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Gerrish 1/5th scale

Discussion in 'Scale and Miniature Canoe Models' started by chris pearson, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    Just put the outwales and gunwale caps on my 1/5th scale Gerrish. If you think full sized closed gunwale replacement is hard, you should try doing it in 1/5th scale, what a bitc$!!!! You look at it and think, no big deal. Yeah, right! Photos to follow. I'm trying to refine the gunwale caps to be more in scale where they taper at the ends, what a task! Everything has to be perfect in order to line up and cover inwale/deck seams at the same time. no easy task.:rolleyes:
     
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    chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    pics

    Here are some images, just one coat of varnish.....
     

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    chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    another pic.........
     

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  4. Greg Nolan

    Greg Nolan enthusiast

    Well, it looks like you did it. Pretty amazing!
    Greg
     
  5. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    Absolutely beautiful, Chris. Will it have the cane/lashing detail? Is this a replica of a specific canoe?

    Kathy
     
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    chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    Indescript Gerrish. Yup, Gerrish cane work has to go on yet......
     
  7. David McDaniel

    David McDaniel Canoe Dude

    Great job Chris;

    So your next full size should be easy, Eh?

    Dave:rolleyes:
     
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    chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    OK, so the full sized closed gunwales are just as hard to do, just in different ways!
     
  9. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    Hi Chris,

    Can you bring it to QWS?
     
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    chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    Depends, I might have a cheerleading competition to go to that my daughter is in.
     
  11. Gil Cramer

    Gil Cramer The wooden canoe Shop, Inc.

    Nice job Chris. The canoe looks as good in person as it does in the pics.
     

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