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Eastern Rig Scallop Boat

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Eastern Rig Scallop Boat
Posted by thunder1 on Sunday, May 12, 2013 7:26 PM

Here's my latest boat model, a scallop dredge. Built to be part of a diorama, the model will be lying on its port side being wrecked by large  storm driven waves. At some point I'll have to damage the boat to add  a bit of realism but for now its a shelf model. Constructing the ocean "when it's all riled up"  is the next step.

Cheers!  

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, May 13, 2013 8:22 AM

Very nice!  What scale is that?

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by thunder1 on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 12:30 PM

Thanks Don

The model is 1:48 scale. The diorama  the boat will be part of requires 1:48 figures performing a breeches buoy rescue...now to find the figures!

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 12:41 PM

thunder1 - very nice model indeed! If I might - the Preiser company from Germany makes nice pedestrians in 1:50. Once I successfully converted four of them to a tugboat crew, maybe you would like to try it, too? Thanks for sharing, have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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  • From: Illinois: Hive of Scum and Villany
Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 12:57 PM

Really nice ! Big SmileYes

Who is the kit manufacturer or did you scratch build it?

fox
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 9:30 PM

Very nice build thunder 1! Are you going to weather it up a bit? Most fishing boats only look that clean the day they go in the water for the first time. After that, they get dirtier every day.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

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

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Posted by thunder1 on Thursday, May 16, 2013 10:00 AM

Thanks guys for the nice comments

Pawel- thanks for the heads up on figures. Preiser makes a nice product (and a little pricey) but you get what you pay for.

S-Goose-- its a plank on frame scratch build, the hull is rather generic as many types of fishing craft of that era used that style of hull.

Fox--yes, it will get the weathered "treatment" but as the diorama will be set in the late 1950's this type of boat wouldn't be as beat up as the East Coast draggers were by the 1970's. I have a photo of a wood 1940's era net dragger taken in 1986 and it looks brand new. A lot of a boats appearence has to do with the boat's owner, some have a lot of pride in their boats some just beat them like a rented mule.

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  • From: Rothesay, NB Canada
Posted by VanceCrozier on Thursday, May 16, 2013 12:31 PM

Nicely done... now I want scallops for supper tonight...

On the bench: Airfix 1/72 Wildcat; Airfix 1/72 Vampire T11; Airfix 1/72 Fouga Magister

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  • From: Tornado Alley
Posted by Echo139er on Thursday, May 16, 2013 12:42 PM

Great looking boat!  What is the overall length of the model if you don't me asking?

I spy with my little eye a 41' UTB

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  • From: Illinois: Hive of Scum and Villany
Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Thursday, May 16, 2013 1:12 PM

thunder1

S-Goose-- its a plank on frame scratch build, the hull is rather generic as many types of fishing craft of that era used that style of hull.

Beautiful work ! 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, May 17, 2013 9:16 AM

thunder1

Thanks Don

The model is 1:48 scale. The diorama  the boat will be part of requires 1:48 figures performing a breeches buoy rescue...now to find the figures!

1:48 is model railroad O scale.  There are many dozens of figures available from model railroad supply sources in that scale- you should be able to find some in poses that may be appropriate.  Look up  the Walthers site on the web- a major vendor of mr stuff.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by thunder1 on Saturday, May 18, 2013 3:50 PM

Hi Don

Thanks for the heads up, I always think "military figures" in 1:48 but forget about Walthers in "O" and I'm a train nut......

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Posted by rwiederrich on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 12:29 AM

Excellent job...I'm looking forward to your *Riled ocean*.

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Posted by thunder1 on Thursday, May 23, 2013 2:48 PM

Joe

the model measures 18 inches in length overall, close to 1:48 in terms of scale.  I was going to use a Glencoe 36' MLB as part of the diorama but I'm trying to keep the dio's "footprint" as small as possible, will just have a DUKW, and a couple of 1:48 scale trucks on the beach.

Yes, you do spy a 41 UTB (Dumas kit). It's half built, I'm going to rebuild it as the actual boat originaly appeared in 1973 with the first  paint scheme (Spar decks and cabin tops), twin intake towers on the after deck, early Raytheon radar antenna.

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