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BOURBON ORCA. A model
« on: November 04, 2012, 01:52:45 »
Hi,
Thought I would post a couple of pics of my model Bourbon Orca.

I finished her a few months ago, the pics were taken at a local regatta in Sept.

Ian

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Re: BOURBON ORCA. A model
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2012, 02:15:49 »
WOW  cool cool cool cool
Very nice is the model built from plan's

Jason
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Re: BOURBON ORCA. A model
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2012, 02:17:53 »
Beautiful and worthy of it's own thread so I have split it for you. cool cool
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Re: BOURBON ORCA. A model
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2012, 04:38:38 »
That's a beautiful model, and nicely build. cool
with best regards Cor
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Re: BOURBON ORCA. A model
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2012, 04:38:49 »
Thanks guys.

There are no plans for this, I designed the hull on delftship and built the rest from photos.

There is, however, a fg hull based on this deign coming available in the near future.

Ian

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Re: BOURBON ORCA. A model
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2012, 07:35:15 »
very nice build  cool cool
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Re: BOURBON ORCA. A model
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2012, 20:45:08 »
Looks great. Any more photos of the decks, motors, etc?
What size is it?
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Re: BOURBON ORCA. A model
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2012, 00:30:36 »
Thanks guys.

There are no plans for this, I designed the hull on delftship and built the rest from photos.

There is, however, a fg hull based on this deign coming available in the near future.

Ian
I saw a small hull of the X Bow on Clyde Model Ships stall at Blackpool last month, Ian..............is this the one you refer to.
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Re: BOURBON ORCA. A model
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2012, 09:15:04 »
Neil,
The plug for small one was cnc'd from my plans and produced as a check for the process. A larger one is in the pipeline.

Steve,
More pics posted, its about 42" long

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Re: BOURBON ORCA. A model
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2012, 09:17:49 »
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Re: BOURBON ORCA. A model
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2012, 09:23:02 »
more..
and one of the purpose built transport and launch trolley

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Re: BOURBON ORCA. A model
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2012, 07:37:54 »
cheers steve........have watched your build on Mayhem throughout.......she is a real beauty......a long way from the day you came down to my workshop, lol...........if we'd have waited for plans from the company you'd have still been waiting to start the build........I never heard anything from them..............not even a "sorry, no can do".........totally ignorant of them I'm sorry to say..........but you proved that they can be built even without third party help.
Well done........a beautiful credit to you.
neil
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Re: BOURBON ORCA. A model
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2012, 09:34:13 »
Neil,

When someone says no, it drives the devil in me!

This time it worked!

Another example is this, not a tug, but something I designed and commissioned because I couldnt get plans. This will be a semi kit before long, and is about 700mm long.

Ian

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Re: BOURBON ORCA. A model
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2012, 11:22:50 »
These are two very nice models of modern vessel and both are at the front of modern offshore craft.

Your combined skills of research and building are what it takes to make the impossible come to life and give so many other model makers pleasure in seeing something new on the water.

My opinion is that some of the modern vessels are actually becoming easier to build, especially if you can obtain some drawings, but due to the fact that the surfaces and lines are being  simplified in order to make  for the shipyards more efecent.Some may not agree they look nice,and in some respects I do not think they look nice either, but they are modern and give modellers a lot of new material to work with.

Can we please have some details of the offshore supply vessel. Is it a Damen design??


Look forward to your future projects.

Hayden

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Re: BOURBON ORCA. A model
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2012, 13:33:46 »
Hi,

Funnily enough, while I was building the Orca, my family nicknamed it 'the ugly boat' 'cos it sure aint pretty! But, its function over form, which appeals to me.

I have scratch built many boats of different types, and the Orca was easily the hardest hull to get right due to the curves at the bow.

I am not entirely sure of the Orca designers, but I think it was Damen. The sea axe is a Damen design and is being used for a wide variety of applications, from fast crew launch to superyacht tender.