Bluejacket Shipworks Lobster Boat 5/8” = 1’

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Many thanks for this interesting log - Congratulation
And off course I am also looking forward to see the new one - good choice
 
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First try working with InkJet Decals:

I've never tried making my own decals. I ordered a packet of Testors clear and white decal paper for use with my HP Officejet Printer.
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The process was pretty simple. I made a Pages document on my iMac of the image I wanted on the decals.

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After printing the decal page I let the OfficeJet ink dry overnight and fixed the decal with decal bonder.

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After soaking the decals they separated from the backing paper and I transferred them to the Lobster boat hull.

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Another modeling process learned.

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Nice. One of my favorite working boats. Many, many years ago I built what if I remember correctly was a Mid West version and radio controlled it. Needless to say after years of abuse, I retired the ole gal. I have looked at this kit numerous time and have to admit, yours turned out swell. Thanks for shairing.
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Thanks for posting this....I am beginning this very kit. "Karoline, Biddeford Maine" will be a gift for my daughter's home.
Very nice idea - I am looking forward to see also your model if possible :cool:
 
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You're doing a great job, Pathfinder. Photos of actual boats in use are great, but there are huge variations in design. I have a photo of a "left-handed" lobster boat; it has the hoist pulley on the port side along with the wheel and all the controls. Apparently built by (or for) a left-handed lobster man.
Your kit is looking great! There is no end to possible stumbling blocks, but your careful attention and determination will prevail.
Best wishes.
Steven
 
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