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Majellan by Omega1234 - Luxury 37 metre Motor Yacht - 1/200 Miniature 7 inches approx - Finished


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Thanks Frank!  

 

I'm pretty pleased with it, as well so far; even though, she must be the most complex ship I've built.

 

Oh, well, we need a challenge every now and then, don't we?

 

Cheers

 

Patrick

G'day Patrick

Did you say that you want a challenge? It would be easier to climb the south side of Mt Everest than to attempt your build! :D

I know that you are up to it mate, but please keep the photos coming.  :rolleyes:

Havagooday

Greg

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Hi folks!

 

Well, I've done a bit more work on the decks, such as laying the individual wooden deck planks (where appropriate, that is). I've also begun to do the preliminary fit out of the Bridge Deck, which houses the Bridge, as well as a large seating/dining area, toilet and washroom for the guests, etc.

 

I'm being a bit naughty, I must admit, because I'm jumping all over the place with the building sequence. I mean, I haven't really completed one single area of the build at all. In fact, I start a bit here, then I jump over there to do something else, etc. I really need to settle down and start sanding and cleaning the external areas up first, followed by painting, etc before I start on the internal fit out, but hey, I'm the boss, so I can do anything I want, right??? Heh heh.

 

Oh well, here are the latest photos, so far.

 

Cheers and all the best!

 

Patrick

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Thanks Pete!

I do get a bit concerned though, because, as the 'boss', I have been known to argue with myself quite regularly!

All the best!

Patrick

 

G'day Patrick

You are being so polite. We all lnow our admiral ARE THE BOSS and we have to listen to her.

Your build is going along great guns! What did you used for the timber floor? It looks so great and so so so tiny. Did you plank straw together?

Havagoodone mate

Greg

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Shaping up really nice Patrick and arguing with yourself is okay, I do that all the time, even calling myself "domkop."  ;)

 

Cheers,

Hi Pete

 

Thanks, but if you're the 'domkop', then I must be even lower (LOL)....I got a hell of a long way to get up to your standard!

 

All the best.

 

Cheers

 

Patrick

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G'day Patrick

You are being so polite. We all lnow our admiral ARE THE BOSS and we have to listen to her.

Your build is going along great guns! What did you used for the timber floor? It looks so great and so so so tiny. Did you plank straw together?

Havagoodone mate

Greg

Hi Greg

 

Many thanks! The deck is wattyl veneer that I cut into as tiny planks as I could. It takes a bit of practice, but I can generally achieve strips that are slightly less than a millimetre in width.

 

All the best!

 

Patrick

 

Your yacht is getting more and more realistic and pretty. Looks great, wish was able to go on the real boat.

Thanks and yep, like you, I'd love to sail on the real boat, too! Nice to have these dreams, every now and then, isn't it?

 

Cheers

 

Patrick

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Wow Patrick, looking great!

 

And, I wouldn't worry about sporadic decisions and inconsistencies in your build sequence - custom yachts always seem to cost more and take more time than originally planned anyway - what with the owner making last minute design decision changes and such.

 

On time and on budget are the mystical, lofty dreams that designers and shipyards of any type of boat have heard legends about, but rarely see happen in real life (unless you're building a product line of cookie-cutter boats or ships. Even then, the first boat will take longer and cost more than the tenth...). But yachts and government programs seem to be the worst, since the pockets of both of those types of owners are fairly deep, and the people who make real decisions for either generally don't know jack squat about things like competing or contradictory requirements. It can get fun.

 

My favorite example was a spec that wanted a 70-80 foot (21-24 meter) boat that could go 40 knots carrying a main battle tank while only drawing two feet (0.6 meters) of water. And they wanted it to be able to survive Sea State 5 (8-13 ft/ 2.5-4 meter waves), while carrying a main battle tank and drawing 2 feet of water. Uh-huh.

 

But, I digress. I think your build is coming along fantastic, and as long as you don't do something so out of sequence it makes another job really really difficult, there's no problem jumping around. From what I've seen, build sequences and sometimes even construction drawings are treated like the Pirate's Code - more like guidelines, than actual rules. :)

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Wow Patrick, looking great!

 

And, I wouldn't worry about sporadic decisions and inconsistencies in your build sequence - custom yachts always seem to cost more and take more time than originally planned anyway - what with the owner making last minute design decision changes and such.

 

On time and on budget are the mystical, lofty dreams that designers and shipyards of any type of boat have heard legends about, but rarely see happen in real life (unless you're building a product line of cookie-cutter boats or ships. Even then, the first boat will take longer and cost more than the tenth...). But yachts and government programs seem to be the worst, since the pockets of both of those types of owners are fairly deep, and the people who make real decisions for either generally don't know jack squat about things like competing or contradictory requirements. It can get fun.

 

My favorite example was a spec that wanted a 70-80 foot (21-24 meter) boat that could go 40 knots carrying a main battle tank while only drawing two feet (0.6 meters) of water. And they wanted it to be able to survive Sea State 5 (8-13 ft/ 2.5-4 meter waves), while carrying a main battle tank and drawing 2 feet of water. Uh-huh.

 

But, I digress. I think your build is coming along fantastic, and as long as you don't do something so out of sequence it makes another job really really difficult, there's no problem jumping around. From what I've seen, build sequences and sometimes even construction drawings are treated like the Pirate's Code - more like guidelines, than actual rules. :)

Hi Ben

 

Thanks for the encouraging words about my disorganisation! I don't really know how it's come about. I think it's because Majellan is a multi-decked ship; so much so that I've had to build all the decks all at once in order to ensure they can be pulled apart easily and also that the staircases are lined up. If it wasn't for those considerations, I would've been starting with the internal work on the lower deck first before I'd even get started on the upper decks; but, hey, there's no harm doing it this way.

 

You know what? I reckon you've got one of the best jobs around! Being asked to design a hull capable of carry a M1 battle tank...well, that's school boy fantasy stuff!!! I envy you (even if this exact example may not have been your project). Not just because of the challenge of making it happen, but it's also like 'wow', imagine the fun designing, thinking, wondering, etc. great stuff! Naval architecture is one really cool career.

 

Cheers and all the best

 

Patrick

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Hi everyone!

 

A big thank you for all of your comments and likes! They're greatly appreciated.

 

Apologies also, for not having posted more regularly, but I've managed to do some work on the internal accomodation, as well as other bits and pieces around the upper decks. Please see the photos below.

 

Please note - it's still really rough and there's still a lot of puttying, sanding, painting, etc, etc, to go. But, it is, afterall, a 'work in progress'...

 

All the best!

 

Cheers

 

Patrick

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slowly but surely my friend!   she's really beginning to take shape  ;)    I don't think it's a bad thing to jump around.......some of my beast ideas come to me like that.   you'll also get to see if one aspect will work with another...or if it will need some tweaking.   keep going,  your doing a fine job!  :)

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