New to the Hobby - Seeking Advice

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by cillian_sheerin, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. cillian_sheerin

    cillian_sheerin New Member

    Sep 18, 2012
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    Hello all, I am a first time model boat builder who is seeking advice with regards my first project. I am studying woodwork in college and am currently planning my final year project. I come from a fishing background and for a while now I have toyed with the idea of making a scale model of my father’s fishing boat. The boat in question is an Ocean Tramp 36.
    Although the boat itself is of fibreglass construction, I intend to recreate it using timber. I also have the blueprints of the boat which I intend to scale down. I will build the boat in college so I have a full workshop of tools at my disposal. With regards time, as it is my final year project I intend to invest quite an amount of time in the build as it needs to showcase my woodorking ability, for the same reason I want to make pretty much every aspect of the build from scratch where possible. As far as the budget of the build is concerned, I have no exact figure in mind but am happy to spend in order to achieve a high quality finished boat as it will need to be presented for assessment so I dont intend to cut corners. I also want the boat to be radio controlled.
    I am proficcient at woodwork but am a complete novice when it comes to this sort of model making so any assistance which anyone can provide regarding any part of the build would be massively appreciated!
  2. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    I moved this to Introductions, as it is more appropriate for a first post. You need software to design your boat. This will allow you to make the templates necessary to create the hull.

    I noticed you posted this in a few forums, if you can come up with the Hull lofts, or formers, it wouldn't be hard to make a hull drawing and templates at all. :)
  3. megapanda

    megapanda New Member

    Sep 11, 2012
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    Hi Cillian Sheerin welcome to the board :D
    nice projet dont forget to take some picas at differents step