Forest Gump's Jenny - 1:60 Lindberg Shrimp Boat

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Cabin, cabinet under smokestack, hatches, barrels and cans, and misc. stuff all glued to the deck. Soldered my Pico LED and is now installed inside of cabin. Forest is at the stern wheel. His 1st catch of toilet seat, boot, twisted wire cable and crud affixed in place. Scooper is against bullwark. I added a small box to right stern corner. Added oil barrel and stacked cans between cabin and winch. Almost ready to start attaching the outriggers and Try net.89656666_634554080719875_5798903837620174848_n.jpg89652458_1053635955016087_460266446539194368_n.jpg89648323_499352240737131_1420906079235080192_n.jpg89881959_635342360355080_6757337965954859008_n.jpg89716223_1077748615930714_353747027055607808_n.jpg89790815_192683628704360_1619720742432145408_n.jpg
 
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Started work on my masts for the Jenny shrimp boat. Added crossbar to the Try Net single boom and scratch built the stern ladder that will attach to the boom. I have started to drill holes in mast and boom for the rigging tackle. I also grooved the back side of the spreader doors for the main nets and painted with three colors. Grey, Burnt Sienna wash and a lighter shade of brown. I'd like to tip my hat to Donald Driskell for his interest and in helping me with rigging questions! Thumbsup

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What better time than to work on Lt. Dan for my Jenny. Removed his lower legs and painted full body. Built up his longer hair with white glue. Filed a very small groove into his hair and I am attaching his red headband with some of my wife's string. The figure is one that came with the kit.
I seized my line and attached it to the Samson post at the bow. The excess line wrapped on deck covers up a hole for a part that is not on the movie version of the Jenny.
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I'm on a holding pattern with the build until my 2.5mm sheaves arrive. I did a dry fitting today of the mast with outriggers, try net boom and ladder support. I'm still looking over some diagrams on rigging lines and cables that are used on a shrimp boat. Once I get it all figured out and they are glued in place with the rigging, it should look pretty good. My wife suggested that I use dyed tulle for the netting.
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Wow! I took a look at your Revell Pirate Ship and it looks amazing. Excellent work!!!
Thank you Fright . It have taken one year to built it. Everything payinted by hand. I still have to learn the weathering methods.
 
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This thread inspired me to purchase the kit and build my 1st model boat! May have a few questions coming... ordering supplies now... any recommendations appreciated! mark
 
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Matus - She looks great. The ship is clean and your rigging makes her shine. I struggle when it comes to rigging but I only have a Bluenose schooner under my belt that was an old Scientific model. I started the 1:96 USS Constitution 2 and 1/2 years ago and I only have my lower deck installed. I did purchase Anatomy of a Ship: USS Constitution and Rigging Period Ships for reference.
 
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Mark - Welcome to SOS! Which boat are you planning to build? If it is the Lindberg's Shrimp boat, I will try to share the information that I have gathered. In particular, when it comes to putting together the winch, Lindberg instructions are very vague and, if not put together correctly, it will cause a fitting issue with the main hatch. Whatever boat/ship you are starting, I wish you great success with your project. EnJoY !!!
 

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While looking at model kits on Ebay, I came across this kit by Lindberg and Immediately thought of Forest Gump movie. So, $20.00 total, I picked up this kit and have started in. I've downloaded some pictures of of the "Jenny' from movie stills for my reference and the kit comes with some figures, of which I will only use two to create Forest and Capt. Dan. There are not a lot of parts to this kit but what there is looks pretty good.

I washed all of the parts and then sprayed everything with a gray primer. After watching a few videos on youtube using hairspray and salt techniques to create weathered paint, I followed the methods shown and it turned out very nice. After the primer, I painted some blotches of yellow, blueish green and brown on hull. Used hairspray and sprayed a thin coat of flat white and then scraped with toothbrush when dried. I then used course salt on wet surface and let dry. I sprayed another thin coat of flat white paint and brushed off remaining salt crystals. There's still a lot to go but it does look like weathered layers of paint!

Note: only the hull is glued at this point. Decks and cabin are just for placement.

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Hallo Robert, alias @Fright ,
we wish you all the BEST and a HAPPY BIRTHDAY
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That is a cool model, love the pile of junk like in the movie on the deck, lol. I almost bought the lobster boat years ago, I prob should have for my first.
 
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Very impressed with this build! Especially the weathering and cabin details.

I have had this kit in my shop for a few years. My family has vacationed on Harkers Island, OBX, since I can recall. My daughter would love to watch the Shrimp boats come and go. She asked me to put this kit together for her and name it after her. -She just purchased her first home, so I am late with this house-warming gift. I’ll probably start this next, after I finish the rigging and sails on my HMAV Bounty.

Thanks a bunch for posting. I
Learned something and got a few ideas after seeing your creativity.

Again. Great work! -Looking forward to seeing the nets too. (I’ve been kicking around some ideas for that too.)
 
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