Jump to content

Pilot Boat Elsa by Cricket - Model Shipways Phantom - 1:96 scale


Recommended Posts

Greetings, one and all.  We have visitors here for the summer, including my grand daughter Cricket (aka Kimber, but Cricket will suffice).  Some of you may remember her from a couple of years back assisting with my Harriet Lane build (see the post here for a "then" view http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/48-harriet-lane-by-trippwj-model-shipways-1144-scale/?p=747).

 

Well, after landing here in Maine late last night, then driving the 2.5 hours to our home, she asked if she could help build a ship model.  Well, since none of the ones I am working on are at a stage where she could dig in, I offered her the opportunity to build her own ship model.  She accepted, and has begun work on a Phantom that has already had the hull shaped by her uncle.  Rechristened the Elsa, she is now underway!  So, here is where we are as of just now:

 

Hull faired, she has sanded it thoroughly and just applying the primer.

 

post-18-0-93577300-1432836649_thumb.jpg

 

post-18-0-66212800-1432836657_thumb.jpg

 

post-18-0-45611800-1432836666_thumb.jpg

 

I am hoping to keep her interested and moving along on this build - we have 6 weeks to get some good progress done!

Edited by trippwj
Link to comment
Share on other sites

First layer of paint on the hull (all painting done by Cricket, though I did the masking for her).

 

Next step is a light sanding and then another coat of black.  Will then re-mask and Tiger (her 10 year old brother) has asked if he can do the lower hull.  Not period accurate, but will go with a hull red bottom painting rather than copper sheathing for this one.

 

post-18-0-89127100-1433101380_thumb.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 5 weeks later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...