This Blog is about building model fishing ships and everything what has to do with it. Most builds are done by me but when not I will mention.
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Thursday, 9 June 2016

Working on the aft deck (2)


Today a dryfit for the parts. I finished the railings and some other details. Now I start with the deck and the front of the ship. Nothing is fit yet and some parts need some finishing.

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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Working on the aft deck

I went a litlle further with the structure of the back of the ship. It was more work than I expected because i want to make the structure removable because of the electric wiring for the numerous leds in the model.

No more talking... here are the provisional results (times three but I only show one)









Now on with all the details.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Update on the sumwings (2)

The sumwings are finished but not yet complete. That comes when I give them their final positions.

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Thursday, 19 May 2016

Update on the sumwings

Some progress on the sumwings, It's not an easy shape to make but I am satisfied with the wings I have now. After this I start adding the details (which are many) And then I want to figure out to find a way to make the fishingnets. (I eat lots and lots of garlic these weeks. Maybe next time I tell You why)
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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Sumwings

I started to build up the back of the ship but when i was looking at the photo's I realized I have not build yet the most important piece of the ship. Its called the sumwing and it is a Dutch invention to drag the nets over the seabed with less agitation off the bottom and less fuelconsumption. The sumwing 'flies' over the seabed draging the nets forward. The pulswires attached to the the sumwing and the nets give electric pulses which makes the fish jump up in the nets.


On  http://www.sumwing.nl   You can find more images and some video about the sumwing.

Next update I hope to show you my finished model sumwings

Kind regards, Kees





Thursday, 12 May 2016

last update on the mast

One of the last things to build on this ship are the portals on the back of the ship. This portal is placed a few years after the ship was build. First there was a crane and a rubberboat

The portal is used for the two puleys that guides the pulswires to the nets

Here the placing of the portal
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And how it looks now

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No drawings so I had to use photo's for measuring the right dimensions and proportions

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And the last video from tonight

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Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Video: Building a mast

Today I build the mast on the aft deck of the ship. I made a video..... But don't worry.... No more talking in the next video... just some writing..... which you can skip.....

Enjoy the video and keep on scratchbuilding


Take care You choose the right glue..... :-)