Welcome to my new Blog



Welcome to my Blog.
My Blog is mostly about my hobbies, ie Model boats,Cross Stitch, Gardening, Days out and about and Photography with pictures taken at and around our Model Boat club at Etherow Country Park, where I can be found quite a few days a week on the landing stage, you might recognize the hat and the dog rather than me. My models and other hobbies can be found in the tabs at the top above the header picture.
There will also be entries of days out with my long haired Chihuahua "Pepe", weather permitting of course.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Amelia Rose.

More Amelia Rose build.

Drilled the hole for the prop shaft, but not yet fixed it in.

From the inside you can see there is a support for the shaft

Made a start on the bow planking, there are two different planes on the bow so the manufacturer has come up with this idea for us simpletons who are not as used to this type of modelling as my mate 'Bob the Builder' 

First a thin strip round the tight bend to separate the two planes

Then a covering of Balsa wood 

Whilst that was setting, I made a start on the rear cabin!

And the panelling on the sides

Put in the inside panels, glue on the bow planking not set yet.
Starboard side 

Port, inside panel.

Well can't put off the planking for ever, so here we go!, the first step is to run the planks horizontally sticking to the balsa wood underneath.
Starboard side.

Then the port side.

Then its on to the other plane, running the planks diagonally!.

Seen 'Bob the Builder' doing this so its all clamps and rubber bands to hold everything in place until it sets.

Phew!!, finished the port side planking, wasn't too bad really, congratulations to the Riverside man for his ideal way of this type of construction for us simpletons that haven't planked before.
Perhaps its the next build type after this introduction to Plank on Frame building hey!.

So it was a bit easier on the Starboard side being a lot more confident.



A bit of modellers putty filler, doesn't look too bad and shouldn't be too hard to clean up and smooth off.

More build soon!.
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A few weeks ago someone brought two pair of Muscovy Ducks to the lake as they were in danger of being eaten by foxes!.
They had 11 babies between them 

Trouble is they are quite tame and though they live on the island in the middle of the lakes they soon come running when there is food about!



Parents and a baby on the water.

How the babies have grown in just a few weeks, plenty of food at Etherow!.
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Money!, beware out there!!.

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That's all for now folks!.

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