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Modelling dilettante.

Lego Maersk

And here’s the final product, the Maersk McKinney-Moller. It’s about 65cm long. You may think from looking at this picture that your eyes are deceiving you, or that the camera lens has distorted the ship. In fact, the model is … Continue reading

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Lego Maersk

Now, the hull is pretty much finished, and is being used as a storage place for pieces.

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Lego Maersk

Next, more people arrive to start building up the hull.

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New build

This is a build I did recently with my kids, or rather, something I paid for and that my kids built. They let me build a little, but not much. Here’s the beginning of the project, the laying of the … Continue reading

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Blue Toon

Here’s the next shot in the Blue Toon build. I’ve started planking, working mostly at the stern, but have put on a couple planks up to the bow. 

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Blue Toon – adding the keel

So, the bulkheads were all in place on the building board. The slots were all cut ready to accept the keel, and then the keel was put in place for a dry fit. There was some fine tuning to be … Continue reading

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Building the Blue Toon

So, with the building board done, it was time to start finishing the bulkheads. Each was, as I said, copied onto cardstock, then traced onto 1/8″ plywood. Each was sanded down to the proper shape. For the keel, I have … Continue reading

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