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HMY Fubbs by Brian C

Plank on frame.

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Brian the extraordinaire

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Well I thought it was time to upload a few snaps of my first attempt of scratch building a model. This is a royal yacht of Charles 11 of England circa 1682. I followed the plans by Portia Takakjian and also Reverend William Romero's practicum. The model has been quite a challenge for my limited skills. I have only built kits before.66756f37-78d7-4763-a3bf-c724d8e4dfce-2.jpg

 

This is the royal cabin with parquetry flooring under construction.

 

 

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Side profile showing boxwood planking and ebony wales. I have fully treenailed the planking.

 

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Deck under construction before installing the gratings

 

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This is cherry framing which is left exposed.

 

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Stern galley under construction. I cheated with the decorations. I tried to carve them from boxwood with a mediocre result, so I made them from sculpty modellers putty and painted them gold.

 

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Side profile of my rigging. I made my own ropes with Alexey Domanoff's ropewalk machine. Another first for me.


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She looks great Brian and doesn't seem like your first. 

 

Great work and craftsmanship.

 

Bugra.


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There is nothing that a little sanding can't solve.. Bugra.

 

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I would like to add that the tackle blocks are from the Siren company and the cannons are aftermarket ones. I thought its easier to purchase them than to spend hours turning brass. 

All the timber was purchased from Jeff at Hobbymill.


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I agree with Bugra mate,this is a lovely model!It is a pleasure to see some pictures of her.Great work

 

Kind Regards Nigel


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Glad to see some pictures at last Brian. Don't know why you've been reluctant to show these before - it looks like you've been doing a first class job!
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1949 Chris Craft 19' Racing Runabout - Dumas - Radio

 

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Great job. Have the plans and the book. Someday I hope.

 

Your model looks great.

 

Later Tim


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Go on with good work, mate

In progress:

CUTTY SARK - Tehnodidakta => scratch => Campbell plans

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Stella, Heller kit, plastic, Santa Maria, Tehnodidakta kit, wood, Jolly Roger Heller kit, plastic


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Brian,

 

Challenge or not, you've certainly risen to it, and produced a model to be proud of. As has been said, I wouldn't have believed it was your first scratch build.


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Statsraad Lehmkuhl (half model) 1/8th" – 1'.

 

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Previous build: Bluenose ll (Billings) scale – 1/100th.


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dvm27

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That's a beautiful little model, Bryan. You should be very proud of her!


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mij

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Hi Brian.

Welcome to scratch build.

You have done a fantastic job, she looks great.

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Doreltomin

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Hello Brian, 

 

I like very much your build, it certainly doesn't show to be your first. Great job. And for the carved figures, I don't believe you "cheated" at all by doing them in Sculpey. They do look very nice and it's just a matter of choice if you did them by carving or by modelling them in modelling clay. The end result is what is important, and your result is certainly impressive.  

 

After all, our friend Doris does her beautiful figures in this way too and  I don't believe this can be said that she cheated.. and nor is it true for you.

 

So congratulations, I really like your Fubbs! Great work! 


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Great to see you post your build Brian, you are much more skilled then you give yourself credit for.

 

cheers

 

pat


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Aussie048

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Brian

 

I wish I had as you put it your "limited skills"

 

Glad to see that you have posted your fabulous work and I am looking forward to seeing your HM.Y Fubbs live

 

Geoff


Edited by Aussie048, 03 February 2014 - 10:45 PM.

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KeithW

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Brian, i'll gladly trade your limited skills for mine :)

Superb little model - when did you finish it? Aren't you building the Royal William at the same time?
Regards, Keith

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Good work Brian.


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Wonderful work, Brian.  I ecstatic that you finally doing a build log.  Keep up the great work and show us more.  clapping.gif


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Well Brian, Well done Sir. A very nice job and one that I would be proud of for sure. And how did you do the coloured floor?

 

Michael


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Well Brian, Well done Sir. A very nice job and one that I would be proud of for sure. And how did you do the coloured floor?

 

Michael

 

Michael, the coloured floor was parquetry strips which I assembled and glued to the floor of the royal cabin.

 

 thanks for the kind remarks everyone.


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My rigging. This is my least favourite part of model ship building.

 

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Stern galley

 

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this is my model completed in a acrylic display case in my study. Sorry for the poor photo quality.


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Brian

 

You are obviously very proud of your fine work and you should be.

 

Soak it all up mate

 

Geoff


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