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Gjoa by Tadeusz43 - FINISHED - scale 1:100 polar exploration ship

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Gjoa is smallest of polar ships.


For the Gjoa I chose solid hull made as “ bread and butter”.

The material is HDF board 6 mm thick and soft wood for top section.

Top section  has a greater thickness which allows the cutout the desk line with proper sheer and camber.




Top section









Hull planking with strips of veneer



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Very impressive looking fleet Tadeusz.  Working three ships at the same time does take time.  I really enjoy your builds.



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After a long break, I go back to modeling. 
Meantime, my workshop was twice flooded with water from a broken pipe 
fortunately there was no damage tools, machines and models. 
I am working on equipment today installed a fife rail, pin rails along the bulwark, 
windlass, pump and winch as also deckhouses, skylights  and companionway.





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What a great shot of the clothing that the men wore. It doesn't look that warm for a polar type expedition though.




Well, it's not cold all year round - that picture was taken in September, in Nome where, or so wiki tells me, the temperature ranges between 40 and 70 °F (5-20 Celsius) in September. :)


Otherwise they were imitating local clothing, wearing furs: http://libweb5.princeton.edu/visual_materials/maps/websites/northwest-passage/amundsen3.jpg

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Ship boats I made as epoxy and glass fiber laminate using fine glass fabric ( 25 g/sq. m and 150 g/sq. m.) . 
Laminated structure was made on wooden core covered with layer of paraffin. 
It was 4-5 layer of glass fabric with fine on the top. 
After full cure of epoxy light sanding was applied for better paint adhesion. 
Final painting with acrylic paint.




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