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Hello Everyone

 

I'm a scratchbuilder, retired and living in southern Ontario, Canada.    I scratch models of mostly racing cars from my youth (think Fangio), a steam locomotive and several half hulls of modern sailing vessels owned by myself and friends.   The most challenging model after the steam engine was a full-hulled model of a life-long friend's own Trojan 36 sport fisherman.    This was completed from my own home made plans and from taking literally hundreds of photographs aboard the boat.    I don't know if modern vessels have much interest here as I see mostly ships of a historic nature.

 

Anyway, I have a goodly number of photos of the build (which I made into a nice book for my friend) and of the completed model and I'd be happy to share them if they are considered appropriate.

 

Cheers

 

Frank Smart

 

 

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Thanks for the welcome gentlemen.    I'll put up some more pics of the finished boat soon.   Actually, I'm not clear on where to do that as there seems to be only "build logs" for scratchbuilds.  I suppose I could just do a few on the build and let it run into the finished model unless someone has better ideas??

 

Keith ... thanks ... I've previously had a look through your J Class build as  I've always been fascinated by them and their marvellous lines ... works of art in their own right and you've done a terrific job on yours.   Someday ... if there's time!!   I'm part way through Altair and seriously impressed with you attention to detail (something I'm lacking).   

 

Frank

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On 18.6.2017 at 9:09 PM, albergman said:

Hello Everyone

 

I'm a scratchbuilder, retired and living in southern Ontario, Canada.    I scratch models of mostly racing cars from my youth (think Fangio), a steam locomotive and several half hulls of modern sailing vessels owned by myself and friends.   The most challenging model after the steam engine was a full-hulled model of a life-long friend's own Trojan 36 sport fisherman.    This was completed from my own home made plans and from taking literally hundreds of photographs aboard the boat.    I don't know if modern vessels have much interest here as I see mostly ships of a historic nature.

 

Anyway, I have a goodly number of photos of the build (which I made into a nice book for my friend) and of the completed model and I'd be happy to share them if they are considered appropriate.

 

Cheers

 

Frank Smart

 

 

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Welcome Frank,

 

its very nice to see a new scratch builder here, enjoy your stay and have fun...

Is your lovely cabin cruiser modeled after an actual boat ?

 

Nils

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10 minutes ago, Mirabell61 said:

Welcome Frank,

 

its very nice to see a new scratch builder here, enjoy your stay and have fun...

Is your lovely cabin cruiser modeled after an actual boat ?

 

Nils

Hello Nils

 

Thanks for the welcome.

 

Yes, the boat belongs to my dearest friend (for 65 years now) who just loves and cares for this boat.    He's always had fast power boats and I've always sailed.

 

Frank

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Frank,

 

Great to have you on the forum!  I am head over heels with your Trojan build!   It is fantastic!  The little information you gave in your gallery page only wet my appetite to learn more about how you used composite decking and welders mask glass and etc.  Did you use any drawings? 

 

Stan

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39 minutes ago, VACorsair said:

Frank,

 

Great to have you on the forum!  I am head over heels with your Trojan build!   It is fantastic!  The little information you gave in your gallery page only wet my appetite to learn more about how you used composite decking and welders mask glass and etc.  Did you use any drawings? 

 

Stan

Hi Stan

 

Wow, another fan!!   I did put a short build up in the "build log" area.   HERE

 

I thought if anyone was interested enough I could tell more of the story.   Building something like this (well, the way I do it ;) )  things are pretty crude under the skin if you know what I mean.    Some may find that off putting.    I tend to use whatever does the job.

 

As for drawings ... there were NONE available.   I scoured the inter-web and found enough images and a video that gave me views at a long enough distance  for reasonably accurate dimensions.   Captured selected images, enlarged to the size I wanted, converted the images to "line drawings" and printed them.    Below is what I made up from images.    I had access to the real boat of course (belongs to my best friend) and I took maybe 1,000 images and videos!!

 

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If you want to explore this further maybe we could start expanding that build log.

 

Thanks for your interest.   I appreciate it.

 

Frank

 

 

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Frank,

 

I love the way you used material, and pieces that you had on hand.  Methods and processes that you wouldn't find in a model building handbook.   All from you own eyes and brain.   Computer heat sinks!   That type of building to me is gift that not everyone has.   It's a type of genius in my book.   Great stuff Frank!  :cheers:

 

Stan

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5 hours ago, Blighty said:

Welcome Frank, from sunny Windsor Ont.

 

3 hours ago, VACorsair said:

Frank,

 

I love the way you used material, and pieces that you had on hand.  Methods and processes that you wouldn't find in a model building handbook.   All from you own eyes and brain.   Computer heat sinks!   That type of building to me is gift that not everyone has.   It's a type of genius in my book.   Great stuff Frank!  :cheers:

 

Stan

Thanks for the kind words gents ... and all others who have clicked the "Like" button.  

 

I have to say I've looked at so many amazing builds on this site and believe me there are scratch builders here who are far more talented and that's not false modesty.    Anyway, I just build for myself and usually give everything away ... I presently have 5 models out of 25 I've made.    If you're interested you can see a couple of different things here and here.

 

Cheers

 

Frank

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