I read somewhere in these pages about a model of a Murray River paddle steamer named P.S.Pervensey designed by Jeroen van den Worm and produced by WORLD OF PAPERSHIPS in the Netherlands.
A little research, a little money and a little wait and it was on my bench.
I purchased it through Fentens of Germany, very fast service and fast post.
This is to be my first ever card model kit although I have been modelling in other mediums for a while.
The quality of the kit and single small laser cut sheet impressed me.
2 pages of photos, 1 of history, 4 of very clear instructions, 1 of exploded views, 9 of parts including a sheet of modified parts and a small sheet of laser cut parts.
She can be built as either the PS "Pevensey" or as she appeared in the Australian TV series "All The Rivers Run", the PS "Philadelphia".
Both vessels offer a simple or a detailed version.
I shall aim for the detailed version of the.... dunno yet.
Following the advise I have read on other threads I have copied and printed the parts sheets. I used card the same thickness as the original, 250 & 300 gsm.
It is my intention to show the build for the benefit of those who may wish to build the same and for the curious.
It is not my intention to "showcase" my work because I pale into insignificance compared to the abilities of many others and when I look at the POTW every week I can only hope that one day I could be a fraction as clever as those guys. But at 57 I'm leaving it a bit late.
I will post as progress allows as I have only limited time in which to model.
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I'm finally off and running with my first card kit although I am using the pages I copied.
Just couldn't bring myself to make a mess of the originals.
The great hunk of pine is temporary, the hull is merely spot glued to provide rigidity.
All parts fitted just as they should and it was a most enjoyable build.
There is a mistake in the instructions half way into the first stage.
It reads "cut out hull spine parts B1 and B2".
It should be parts A6 and A7.
Already the build is different for the easy version or the detailed.
It is important to fully understand the instructions before committing card to scalpel and glue
as a step missed or done wrong will be very difficult to correct later.
I'll let her fully dry and do a bit more on the weekend.
Last edited by darter; 11-06-2015 at 03:06 AM. Reason: added more information
That was a longer break than expected.
Apparently working around the house is more important that modelling.
Hull is done finally.
Having no previous paper kit experience to gauge it by I'm unable to say if this kit is good or not.
That said, so far all the parts have fitted well, it looks fine and I'm enjoying building it.
What else matters?
The frame covering (sides) consisted of four main pieces and their joining strips plus eight doublers for the rubbing strake and waterline.
Joins will be behind paddle wheels and unseen.
Edges touched up with marker pens and holes punched for anchor chain.
Hole making tool in photo, brilliant, a must have. You can make holes or small discs of six different sizes.
Decking comes next after mowing, splitting firewood, planting trees etc etc.
This looks very good. Neat, clean and orderly - appeals to my military heart.
This is a great hobby for the retiree -interesting, time-consuming, rewarding - and about as inexpensive a hobby as you can find.
Shamelessly stolen from a post by rockpaperscissor
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