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Aug 17, 2012, 04:52 PM
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Thames River Workboat from England


Finally got enough done on this model to start a post.

The subject is a model of a Thames River estuary workboat to be built from 1/12 scale plans by Jim Pottinger of Scotland !

The real boat would be circa 1950.

I canít find any pictures of a real boat that resembles this one, so some latitude will be taken.

This is a complete scratch build, the rough hull was contracted out to ( and well built by ) RCG member Longbike who did a Great job.

I would recommend his services to anyone lucky enough to have some of his time.

I was inspired to build this model by a similar one shown by RCG member ADAGIO, his boat is named "made of stuff".

This is an image taken from the Model Dockyard site where the plans were purchased.
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Aug 17, 2012, 05:02 PM
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Hull build


Here are images of the rough hull being built in Longbike's laboratory, he planed the planks himself !

Here is the link to that part of the build:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...hame+work+boat
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Aug 17, 2012, 05:11 PM
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Part 2


The hull has arrived safely in California, Outstanding job of packing by Longbike.

Project manager Momo was not on hand to inspect the contents when the box arrived, he was on duty elsewhere ( suspicious activity in the yard ).
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Aug 17, 2012, 05:17 PM
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parts


Parts arrived QUICKLY form Harbor Models, had what I wanted in stock and got the order out the morning I ordered it.

Hull is in the background with more primer on, filling and sanding done, a heavier keel going on to fit against the large rub rails that will go on later.

THANK YOU HARBOR MODELS !
Aug 17, 2012, 05:25 PM
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forward deck work


After further sealing of the hull interior its time to get started.

Forward deck work being done first, arched supports have been put in, the temporary hull spreaders that were put in for shipping removed after a few permanent deck supports done.

Made a sub-deck from 1/16 plywood, sealed with Z-poxy.
Aug 17, 2012, 05:50 PM
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The line of that hull is really nice
Have you decided what you are going to do with the topside ?
Aug 17, 2012, 06:06 PM
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Hull looks good Tim .
How big is it ?
Aug 17, 2012, 06:08 PM
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Looking great Tim. Thanks, in advance, for sharing more when you can.
Aug 17, 2012, 06:35 PM
no such thing as to many boats
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Nice job hull looks good
Aug 17, 2012, 06:44 PM
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Top side


Afternoon ( evening ) Mr. Brown dog...

I plan to keep the hole model simple ( like the Dumas 36 foot lifeboat ), this would be just an old tough workboat meant to get it done Now.

It could push, pull tow, so it will have towing apparatus, heavy rub rails, etc.

Some simple windows and a spartan but complete interior.

I decided to get some cool Wet Goose fittings, had a long talk with Mr. Valk ( proprietor ) about what to do, he explained to me how he makes his parts ( lost wax, rough castings then go through a 4 stage tumling process ).

http://wetgoose.com/


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The line of that hull is really nice
Have you decided what you are going to do with the topside ?
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Aug 17, 2012, 06:47 PM
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Paul:
The hull measures 29 inches.

Pops:
Thank You Sir ( I am stll laughing about you "mowing" your dead grass just by walking on it )

Louie Pal:
Thanks !
Aug 17, 2012, 06:55 PM
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Now I need pics of workboat cabins from that region and era...

Anyone ?
Aug 17, 2012, 07:01 PM
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I can see some weathering,a bit of rust,rope coiled on the floor very cool
Nice stuff, I like those bits





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Afternoon ( evening ) Mr. Brown dog...

I plan to keep the hole model simple ( like the Dumas 36 foot lifeboat ), this would be just an old tough workboat meant to get it done Now.

It could push, pull tow, so it will have towing apparatus, heavy rub rails, etc.

Some simple windows and a spartan but complete interior.

I decided to get some cool Wet Goose fittings, had a long talk with Mr. Valk ( proprietor ) about what to do, he explained to me how he makes his parts ( lost wax, rough castings then go through a 4 stage tumling process ).

http://wetgoose.com/
Aug 17, 2012, 07:18 PM
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Weathering


Yes Sir, weathering, but not too much, yes ?

Wouldn't want to overdo it.

Maybe we can find some examples here in this group ...
Aug 17, 2012, 09:19 PM
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Looking good, Tim.


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