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Maine Lobster Boat by popeye the sailor - dual build -finished

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thanks Bob....I don't have another test subject.  the other ones need to look a little bit better than that one.  the joint of the frame needs improvement....looks too bulky.   thanks for the good word and looking in ;)

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Hi Popeye,

 

Very well done on the pot door, it's often the little details that finish a model off and make it look that bit special, and you've done that superbly.

 

Mobbsie

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Popeye,

 

Those little details can seem to take for ever when we're anxious to get on and finish things, but it's those small touches that really make the model.

 

Keep it up, my friend!

 

John

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NIce job on the trap door Popeye,...... I'm surprised  you haven't  made  some lobsters to go in your traps !! (  not yet anyway !)

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yes Carl........more pictures soon.........thanks for looking in!  ;)

 

 

hello frank........yea,  the first one is OK....but I think I can do better.  as I mentioned,  this one trap is to be stored out of the way anyhow.....it's a test.   I haven't even painted those buggers yet.......I've been too busy with other aspects.   when I get to them,  I'll get'em right on here ;)   thanks for the good word.

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Is it just me or does Popeye seem to have more hours in his day then the rest of us?

 

Popeye you never cease to amaze, With the detail and how much you get done.

 

Nice detail work.

So do you bait those with spinach?

 

Keith

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this update is on the sort table.  I have the majority of the assembly in this session......there is more to come.   I wanted to do it as simple as possible,  but as I was making it......well,  it kinda snowballed.  it started by making the back and left side,  using 3/32 square stock to create the locator tabs and legs

 

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then a divider wall was made,  and the front face for what is to be the cooler for the catch.

 

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I was curious to see how it fit......I measured it in the beginning.....but I was still curious.  I also trimmed and finished off the sail.....I was going to lash it to the mast further,  but I think it's fine just the way it is

 

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I bought this a while ago.......I was looking in the clearance bin at the craft store,  and I found a couple packages of corrigated aluminum for model train layouts.  this stuff is .002 x 5 x 7 .....and the .030 corigate spacing is suitable for HO trains.  I will used this to cover the cooler.  I got them for half price,  because they were damaged.....small scratches and slightly bent.

 

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more work was done to the second bin,  as well as the cover for the cooler.

 

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the bottom was cemented in the second bin.  this is to be an 'L' shaped piece of furniture,  and the right hand side was made up.

 

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one more side to go on the cover......then it can be sanded and covered in the aluminum as well.  as mentioned,  there is more.   I had to get the admiral's computer up and running,  so there is a bit of a break here.   the computer she was using is gone now.......headed back to the store.  as mentioned on my Gothenborg build,  I had to give up the keyboard I was using,  because it belonged to that computer.   it's been a real pain to do this update on this crappy keyboard.......hopefully she will come home with a new one for me.  perhaps I should register with Model expo in antisipation ;)

 

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Nice work, as always!  Typing doesn't appear to be too badly impaired by the keyboard (although we only see the final output, not the growling revisions :)

 

Dinged and scratched liner ought to work out fine on a working boat - thanks for the update!

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Hey Popeye, that's looking pretty cool. The corrugated sheet is really cool and will really add an authentic feel. I'd like to see some pictures of this piece in place on the lobster boat.

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I hurried up and got the other part together for you.   the cover was completed,  and sanded.  then it was covered with the aluminum and cemented in place.

 

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then,  the  'L' section of the table was finished

 

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so, here it is......dry fitted in place.   I have to make a few things for it still,  but the main part of it is complete.

 

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no.........it's not leaving the table just yet!  ahhh,  now that I have him back in my clutches again.....I have a couple more aspects,  I think I will work on.   more updates soon ;)

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hey Patrick.......I think you read my mind.......or I read yours    hee......hee.........heee!

 

thanks Wayne.....that's what I thought when i saw the stuff in the bin.....it's amazing some of the things yiou can find there.   I even found a package of hinges......someone tore the package.   I've been correcting the mistakes in my typing......believe me......this really boots!

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thanks Patrick.......this is probably the main reason why I have so many builds lying around.......I hate waiting for paint or glue to dry.  I have to keep busy.   more updates soon.........thanks again guys!  ;)

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She looking a very accomplished vessel my friend, you've done a superb job on her,  well done.

 

Just 1 question Popeye, how many pots do expect to carry ?. Your deckspace is getting smaller all the time.

 

I'm not familiar with this type of boat and so ask from a position of ignorance, as always.

 

mobbsie

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Oi, you got 'nough space for couple o' six packs ... thirsty works pullin' lobsters from cagies

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thanks everyone!   I really appreciate the good word.

 

I plan on four that will be at different stages on the sheer skids....and one that will be tucked under the sheer in a compartment.  I have to get back to making the doors for the other ones.  to look at other boats....every inch of space is geared for making money.  thanks for looking in Mobbsie :)

 

that one is just a tad different Wayne,   but that just goes to show the small differences from one to the other.  these are cool seeing that they can be done any way you want

 

I think a smaller cooler could be shoved somewhere Carl ;)

 

thanks for the good word Augie  ;)

 

thanks Mario........I can only work on one at a time......and I can remain busy while paint or glue is drying  :)

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Yea,  I know John.......that little problem still plagues me.   I've been looking around for others.......the cost of these little guys is astounding!    I may have an idea though......I'll see if it pans out.   if not,  I'm afraid these will be the only props to grace the deck.

 

thanks for looking in...and the good word!  ;)

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That's a fine work table Popeye,

 

Is there anything that you can not make??????

 

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