Seefalke, Lappland, Scheelenkuhlen, 1:250 HMV

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Hello all,

Today I would like to make you witness of my first serious steps in the world of carton shipbuilding. I bought a kit from HMV, the Seefalke with includes also a fishtrawler Lappland and a small tug Scheelenkuhlen. The Seefalke is a seagoing salvage ship, built in the beginning of the 20th century.

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I started the build with the smallest of the three ships, the Scheelenkuhlen. I figured that when I could make something of this little one, the Seefalke would be less of a challenge.

The pictures below show my first steps.

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I can tell you now from my own experience... scale 1:250 is small!!!

Enjoy,
Gijsbert
 

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Hello all,

Some progress to report. I placed the sides of the hull and all the 3 parts that form the deck. It was a little bit difficult to place the boarding, but one side is now done and it looks good. The white cardboard cuts are painted black. I am still amazed that it is less than 9 cm.IMG_7284.jpeg



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to be continued...
Gijsbert
 
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Hello all,

One more day of modeling. I have discovered one more application of 3M notes. The mild tacky glue is perfect for fixation of (very) small parts when you cut them.

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And I also turned the arm of an outdated lamp into something that keeps my magnifying glass at a convenient position and easily out of the way when I don't need it.

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The sticky notes are also ideal to fixate lego-blocks to support small panels when the glue is drying, it works excellent to keep the walls upright.

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Here are the results, with the white cutting edges painted.

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These were the "big" parts, now the smaller ones are waiting...

to be continued...
Gijsbert
 
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looks good - I'm still finishing a paper boat that I started - I keep putting off doing the tiny bits.
 
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Hello all,

This built is about making small things. I have never done something so minuscule and it is really a learning proces. The first things I made were the ventilation inlets. I used an embossing tool and a 0,8 mm drill and `i got something that looked right, anyway with normal eyes. With the telephone lens at the smallest distance it is not so smooth, but hé, I am learning...IMG_7336.jpeg

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After that, the chimney

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... the steam pipe for the whistle and some more deckstuff.

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and to finish it for today, a 15 mm long rowing boat. Could it be any smaller?

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The rudder was cut from double folded carton, so I soaked it with medium thick CA-glue to give it a bit more rigidity before cutting.



to be continued...
Gijsbert
 
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Hello all,

I think the Scheelenkuhlen is ready. Some parts could still be added, but that would not improve the model. All in all I am moderately satisfied, but the goal was to learn and I sure did that. The mast was a challenge, but I drilled a tiny hole in a creditcard and pulled the carton through it to shape it in a cylindrical form. Unfortunately the shape is a little conical, so that was not the ultimate solution, but good enough. The rigging was done by drilling small holes in the decks and put the end of the thread through it after stiffening it with a little drop of CA glue. It worked!

This is the end result.

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I hope the next one will look a little better. That will be the fishing steamer Lappland. But first I continue with my Japanese temple.

to be continued...
Gijsbert
 
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