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I have just finished my Mississippi Riverboat, and like all of us needed another project. After reviewing several build logs of non sailing ships I decided on this Nordic Class Boat. I just ordered it today so if your interested standby, and pull up a chair.

 

Clarence

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I just noticed that I miss spelt the name of the ship. It should be MARIEFRED . How do I change it in the title?

 

 

 

 

Hi,

 

press "edit" for your post # 1

then press "use full editor"

There you can change the topic name of your thread....

 

cheers,

 

Nils

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Well I got the kit yesterday, opened up, but did nothing other than take the packing dividers out of the box so the I could see all the wood and parts. The lumber looks very nice, the detail parts look average. they are packed in clear plastic boxes which I did not open. The plans are extensive, and show fairly well the steps for construction. The instructions are minimal. They consist of one sheet of basically generic statements. An example: You should cut the upper side of the strip (planking) if overlap occurs.

 

I still have a little bit of work to do on my Mississippi Riverboat, so I hesitate starting this one.

 

http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/12537-mississippi-riverboat-by-chborgm-mantua-scale-150/

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Well I was waiting for some parts to finish my Paddlewheeler. I though I might do a little on this one.

 

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This is the first lazer cut sheet for the keel. Compared to other kits this appears to have been cut with a updated machine. The cuts are very fine, and there less char to be removed. The 3 layer plywood is of good quality.

 

The little "bridges" that need cut to remove the part are on 1mm wide. 

 

The only reason I mention this stuff is that Nordic Kits appear new to most of us so I thought that this was worth mentioning.

 

The dotted line on the keel show parts to be removed for the RC drive.

Clarence

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hello Clarence, I really look forward to this log. I loved your last build, especially the lights you incorporated into the model. I really like these non sail vessels, and you have inspired me to build a riverboat along the lines of your last one! thank you and good luck with this.

 

chris

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Well I have made a little progress. Have the hull half way planked.

 

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One more comment on the kit. The planking wood is top grade. Grain is stright, edges are square, and finish very smooth. 

 

I made a comment before that the locating holes for the items on the deck get covered up when you plank the deck. Here is a picture of the aft deck before planking.

 

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Havemade quite abit of progress since the last post.

First her is a picture of the stand the is part of the kit

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The shots below are the pieces of the main deck rear cabin laid out. this shows the little tabs that align the parts.

 

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The starboard side of the hull 

 

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And a view of the fore deck looking aft

 

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Another view of the fore deck. Still have a little work to do.

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I am very happy with the quality of the material in the kit. I dont like the locating tabs because once assembled the little tabs are visible and you need to add some strips to cover them.

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thanks for the comments.

The kit is good except for the positioning tabs. They are so accurate that if you are off some where 1/32 it carries through and you end up with pieces that don't quite fit. I have had to cut them off in places. 

I don't know what the deck wood is, it came from another kit. I think it is an oak. I got an idea from"cathead" when he built his scratch "Bertrand"

 

ttp://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/10356-steamboat-bertrand-by-cathead-finished-187-wooden-missouri-river-sternwheeler/

 

He cut the planks first and randomly stained them, (natural stain in my case), and then randomly laid them. I liked the effect so I have used his idea on my last model also.

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Have moved on a little bit, I added the lights on the main deck and secured the "boiler" deck.

 

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In the center of the deck is an opening for the stairs from the mail deck. The other item forward of this is a connection block for the wires for this deck and the one above.

 

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This show the aft portion with lights on.

 

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The forward portion with lights on. 

The interior lights show up a little bright. I may add a resistor on this circuit.

The railing is not from this kit. The kit white metal stand posts were replaced with some brass I had. The kit had one rail and these as you can see has two rails.

 

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This top view shows all the little locating hole for the bulkheads and deck furniture. 

 

Ok back to work.

 

Clarence

 

 

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I have made some progress since the last up date

 

 

 

 

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I have made some changes from the plan so that I could do the job at my skill level.

 

posts between decks are called out to be wire and the rails wire. I didn't think I could do that so I made them dowells. The also need toned down which I intend to do.

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Hi Clarence,

 

And to think I once thought of purchasing this kit. Struggling enough with my Portland build, MarieFred would

send me to the happy farm for sure. Planking a hull would be a new experience for me. Still sitting on that

barrel in the front row.

 

She looks absolutely exquisite. Can't wait to see her on launch date.

 

John

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