SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

Imai Carrak

1515 views
36 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Imai Carrak
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, May 26, 2019 7:42 PM

I just had to get this on the bench..... lets see if I can get more than half-way through it.... before it goes back in the box to sit for a year...

Theres not a lot too it... and the rigging is almost non-existing..... so I "should" be able to power through it in just a few day's . Right ? ..... Right ?.....

It's from 1967 so the plastic is a bit brittle. We will see how many parts I maul....

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, May 26, 2019 11:28 PM

Is this Timmy? Or is this an imposter?  Fix your internet issues? Tongue Tied 

 

Love to see you build this.

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Marysville, WA
Posted by David_K on Monday, May 27, 2019 9:07 AM

What a fun, classic kit!

Just make sure you install the deck at the same time the hull halves go together!  lol

As far as ship kits go, it's very straightforward and without much in the way of difficult rigging or *fiddly bits*....but it represents a major icon in the history of model ship building.

Can't wait to see how it turns out :)

Dave

        _~
     _~ )_)_~
     )_))_))_)
     _!__!__!_         
     (_D_P_K_)
   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~

Current Project:  Revell 1/96 Cutty Sark

Recently Finished:  Imai Catalan Ship, Heller Soleil Royal

Next Up:  ???

 

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 6:00 PM

Bakster
Is this Timmy? Or is this an imposter?  Fix your internet issues?    

Nah..... I just drive to wal-mart so I can stay in touch with you guy's.

( It suck's , haveing to drive into town every few day's, but I CAN'T live without you guy's !)

Some paint is on ...

I corrected the title of this thread. It's an old Imai kit. Come's with metal anchor's.

 

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 6:07 PM

Not too many part's...

And this is one "HECK" of a lump of plastic for the sail.....

I may have to come up with something a little better for a sail.

 

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 6:15 PM

David_K
Just make sure you install the deck at the same time the hull halves go together!  lol

So you have seen my work. LOL 

David_K
it's very straightforward and without much in the way of difficult rigging or *fiddly bits*....but it represents a major icon in the history of model ship building.

No, the rigging is very basic. ( It's been a while since I'v fully rigged a ship, so I need the practice.)

Definetly an "Icon" of the age of discovery. The Carrak's were either painted in every color they could get, -Or- no paint at all. Im kinda leaning toward's something in the middle.   ( I dont want it to look like my paintbooth "exploded " all over it.

I will be back in a week with update's. ( I'm going to miss checking in with you guy's daily.......   CURSE YOU HUESNET !!!!! )

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

  • Member since
    February, 2019
  • From: Peoria, Illinois
Posted by jadowning17 on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 12:23 PM
Your painting is looking good! What an interesting subject. Can't wait to see how it turns out!
  • Member since
    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:55 PM

This should be good , looking forward to your build timmy

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, June 07, 2019 5:45 PM

Thank's for looking guy's. 

I'm just sorry I can't check in more often.   I'm putting in more overtime than a human should be allowed to do. ( this week will end up at 67 hr's )

I leave home in the dark ..... I get home in the dark .

I'm not sure, but I think my wife painted the house...... can't tell in the dark.

No progress on the Carrak, look's like I have yet another kit that's going to sit on the bench for a year........    If only I was un-employed..... then I would have all the time in the world !!!!

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Saturday, June 08, 2019 11:46 AM

I know all about the hours. When at the refinery, I used to work 16, go home and eat/sleep(maybe), then get up to go back to do another 16, then repeat over and over. Pay was good but didn't help your health and family life any. Missed a lot of stuff with the kids. I was either working or sleeping.

Knowing your work, this is going to be a great build. 

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, June 08, 2019 4:04 PM

littletimmy

Thank's for looking guy's. 

I'm just sorry I can't check in more often.   I'm putting in more overtime than a human should be allowed to do. ( this week will end up at 67 hr's )

I leave home in the dark ..... I get home in the dark .

I'm not sure, but I think my wife painted the house...... can't tell in the dark.

No progress on the Carrak, look's like I have yet another kit that's going to sit on the bench for a year........    If only I was un-employed..... then I would have all the time in the world !!!!

 

Cheers mate.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, June 08, 2019 4:09 PM

Timmy;

 Gotta tell you. If that is an older Imai version,you can use actual wood stains on the plastic .

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, June 10, 2019 7:02 PM

Tanker - Builder
Gotta tell you. If that is an older Imai version,you can use actual wood stains on the plastic .

Yes it is, and yes, the instruction's say to do just that.....

But, I have bad luck staining anything but real wood. 

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, June 10, 2019 7:09 PM

fox
When at the refinery, I used to work 16, go home and eat/sleep(maybe), then get up to go back to do another 16,

I can go one better.

Just before my first marrage, I worked in a Foundary 18 hour's a day. The bus ride there was an hour and a half. The bus ride home was an hour and a half......

I lasted 3 week's , before I threw in the towel !!! ( I was late my last day because I fell asleep on the bus, and ended up on the other side of town !

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, June 10, 2019 7:13 PM

Bakster
Cheers mate.

Howdy !!!!!

Do we need A  Planet of the Ape's ti-in to this thread ?????

( Episode 1:  Cornelius get"s sea sick . )

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, June 10, 2019 7:20 PM

jadowning17
Your painting is looking good!

Would you believe the paint's I'm using are the Wal-Mart " El-cheepo" Apple Barrel Acrylic's ?

I'v been experimenting with them for a few month's now, and I gotta say their not bad at all. ( And, at 50 cent's a bottle I can stockpile a LOT of color's ! )

 

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, June 10, 2019 7:22 PM

steve5
This should be good , looking forward to your build timmy

Howdy !

I wiil be sure to post picture's of me getting the rigging done........ ( and , the cat's it will "Lure" into it ...)

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, June 10, 2019 9:03 PM

littletimmy

 

 
Bakster
Cheers mate.

 

Howdy !!!!!

Do we need A  Planet of the Ape's ti-in to this thread ?????

( Episode 1:  Cornelius get"s sea sick . )

 

Hehe. I like it.

  • Member since
    March, 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:11 AM

This will be a fun Build to watch. Looking forward to it.....Cheers mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, June 24, 2019 5:21 PM

littletimmy
Definetly an "Icon" of the age of discovery. The Carrak's were either painted in every color they could get, -Or- no paint at all. Im kinda leaning toward's something in the middle.   ( I dont want it to look like my paintbooth "exploded " all over it.

 

Well   ......

That went right out the window.....

I decided, ( just before the first wash of dirty Black ) that it really needed more color..... so Walt Disney it is.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, June 24, 2019 5:25 PM

David_K
Just make sure you install the deck at the same time the hull halves go together! 

Are you "Sure" that's how it's suppose to go ? ....

O k ?...

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:04 PM

Looks good Tim.

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Marysville, WA
Posted by David_K on Saturday, June 29, 2019 8:59 AM

Super-impressed by your paint scheme!  The wash adds a perfect amount of texture/weather effect.

Hard to believe you're using apple barrel craft paint :)

When I built mine, I was mouting it to a wooden base with brass pedestals, so I used a dremel to open up the hatch area (don't know why it's molded over when the hatch roof sits on it later) so I could reach in with a nut driver to fasten the hardware for the base.

Anyway, great work!

Dave

        _~
     _~ )_)_~
     )_))_))_)
     _!__!__!_         
     (_D_P_K_)
   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~

Current Project:  Revell 1/96 Cutty Sark

Recently Finished:  Imai Catalan Ship, Heller Soleil Royal

Next Up:  ???

 

  • Member since
    March, 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Monday, July 01, 2019 3:53 AM

Very colourful and a lovely job on her so far.....Cheers Mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, July 27, 2019 11:57 AM

Didn't get a whole lot done these past few week's

 

 

I decided to do the Gold first. it would be hard to get the dragon's painted, then try and go back with the Gold trim. I'm going to be hand painting the scale's one at a time. ( Other than the coat of primer, I'm hand brushing the entire ship ! )

 

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, July 27, 2019 12:11 PM

I cant decide if the dragon's should be Red, or Green.

I thought about painting them Blue, but then I would have to paint some other stuff Blue just so they would tie in with the rest of the ship.

I also have a "dillemma".....

This kit is based on a model that's been hanging in a church in Spain for the past 500 year's. So it's NOT based on an "Actual" ship. As such, it has a few thing's that are not really "prototypical"

My problem is the main mast is bent ! It's a thick piece of plastic ( about the size of my pinky) and trying to heat it up to straighten it out would be a GREAT way to embed my thumbprint in it. I dont think this was a manufacturing accident, I think they just saw the model had a bent mast, and they duplicated it for the kit.

My other option's are ...

When I rig the kit, draw the rigging really tight and hope it won't let  go in the future.....( yea ....right...)

Cut the 1/4 inch piece of the "offending" mast out, and glue the two piece;s back together. I would have to re-enforce the center with a piece of brass rod,and the mast would be a bit shorter.

Ignore it , and just assemble the kit "As-Is"..... and hope you guy's dont notice it ...... ( I can hear the protest's now ...)

I'm open to suggestion's. It will be a few week's before I get to the mast so any help is better than the "Heat" idea.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

  • Member since
    July, 2019
Posted by catheetiem on Monday, July 29, 2019 9:39 AM

Loving the colors on this ship! And regarding the dragons, why not both red and green? I was thinking red on the underside/bottom half of their bodies, green on the top and for the legs. 

 

And honestly, id just deal with the mast as is, but I'm not as ambitious or particular as some others here! 

  • Member since
    July, 2010
  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 12:58 AM

littletimmy

I cant decide if the dragon's should be Red, or Green.

I thought about painting them Blue, but then I would have to paint some other stuff Blue just so they would tie in with the rest of the ship.

I also have a "dillemma".....

This kit is based on a model that's been hanging in a church in Spain for the past 500 year's. So it's NOT based on an "Actual" ship. As such, it has a few thing's that are not really "prototypical"

My problem is the main mast is bent ! It's a thick piece of plastic ( about the size of my pinky) and trying to heat it up to straighten it out would be a GREAT way to embed my thumbprint in it. I dont think this was a manufacturing accident, I think they just saw the model had a bent mast, and they duplicated it for the kit.

My other option's are ...

When I rig the kit, draw the rigging really tight and hope it won't let  go in the future.....( yea ....right...)

Cut the 1/4 inch piece of the "offending" mast out, and glue the two piece;s back together. I would have to re-enforce the center with a piece of brass rod,and the mast would be a bit shorter.

Ignore it , and just assemble the kit "As-Is"..... and hope you guy's dont notice it ...... ( I can hear the protest's now ...)

I'm open to suggestion's. It will be a few week's before I get to the mast so any help is better than the "Heat" idea.

 

Tim,

The mast is supposed to be bent at that location, so my two cents is to keep it that way. You are more than welcome to look through my WIP I did recently...... on the Imai kit. 

Hope this helps, 

Steve

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/7/p/163417/1813118.aspx#1813118

 

       

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, August 04, 2019 12:07 PM

docidle
You are more than welcome to look through my WIP I did recently...... on the Imai kit. 

Thank you for the link !

Had I bothered to look ( and I should have ) I would have had a clear picture of what this kit is SUPPOSED to look like.

I dont plan on going into all the detail you did on your's ...... but it's bound to happen anyway's .....

....... ( just stick with out of the box Tim ..... just out of the box ..... ) 

 

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

  • Member since
    July, 2010
  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:39 PM

You are more than welcome Tim. Another Catalan Ship WIP you should check out is Rod Millard’s outstanding build. I had the honor of having his Catalan next to mine at the Phoenix Nationals.

 

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/7/t/160320.aspx?page=1

Steve

PS. I know exactly what you talking about with the myth of “Out Of The Box” Personally, I don’t think it even exists....

 

       

 

 

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS

FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.