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What else do you model besides SIBs?

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This is a tread dedicated to sharing your other builds that wouldn't normally have a place here on Bottled Ship Builder. Please keep it brief this is not a place for build logs but instead to show off your other projects.

 

My main passion is building wooden sailing ships but I do dabble in a little of everything.

 

This is my main project the (fictitious) topsail shcooner Byzantium.

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 And here is a paper model I made of a WWI torpedo boat.

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A model I am building of the sloop Mediator.

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My HMS Triton cross section.

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Also my interest extend beyond ships, here is a MT TUG Supper Jeep I made from two Jeep kits.

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And the skeleton of a Basset hound that I am re articulating.

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Lextin.

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I don't do much else in the way of modeling but I do have another hobby.

 

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I have a friend who is having me build five AR configuration rifles for him. Years ago, I teased him hard for not being able to hit the broad side of a barn (I set 14 National Records in competition some years ago of which two still stand) and now that he's getting old and losing his vision, I ride him for not being able to even see the barn. But I'll build, test fire and sight them in for him - and all on his dime. Lucky me.

 

Dave

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I build miniature model ships, sail and steam in display cases.     I really don't have the patience to try and get them in bottles.   I have in the past, but I cut the bottoms off the bottles, put the models in and glued the bottom back, disguising the join with fancy ropework! :(

I am also building a log cabin (Alaska 1898)    A front view shows the cabin in deep snow.   The back is open, showing the cosy interior with a flickering pot-belly stove and an oil lamp on the table (both lit with light-emitting diodes).

Bob

 

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Nice work Bob.  

 

I model a few static ships on occasion.  This one is in for a repair.

 

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I also do a little rubber powered airplanes.

 

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I have been asked to create some miniature furniture in 1/6 scale.  I am still considering if I will do this or not.

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As of late I have been helping my youngest son build a 1973 Chevy Nova SS. This is a 1 to 1 scale LOL.

We just got the frame completely stripped and repainted. Front suspension completely rebuilt. Engine and transmission went in last Saturday. This Saturday I have to work on the wiring harness. Distributer is in and timed, and ... my Son Shaun has been working on repainting and restoring the interior including the dash etc. I have done zero ship modeling however will catch up a bit this weeking on Sunday after we celebrate Father's Day!

BTW Happy Father's Day to all who read this ... Jeff

:D

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Thanks guys. Happy Father's day to both of you. :)

Right now were getting it back to stock but it will be hopped up a tiny bit. When he gets more cash and finishes his degree we will trick it out with a high performance engine and transmission. 

You're right Daniel they are really easy to work on!

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Looking real nice Jeff.  This reminds me of a time I rebuilt the motor and other upgrades on an old mustang.  It was fun.  I'm sure you are enjoying the process as well as being able to spend time with your son.  Keep us updated!

 

Gwyl

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Nothing has happened regarding modelling however going hard on the SS Nova. The front end is backtogether, just working on installing the; grill, headlights, bumper etc. The interior will be last however dash and steering column are in. We are now on to the last major task and grunt work:

  • Pull the differential/axle complete with leaf springs out
  • Finish de-rusting the underside of the rear body section and paint (front half is completred)
  • Pull apart the axle and check the gears, bearings, rear brakes, drums, seals... etc.
  • Paint everything up
  • We have a brand new fuel tank to install :)
  • Fix up some wiring harnesses at the back
  • Fix some rust spots (trunk pan)
  • Sorry Bob... nothing got done on the Preussen this weekend  :mellow:  ... Jeff

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