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St Nectan by Kevin - FINISHED - Mountfleet Models - 1/32 - Steam Trawler - Completed June 2020


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Good evening everyone

 

some of you know i was building a cold war destroyer HMS Fife in 1/72 scale, but i was approached and ask if i would be interested in parting with her, which after a couple of months i sold her on, with the funds from that i have put them towards my next build

 

before i do that i must complete or show willing to the wife that i will complete  HMS Victory, which has been on and off the work bench for 7 years now

 

so i have started this thread to use as a testing ground for ideas and research

 

the new build is 1/32 scale - 66 inches long, made by a UK company Mountfllet models

 

BUT there is more (more i hear you say)

 

yes i will be opening up one side and displaying here as a static cutaway

 

here is my first picture of the kit, which will be ordered after the Warwick show which i believe to be early next month

 

http://www.mountfleetmodels.co.uk/st-nectan.html

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Good morning everyone

 

well until i have a weeks holiday, when i will have the opportunity to build the dock diorama to finish the Victory, i was left with the decision of what to do next, and for the same reasons i will delay the start of the Amerigo Vepucci (the mess)

 

so yesterday i made a start on the trawler

 

Grimsby UK has a museum dedicated to the builders of all hulls made by the company, and they reckon they will have some plans available for me this summer, so that i can sort out the internal details, but that leaves me plenty to do

 

Wheel house

LOL i cut out the the bridge window panel (took hours and then snapped it in 1/2 as i tried to fit it so made another in plastic card

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the wheel house assembly is split into several sections the chart room and radio room, the partitions that were in place have been removed for now as i want to adapt them for some hidden wires that will bring some lighting in IMG_4111.thumb.JPG.1af38d58e51a4ed960f0cecda0e23aa8.JPGIMG_4112.thumb.JPG.ec66bbfce1432c0f30604ac077eba5b4.JPGIMG_4113.thumb.JPG.58e881999f1f164807ef5d08ebe7aa96.JPGIMG_4114.thumb.JPG.c047f04e0e62c601cda0edf9d173974c.JPGIMG_4115.thumb.JPG.f6f76b741ff4237bfa71efca571eae8b.JPGIMG_4116.thumb.JPG.1a68d4f1ab36e1fd8c3e7d8ee6a35cff.JPGIMG_4117.thumb.JPG.d2fa35d9ed8a050da4b6560574797e83.JPG

the top portion of the bridge front is panelled but apparently the same colour as below it, im not sure thats how i want to do it thoughIMG_4119.thumb.JPG.8bd0c947a7d019ec46c3666d0b30cd7d.JPGIMG_4120.thumb.JPG.4a5279dddb681d0cf9b5ff5e8a4de7f1.JPGIMG_4121.thumb.JPG.483929630fb325b5d1b25811680c7d8f.JPGIMG_4122.thumb.JPG.ffde569f78a1243a4d09320de97dde38.JPGIMG_4123.thumb.JPG.20aaf62df4f8773813bf4409afd54a21.JPGIMG_4124.thumb.JPG.2a865c15ba59213cae18fddc8dab8aa7.JPG

 

 

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Good evening everyone

 

managed to get the wheel house assy how i wanted it to look, 

 

the top external panelling will be varnished at some time in the future, as i dont want it looking pristine

 

i would like to be able to remove the roof, any ideas anyone? or suggestions of how the inside of this unit can be seen

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good to see you've started to build her!  I've enjoyed trawlers and fishing vessels,  so I know you'll have quite a bit of fun  :)   unfortunately,  I've never built one like your planning,  so I'm a bit scant on suggestions.   there's so much associated with the helm room and the main cabin,  that it might be hard to remove roofs.  the only thing I might suggest,  is making the windows larger,  to let more light in.   pleased to follow you anywhere! ;) 

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Good evening everyone

 

i put quite a bit of thought into the bridge roof last night and eventually fell asleep with no solution, then whilst walking the dog came up with this, now i have a way ahead (small steps) other than that today has been spent on the hull with the bilge keels, will cover that this week

 

so now i have a removable roof panel which will allow access after the interior is fitted out

 

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On 5/6/2019 at 3:33 PM, Kevin said:

i would like to be able to remove the roof, any ideas anyone? or suggestions of how the inside of this unit can be seen

I am a fervent enthusiast of the micro magnets, made of rare earths. These are extremely strong as long as they touch each other. I use them to hold the two halves of my Trumpeter submarine.

 

Yves

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6 hours ago, yvesvidal said:

I am a fervent enthusiast of the micro magnets, made of rare earths. These are extremely strong as long as they touch each other. I use them to hold the two halves of my Trumpeter submarine.

 

Yves

I can see  a few being put into this build, im still very early into the build and no doubt a few areas will require a little help from mother nature

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13 minutes ago, popeye the sailor said:

I see you've already been to Trawling Through Time....I read your post.   if you know where she was built,  perhaps you could contact them and ask about her.

Lol are you stalking me?

 

there is a lot of information out there, i keep finding things of interest, but the Trawling Through Time say they will have the plans (if any up soon)

 

i manly want to know where the bulkheads are, after that a lot of information will fall into place

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cook,_Welton_%26_Gemmell

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Good morning everyone

 

For the followers of my log,

 

Do you want me to finish one section, then move on to keep some consistency (long time between posts)

 

or

 

show what i am/have done )regular updates, (but no consistency)

 

this is a long term build, and i am hoping to teach my self new things as i go along, plus she will be a cutaway (well slice) as the top 1/2 of the hull will be displayed above the bottom part, 

 

to do this i am moving from one part to another whilst i waIt for bits to arrive or research to be carried out.

 

i love posting what i have done, but realise that some dont like bitty logs

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3 hours ago, Kevin said:

Lol are you stalking me?

 

there is a lot of information out there, i keep finding things of interest, but the Trawling Through Time say they will have the plans (if any up soon)

 

i manly want to know where the bulkheads are, after that a lot of information will fall into place

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cook,_Welton_%26_Gemmell

Hi Chap,

Not "Stalking", but interested with your build.

I am interested in why you did not do an RC version?

The model lends itself....

 

Anyway, who am I to gainsay what you are doing, I am enjoying the progress none the less....

 

Cheers and Regards,

 

Harry.

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28 minutes ago, hof00 said:

Hi Chap,

Not "Stalking", but interested with your build.

I am interested in why you did not do an RC version?

The model lends itself....

 

Anyway, who am I to gainsay what you are doing, I am enjoying the progress none the less....

 

Cheers and Regards,

 

Harry.

good morning Harry, thank you for your interest,

I have never seen a cutaway trawler, so gthought i would have ago, the build would be to big for my car and a doggie, so i would rather spend my pennies on bits for the build rather than rc gear, and i can super detail it rather than making sure nothing drops of on the local pond

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Wow! Kevin, I was just looking at your SD-14 build, fantastic, can't wait to see what you do with this trawler!

 

The idea of a cut-a-way model sounds fascinating to me.  will be following your progress eagerly.  A few years ago I saw a cut-a-way model of the Morgan at the museum in Mystic and fell in love with the idea of it.   Am attaching a picture of Mystic's model of the Morgan.

 

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no....I'm not stalking you Kev.........just doing what I do for all.........I look too ;)   figured you might need an extra pair of eyes........and I see your lament,  there isn't much out there.  the only other thing I can suggest,  is that someone on this planet has likely done pictures of a trawler interior {maybe even this one}.........to find a forum site that has pictures would be a boon indeed!.   I think your project has plenty of merit........I will continue to look for you in my spare time

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14 hours ago, popeye the sailor said:

no....I'm not stalking you Kev.........just doing what I do for all.........I look too ;)   figured you might need an extra pair of eyes........and I see your lament,  there isn't much out there.  the only other thing I can suggest,  is that someone on this planet has likely done pictures of a trawler interior {maybe even this one}.........to find a forum site that has pictures would be a boon indeed!.   I think your project has plenty of merit........I will continue to look for you in my spare time

very much appreciated 

 

my plan at present is some time in the near future to slice the hull fwd to aft, just above the bilge keel, im hoping that with the right plans i will then be able to incorporate (from aft) accommodation, engine room, boilers, fish room, ???? accommodation 

depending on the line i cut will affect what is seen of course, another option is to remove on side only then i could let the fibre hull take the weight and with false bulkheads the wiring could be hidden

 

 

 

 

 

the two halves will be kept apart by brass rods that will incorporate any wiring 

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Steam winch

 

Just forward of the superstructure is the steam winch, which builds into a very nice module, but with a lot of cleaning up

it is 90% complete, but to finish the bits it will need painting, so will be done a lot later with all the other motors and winches that are sill in bags

 

 

 

 

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