1/8" scale 1925 72' knock yacht

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Project by Shak3 posted 12-04-2013 04:07 PM 1302 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

made this boat as a gift for my stepfather a few years ago. built from dunage (hull) and baswood (cabin, gangway and rail structures. Unfortunately I never got around to taking pictures of the model till after their cat knocked it to the floor. sorry for the blurry pictures.

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#1 posted 12-04-2013 06:18 PM

This looks like a really well crafted model from scratch. Too bad about the photos, but even blurred it looks wonderful. I have wanted to do a model yacht for a long time, but haven’t got around to it yet. Is this the only one, or have you some others to show us?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 12-05-2013 03:33 AM

I have done many others, but sadly this is the only survivor from my workbench due to unforeseen circumstances. The hull is made from a solid chunk of dunage my tools I used, band saw, belt sander and dremel tool for the hull. the cabin and other peaces are made from basswood cut with my exacto knives, windows where cut using the sheer exato blade. I used to have a collection of motor boat magazines from 1917 to 1950, from which I would find articles with on boats with the plan views on them, then I would use the length and beam to scale the drawings then go to work. However a table of offsets would produces a much more accurate model, I worked with what I had to go with and they turned out pretty nice.
I also did a 50’ consolidated yacht I think it was 1927 era. Also did a 1920 20’ Richardson Scout, a 1949 26 Chris Craft enclosed cruiser, a 1940s 20’ Chris Craft barrel back runnabout and a couple early 50’s Larson Falls Flyers.
These little models where a lot of fun to do, and I plan on rebuilding my workshop and building some more when I get the time.
Thank you for the kind words Stefang. You may find the Mystic Seaport Museum a useful source for plans on the Chris Craft boat line.

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#3 posted 12-05-2013 03:35 AM

oh and the cabin tops are made from the wax paper from under pre made cookies. I cut the cabin tops with a 1/2” oversize and glued them to the beams and the outer walls liberally with superglue, then Trimmed them up with a sharp exacto knife.

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