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Scratch built 1/32 SS Wilton Castle
Topic Started: Mar 5 2018, 07:26 PM (306 Views)
kpnuts
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Hi all well since my kit building seems to be getting very shabby i thought maybe going back to scratch building may get them back on track I had a choice of plans to pick from and I narrowed it down to 3 possible
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I eliminated the St Louis Belle as I want a fairly quick build not a three yr jobbie also I eliminated the Kitty as it was a little too simple so I opted for the WC
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Normally I like to build large scratch builds but due to space I'm reducing this by 50%
First problem is that the keel at the reduced size is very flimsy so I've changed the plan a bit to give some strength.
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Simon G
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You certainly like a challenge!

I'll look forward to seeing this take shape. :cool
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tc2324
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Simon G
Mar 6 2018, 06:20 AM
You certainly like a challenge!

I'll look forward to seeing this take shape. :cool
Dito.

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tc2324
Mar 6 2018, 07:57 AM
Simon G
Mar 6 2018, 06:20 AM
You certainly like a challenge!

I'll look forward to seeing this take shape. :cool
Dito.

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Ditto.
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kpnuts
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Hi all I don't know if anyone has any better methods but this is how I did the rings for the paddle wheels on the Pamela 3

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Keep the centre bit to help with centering the spokes

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Lt. Derek 'Smurfy' Reeve
I need to see where Pamela fits to understand what it/she is.
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kpnuts
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It the sternwheeler i started
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Ah OK Ken but I wonder who thought up the name Pamela or am I missing something :bang: and it's the name of the ship.
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kpnuts
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It is the name of the ship, I was the 3rd scratch built ship I'd built since I met pam
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kpnuts
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Hi all this is designed for electric motor rc but since I'm doing it as a display model I thought I would have a go at making an engine for it (Not a working one I hasten to add)
I decided to try and build this for it
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Obviously it has to fit in the ship so I've just made it a gazillion times harder as I have to make it a lot smaller to fit in the ship. I thought I would try one of the simpler things to start with, this bit.
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Edited by kpnuts, Mar 7 2018, 07:25 PM.
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Lt. Derek 'Smurfy' Reeve
OK so it's the ships name, got that now. :dead

That engine looks complicated doesn't it but you have made a decent start.
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kpnuts
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Hi all well here is the bit

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Looks good but what's the big red thing at the front?
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kpnuts
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Painted the inside with pva glue to help stiffen it all up before adding filler.
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Can anyone guess what this bit will become
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You should have crushed a little blue pill and mixed in with the PA, all problems would go then. :whistle :dead

I like the way this is going and now realise that the little red blob is a pin of some sort :bang: but have no idea what that other piece is for unless a funnel.
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