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Brilliant update Wayne!!  She's really moving along now.

 

I'll take it that the Stove isn't part of the kit.. (I have Emm's upstairs but haven't examined the kit in any great detail yet) it will be a fantastic detail and one I might steal from you.. cough! cough!  I mean decide to build totally from my own idea, having never read your Build Log of course or been following it for the last age or anything.. cough! cough! some more..  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :D

 

All The Best

 

 

Eamonn

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Brilliant update Wayne!!  She's really moving along now.

 

I'll take it that the Stove isn't part of the kit.. (I have Emm's upstairs but haven't examined the kit in any great detail yet) it will be a fantastic detail and one I might steal from you.. cough! cough!  I mean decide to build totally from my own idea, having never read your Build Log of course or been following it for the last age or anything.. cough! cough! some more..  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :D

 

All The Best

 

 

Eamonn

Eamonn -

Sorry, no stove in the kit with this one!

 

I am working on an update that will show the intermediate stage result - may go back and tweak the design slightly, though.  Steal away, my friend - you flatter me!

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Wayne,

I got one of these in the wings waiting too.  The sides of that wet well have to run in against the hull planking for a water tight fit, right?

 

Walt Biles

 

Walt -

 

The fore and aft pieces (the bed logs) need to fit tightly to the hull planking to get the good seal.  The bed logs along the port and starboard have grooves (forget the technical term) that allow them to fit over the frames and then down to the planking.  On the real boat, there would be a great deal of caulking and so on to seal the fit.

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Good evening, one and all.  Have been working on the ECB with some nice progress. 

 

First, a full overhead view of current status.

 

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What, you may ask, are those things hanging over the rails?  Well, mister man, them be home built nets for the hold. 

 

Yep, the Admiral has been busily making fish nets for the ECB.

 

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But wait, there's more!  We can't have the crew shivering on the cold cabin - so knitted using common pins as the knitting needles, we have a scale blanket for the crew.

 

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I am still working on the stove - using the Fatsco Tiny Tot Stove as a model, it is made of a dowel cut to scale (about 18 inches tall, 13 inches in diameter).  The legs are just toothpicks.  Will be adding some sand into the base and a cooktop before running the stovepie to the overhead.

 

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Have been working on color scheme - think I will go back to a grey for the outside of the wet well - the brown just doesn't feel right.  I like the bottom red on the interior.  Will leave it partially unpainted as a repair underway.

 

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I will be keeping this section unplanked.  I will also be leaving off some deck planks - probably around the wet well and also at the cabin.  Not quite sure yet.

 

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I also have finished the bulkhead between the cabin and the hold.  The hold side will be painted in the same way as the hold so it looks a tad weathered and worn.  The cabin side will be a dirty white - backs up to the coal stove, so it would tend to get a bit mucky.  I still need to do some more painting and paneling for the cabin before I start installing the deck framing.  The forward hold is nearly finished, just need to decide what is going to be in there and anchor it in place.

 

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Appreciate any suggestions or ideas on how to make it look better - still a long road to travel with this one and am enjoying the ride!

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Hi Wayne,

Glad to see your back on ECB (wish I was but got stalled on the trailboards) Love the way you stained the ceiling. Are you going to also give them bedding?

And for all your followers who admire POF I can only say give it a try! This is a very good kit and the instructions got me over the planking stigma.

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Hi Wayne,

Glad to see your back on ECB (wish I was but got stalled on the trailboards) Love the way you stained the ceiling. Are you going to also give them bedding?

And for all your followers who admire POF I can only say give it a try! This is a very good kit and the instructions got me over the planking stigma.

 

Well, the Admiral read this and is now contemplating how to make them some bedding - she muttered something about the mattress stuffed with straw and wandered off with a glazed look and something about how thick would a piece of straw be at scale....

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Wayne! LOVE the nets and blanket - those are absolultey great,  nice touch - and compliments to the admiral, knitting with common pins?  WOW!

 

Hey, Adam - many thanks for the kind words!  Should have seen the looks she got at the doctor's office waiting room the other day while she was knitting the blanket.  Priceless!!!!

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Hi Wayne,

 

Living near Mystic Seaport, I've viewed the Berry many times. Have been watching your build from the start.

Are the below deck details a copy of those on the real Berry? Will they be visible in the finished model?

 

Here's an interesting diorama for you to take in. Master modeler Dave Revelia used Model Shipways ECB's

frames for this scratch built scene. Diorama scale is 1/48.  A 1/8 scale kit with this scene in mind was released

a few years back. I built it over an eleven month period. 

 

John

 

http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_dave_revelia.html

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Here are a few photos of my shipyard taken while still adding details. This is a kit from Sierra West Scale Models.

Both the keel and frames are constructed from laminated layers of laser cut chipboard and plywood.

 

The last photo was taken while the dio was on a contest table at a Fine Scale EXPO last year. The setting sun

showed it in a different light, so to speak. 

 

I took a few more just now that shows the completed diorama. Have to resize and will post if you like. 

 

John Elwood

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Hi Wayne,

 

Living near Mystic Seaport, I've viewed the Berry many times. Have been watching your build from the start.

Are the below deck details a copy of those on the real Berry? Will they be visible in the finished model?

 

Here's an interesting diorama for you to take in. Master modeler Dave Revelia used Model Shipways ECB's

frames for this scratch built scene. Diorama scale is 1/48.  A 1/8 scale kit with this scene in mind was released

a few years back. I built it over an eleven month period. 

 

John

 

http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_dave_revelia.html

John -

 

Thanks for the link and your pictures - very nice work!

 

My below deck detailing is my own take on what it might be like on the ECB during her active fishing life - taking some liberties with the color scheme (particularly in the hold) to reflect a working boat vice one that has been refurbished.  The cabin is roughly following the plans for the kit.

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Wayne... Please accept my  apology for not asking your permission to post the above photos on your

build log. That's not like me. Will delete if you wish. 

 

John Elwood 

Your pictures are more than welcome - they give me some ideas on how to do my display when I get to that stage.

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Hi Wayne,

 

Some nice details going on there mate, how about a stove, some rope coils, waders, wax coat and cap, mug of tea and don't forget the heads.

 

You did ask :P  :P :P  

 

Have a great Christmas my friend.

 

Be Good

 

mobbsie

Hey, Mobbsie - thanks for stopping by!  The stove is about 80% built - a bit more detailing and then the stovepipe before I install it.

 

Rope coils - in progress.  The Admiral frowned when i suggested foul weather gear - something about not knitting with the antennas from a fly.  Go figure!  Probably will have that mug and kettle, and will add a bucket as the head :P

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