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PostSubject: Scratch built 1/32 SS Wilton Castle   Mon 05 Mar 2018, 7:42 pm

Hi all well since my kit building seems to be getting very shabby i thought maybe going back to scratch building may get them back on track I had a choice of plans to pick from and I narrowed it down to 3 possible


I eliminated the St Louis Belle as I want a fairly quick build not a three yr jobbie also I eliminated the Kitty as it was a little too simple so I opted for the WC


Normally I like to build large scratch builds but due to space I'm reducing this by 50%
First problem is that the keel at the reduced size is very flimsy so I've changed the plan a bit to give some strength.


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PostSubject: Re: Scratch built 1/32 SS Wilton Castle   Mon 05 Mar 2018, 9:34 pm

Now that's ambitious. This'll be interesting for sure !! Count on me to be following !!

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PostSubject: Re: Scratch built 1/32 SS Wilton Castle   Tue 06 Mar 2018, 2:35 pm

A very interesting project for sure. popcorn
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PostSubject: Re: Scratch built 1/32 SS Wilton Castle   Tue 06 Mar 2018, 7:54 pm

Hi all I don't know if anyone has any better methods but this is how I did the rings for the paddle wheels on the Pamela 3















Keep the centre bit to help with centering the spokes





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PostSubject: Re: Scratch built 1/32 SS Wilton Castle   Wed 07 Mar 2018, 9:10 am

I would take issue with your comment regarding your kit building but this looks like its going to be very interesting to follow along.

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PostSubject: Re: Scratch built 1/32 SS Wilton Castle   Wed 07 Mar 2018, 2:44 pm

Great little method for producing identical pieces.
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PostSubject: Re: Scratch built 1/32 SS Wilton Castle   Wed 07 Mar 2018, 4:02 pm

Very neat work. You are one dedicated builder!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Scratch built 1/32 SS Wilton Castle   Wed 07 Mar 2018, 7:40 pm

Hi all this is designed for electric motor rc but since I'm doing it as a display model I thought I would have a go at making an engine for it (Not a working one I hasten to add)
I decided to try and build this for it

Obviously it has to fit in the ship so I've just made it a gazillion times harder as I have to make it a lot smaller to fit in the ship. I thought I would try one of the simpler things to start with, this bit.





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PostSubject: Re: Scratch built 1/32 SS Wilton Castle   Wed 07 Mar 2018, 11:33 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Scratch built 1/32 SS Wilton Castle   Mon 12 Mar 2018, 8:40 pm

Hi all well here is the bit





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PostSubject: Re: Scratch built 1/32 SS Wilton Castle   Mon 12 Mar 2018, 9:12 pm

Scratch building is about the most rewarding/satisfying aspect of modeling there is.
This is coming great !!

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PostSubject: Re: Scratch built 1/32 SS Wilton Castle   Mon 12 Mar 2018, 10:20 pm

Took shape quickly - looking good.

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PostSubject: Re: Scratch built 1/32 SS Wilton Castle   Tue 13 Mar 2018, 8:19 pm

Painted the inside with pva glue to help stiffen it all up before adding filler.


Can anyone guess what this bit will become
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PostSubject: Re: Scratch built 1/32 SS Wilton Castle   Tue 13 Mar 2018, 8:49 pm

Very enjoyable build
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PostSubject: Re: Scratch built 1/32 SS Wilton Castle   Wed 14 Mar 2018, 8:17 pm

I made a start on the boiler for this.



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PostSubject: Re: Scratch built 1/32 SS Wilton Castle   Thu 15 Mar 2018, 1:22 am

good looking progress !!

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PostSubject: Re: Scratch built 1/32 SS Wilton Castle   Fri 16 Mar 2018, 9:14 pm

Hi all here's the next update done some more to the boiler







Loads more to do to this bit but quite pleased how it's going.
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PostSubject: Re: Scratch built 1/32 SS Wilton Castle   Thu 22 Mar 2018, 8:33 pm

Hi all well it's starting to look more like a ship, needs some more filling but definitely getting there.





Someone suggested an upright boiler and seeing as how there is no room for stoking the boiler with it in place.



I've decided to have a go at doing an upright boiler, I mean the chimney is not even on this boiler yet so if I added that there would be even less room.
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PostSubject: Re: Scratch built 1/32 SS Wilton Castle   Fri 23 Mar 2018, 2:34 am

Nice looking boiler.
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PostSubject: Re: Scratch built 1/32 SS Wilton Castle   Fri 23 Mar 2018, 9:39 am


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PostSubject: Re: Scratch built 1/32 SS Wilton Castle   Sat 24 Mar 2018, 5:15 pm

Wow, totally excellent work! The work on the boiler is superb and the hull is coming along beautifully.
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