Dumas "Rusty" Shrimp Boat

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Dumas offered this model as a remote control model; however, I don’t do remote control but wanted a shrimp boat. Mine is strictly a display model. The Dumas model is rather bland or stripped down and I wanted to add some embellishments to make it appear more like a real shrimp boat. I used the 3D printer to make new winches that are more realistic than those provided with the kit. Additionally, I 3D printed life raft containers, loran, spot light, horn, adapter for the rigging, a propane tank, life preserver rings, and tires for fenders. The fire extinguishers and ladder were made from wood.IMG_2399.JPGIMG_2400-1.jpgIMG_2403-1.jpgIMG_2404.JPGIMG_2405.JPGIMG_2407.JPGIMG_2408.JPGIMG_2409.JPGIMG_2412.JPG
 
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Very nice, Pawley. It makes me think of the South African pelagic trawlers.
 

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Excellent build, Pawley! Yea...those 3D printed winches looks really good. Technology work for us, almost unlimited possibilities! Did I said almost...?Hmm...mmm
 
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Excellent build, Pawley! Yea...those 3D printed winches looks really good. Technology work for us, almost unlimited possibilities! Did I said almost...?Hmm...mmm
It is almost like when we first start building model ships we start with basic hand tools and soon find ourselves needing more and more tools to assist us. We move to Dremel's, and then on to scroll saws, table saws, drill presses, etc. All are technology in a fashion. We also start drawing plans with paper and pencil and then they come up with CAD. What a great asset that has been. And now with 3D we are off on another whirlwind adventure. Technology of any kind is great if it helps us get the build done.
 

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Technology of any kind is great if it helps us get the build done.
Have you ever wonder, Pawley how the heck they made admiralty style models in 17th, 18th Centuries without all modern technology? I have no answer, still
 
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Have you ever wonder, Pawley how the heck they made admiralty style models in 17th, 18th Centuries without all modern technology? I have no answer, still
I just finished watching Titanic Blood an d Sweat on Prime and for the life of me I cannot determine how they were able to build that thing in 1910. The sheer size of it is amazing but then how they made steel and worked it without torches is just too much.
And just the century before that we were building ships that could do wonders. Sometime look up the "largest wooden ship ever built in South Carolina." Quite story. It was built in 1875 and was so big they could not install the masts and rigging at the boat yard where it was built. They had to float it down a river to Georgetown SC to gain access to the ocean and then take it to Charleston SC to rig it. Henrietta sailed for 20 years but caught in a storm. I don't know how they ever built it.
 
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