28ft Whaling boat 1/64

Joined
Sep 17, 2018
Messages
171
Points
143

Location
Berlin/Germany
Hello friends,

as I do have to build several 28ft whalingboats for my AGATE whaling schooner from 1853. (There are three in the davits and a hand full in reserve.) I "decoupled" it from the main project into the card&paper group to get your helpfull support.

And I think I will try to build the 28ft whailingboat for AGATE of 1853 and the 29ft boats for my sleeping project of the last New Bedford whaler JOHN R. MANTA 1905 side by side.

Thanks for your kind intrest.


My main source is the book of 1970
15570751354261639807556.thumb.jpg.4174e4d2d5d2ed721ff78756d8825990 (1).jpg

and my planset from the Whalingmuseum.

Here my projects scaled size reality and my drawings:

IMG-20200430-WA0040.jpeg

IMG-20200430-WA0042.jpeg

I was shocked how fiddly and tiny it is and bought a magnifier and a holder (socalled "third hand" in German) to support my bad eyesight. I have got the idea I will copy and pace the results back into the AGATE and lTer JOHN R. MANTA threat - if this is okay for you?

So let us start with some irritatig problem:

IMG-20200430-WA0047.jpeg
The mystic scale difference - why does ruleres not fit? Why is the scale ruler of AGATE not the same as the whaling boats ruler? Have YOU any idea???

IMG-20200430-WA0045.jpeg

But the length does fit very well...

IMG-20200430-WA0049.jpeg

Here the inside woodplan of a boat. you can see how fiddly this project will be.

IMG-20200430-WA0051.jpeg

IMG-20200430-WA0053.jpeg
And I want a very simple sailing rigg for an 1853 whaling boat.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Sep 17, 2018
Messages
171
Points
143

Location
Berlin/Germany
Hello all together,

as I am not at the shipyard today I can do the paper and cardboard work part.

Okay let's start with the 1/12 plans from the New Bedford BEETLE WHALEBOAT bought from the Whalingmuseum...
IMG-20200509-WA0001.jpeg

IMG-20200509-WA0003.jpeg

An inch to the foot looks quite big

IMG-20200509-WA0008.jpeg
- but scaled down to 18,7% it looks very different at the AGATE's 28ft as the JOHN R. MANTA's 29ft boat.

Neststep is to finde some hard and thin material to build the frames... I do think abiut cardboard and superglue. The thickness of tbe keel is about 0,5mm.

I think I keept the frame plan with the rest of the side drawing to be able to distinguish between the two boats by

Polish_20200509_134731335.jpg
sharp and round edges of the uppest planks.

The planking on whaleboats changed from a klinker to wards a silented kraweel/clinker mixture:
Polish_20200509_140940804.jpg

The kraweel for the smooth gliding in the water. But the clinker for the fingers to pull a rudderer onto the capsized boat - so this was a common problem that was integrated into the boatbuilder's dayly work and become an usual design's feature. For me it rises the question how to build this at the hull.
a) carving into the planking
b) building a real plank-laying-over-plank
in the planking
c) glinig a plank onto the hull and sanding it into shape
d) imitating the step by shadow (adding a line by airbrush with a sharp and soft side

What does the more precepted of you gave to me as you opinions or helpful hints?

Abd rechently - let's see what I can find to build the mould...

IMG-20200509-WA0018.jpeg
.... an old scalpell and 0,5mm cardboard, Uhu and some moments of good eye to hand coordination...

IMG-20200509-WA0020.jpeg

So we are were we are - now it is time to let the glue getting set between paper and cardboard. Than cutting out with a bit of a "machining allowance" for my sanding beyond the "case hardening" by the usage of my beloved CAglue.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Sep 17, 2018
Messages
171
Points
143

Location
Berlin/Germany
If I would double the cardboard of the frames

IMG-20200509-WA0027.jpeg
I will get a 1, 1mm thickness - what exactly is the width of my bandsaw's cut... so shall I thy this to be able to use the bandsaw instead of a newbladed knife???
 
Top