Exciting new project breaking out..... As the winter starts to set in we anticipate missing more days out at the lake sailing and so I have took the bull by the horns and set plans in motion to build a boat of my own. This will of coarse draw on the acquired knowledge of Dad and his club friends. Although pretty confident at scratch building I have currently a very limited knowledge of floating transport!!
Now a normal person my start with a kit or a small boat, Not me. I have always liked the larger scales. So I plan to make a large scale (1:6) small boat.
Here are some pictures of the planned prototype.. It is a Westral Chief
Now when I say Scratch build, I am cheating and purchasing a hull that I have found on Ebay that matches the proportions pretty well. I have paid £45 for it from a seller called Seabreazemodelboats
Its hard to determine its size from the pictures as I don't know how tall the lady is, but the dimensions are 43" x 14"
Although the dimensions give pretty good proportions of length to beam (the prototype is is 24') I realise the shape may not be spot on. That of course fits my general modelling standards... near enough is good enough !