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Civil War Picket Boat by rafine - Model Shipways


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rafine

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Like everyone else, I am devastated by the loss of all of the prior log material on the site. Although it won't be possible for me to reproduce the logs of my previous builds, I will, at some point, try to post pictures from those builds. For now, I will update my current build. I wll try soon to repost the pictures that I previously posted on this log.

 

My most recent completed work was to make and add the propeller, rudder and tiller. The propeller is the kit casting, mounted to a shaft and painted brass. The rudder was shaped and tapered and mounted to a two part shaft made of tube and painted black to match the hull. The tiller was shaped, stained golden oak, finished with Wipe-on Poly and mounted on the rudder shaft with a pin.

 

I'm now working on the boiler which is a complex, but fun project.

 

Bob

 

 

 

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Augie

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Welcome back, Bob.


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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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russ

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Bob:
The rudder and propeller are excellent. Very good work.

 

Russ



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rafine

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I'm very glad to be back,Augie.

 

Here goes my try to repost the prior pictures on this log.

 

Bob

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mtaylor

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Good to see you back, Bob. 



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rafine

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Thanks, Russ and Mark.

 

Bob



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j21896

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Crisp, clean and beautiful detail work as always Bob!

 

Cheers,

Robert


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Chuck

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Ditto....fine to see this great project back online.   Looking forward to more.

 

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Bob,

 

   Glad to see that your back, this was a build I was watching, so Please keep the pictures and post coming.


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Go MSW :) :)


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Ryland Craze

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Bob,

 

I am glad to see your build log back on the forum.  I really admire the fine work that you do.


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rafine

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Thanks, Robert, Chuck, Joe and Ryland. I just hope that everyone decides to get back on board to make the site even bigger and better.

 

Bob



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Jim Lad

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Onward and upward, Bob!

 

It's good to see your fine picket boat still progressing.

 

John



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Bob,

One of the unexpected benefits of the "crash" is the opportunity to see logs that one might otherwise have overlooked. I'm glad I spotted this one of yours as it looks like an interesting subject, with excellent craftsmanship. I'll be following along from here. keep up the great work.l

Edited by gjdale, 16 February 2013 - 09:08 PM.

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rafine

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Thanks, John and Grant.

 

Bob



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Work on the boiler is now complete, although it won't be mounted on the ship for a while yet until other work is done. The kit provides laser cut framing for the boiler and steam dome along with separate boiler ends and steam dome top. The parts all fit perfectly. The framing was then planked to reproduce the jacketing. The dome planking required extensive shaping by sanding on sandpaper wrapped around the boiler. I used boxwood for the boiler jacket and left it unpainted. It was finished with Wipe-on Poly. Bands were made from black painted paper for both the boiler and steam dome. Mounts for the boiler were made from stripwood.

 

The smoke hood and funnel were made for one end. The hood used laser cut framing that was assembled and then filed and sanded to shape. The funnel is a piece of dowel with the top drilled out. The funnel bands are also paper.

 

After assembly of the various parts, the detail items were made up and installed. Photoetched brass was used for the boiler door hardware.The steam pressure gauge was made from a slice of brass tubing, a disk of styrene, a paper face from the kit and a drop of Micro Kristal Klear for the glass. The various piping items were made using the kit supplied cast metal els and valves and aluminum tubing, as well as additional photoetched and wood parts and a piece of clear plastic rod for the sight glass. The piping work was painted using Polyscale flat aluminum ,with some red and black details.

 

The boiler is one of those things that is just fun to make.

 

Bob

 

 

 

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