HO OO BOATS
What with odd scraps of polystyrene,and paper card left over from other stuff I thought I`d make some simple little boats up.
( The USS Monitor`s ,Hull A C W can easily be made too. )
What follows is my crude way at creating boats of all shapes and sizes. Built from the water level up,so all are flat bottom built.
Two hull shapes marked out and cut at a slight angle.
The cut out is removed.
The two are stuck onto paper card.
These are my Chug- a-lug Boats,not built for speed, and the tiny figures aboard them seem quite well at ease.
The deck has been scribed out on each boat.
Simple pieces cut out that will form the cabin.
Both boats have been stuck onto another piece of polystyrene . When the glue is dry, the hull can be cut and trimmed to the required angle.
Another boat is started which is slightly larger than the others.
All the pieces are quickly stuck together, than when the glue had dried,the hull was further shaped with a very sharp knife.
The top section is stuck onto the first boats.
All the hulls have been primed with black emulsion paint. They are all starting to look like little boats,but of course not model boats. These are just right for the water ways on my 1950`s -1960`s RailwayLlayout.
Another three boats are marked out. These are Narrow Boats,and the little fellow is on the Template used to trace out all the hull sections needed for each boat. Yip! I hope you now find this topic interesting?
A small wedge shaped piece is stuck onto the front,so as the other bit is added it will raise the bow,like on the real working narrow boats.
Any gap that can be seen can be filled in with P V A Glue!
Sad to say I scraped one of the smaller boats, but I`ll replace it quick smart soon.
The three Narrow Boat hulls that sit low in the water when fully loaded,were quickly made and the others I made years ago can now be painted . Update Soon. BB