Casting the steamer

As I said in the last post I wanted to make moulds of the steamer Bellota. Here they are:

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Here are the first casts of the parts:

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And the build steamer. The life boats and davids are still missing as are the air vents. I have to do two part molds for these. Will be done next week. Furthermore the masts are missing these will be done with brass rod.

Here is a picture of the cast steamer:

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Some more pictures from different angles:

And pictures with the Warlord tanker alongside for size comparison:

The model as shown above is supposed to show the ship in ballast so riding very high in the water. I have done a loaded version ,too, have still to put it together, will show later.

Now I will do the tanker and liner version next!

The steamer Bellota is finished

I finished the parts of the steamer Bellota in the last days and did the molds yesterday. Here are the components of the ship:

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These parts are cast separately to be able to use the hull for different layouts and to make the individual molds smaller.

This is what the steamer looks like:

And here is a size comparison with a warlord vosper hull:

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As you see it is quite big but not as big as the trumpeter liberty ship. More when the first parts are cast. Hopefully tonight.