Ship’s Boat / Jolly Boat

I had to mix some paint in order to get this color. It’s called Chestnut Brown and I put just a drop of black in it.

Rudder

I’m finally getting around to attaching the Rudder. I’ve been delaying it until I finished most of the “on my lap” parts. Which means, I would work on it on my lap.

I’m going to first take the thickness of the Rudder down a bit… Perhaps by 3/4 of its size to start before attaching the Rudder Pintles.

I can’t really put the Gudgeons on the Stempost beforehand.

Bees Wax to hold it for sanding
Pintles

I’m making these Pintles out of this laser cut sheet of brass. Then I stuck a #18 Wire in there to act as the Pin that will fit in the Gudgeons that glue into the Stern Post.

All the Pintles are done
Making the Gudgeons

Handrails

Bending these 2 Walnut 1x3mm for the after Handrails.

As before with bending, I soaked them in Ammonia + Water for a couple of hours.

Have to let it set hard
Port side in
Making sure it’s nice and set before proceeding
Fwd Starboard Handrail

I had to use some flexible beechwood which I cut down to approximately 1x3mm

Bending it around

I swear this Flexible Beechwood works great for this sort of application.

The only drawback is that it’s really expensive. The only source I could find for it was from Modelers Central and I’d say just for a couple of strips it cost me about $30 bucks!