A few photos of the boats that I cast from a master and modified during 2013. There are four of the same boat with the different modifications made to them in order for them to look like different boats.
They will be at different harbors on the ‘new’ layout when I get started on it in the new year (2016).
It was just a matter of using my Dremel motor tool to carve out the ‘hold’ and add the cover doors in different places on the other boats.
Two of them still have to be done and will figure out what ‘cargo’ to place in the holds depending on where the boat that is to be loaded/unloaded and at which harbor.
One of the smaller boats in the second photo will be used at my boat repair shop (previously shown on your site) as being repaired as well as having the engine replaced with a new one. It will also get a new coat of paint while there.
That’s all for now and as usual, keep up the excellent work on your blog.
Brian from Knysna South Africa.”
A huge thank you to Brian. I love the stuff he posts – his style is unique. Have a look at some of his posts, his place in the Hall of Fame is very deserved.
His boats are a fine addition to his layout, and it got me thinking. Please do send in any boat related stuff you have! I ask, because some of you may remember John, who made an unbelievable, scratch built submarine.
Well now, he’s built a tug boat that is just as detailed. Have a look at the video he’s done (John’s site is here):
Latest ebay cheat sheet is here by the way.
In fact, please do send in your pics and videos of anything you’ve scratch built. I’ve featured some quit odd builds on the site over the years, and they always seem to go down well.
That’s all this time. Please do keep ’em coming. And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide if your still mulling over how to start your masterpiece.