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Whatsa Matta ? You no like ?
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 11:14 AM

Hey guys and ladies .

    Don't any of you like to build yachts ? I started the thread in the hopes you would like something different . If this isn't of interest , would someone please say something ? I don't want to run a thread if there's no interest .

      Kinda like the paper - models thread . Little to no interest . I guess that says it all . I will answer any question I can , But if you don't want them , I will stop posting threads where there's no interest !

    I will be honest . I do this because after time in the Corps , the Navy and Merchant Marine ( British ) I got fed up with most warships . I can't build sail as there's no room at my digs for the finished ones .

    I will still build warships , But only ones I can get histories on . You've got to remember . I also did Oil Spill clean-up and saw some very interesting vessels . Converted oil rig Anchor Handling vessels etc .There's a lot that scratch - builders even haven't covered .

 Yachts are kind of a passion , growing up in the Port of Buffalo , N.Y. ( lakers and specific tour type ships ) . Ocean going yachts in my second home in Palm Beach , Florida and near Port Everglades ,

 Yachts tickled my fancy in later years . I was an apprentice builder at one yacht and charter fishing boat builder in that area . A very interesting chidhood around boats and ships has never waned in my memories .

 So , if you don't share my interest I won't bore you with them . After all the techniques I picked up building them have all been used on fighting vessels . That's all .T.B.

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 11:33 AM

I have the Glenco Corsair kit I would like to build someday.  I once built a Chris Craft Constellation.  Yachts are fun because there was a lot of brass, chrome, and finished wood work to fabricate but not to the extent of what an ocean liner would have.  

        

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Posted by PFJN on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 1:14 PM

Hi,

I'd love to try my hand at a yacht.  But I've already got a few projects going now that I'd like to finsih 1st Sad

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 1:38 PM

It's unfortunate you don't post pictures. It would spark more interest.

Bill

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Posted by ejhammer on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 2:11 PM

I've never done a yacht. I have done canoes, rowboats, Chesapeake Bay Flatties, large scale sailboat Lightning, Titanic lifeboat, etc. All in wood, some from kits, some scratchbuilt.. I find the big sailing ships too intimidating for me, but I do like the smaller "working" boats and pleasure craft. I'd like to do a nice Chris Craft boat, as they were built about 25 miles from where I live in Holland Mich. I also like the history of the working craft too.

Any suggestions for a Yacht?

 

EJ

Completed - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa Dec 1942, USS Yorktown 1/700 Trumpeter 1943. In The Yards - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa 1945, USS ESSEX 1/700 Dragon 1944, USS ESSEX 1/700 Trumpeter 1945, USS ESSEX 1/540 Revell (vintage) 1962, USS ESSEX 1/350 Trumpeter 1942, USS ESSEX LHD-2 as commissioned, converted from USS Wasp kit Gallery Models. Plus 35 other plastic and wood ship kits.

fox
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Posted by fox on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 3:25 PM

T.B. - PM on the way.

Jim  Captain

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Posted by PFJN on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 10:54 PM

ejhammer

I've never done a yacht. I have done canoes, rowboats, Chesapeake Bay Flatties, large scale sailboat Lightning, Titanic lifeboat, etc. All in wood, some from kits, some scratchbuilt.. I find the big sailing ships too intimidating for me, but I do like the smaller "working" boats and pleasure craft. I'd like to do a nice Chris Craft boat, as they were built about 25 miles from where I live in Holland Mich. I also like the history of the working craft too.

Any suggestions for a Yacht?

EJ

 
Hi,
 
I don't know if you were asking TB directly for thoughts, or if you were asling everyone in general, but I know that Revell of Germany has a 1/72 scale 108ft modern power yacht kit out now (I have one in my stash Smile ).
 
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In  addition, I think Round2 has a couple old Lindberg Cabin Cruiser type models currently out as well as a small AMT powerboat model.  
 
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On the other hand though there are also a number of PT Boat and/or Patrol Boat models that could also be used as a basis for conversion like a couple different versions of the PT-109, the Lindberg Air Force Rescue Boat, an Airfix Resuce Launch, a Lindberg Coast Guard Patrol Boat, a Tamiya Viet Nam War era PBR, and even maybe the Lindberg MSO Minsweeper.
 
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Pat
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Posted by DasBeav on Thursday, October 12, 2017 12:05 AM

I've never built a ship of any type, but Ollies has a bunch of old Lindberg kits (shrimper, coast guard). I'm going to try an pick some up tomorrow. I would be interested in a thread because I am clueless into building "boats".

 

Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, October 12, 2017 9:18 AM

I wish yacht kits were more available (motor yachts, that is).  I see a few sailing yacht kits around, but those great motor yacht ones are really scarce these days, and both the cost and size of the big Dumas wood kits put me off.  Dumas does have a reasonably size and cost speedboat, and I do intend to buy one of those soon.  If a decent priced motor yacht kit (say fifty to seventy five bucks) with good accuracy and detail were available, I'd buy one.  I wouldn't want anything bigger than about 10-12 inches.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, October 12, 2017 10:52 AM

Bill ;

 I think you for one will be proud of me .I have arranged to have that instruction with a friend .You may see something soon . It might be like letting the cat out of the bag though . All kinds of mischief , Hmmmm ? T.B.

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, October 12, 2017 11:10 AM

Hi P.J.F.N. ;

   All you have pictured I have used . Now as for the Minesweeper , well it has many uses .The U.S.S. Hazard is actually an Admirable Class Minesweeper !

 The list is long . As far as the Coronado and the Owens . Unless you are a glutton for punishment , I don't recommend either one . They are some of the roughest molds I've seen in years .

    Now that said .The Old Lindberg , Chris Craft Constellation Motoryacht and the 1/24 Sport Fisherman show up once in a while .They are pricey .

 There is a quirk about the " Sport Fisherman " that I discovered quite by accident . It seems that there is sharper detail inside the hull than on the outside . Maybe someone made the molds wrong ? Anyway , it looks like that is just what happened .

     The outside of the hull looks like a good deal except the things that should be sharp and clean ARE on the inside !

 There are a lot of vessels out there that fit the bill . The Revell  " Calypso " is a good one , Except you have to rework the bow heavily .

 There are more .

 I personally don't like the " Predator 108 " as an example of a real yacht . Just call it a bias about the strngth of fibreglass against real craftsmanship of wood . I guess I'm just " Old fashioned ".     T.B.

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, October 12, 2017 11:17 AM

Hi E.J. ;

     I think there's a lot out there . It's just hard to find .I have even chopped up a " Titanic  " and changed the scale of it to build a yacht from the Twenties/Thirties . It matters a lot what kind of look you want as well .

 Do you want a presidential look like the " Potomac " or a " Christianson "  built mini-liner look . From the forties ? That takes a lot of scratch - building skills . But it can be achieved easily if you used  "found " parts .       T.B.

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