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Title: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on August 23, 2020, 05:45:47 AM
I have been remiss in not posting anything for a little while. Darryl himself posted a build some years ago. So I think it is high time an amateur had a go.First up the obligatory box and contents shots...............
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: ACL1504 on August 23, 2020, 08:11:07 AM
Mike,

Good to see you back building. I've always liked this kit and will be following along this adventure.

Tom  ;D
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: PRR Modeler on August 23, 2020, 09:06:14 AM
Good to see you back modeling Mike. I'll definitely be following.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on August 23, 2020, 12:17:04 PM
Thanks for following Tom and Curt.
The kit has a lot of parts numbered over two pages in the manual. In order to make it easy for me I carefully cut out the page so I can have it in front of me rather than searching through the manual.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on August 23, 2020, 12:18:47 PM
First up are the main walls to which I applied a coat of A&I. I kept the walls in their carrier sheets to try and minimize warping. However I still had to keep them under weights for a few hours....
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on August 23, 2020, 12:22:48 PM
Darryl painted the prototype a fetching green. I favoured a blue and decided on French Blue. I then roughly painted this onto the walls. I did not want to be too neat as I wanted to start the weathering process early in the build.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on August 23, 2020, 01:15:53 PM
The wall is in two parts and needs to be glued together. I used my ruler to ensure they lined up correctly. All the edges were sanded prior to this to ensure a snug fit.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on August 23, 2020, 01:23:52 PM
The studding panel and trusses are made from laser cut RIB. I left the interior walls just stained with A&I. The parts were all glued to the inside of the wall. The trusses are differing sizes. In the instructions I found that part 4 should be positioned for part 6 and vice versa.

Enough for today as I am on the BBQ with lamb burgers and leek pork sausages. Yum.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: tom.boyd.125 on August 23, 2020, 02:18:59 PM
Mike,
 Great start to this neat kit !
Tommy
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: PRR Modeler on August 23, 2020, 07:03:05 PM
Excellent start Mike.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: Janbouli on August 23, 2020, 07:36:24 PM
I have this to build in N-scale , so I'll be following along Mike.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: S&S RR on August 23, 2020, 08:11:05 PM
Mike


Interesting kit.  Good to see a new build thread - I will be following along.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: mark dalrymple on August 24, 2020, 01:19:55 AM
I'll be watching, Mike.

Neat looking kit.  Does it come with the wharf?  I like your choice of colour.  I do think that shade of blue does need to be well weathered.  I'm a bit guilty of using that shade more than I should as I like it so much.

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on August 24, 2020, 04:43:40 AM
I'll be watching, Mike.

Neat looking kit.  Does it come with the wharf?  I like your choice of colour.  I do think that shade of blue does need to be well weathered.  I'm a bit guilty of using that shade more than I should as I like it so much.

Cheers, Mark.
Yes it comes with a wharf.  I agree the blue needs to be well weathered. Thanks Mark
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on August 24, 2020, 04:44:29 AM
Thanks for following Tommy, Curt, Jan and John.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on August 24, 2020, 05:41:12 AM
There is a lot of scale wood in the kit all neatly colour coded. The walls require some square stock painted white. I used some sand paper the de fuzz the wood before painting it. With the residue of the white paint I dry brushed the blue walls to age them further.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on August 24, 2020, 05:44:52 AM
The window frames need to be prepared. They are all made from brown laser cut RIB. The instructions call for them to be painted white. I decided to spray paint them grey instead.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: ReadingBob on August 24, 2020, 06:29:36 AM
Interesting looking structure/kit.  I can't wait to see what you do with it Mike.  I like your choice of colors too.  ;)
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: WigWag Workshop on August 24, 2020, 07:09:07 AM
Like other have mentioned, interesting kit.  I like the color choice that you decided. I'll be along for the build, appreciate you sharing.


-Steven
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: postalkarl on August 24, 2020, 07:58:23 AM
hey Mike:

Can't wait to see what you do with this one.

Karl
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: PRR Modeler on August 24, 2020, 09:14:53 AM
very nice aged paint effect.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on August 24, 2020, 10:08:53 AM
Thanks for following Bob, Steven, Karl and Curt.
Mike :)
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on August 24, 2020, 10:47:01 AM
The white painted stock was weathered in A&I before being glued in three places to the wall. Then batons were trimmed around the door space so the door frame would fit snugly against the wall.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on August 24, 2020, 12:00:20 PM
Working on other walls. Trimming batons and adding frames. Two individual walls are glued together lined up on the ruler to ensure they are level.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: GPdemayo on August 24, 2020, 03:44:02 PM
A little late to the game Mike, after a bit of internet problems from last Friday, but I will be looking in.  :)
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on August 26, 2020, 02:56:10 AM
Thanks for following Greg.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on August 26, 2020, 03:03:47 AM
I decided to stray from the instructions.............
I unglued the frames from the walls. The mullions have to be glued in from the rear. Unfortunately unless the frames are positioned perfectly, the spacing of the edges of the mullions will not be perfect. They were not and looked decidedly bad. I decided to add the mullions first. This takes a little effort as they tend to slip right through the window space unless one uses a finger to hold them while the glue sets up. I positioned them slightly open. But you do need to leave a gap at the bottom for the sill (how do I know this?). Then the frame can be glued on from the front ensuring the edges around the the mullions within the frame are evenly spaced. Phew......... I did not paint the mullions as I like the slightly weathered look from the laser cutting process.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: PRR Modeler on August 26, 2020, 08:56:03 AM
Sounds very tedious but looks great.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on August 26, 2020, 12:22:01 PM
Thanks Curt, yes it is a little. Here is the main seaward wall. The instructions call to trim the battens around the window spaces in order to fit the grey frames. Then add the window mullions. I have found it easier to glue the mullions in first before triming the battens in order to centre the mullions nicely within the frames. The spaces are pretty close to a #8024 Tichy 6/6 double hung window just in case someone wanted to substitute them for the laser cut ones.........
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on August 27, 2020, 06:58:42 AM
Pressing on........ the battens need removing to bed down the frames..........
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on August 27, 2020, 06:59:28 AM
Continuing............
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on August 27, 2020, 06:59:59 AM
The completed wall
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on August 27, 2020, 07:00:57 AM
Now to do the same on the upper walls.............
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on August 27, 2020, 07:14:05 AM
The inside edge of the top of walls need to be chamfered to allow the roofing to fit flush to the top of the wall.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: postalkarl on August 28, 2020, 03:38:29 AM
Hey Mike:

Walls look just great. Keep up the good work.

Karl
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on August 29, 2020, 01:18:59 PM
Thanks for your kind comments Karl.
Mike :)
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on August 29, 2020, 01:20:14 PM
Moving along with the walls...........
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: PRR Modeler on August 29, 2020, 07:00:34 PM
Looks great Mike.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: Oldguy on August 29, 2020, 08:59:28 PM
Looks like an interesting structure.  Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on August 30, 2020, 07:23:35 AM
Thanks very much Curt and Bob. Yes it is certainly an interesting structure.

Continuing............
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: ACL1504 on August 30, 2020, 12:11:34 PM
Mike,

The build is coming along nicely. It will be a winner for sure.

Tom  ;D
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on August 30, 2020, 01:16:38 PM
Thanks for the encouragement Tom. Much appreciated.
The three deck components were glued together. Once dry the deck was flipped over and using a template lines were drawn to mark the location of the joists.

Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on September 02, 2020, 11:32:04 AM
The deck completed and the dolly for the boat constructed along with the rails on the deck.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on September 02, 2020, 11:35:19 AM
I purchased the detail kit which includes some interesting items.
I built two bookcases, three filing cabinets, a desk and a chair.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: PRR Modeler on September 02, 2020, 11:54:04 AM
Very nice Mike. I love all the details especially the boat cradle.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on September 02, 2020, 12:56:24 PM
Thanks Curt for your kind comments. Moving on next to the shop benches. It is suggested that you stain the parts. I chose not too as mine seem to warp terribly and with such tiny parts it can mean trouble. Here is one completed shop bench. I found that parts 64 were missing from my kit. No matter there is plenty of spare material in the sheets containing the kits parts. I just found some of the right thickness and cut a couple of pieces to fit. My blade shows the new part.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: mark dalrymple on September 02, 2020, 03:30:32 PM
Looking really good, Mike.

Some nice interior details there.

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: Oldguy on September 02, 2020, 09:29:13 PM
Those look great.
Might try either weathering powders or pan pastels for coloring small parts.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on September 13, 2020, 07:00:34 AM
Thanks Mark. Bob, thanks for the suggestion I have now used some magic markers to enhance the detail.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on September 13, 2020, 07:04:19 AM
Continuing with the details. The office walls (forgive the pinups), some shelving with individual drawer pulls and the stone office floor.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: WigWag Workshop on September 13, 2020, 07:08:34 AM
Awesome! I like seeing kits with interiors, I can wait to have a go at making a kit with an interior and lighting.


-Steven
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on September 14, 2020, 11:38:36 AM
Thanks very much Steven.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on September 14, 2020, 11:47:34 AM
Continuing................the deck has slots for the tabs on the walls to fit in. After cutting off the outside battens on the tabs I found great difficulty in aligning the walls to the slots. Maybe my deck is a little warped. In the end I decided to cut off the tabs completely and glue the walls to the decking. I found that my side walls were longer than the original slots. This meant whilst most of the walls covered the original slots the front wall did not. However the slots are behind the wall on the inside (second picture taken from above) and once the doors are fitted they will not be seen.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on September 15, 2020, 12:56:53 PM
Continuing...........I found the stone floor for the side work bay did not fit. Probably due to my finding my sidewalls were a bit longer than normal. I found a piece of wood from my scrapbox and glued this to the side and then pared it down until it fit the space. I am left with a gap at the end near the office wall which I will attempt to fill when the glue sets up.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: PRR Modeler on September 15, 2020, 02:51:33 PM
Looking great Mike.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on September 16, 2020, 12:18:11 PM
Thanks for the encouragement Curt, it is much appreciated.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on September 16, 2020, 12:22:50 PM
Continuing................there are a lot of items in the detail kit. I am working on the four workbenches. The legs took a bit of thought. They are made of two pieces glued at ninety degrees to each other. I found this difficult to do in one sitting. So I glued one set of single legs (16) to all the tables and let the glue set over night. Today it is relatively simple to add the extra legs. Voila..............
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on September 16, 2020, 01:00:37 PM
Continuing..................some views of the little office.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: Janbouli on September 16, 2020, 05:19:52 PM
That is so nice to see .
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: nycjeff on September 16, 2020, 06:02:14 PM
Hello Mike, I'm enjoying your build and I especially like your interiors. I don't have any seaside areas on my mid- ohio layout, so I'm always jealous of the marine kit builds that I see on the forum.   Jeff
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: PRR Modeler on September 16, 2020, 08:39:45 PM
The interior looks awesome Mike.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: WigWag Workshop on September 17, 2020, 07:06:57 AM
I really enjoy seeing builds with interior detail,  and yours is looking great!


-Steven
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: Rail and Tie on September 19, 2020, 10:32:33 PM
Great Job Mike! Looking goooodddd...


Your tabs not lining up on the deck has me perplexed. I pulled two other kits at random and measured the parts to see if they would fit. I can't figure out why your's is that far out. From your photos, it looks like you did all the assembly correctly. Please let us know if you have any unsolvable issues and we can send you new parts if needed. 


BTW, you are going to hate me for all the cross boards that you are going to do when you get to the pilings.... but that's what makes it look prototypical!!


Keep on gluing!
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on September 23, 2020, 11:55:26 AM
That is so nice to see .
Thanks very much Jan. There is much more to come with this kit.
Mike :)
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on September 23, 2020, 11:56:22 AM
Hello Mike, I'm enjoying your build and I especially like your interiors. I don't have any seaside areas on my mid- ohio layout, so I'm always jealous of the marine kit builds that I see on the forum.   Jeff
Thanks for following Jeff, it is much appreciated.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on September 23, 2020, 11:57:05 AM
The interior looks awesome Mike.
There is much more to come. The details in the kit are awesome.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on September 23, 2020, 11:58:08 AM
I really enjoy seeing builds with interior detail,  and yours is looking great!


-Steven
Thank you Steve. I cannot take praise for the interior detail as I am just following instructions.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on September 23, 2020, 12:00:07 PM
Darryl,

No problem as I do not need any parts. I am enjoying the challenge! BTW the other parts have not turned up yet.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on September 25, 2020, 04:25:54 AM
Continuing.............the skylight walls have been glued in using superglue...........
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on September 25, 2020, 04:27:14 AM
Continuing................this little sheet is the clutter for the work benches and shelves posed against a canadian $2 coin.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: postalkarl on September 25, 2020, 10:07:12 AM
Hey Mike:

Looking just great so far.

Karl
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: MAP on September 25, 2020, 11:05:14 AM
Coming along nicely Mike!
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: mark dalrymple on September 25, 2020, 01:38:01 PM
Looking great, Mike!

Those interiors look fantastic.

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on September 26, 2020, 05:46:05 AM
Thanks very much Carl, Mark and Mark for your kind comments.
Mike :)
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on September 26, 2020, 05:48:01 AM
Continuing..........
I painted the "clutter sheet" various colours before adding the clutter to the shelving unit.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: PRR Modeler on September 26, 2020, 09:11:44 AM
I didn't understand where you were going with the grid paper (or wood) yesterday but it looks great on the shelves.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: Oldguy on September 26, 2020, 09:29:52 AM
Same here.  Had to wait to see what was going to happen.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on September 27, 2020, 06:19:59 AM
Thanks Curt and Bob for following.  Yes the clutter turned out OK.


Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on September 27, 2020, 06:25:06 AM
Continuing...........the posts holding up the accordion wall were a ..........pain! I found I could not glue them in place in one go and decided to allow the posts to set up overnight. The diagonals were difficult to place due to the limited access. In the end superglue and a pair of tweezers succeeded where my fat fingers and PVA failed............
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on September 27, 2020, 07:06:28 AM
Continuing............here are some of the 3D printed items in the kit ready for painting.
Mikie
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: S&S RR on September 28, 2020, 08:10:43 AM
Mike


Great modeling - love the interior details.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on September 28, 2020, 09:18:10 AM
Thanks very much John. There is certainly a lot of details within the kit.
Continuing..........there is a little clock hanging on the wall of the office. Just in case I mess up the kit includes three as a bonus. There are also two welding carts to be made.
Here are the pictures...........
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: PRR Modeler on September 28, 2020, 09:34:00 AM
Great job Mike. Yikes those parts are small.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: Oldguy on September 28, 2020, 10:10:27 AM
Good job on those itty-bitty parts.  Well, the whole build was very well done.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: postalkarl on September 28, 2020, 02:11:43 PM
Hey Mike:

Looks just great. Can't wait to see more progress with the detail items.

Karl
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on September 29, 2020, 12:07:06 PM
Thanks Curt, Bob and Carl.............yes I agree the 3D parts are quite small. I painted the door knobs a brass colour and glued them to the doors. You might need a magnifying glass for the first picture!
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: WigWag Workshop on September 30, 2020, 07:00:58 AM
The details are looking great! This is a step, that I need to improve on.  Appreciate you sharing your process.


-Steven
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on September 30, 2020, 11:03:01 AM
Thanks Steven.
Here are some pictures of the details placed within the boatworks. The cat is called Ben.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: PRR Modeler on September 30, 2020, 11:48:56 AM
Beautiful modeling Mike.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 02, 2020, 12:28:03 PM
Thanks very much Curt it is much appreciated.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 02, 2020, 12:34:28 PM
Continuing........
The roofs on the model feature standing seam metal roofing. The roofing parts are made of RIB featuring grooves. 1x3's have to be carefuly glued in the grooves to form the standing seams.To conserve wood supplies I used a Chopper to cut them to roughly the right length. Then I used my fine nosed PVA bottle to apply glue before carefully pushing the 1x3's into the grooves. Time for nice soothing music.........Even with a little glue the roof boards started to warp..........Only another six roofs to go............

Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: ReadingBob on October 02, 2020, 12:49:16 PM
Holy Cow Mike!  That looks terrific.  Also looks like quite a challenge!   :o  Super job!
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 04, 2020, 04:42:27 AM
Thanks Bob. At the moment the site will not let me post any pictures.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 04, 2020, 04:44:03 AM
Continuing......
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 04, 2020, 04:44:36 AM
Continuing...........
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 04, 2020, 04:45:10 AM
Continuing..........
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 04, 2020, 04:48:38 AM
Continuing.......


Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 04, 2020, 04:49:17 AM
So I have a problem. I can post pictures but not comment as the same time.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 04, 2020, 04:50:07 AM
The roofs warp with very little glue so I used carpet tape on the back.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 04, 2020, 06:50:56 AM
Continuing........bi-fold doors added.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 04, 2020, 07:39:48 AM
Small tip. When you apply glue to the grooves start half way down . As you push the wood from right to left the glue will flow to the end without puddling. Giving a neater job.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: ACL1504 on October 04, 2020, 08:12:49 AM
Mike,

Getting caught up on all the builds. Great job on this one, looks excellent.

Tom  ;D
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: PRR Modeler on October 04, 2020, 09:43:46 AM
Looks excellent Mike.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: nycjeff on October 05, 2020, 12:18:39 AM
Hello Mike, I have a standing seam roof on my next build, so I'm very interested in how  your's turns out. Everything so far looks great.    Jeff
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 06, 2020, 12:27:26 PM
Mike,

Getting caught up on all the builds. Great job on this one, looks excellent.

Tom  ;D
Thanks very much Tom.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 06, 2020, 12:29:01 PM
Looks excellent Mike.
Thanks for fololwing Curt. Here is picture of the second office cat - "Charlie".
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 06, 2020, 12:30:41 PM
Hello Mike, I have a standing seam roof on my next build, so I'm very interested in how  your's turns out. Everything so far looks great.    Jeff
Thanks Jeff. I think the roofs worked out quite well. Here I have primed them with grey primer.

Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: tom.boyd.125 on October 06, 2020, 12:51:02 PM
Mike,
 It's looking really nice sir !
Tommy
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: mark dalrymple on October 06, 2020, 02:17:04 PM
Coming on really nicely, Mike.

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: sdrees on October 06, 2020, 04:51:57 PM
this is really looking good Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: postalkarl on October 06, 2020, 05:54:24 PM
hey Mike:

this is coming along really well. Like the colors you chose. Can't wait to see more.

Karl
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: Jerry on October 08, 2020, 09:39:40 AM
Great coloring Mike.  Keep up the great work.


Jerry
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 08, 2020, 11:27:21 AM
Tommy, Steve, Mark, Karl and Jerry thanks very much for your very kind remarks.
The kit comes with two Seabiscuit 24ft cruisers. Here is one I made earlier. I will attempt to describe how I go about making the kit with the second one........
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: ACL1504 on October 08, 2020, 04:50:42 PM
Mike,

The wooden hull cruisers are what I remember from my youth. I'm surprised I can even remember, period.  :-X

Nicely done on the kit and boat.

Tom  ;D
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 09, 2020, 11:41:11 AM
Thanks very much Tom it is appreciated.
Mike :)
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 09, 2020, 11:45:38 AM
Continuing.........the boats are a little tricky at first.
My glue of choice is superglue for this kit because I found PVA would need an overnight to set properly.
Here are the parts of the kit with some parts painted or stained. I have covered the window parts self-adhesive foil. However you could just paint them with silver paint.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 09, 2020, 11:48:59 AM
Here are a group of pctures showing the construction. There are eleven glueing points here so superglue comes in handy to keep it all together quickly.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 09, 2020, 12:04:28 PM
Continuing..........I stained the deck with a Furniture Touch UP Marker. I used PVA this time as I want a precise fit so a lip forms on the underside by the overhang.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: PRR Modeler on October 09, 2020, 12:16:33 PM
Great job with all the fiddly parts. Too small for me.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 09, 2020, 12:19:26 PM
You are so right Curt. How Jan builds this kit in N scale is beyond me.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 09, 2020, 12:21:22 PM
Continuing.........While the deck was setting up I turned my hand to the cabin windows and side walls. The pictures tell the story.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 11, 2020, 06:38:31 AM
Continuing........the hull sides have been painted white. I found that they warped badly and had to coax them back from a reverse curve with my fingers. I used superglue to attach them to the recess formed by the upper deck. Line the back of the hull with the rear of the boat and then work your way to the front.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: postalkarl on October 11, 2020, 09:29:41 AM
hey Mike:

time to build the boat. Have fun. I'm following along.

Karl
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: GPdemayo on October 11, 2020, 10:34:47 AM
This one is fun watching it come together Mike..... 8)
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 12, 2020, 11:03:42 AM
Thanks Karl and Greg. I used superglue to stick the four parts of the hull together. There was a slight gap where the green parts of the hull joined. I filled this some DAS clay and then painted over it.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: PRR Modeler on October 12, 2020, 11:06:17 AM
Looks great Mike.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 12, 2020, 11:58:01 AM
Thanks Curt. Last stretch I added the steering wheel. The front windows are a little fiddly but I got there in the end.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 12, 2020, 11:59:07 AM
The final pictures...................
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 12, 2020, 12:57:19 PM
More boats............there are two resin skiff castings in the kit. There are details provided for the floor planks and seats. Unfortunately only one sheet was provided to do one skiff. I improvised for the second one cutting my own seats and planks.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: WigWag Workshop on October 13, 2020, 06:52:09 AM
The boat looks great! I been wanting to try a craftsman boat build. I have built a few large scale styrene WWII battleships, and they were a ton of fun.


-Steven
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: ReadingBob on October 13, 2020, 07:30:01 AM
Great job on the boats Mike!  This kit looks like it contains quite a collection of mini kits.   ;D
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 13, 2020, 11:07:58 AM
Mini-kits in abundance! Here is the process for building 18 real wooden pallets. Three runners per pallet are glued to the upper pallet decks and then the lower deck boards are glued on top.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 13, 2020, 12:23:43 PM
Finished with the pallets. With the drop outs from the laser cut sheets I decided to create an extra large pallet piled with off cuts. Waste not want not!
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: PRR Modeler on October 13, 2020, 01:19:02 PM
My hat is off to you Mike. I probably just bought pre-made pallets. Life is too short. ;D
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: ACL1504 on October 13, 2020, 02:11:47 PM
Mike,

Great job on the boats and the pallets.

Tom  ;D
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: Zephyrus52246 on October 13, 2020, 04:46:42 PM
Nice looking boats and pallets.


Jeff
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: Janbouli on October 14, 2020, 05:10:02 AM
Great job Mike , hope we can meet again in the nearby future.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: GPdemayo on October 14, 2020, 08:39:52 AM
The boats look great Mike..... 8)
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 14, 2020, 12:43:48 PM
Thanks very much Curt, Tom, Jeff and Greg. Jan I do not know when we will meet again but I hope it is sooner rather than later.
Here are some details I have been working on today.
Cheers everyone!
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: PRR Modeler on October 14, 2020, 03:30:12 PM
Very nice Mike.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: postalkarl on October 15, 2020, 10:39:37 AM
Hey Mike:

The details are coming along nicely.

Karl
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 17, 2020, 06:12:16 AM
Thanks for your support Curt and Karl.
Continuing.......I add the outside frame for the storage shed plus a pile of wood made from the off cuts of the kit.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 18, 2020, 12:34:47 PM
Continuing.........the kit includes self adhesive aluminium foil tape and a plastic corrugator tool to make corrugated roof panels. You basically cut the tape to size and then rub back and forth to press the corrugations in. I will leave that to next time!
I had in my stash some Campbells panels that I had already etched with ferric chloride. So...........here are the pictures.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: WigWag Workshop on October 19, 2020, 06:56:15 AM
The corrugated roofing on the overhang looks incredible! I also really like like the way you did your walls.


-Steven
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: PRR Modeler on October 19, 2020, 09:21:34 AM
Beautiful rust/weathered patina.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: Jerry on October 19, 2020, 09:51:39 AM
Mike great job on the boats.


And the roofing is very natural looking with the right amount of rusting.


Jerry
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 19, 2020, 11:36:44 AM
Thank you Steven, Curt and Jerry for your very kind comments.
Continuing.............I cut the wharf piles and stained them with A&I before attaching them to the beams on the underside of the boatworks.

Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: postalkarl on October 20, 2020, 06:43:59 PM
Hey Mike:

This is coming along very nicely. Can't wait to see what you do with the dock.

Karl
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 27, 2020, 12:31:06 PM
Thanks Karl.
Continuing.........I added the diagonal bracing planks to the posts. The planks are supplied in a laser cut sheet however I found I was short by three so I cut some from scrap.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: PRR Modeler on October 27, 2020, 02:54:00 PM
Looks beautifully done Mike.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 28, 2020, 11:16:22 AM
Thanks very much Curt. :)
Continuing..........I made the wharf curbs and glued them to the decking. I tried fitting the previously built roofs to the building. Roofs one and two fit around the side of the building and the opening was not wide enough to fit properly. I carefully measured and cut from both sides until they fitted. Before I fit them I need to add the rafter rails. Unfortunately the cutouts in the walls are not wide enough for them to fit. There are 48 of them. So I have to figure an easy way to fit them?
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 28, 2020, 01:04:07 PM
The solution with the rafters was to rub them down with 120 grit sand paper until they were thin enough to fit into the wall openings...............
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 28, 2020, 01:59:13 PM
Continuing...............
Here are the first set of rafters fitted. Just another three lots to go. TIP where the rafter fits into a hole into the wall at the back, file the tip arrow-like otherwise you may encounter some difficulty.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 29, 2020, 12:53:09 PM
Continuing...........because part of the building rests on the shoreline and subsequently the wharf posts/piling is at the front of the model; the model is unstable and I have put a red pot on it to balance it. The next part of the model construction requires it to be stable. So I have cut a piece of gatorboard 15 inches wide and 16 inches deep for my base. I have traced in the shoreline and I need to build up the scenery to anchor the building.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 29, 2020, 01:21:15 PM
Continuing.............the shoreline is built up using cheap packing foam. It is cheap and it will keep the module light.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: Jerry on October 29, 2020, 06:28:12 PM
Progress continues looking good Mike.


Jerry
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: ACL1504 on October 30, 2020, 05:13:17 PM
Mike,

I really like what you've done with this kit. Great thread my friend.

Tom  ;D
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 30, 2020, 06:26:02 PM
Thanks Tom I am
trying to -post but the system will not let me post pics ar the moment.Mike :-[
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: S&S RR on October 30, 2020, 06:37:36 PM
Mike


Great build! I'm following along and enjoying your thread.  I'm looking forward to your update - when the computer gremlins go away.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on October 31, 2020, 04:55:13 AM
Thanks John.

Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on November 01, 2020, 12:44:37 PM
Continuing..........I have started on the floating dock. This is made over an included template. I used double sided tape to keep the dowels in place. Then glued four beams. I then cut 44 pieces of 2x8 for the decking. The kit does not include any 2x8's. This was not a problem as I had some in stock. After I had cut and stained them with A&I I discovered on page 47 of the instructions that they should be 4x8's. So page 46 states 2x8's and page 47 states 4x8's. So it would have paid me to have read ahead. Any way I decided to use my 2x8's...............
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: PRR Modeler on November 01, 2020, 04:00:05 PM
Nicely done Mike.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: Oldguy on November 01, 2020, 09:52:51 PM
Looking good.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: nycjeff on November 02, 2020, 06:11:11 PM
Hello Mike, good job on the base and with the whole build. It will look great when completed.   Jeff
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on November 03, 2020, 07:00:02 AM
Thanks Curt, Bob and Jeff for your nice comments.
Continuing.................Here is the floating dock. I added bolt heads to the completed platform. The kit suggests using tiny spots of glue and then painting when dry. Maybe my glue is a different compostion because the glue disappeared. No problem I had some in stock any way.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on November 03, 2020, 07:01:38 AM
Next up are the gang planks with slip treads...........
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on November 03, 2020, 12:50:34 PM
Continuing............
Fitting the rafters..........there are an awful lot of these and I had to carefully thin them in order to fit into the holes and grooves.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: PRR Modeler on November 03, 2020, 03:10:24 PM
Excellent attention to detail.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: WigWag Workshop on November 04, 2020, 07:07:50 AM
Loving all the fine details!


-Steven
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on November 04, 2020, 12:27:10 PM
Thanks very much Curt and Steven.
Continuing........the last roof has been completed. I think it looks great.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: postalkarl on November 04, 2020, 07:18:19 PM
Hey Mike:

It's looking just great. Keep the pics flowing.

Karl
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on November 05, 2020, 05:54:13 AM
Thanks Karl. I will just keep modelling along.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: PRR Modeler on November 05, 2020, 08:24:51 AM
It's a shame to cover them up.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: Oldguy on November 05, 2020, 10:03:21 AM
Man, I agree.  All that great work, soon to be hidden.  Looking forward on seeing how it all turns out.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on November 05, 2020, 11:40:05 AM
I agree Curt and Bob it is a great shame covering them up..............
Continuing................I have been trying to get the landform looking OK. Unfortunately all my ground cover materials are at my holiday home which I am not allowed to visit under UK Gov't regulations until at least 02 December. I did find some real iron ore rocks though which I have used t the shoreline. The water is a combination of five colours = green, blue, black, tan and white.I think the colour looks OK so I have applied a first coat of Mod Podge.........
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on November 05, 2020, 12:50:01 PM
Continuing...............Here are the roofs added to the building insitu on the landscape base.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: PRR Modeler on November 05, 2020, 03:42:06 PM
Excellent Mike.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: nycjeff on November 05, 2020, 04:49:01 PM
Hello Mike, what a great job on the base and the building looks very natural sitting on your waterfront space. I really like the water color.   Jeff
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on November 06, 2020, 07:07:07 AM
Thanks very much Curt and Jeff.
Continuing.............I have decided to deviate slightly. The front of the building has a canopy above the doors. I have made and painted the canopy but have decided not to use it. I like the inside detail and have spent quite a bit of time constructing the desks and tables etc. I think the canopy reduces the view of the interior and have decided to cover the pre-existing holes with a painted beam instead.

Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: Jerry on November 06, 2020, 08:14:51 AM
Mike beautiful detail on the roof framing!


Overall a outstanding job.


Jerry
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on November 06, 2020, 11:46:20 AM
Thanks very much Jerry, it is much appreciated.
Continuing..............I have applied a beam above the doors to hide the holes in the wall. The sign, floating dock, cradle and a boat have been added.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on November 06, 2020, 12:49:55 PM
And a few more.............
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: PRR Modeler on November 06, 2020, 02:30:42 PM
Very cool looking with all the details.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: Janbouli on November 06, 2020, 02:43:39 PM
Great looking build Mike , love the details and the colors .
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on November 06, 2020, 05:36:02 PM
Very cool looking with all the details.
Thanks Curt I am really enjoying adding the yje detail.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on November 06, 2020, 05:41:06 PM
Great looking build Mike , love the details and the colors .
'=]]]
Hi Jan, I hope you are OK. The build is chalenging but I am enjoying the journey, There is a lot to come. But I will be adding a few surprises.....
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on November 07, 2020, 01:13:54 PM
Continuing.............
A lot of patience was required for these little suckers. I found PVA warped the thin platforms so I used superglue in the end.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: Oldguy on November 08, 2020, 08:57:51 PM
Great work.  Glad I won't have a water front. 
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: nycjeff on November 08, 2020, 11:09:48 PM
Hello Mike, I agree with Bob, great work. My rural Ohio layout doesn't have any waterfront areas, but I sure have enjoyed watching you build this kit.   Jeff
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on November 09, 2020, 05:50:01 AM
Thanks Bob and Jeff.
More progress............
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: ACL1504 on November 09, 2020, 07:41:50 AM
Mike,

Great job on the floating dock. Nicely done also on the diorama for the structure.

Tom  ;D
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: PRR Modeler on November 09, 2020, 09:25:19 AM
Love the stairs/walkway. Excellent modeling all the way around.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: ReadingBob on November 09, 2020, 03:28:48 PM
She's really coming along quite nicely Mike!   :)  What an interesting/intricate structure.  You're doing a great job with it.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on November 10, 2020, 05:47:31 AM
Thanks Tom, Curt and Bob for your nice comments. It is not really me just a challenging kit. Here are a few pictures of the slipway, gantry and the other cruiser which I have moored to the side. Still a lot of work to come................
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on November 13, 2020, 06:47:19 AM
Final pictures of the diorama.
My verdict: This was a challenging kit but is very much value for money.
Niggles: the trimming of the battens on the walls to place the window frames was a pain and was the thinning of the rafter rails. There are a fewtypos in the instructions and some parts are wrongly labelled on the parts sheet. I found I did not have enough plastic C channel material and had to
fudge the slipway.
Plus points: This is a great kit. The detailing extras kit is well worth the money for the interior details. It included a Model T Ford kit but sadly that defeated me.I plan to light the building with the included LED's when I finally place the diorama on a layout thus I have left the roofs removable.  The kit includes too many palletsfor this diorama and I have enough for many other models. Ditto scale wood as I am left with stacks of it for other projects.
Mike
Pictures to follow...........
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on November 13, 2020, 06:51:02 AM
Here they are.............I added lots junk wood and other bits to enhance the scene.............
Until next time................
Mike
Final pictures of the diorama.
My verdict: This was a challenging kit but is very much value for money.
Niggles: the trimming of the battens on the walls to place the window frames was a pain and was the thinning of the rafter rails. There are a fewtypos in the instructions and some parts are wrongly labelled on the parts sheet. I found I did not have enough plastic C channel material and had to
fudge the slipway.
Plus points: This is a great kit. The detailing extras kit is well worth the money for the interior details. It included a Model T Ford kit but sadly that defeated me.I plan to light the building with the included LED's when I finally place the diorama on a layout thus I have left the roofs removable.  The kit includes too many palletsfor this diorama and I have enough for many other models. Ditto scale wood as I am left with stacks of it for other projects.
Mike
Pictures to follow...........

Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: Zephyrus52246 on November 13, 2020, 07:17:49 AM
That turned out nicely, didn't it?  Beautiful diorama.


Jeff
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: PRR Modeler on November 13, 2020, 09:23:33 AM
Gorgeous modeling Mike. Very well done.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: Oldguy on November 13, 2020, 09:25:48 AM
Very well done.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: Dennis Bourey on November 13, 2020, 06:24:25 PM
Indeed Mike, Very well done!!!! Dennis
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: Janbouli on November 14, 2020, 03:28:57 AM
Fantastic looking scene Mike .
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on November 14, 2020, 07:00:07 AM
Thank you Jeff, Curt, Bob, Dennis and Jan for your very kind comments. I am glad I was able to complete this fine kit.
Mike


Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: mark dalrymple on November 14, 2020, 04:30:17 PM
Looks great, Mike.

Really nice job of fitting it into the scenery as well.

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: nycjeff on November 14, 2020, 05:05:50 PM
Hello Mike, you did a wonderful jobe on the build, it looks great.   Jeff
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on November 16, 2020, 04:29:59 AM
Thank you Mark and Jeff for your nice comments. It is much appreciated.
Mike :)
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: sdrees on November 16, 2020, 11:51:06 AM
Great looking project Harry
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: NKP768 on November 16, 2020, 01:44:10 PM
Nice job Harry
Doug
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on November 20, 2020, 11:43:27 AM
Thank very much Steve and Doug.
Mike
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: postalkarl on November 20, 2020, 11:56:36 AM
Hey Mike:

Beautiful job as always.

Karl
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: GPdemayo on November 21, 2020, 08:48:09 AM
Great scene Mike.....well done.  8)
Title: Re: Inter-Action Enterprises Seabiscuits Boatworks
Post by: madharry on November 22, 2020, 06:30:33 AM
Thanks very much Karl and Greg. It is a great kit!
Mike :)
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