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1/700 scale Shrimp/Fishing Boat kit. 20 Dec 2015 09:44 #1

Sea n' Sky is creating our first resin model kit. This thread will document the process for creating a Master, making the mold and the Resin castings. :gogo :bangs head :drinks
2 options will be possible. Option one is a small commercial fishing vessel, with an additional deckhouse to make a bitty Model of the Shrimp Boat made famous by a popular Tom Hanks Movie.
The Master begins with a basic hull. It came from, years back, a Revell 1/426 USS Arizona kit. #78 Drill around the edges for formers for the main deck bulwarks. I drilled #74 holes for the cleat pins

Styrene strip, applied liquid cement to the strip, and clamped, with my teeny tweezers, to the formers. You can see the generic fishing boat deck house as well.


Now I've done it! The Secret is out. The green Dragon has much smaller hands than I do. :stinker
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1/700 scale Shrimp/Fishing Boat kit. 20 Dec 2015 09:49 #2

Hmmm... shrimps....:love

:popcorn
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1/700 scale Shrimp/Fishing Boat kit. 20 Dec 2015 12:06 #3

That is, indeed, a "shrimp" boat! B) :drinks
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1/700 scale Shrimp/Fishing Boat kit. 20 Dec 2015 20:16 #4

After reviewing some references, I realized my Jenny hull wasn't "Chubby" enough. :frantic Sooo.............

Hi-HO, Tamiya Putty!!

Also, here is the Jenny's more sweeping Deck house rough start! :stinker

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1/700 scale Shrimp/Fishing Boat kit. 20 Dec 2015 20:43 #5

Now You've gone and done it ... I'm gonna have to go and watch that Movie again ... :popcorn
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1/700 scale Shrimp/Fishing Boat kit. 21 Dec 2015 11:28 #6

Nice work! :good
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1/700 scale Shrimp/Fishing Boat kit. 21 Dec 2015 12:56 #7

Cool beans :popcorn
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1/700 scale Shrimp/Fishing Boat kit. 21 Dec 2015 20:42 #8

Perhaps this will help. :coolio
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1/700 scale Shrimp/Fishing Boat kit. 21 Dec 2015 22:52 #9

Test fit of scratchbuilt Shrimp boat deck house. :yipee See also the optional Fishing boat deck house master.
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1/700 scale Shrimp/Fishing Boat kit. 22 Dec 2015 06:47 #10

Those are gonna be some itty bitty shrimps...:popcorn
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1/700 scale Shrimp/Fishing Boat kit. 26 Dec 2015 22:57 #11

Started work on the Shrimp Boat's doors. :bangs head One must punch out a bitty hole, then file it square with a #78 drillbit. :smack

File, and fit. The Deck house looked a wee bit to tall for 1/700 scale, However, it is not a Warship!


Figured out the Photo-etch winders! :facepalm

Hatches for the North Sea Fishing boat. No doors or winders. She'd be in more hostile Seas, than a Gulf Coast Shrimper! :skipper

Jenny's coming together! Perhaps a tad more sanding & shaping. Booms, masts, and nets next! :dance
Almost ready to pour RTV for the mold!!
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1/700 scale Shrimp/Fishing Boat kit. 27 Dec 2015 16:48 #12

Looking good, Chris! :drinks
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