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Identifying my new boat...?

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M Harvey27/04/2021 10:28:08
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I have recently acquired this metal hulled boat and was wondering if anyone might know anything about it?

<https://artofceramics.squarespace.com/modelboat/>

Dave Cooper 628/04/2021 15:16:04
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Have you got the correct URL ? This one looks like garbage to me...

Perhaps try and post a photo or two....you'll need to set-up an "Album" first (see the grey band above with the little camera icon alongside).

Good hunting,

Dave C

M Harvey28/04/2021 15:42:54
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It is actually my website, but I will upload to an Album as you suggest.

Michael

M Harvey28/04/2021 15:46:36
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Colin Bishop28/04/2021 16:26:51
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It could be any small freighter of the post war period - assuming it is based on a full sizd ship.

The design is reminiscent of the small passenger cargo ships employed on inter island services etc. in the Far East but that's only a guess.

Colin

Dave Cooper 628/04/2021 17:29:51
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Apologies if I insulted your website Michael, but, I do get a lot of broken links and non-working URL's sent to me (20-odd years in IT doesn't help !).

As for the boat - not a clue. I can only assume that as it's metal hulled it may be intended as some form of artistic piece ?

Best regards,

Dave

Colin Bishop28/04/2021 17:50:12
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The link worked OK!

Colin

M Harvey28/04/2021 18:46:01
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I thought it might be for display too, except on opening her up there was a servo fro the rudder, a torpedo 800 motor for the prop and having connected a new transmitter, it all works... I'm looking to re-paint her and get some decals. Any idea on a good source of decals?

Michael

neil howard-pritchard30/04/2021 15:59:22
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Unless one is trained as a tinsmith, it is very hard to get the acute curves of a ships counter at that size and as such you will always get a "naive" renditioning of the curvature of a plated hull, as "shell plates" are cut to shape to fit the ships frames.

And when laid down on a flat sheet, they will look like the image below.

and this, with a flat piece of tin/metal is very very hard to do in 3d.........thus the bulbous shape of the stern.

However, this is seldom seen when in the water, and who ever made it, made a lovely jb of the superstructure, and should look lovely on the water.

it was probably built from photos rather than plans by a very capable craftsman, but as Colin says, could be made from photos of any number of ships, and so this is an advantage for you.....name it after anyone or any thing you want, as then, those dreaded persons i have little time for..........the "rivet counter", will have nothing to gripe about and tell you that you are wrong.

as long as it pleases you, that is all that matters.

good luck sailing it..........and the last thing i might say is.............it would look and go lovely with a live steam plant in it.

the shell plate diagramme.

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neil howard-pritchard30/04/2021 16:00:50
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Posted by M Harvey on 28/04/2021 18:46:01:

I thought it might be for display too, except on opening her up there was a servo fro the rudder, a torpedo 800 motor for the prop and having connected a new transmitter, it all works... I'm looking to re-paint her and get some decals. Any idea on a good source of decals?

Michael

for decals go to BECC ...........google them.

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