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For Fans of the Edmond Fitzgerald

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  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
For Fans of the Edmond Fitzgerald
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, June 10, 2018 8:47 AM

 Hello , You Great lakes freighter fans .

     Do you want to have the  "Eddie Fitz " in a smaller scale ? I recently , Well , Five days ago  I ordered this Paper Model on , Yes , E-Bay ! I recieved this gorgeous model and was excited enough to start it .

  It is Not like the standard Paper ship model at all . At approximately 1/700 scale it is very unique in the assembly procedures . You don't build a Waterline plate , Keel and Frame assembly . 

  You build the bottom in the shape of a shallow box ( Open at the top . The sides are printed in color already . Oh , and the material you are building with is medium Cardstock !

   The bottom and deck pieces are the forward parts to midships and the aft the same . The Deck assembly is the same EXCEPT the top sides overlap the bottom virtually making this a double thickness hull !

   The support structures inside the hull are  Triangular Bulkhead structures .You glue in place on one foot and using a supplied guage set the heighth and glue the other foot .

     You put the deck assembly on that . The instructions are seven clearly printed ( a lot in upper case ) Well thought out , with Well Drawn diagrams of what to do and where . 

  I highly recommend this model , to any modern paper Model Ship builder . I could say that about Shipyard Models , But that is for another time .Happy Modeling . T.B.

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    March, 2005
Posted by philo426 on Sunday, June 10, 2018 6:51 PM

Is this from Atlantic Scientific?How long is the model?

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, June 14, 2018 4:38 PM

Philo 426 ;

 She is 16-7/8 " long and 17/8 " wide . and yes it is from Atlantis . That's all I can give you . It says on the Envelope " Manufactured for Atlantis".

 Jim Clary , Marine Artist  , States and I quote ." Best paper ship models I've seen "

 They are " Made in Michigan U.S.A. " That's all the info I have . I did buy it off of E-Bay. 

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    March, 2005
Posted by philo426 on Thursday, June 14, 2018 5:12 PM

Cool!check this out!   

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, June 15, 2018 9:32 AM

Hmmm;

 I would say , a very colorful Anchor Handling vessel for an Offshore Oil Rig ! They have deck fittings denoting tanks below for sweep up purposes . Nice job !

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    March, 2005
Posted by philo426 on Friday, June 15, 2018 10:14 AM

Yeah,I recently obtained a large quantity of Lego bricks that included several white plates and it seemed appropriate to join them together and make a barge deck.

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, June 18, 2018 12:08 PM

Hi;

 You probably have a " Bricks and Minifigs " store in your area . You can get nice nautical bridge stiff like wheel-house windows from them .

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    March, 2005
Posted by philo426 on Monday, June 18, 2018 1:05 PM

Not  that I know of,do they have an online store?

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:22 AM

You kidding ?

 You are not I guess . Well , here's some that will help . Bricklink . co. --  .LEGO.com and also you can look in your phone book or - Type in " Bricks and Minifigs " and see what pops up for your area . There's also " Brickworld "and more .

  What state are you in ? there is bound to be a L.U.G.( LEGO USERS GROUP ) somewhere there . Try to find one and they can give you a whole lot of assistance .

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 8:28 AM

I live in NE Ohio.Thanks for the info!

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    September, 2003
  • From: Westland Michigan
Posted by bobmodel on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:15 AM

These paper models are designed by Bob May at "Lake Freighter Minis".

Beautiful miniature models. Great guy to work with!!

https://www.lakefreighterminis.com/

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