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#1 HANKG OFFLINE  

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Posted January 03, 2015 - 11:05 PM

I enjoy building stationary model boats there not from kits but from scratch mostly replicas of boats built here in NJ but one or two built in the Midwest such as a CHRIS CRAFT made of all mahogany and a two seat hydroplane built in WI. Also a Johnson bros. picnic boat or commuter as they were called built in Bayhead NJ and given the name fudge. And a sport fisherman built in Keport NJ by the Olsen bros. Also a couple of surf life boats built in lavallette NJ by Charles Hankins here are a couple of pics.509.JPG 198.JPG 117.JPG 162.JPG 164.JPG 200.JPG 196.JPG
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Posted January 03, 2015 - 11:11 PM

Very cool thanks for sharing

My questions.

A) how do you shrink the boats?

B) how do you enlarge them to use them?

Edited by toomanytoys84, January 03, 2015 - 11:13 PM.

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Posted January 03, 2015 - 11:41 PM

Those are awesome builds especially being scratch built. In pic five is that burl wood used for the canopy frame. Your table looks unique also.
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Posted January 04, 2015 - 12:01 AM

They are all 18 inches long and built from teak and mahogany. The table is built from the transom of a real boat in the museum.
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Posted January 04, 2015 - 12:13 AM

O my ,you have a god give gift . To build and  work on something like that ... that is all talent . Good job , very nice.


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Posted January 04, 2015 - 01:06 AM

It's Sunday, so I'll keep it toned down:

Holy Mackerel those are nice! If you put them in water I wouldn't know they were models.
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Posted January 04, 2015 - 04:00 AM

Real nice Hank. Thanks for sharing.


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Posted January 04, 2015 - 04:30 AM

Very nice boats, Hank!


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Posted January 04, 2015 - 06:59 AM

Those are works of art! I like the floor in that room. Looks like it's made of 2 different woods. 


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Posted January 04, 2015 - 01:20 PM

Very nice work. I enjoy looking at older boats. Question, why are some boats right hand drive and others left hand? 


Edited by Cvans, January 04, 2015 - 11:33 PM.

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Posted January 04, 2015 - 02:28 PM

Very nice work. I enjoy looking at older boats. Question, why are some boats right and drive and others left hand? 

No particular reason, good question though different builders put the helm on different sides



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Posted January 04, 2015 - 03:29 PM

Beautiful work!!   :thumbs:  :thumbs:

 

 

 

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