Bluejacket Tug Sequin 1/4” scale

neptune

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Well what can I say except,

Cock a Doodle Doo,

she is coming along great, I like the overlay on the bridge, really nice,

best regards John,
 

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The Deckhouse:

The Deckhouse is at minimum four pieces. A front, two sides and a back.

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The front piece is built in a similar manner as the Pilot house. I’m going to wait until all the pieces are ready for assembly before attaching the final overlay.

The back piece went together fairly quickly, I just had to add the window frames and overlay the scribed siding.

The sides proved interesting. They are shaped top and bottom to fit the curve of the deck. The build instructions indicate one should add a strip to the tops, as shown in the photo, I added additional pieces to make the side more rigid.

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The Deckhouse:

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The back of the Deckhouse with the scribed siding.

The start of a puzzle. Adding the scribed siding to the sides.

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I’m going to have to think about this. The curve of the top and bottom of the sides preclude lining up the scribed piece with the lines running horizontally. Cutting and fitting will leave a lot joints that will need work.

I’m sort of leaning towards “planking” following the curve of the side and adding frames around the windows and doors.

Jan
 

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Taking note, taking a lots of notes and idea :D
Indeed, I’m inventing as I build. I would think that an R/C version would require a lot of “firming up” of the Deckhouse sides as well as someway to attach it to the hull. There are a few additions to eventually add to that part of the build, I’m thinking that my work will help with that.
 

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Keep thinking outside the box, your doing great, she has an unique shape,

Best regards John
 

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Deckhouse Continued:

Time to work in shipyard today. Two day storm working its way up the East Coast. Snow yesterday and freezing rain today.

Found some problems with the Laser cutting of the Deckhouse Roof Waterway. The curve at the bow is wider on one side than the other, also one side is slightly under cut.

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I'm mulling over possible fixes, this is one thought.

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Deckhouse Continued:

Port side complete, a little clean up left, but I'm happy with result.

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Bottom planking is Basswood, top planking is Mahogany.

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Planking:

Started on the hull planking. The first plank was a little tricky and needed a lot of mini clamps to hold it in place while the glue dried.

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I added some material under the false deck to have more surface to glue the first plank to the edge of the false deck.

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The planks need to be slightly tapered at the stem, I'm going to use the hull shape as a jig to bend the planks.

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The second plank soaked and clamped to get the right shape for the bow. A slow process doing a plank at a time but it works.

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I haven't quite figured out how to bend the slight twist required at the stern. But I'm sure something will come to mind.

Jan
 

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Temporary shipyard work stopage:

My little workshop needs to be packed up and moved. We have a Painter coming to paint second floor hallway, ceiling and stairwell. My little work area is in the way, as well as several bookcases, odd wall shelves and hanging pictures.

I’m providing a temporary teaser to show some progress although little was done today because of cleaning up outside and removing six inches of snow from the driveway.

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Clamps are holding second plank while I’m trying to figure out how the planks taper at the stern. Both the Pilot house and Deckhouse are close to done. I have to order some more birch and mahogany strips.

So for the next couple of weeks my other hobby will get some time.

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No, no not what you think! I’ll be working on the railroad.;)

Jan
 
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