&M Fun Ship - scratch build / Gundalow - scratch build

Phylly C & Denny-Zen - the Lobsie twins

Billing's AmericA -reissue

 

on the table:

Billing's Gothenborg 1:100

Billing's Half Moon 1:40 - some scratch required

Billing's Boulogne Etaples 1:20

 

other works in progress:

Revell U.S.S. United States 1:96 - plastic/ wood bash

Trawler Syborn - semi scratch

Holiday Harbor multi build - semi scratch


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Jim Lad

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Ummm, I thought you were cutting down on the number of builds you were doing at once, Popeye? :huh:  :)

 

John



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thank you Augie and John for your vote of confidence.    roll the bones............darn!  they STILL tell me nothing! :)

 

 

 

I got back to 'er........now,  to make heads or tails of the deck platforms.   I was simply going to plank over the ribs,  but staggering the planks every  "1"  didn't impress me.   I did run into my first chigger.....in handling the frame,  I broke the thin bridge along the top of the bow stem.   I fixed it and put the cast off back in to protect it.

 

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you can see the supports for the joices I put in there.   the deck platforms I have are fitted in place.

 

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the main deck platform is supposed to be in two sections.......I did it as a single piece.

 

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after marking out the bulwark posts,  lines were drawn and the notches were cut out.

 

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there is a rounded section of decking that is to go at the bow.   it is to be level with the main deck.

 

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I got to this section of decking the following day.....in between working on the AmericA  {all of this was,  for that matter}..........the upper mizzen deck

 

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I'm going to add in small pieces of square stock under where the bulwark posts are {underneath} to support the platforms,  when the frame is fared.   they need to be flush to the inner walls,  come time for planking.   this puts the build up to speed......I can update as I go along.   enjoy!


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I yam wot I yam!

 

 

finished builds:

Billings Nordkap 476 / Billings Cux 87 / Billings Mary Ann

Billings Regina - bashed into the Susan A

M&M Fun Ship - scratch build / Gundalow - scratch build

Phylly C & Denny-Zen - the Lobsie twins

Billing's AmericA -reissue

 

on the table:

Billing's Gothenborg 1:100

Billing's Half Moon 1:40 - some scratch required

Billing's Boulogne Etaples 1:20

 

other works in progress:

Revell U.S.S. United States 1:96 - plastic/ wood bash

Trawler Syborn - semi scratch

Holiday Harbor multi build - semi scratch


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popeye the sailor

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I know John........my inability to keep one's hands out of the box........I am guilty.......I am sooooooooo guilty.   I'll be doing the Gothenborg, which is very close to her rigging stage.  this will make for a good companion,  planking the hull and decks,  while I do the rigging  :)

 

I have one other card to play as well..........you've seen it John,  remember ;)


I yam wot I yam!

 

 

finished builds:

Billings Nordkap 476 / Billings Cux 87 / Billings Mary Ann

Billings Regina - bashed into the Susan A

M&M Fun Ship - scratch build / Gundalow - scratch build

Phylly C & Denny-Zen - the Lobsie twins

Billing's AmericA -reissue

 

on the table:

Billing's Gothenborg 1:100

Billing's Half Moon 1:40 - some scratch required

Billing's Boulogne Etaples 1:20

 

other works in progress:

Revell U.S.S. United States 1:96 - plastic/ wood bash

Trawler Syborn - semi scratch

Holiday Harbor multi build - semi scratch


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Great Scott------you're already at warp speed!!!!!


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Augie

 

Current Build:    US Frigate Confederacy - MS 1:64

 

Previous Builds :

 

US Brig Syren (MS) - 2013 (see Completed Ship Gallery)

Greek Tug Ulises  (OcCre) - 2009 (see Completed Ship Gallery)

Victory Cross Section (Corel) - 1988

Essex (MS) 1/8"- 1976

Cutty Sark (Revell 1:96) - 1956

 


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"Damn it Jim, he's a shipwright not a doctor."    Ok.. so I misquoted... sue me. 

 

Popeye, you are amazing... models just popping up on the workbench as if by magic.



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Hi Popeye,

 

So this is the surprise!

Nice one  :D

I think you need to rent the house of the neighbours to place all those builds.

I have now an other one to follow…..

Now we can see the difference between the Corel kit and the BB kit.

We will see how it ends.

Bon Voyage with this one.

 

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Current Builds: San Ildefonso by Sjors - OcCre - Wood (1:70)

                         HMS Agamemnon by Sjors - Caldercraft / Jotika - 1:64

 

Finished builds:

Smit Rotterdam by BB

Spirit of Mississippi by OcCre

Corsair by OcCre

Le Mirage by Corel


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Hello Popeye,

The Half Moon ..... What a surprise. animaatjes-smiley-met-bordje-65103.gif animaatjes-smiley-met-bordje-64395.gif
Will you be following the plans or just go with comes into mind?
Whatever you do, with your skills and imagination, she will be a beauty.

Enjoy this build.

Take care,

Anja
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Those we loved but lost are no longer where they were, but are always where we are.

Current build - Half Moon by Anja - Corel – Wood 1:50 (d’Halve Maen)

Next build: Schooner Hannah - POF Hahn style - First scratchbuild

Completed : Albatros 1840 by Constructo

 

 

 

 


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Wicked nice start, Dennis.  Will join the crew to watch this one as well!


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USRC Harriet Lane (solid hull kit - nearing completion)

Fishing Smack Emma C. Berry (POF)

Aeropiccola Kit US Frigate Essex

 

Partially built, moved to the back of the shelf for now- USRC Detector (POB)

 

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Surprise surprise.... you've got yet another build going....  LOL and just kidding around. It looks like you have a great start and I doubt you will have any trouble with making up for missing parts. BTW, you need to update your signature. It's the only way we have track of all your builds.



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thanks Augie ;)

 

thanks Mark..............this hobby is sure amazing,  isn't it.

 

thanks Sjors and Anja..    yup,  this is the surprise.   it will be very interesting comparing the corel kit with the Billing's kit.  I'm going to be following the plans....they look good, but I will also be looking at pictures I may find of her.   it will be a good build.....thanks again ;)

 

welcome aboard Wayne..........thanks!

 

thanks Patrick.......well,  I have a reputation to uphold ;)   I can do a little rigging.........make a little sawdust........do some more rigging,  you know,  always something to do.   I will adjust my signature........thanks for the good word ;)


I yam wot I yam!

 

 

finished builds:

Billings Nordkap 476 / Billings Cux 87 / Billings Mary Ann

Billings Regina - bashed into the Susan A

M&M Fun Ship - scratch build / Gundalow - scratch build

Phylly C & Denny-Zen - the Lobsie twins

Billing's AmericA -reissue

 

on the table:

Billing's Gothenborg 1:100

Billing's Half Moon 1:40 - some scratch required

Billing's Boulogne Etaples 1:20

 

other works in progress:

Revell U.S.S. United States 1:96 - plastic/ wood bash

Trawler Syborn - semi scratch

Holiday Harbor multi build - semi scratch


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If you need pictures of her Popeye let us know.

Anja has a lot of them somewhere…...

She have also a book about the Half Moon.

If you want anything to know, you know where you can find us.

 

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Current Builds: San Ildefonso by Sjors - OcCre - Wood (1:70)

                         HMS Agamemnon by Sjors - Caldercraft / Jotika - 1:64

 

Finished builds:

Smit Rotterdam by BB

Spirit of Mississippi by OcCre

Corsair by OcCre

Le Mirage by Corel





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