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#1 tweety777 Dec 08, 2008 12:53 PM

Scratch-build, own-design ocean-going salvagetug 1:50
 
Hello guys,

My previous model wasn't yet fully finished, and today i've restarted the work on her.
It was originaly planned to build the Zwarte Zee III in scale 1:50, but as this was my first scratchbuild model there went a lot of things wrong which made me deside to keep the hull, that didn't have the shape i wanted it to have, and put an own-design superstructure on it, with interior.
As this is an own-design i could make everything like i wanted, and one of the results is more towingpower and higher topspeed, which meens that my version would be first at the ship in need.
It also meant that i was able to build her like i like it most.
The engine used to be a Speed 500E, but that one past on to the Well Enhancer, so this model is currently not available for sailing.
A replacement for the engine is not yet desided, but for now most the work will go to the Well Enhancer.

Here are some pics of the build.
http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...jving_2002.jpg
As this was my first scratch-build model there has went a lot of things wrong.
The first thing was that i didn't use a normal keel.
Here is the inside of the hull before some major changes.
http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...ierhut_201.jpg
Here is one of the most dared changes, putting the whole main deck in the hull, for which parts of the hull had to be removed.
http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...Josse_I_1v.jpg
Here an drawing with pics from throughout the build.

http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...ouwkade_1v.jpg
Here the hull looks awful, but the stem is a bit the same as how i want to make it yet again, with foc'sle.
http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...uw_01v%7E0.jpg
This is the progress of today, a bit of walls (which need to be increased in height) is attached, and the first part of the first webframe is made and placed.
http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...01vbewerkt.JPG
Used an old picture and paint to make this Artist Impression.
http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...02vbewerkt.JPG
And a picture of the same recepee to show what it will look like.
As these are only Artist Impressions there is probebly going to changes some things, but the foc'sle will come there.

Greetings Josse

#2 Tugboat Andy Dec 08, 2008 07:34 PM

Looks good Josse. Keep it up! :)

#3 Aerominded Dec 08, 2008 10:06 PM

I like it too! Nice work! :)

#4 graphixman Dec 09, 2008 07:07 AM

Very nice Tweety! I like the work on the hull, very nice work there!

#5 LONGBIKE Dec 09, 2008 01:52 PM

Looking great!

I found out the more you build the more you learn, The learning never stops!
Every time I build a new boat I figure out a different way to do things and I will think
"Why didnt I think of that before"

Looks great keep building!
Jeff

#6 420TEE Dec 09, 2008 02:11 PM

Pretty intense with a bed next to the work bench. :D

#7 tweety777 Dec 09, 2008 10:29 PM

Hi guys,

Thanks for the compliments!! :D :D

Hi 420TEE,

Thats really nice 'cause when i open my eyes when i'm laying in bed i can still see my models.
But i'm doing more and more work outside.

Greetings Josse

#8 tweety777 Dec 11, 2008 10:38 AM

Hello guys,

Today i've been working pretty much between pretty much sleep.
Here are the pics of the progress.
http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...1_boeg_01v.jpg
The foc'sle is getting it's shape.
http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...asteel_01v.jpg
Started with the interior.
http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...asteel_02v.jpg
Some more work on the interior.
http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...asteel_03v.jpg
Here are the cabins getting in shape as well.
http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...asteel_05v.jpg
Here the first 3 cabins are getting in shape.
http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...asteel_06v.jpg
The entrance will stay where it is, i probebly won't be able to remove it.
It will be build as much out of sight as is posible (except for the door) because it isn't very realistic this way.
http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...asteel_07v.jpg
The interior has had the most progress, for it won't be easy accessable when the hull is finished.
http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...asteel_08v.jpg
And the last progress on the foc'sle.

http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...pbogen_01v.jpg
I have re-attached the towing-things.

http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe..._sloep_01v.jpg
I've also started with the inside of the sloop.

http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...ntwerp_01v.jpg
I've also made a design, which isn't very accured because i didn't know all the sizes.

Greetings Josse

#9 tweety777 Jan 25, 2009 02:01 PM

Hello guys,

Now that the Well Enhancer is progressing so much i thought it was time to give the Josse I a better look.
I've started repainting her.

http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...mp_01v%7E0.jpg
The new colour at the underwater part of the model.
This is the colour used for the upper part of the hull of Well Enhancer.
I'm thinking of giving this model completly different colours, such as blue for the upper part of the hull, but i'm not sure about that yet.

Greetings Josse

#10 tweety777 Feb 24, 2009 01:48 PM

Hello guys,

Today i've been working on getting this model running again.
Now the only thing that still needs to be done is placing the engine with support.
To do so the propshaft needed to be lengthened to be able to aline the engine properly, and now the engine is placed in the engine room of the real ship, at about 50 to 60% of the hull-length from the bow.
If the weather is good enough tomarrow i'll take her with me for a testtrial.

Greetings Josse

#11 tweety777 May 05, 2009 09:04 AM

Hello guys,

I've decided to convert this model to an escort-vessel.
Right now i'm working on the convertion, but the armament will remain unknown for a while.
The main gun was allready under construction, so that only needs to be finished.
Here are the pics:
http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...zicht_-01v.jpg
The 700 Torque engine is being put back in Josse I, and this photo also shows the current status of the model.
http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...5_boeg_01v.jpg
Foc'sle under construction. The main gun will be standing in front of the mast on the foc'sle-deck.
http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...5_boeg_02v.jpg
Gun as far as completed now dry-fitted on a not to be used deck.
http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...erzicht01v.jpg
And this was the last picture.

Greetings Josse

#12 tweety777 May 05, 2009 01:47 PM

Next update.

http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...5_boeg_03v.jpg
More work on the bow.
http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...5_boeg_04v.jpg

http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...5_boeg_05v.jpg
Lights being placed.
http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...opbouw_01v.jpg

http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...erzicht02v.jpg

http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...chting_01v.jpg
Lights on.
The light on the right is the stern-light, but it needs to get a difuser.
http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...chting_02v.jpg
Lights for when towing one vessel.
http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...chting_03v.jpg
Lights for when towing 2 or more vessels.
http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...chting_04v.jpg
LED's for the interior or pretty bright.
http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...chting_05v.jpg
That's it for now.

Greetings Josse

#13 fooman2008 May 05, 2009 06:29 PM

Josse
I had never seen anyone use those little right angle braces like that. You use those a lot (I noticed especially on your Well Enhancer) do they really keep things straight at a right (90 deg.) angle? If they do with the size of stuff I have to deal with I may use them to align the ribs to make sure they are perpendicular to the keel.
Foo

#14 tweety777 May 06, 2009 03:20 AM

Hi Foo,

They may bend a little, so it is pretty well recommended to check them every time.
For the sizes i'm building now there really isn't a problem.
For bigger sizes i would recommend a larger version of those things so you have more momentum to keep things straight.
I actually wasn't aware of any other way to do this, but it works to me.

Greetings Josse

#15 tweety777 May 06, 2009 08:37 AM

Here is a small update.

Been doing some research on the guns, and these are the guns that will used:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BL_4_inch_naval_gun_Mk_VII
This will be the maingun which will be placed in a protected turret.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1.1%22/75_(28mm)_gun
These will be the AA-guns in single-barrel "turrets".
These are the barrels i will use:
http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...pening_01v.jpg
The barrel in the rear was planned to be used for the maingun, but that turned out to be a 225mm gun, so that one won't be used.
The front barrels (4 of them) are the AA-guns, and the only remaining barrel is for the maingun.

Here a update:
http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...pening_03v.jpg
Maingun under construction.
http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...erieur_01v.jpg
Interior under construction while i can still get there.
The deck above it will be removeable.
http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...erieur_02v.jpg
Here the front end of the interior is being build.
Before this wall will come a massive block of wood.
http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppe...rzicht_01v.jpg
And this is what it looks like from the shore.

Greetings Josse


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