[Modelarz+scratch1/72] Trawler. Step-by-step

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Thanh Thuy, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. Thanh Thuy

    Thanh Thuy Member

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    Salut à tous!

    I introduce here a new naval thread, made from a 1/100 pattern, transformed to 1/72, of an old Polish Trawler of the brand "Modelarz".

    Why 1/72 in place of 1/100 ?
    Because I am a "wargamer" and play with 1/72 figurines, and there is a lot of opportunities to use them in modelism.

    I began to modify the scale, and as it could be used in a wargame, decided to make the trawler in "waterline" configuration.

    Here are the first four pictures of this modification:

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    The 'skeleton' of the hull is ready, and put on a flat cardboard, sized on the original hull pattern.

    I wanted first use another cardboard covered with "paper planks", but too tedious : so I used the original pattern of that model ( scaled in 1/72 ).

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    To be continued...

    Thanh Thuy. :wave:
  2. David H

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    I love anything trawler related! Keep on going!

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  3. Maico Shark

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    Wow a fellow war gamer ! Will you rig the trawler for wartime? Or will it be jammed with secret electronic gear, while looking innocent on the outside? :)
  4. David H

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    A hold full of shinny fish would be great too!

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  5. Thanh Thuy

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    I only add some facultative pieces to the trawler, but she could be a discret one.

    Thanh Thuy.
  6. Thanh Thuy

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    Well!...so, I carry on!

    The following post will show you how I have built the hull.

    I put shells of card all around the "fishbone-skeleton" you've just seen above.

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    You can see that there is some work to adjust the shells.
    And you also can see that the glue distorted the card.
    It is what you have to be prepared to pay for it! (it's an expression that I found in my dictionary : fine, isn't it?...to explain that paper and water are not exactly friends!).sign1

    Then I built a rescue launch:

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    I added some planks on the flanks...

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    ...and built some small pieces for the deck:

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    I show now where are put these pieces:

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    AND THEN MY FIRST MISTAKE :wall1

    When I transformed the scale to make the roof on the prow, I mis-used the calculator, and raised the scale near to 1/68 rather than to 1/72 , and did not see it at all; so I had a too large piece and I did not understand why !

    So I continued my building, but the deck in this part of the ship was not horizontal.
    You can see it on this picture:
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    As for the main deck, I used the original sheet for the prow-deck:

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    Some other details of the deck:

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    To see how will be the cabin on the deck, I provisory used the original one:

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    As you will see later, mine is completly re-built and painted white.

    Than I have built the winch : first in card, then in wood an papercard, because of a deception concerning the visual effect.

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    To be continued...

    Bye...

    Thanh Thuy.:wave:
  7. Thanh Thuy

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    Hello papercard planet!

    I continue...

    You've seen above, around the winch, there are the rails of the hull.
    As I build the pieces sometime together, on the last picture, rails are glued.

    How did I do? I used a heavy card from a calendar...

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    The poop, completed...

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    Next post : the cabin or roof on the deck.

    Bye...

    Thanh Thuy.:wave:
  8. Thanh Thuy

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    Hello happy tax-payer!

    What will now follow?
    I wrote : the cabin, remember!:rolleyes:

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    Some details in stain sheet:

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    As I was working with stain sheet, I prepared the separation lines of the hull's shells with rivets :
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    I did rivets as follows:

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    Here you can see the original pilot cabin, 1/100 scaled.
    The shape...hmmm, I did not like it at all : so I changed it as follow...

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    Next post : how I built this cabin...

    To be continued!

    Thanh Thuy.:wave:
  9. Dragos

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    Tres bien ThanThuy , j'attend la suite. :thumb:
  10. Thanh Thuy

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    Eu voi continua mâine montaj !;-)
    Je continuerai le montage demain
    I shall continue the assembly tomorrow...

    Salut!

    Thanh Thuy.:wave:
  11. Maico Shark

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    A great build thread of an excellent model. Your gondola has over 250 views so far and this trawler already has over 125. Thanh, you have a lot of people interested.
  12. Thanh Thuy

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    If people has any interest, it makes me happy : from my point of view, it's a sure sign that I contribute to enhance the paper as a 'true' material for modelers, recycling what is generaly devoted to the bin ('trashcan' in US english!)...hum! Do I protect environment and am I eco-aware ? I don't know, but it is sure that it has not a high cost, except the energy for the light, because I often build my models in the evening :twisted: and my...sweat!(that has no cost!)...

    Well, I carry on...

    Thanh Thuy.
  13. Thanh Thuy

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    The pilot cabin

    Salut à tous!

    Voici la suite : la timonerie (The wheelhouse).

    As I previously wrote, I decided to change the aspect of the original cabin, as to allow me to put batteries and LEDs into, and put straight glasses (easier than curved ones).

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    That was after painting interior.

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    And here above, after putting glasses.

    Follow some other details:

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    To give you an idea of the scale, I have put a 1/72 figurine beside the wheel.
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    Next post will show the illumination with 4 LEDs : for each board (starboard and port) and the foremast, and rear of the ship.

    So...to be continued!

    Bye!

    Thanh Thuy.:wave:

    PS : I apologize if my english is not perfect , but naval english -as french too - is a special lexical field .
    Whatever, I am quite sure that I use a good english, but I am not fluent in this language, and often 'false friends' could slip in my sentences an betray the meaning of my thoughts!
  14. Thanh Thuy

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    The lights...

    Salut everybody !

    En exclusivité, the lights will run : Fiat lux, HE said...

    The roof, and the LEDs that I shall use.

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    The schemes done by my younger son (I don't know anything in electronics)
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    Holes done, and first external aspect of the roof:

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    A place for the batteries:

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    Something miraculous that I don't understand...

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    Switch OFF :

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    Switch ON :

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    OK !! IT RUNS !!

    After that, I carried on with some details : a funnel or not, electric contacts to lighten the poop and the foremast, the rear mast, a crane for the rescue yawl, and a lot of small things to put , tedious things to do, but necessary!

    To be continued...

    Thanh Thuy.:wave:
  15. Thanh Thuy

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    Funnel or not funnel ??

    That is the question (see title above)!

    It gives a good aspect:

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    But it doesn't allow butresses of the rear mast:

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    And the original model had no big funnel.
    So I did as the original model...

    To be continued...

    Thanh Thuy.:wave:
  16. Thanh Thuy

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    More details on the decks

    Salut à tous!

    More details on the decks means that the end comes, but details take a long time to be locate.
    Here the "masts" which will support the fishing net, and the butresses of the masts strictly speaking:

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    Then, to put my mistake right, I made rails on the prow deck, and add a figurehead to "fill" the space let between these rails, and give the ship an african style.
    I sculpted a "statue" of a stylized dog in a piece of wood, and painted it brick-red, like some exotic woods.
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    Some tries of lightening...

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    An upper view of the restored prow:

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    The lights in their shelves painted black:

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    Radars and antennas...

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    A crane for the rescue boat...
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    View of the electric threads
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    Other small details...

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    To be continued...

    Bye.

    Thanh Thuy.:wave:
  17. Maico Shark

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    Superb work! imagination & artistry combined.
  18. Formerly Styrene

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    Hey Than, I really liked the rivet solution. and the big black winch is great. But what made me laugh was your teddy bear? figurehead. Great build and lots of creative touches. Oh, and of course I like the lighting a lot.

    David (Formerly Styrene)
  19. arvivlx

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    nice work with wood and electronic, really good, keep it up