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Lindberg 1:60 Shrimp Boat 'Jenny'
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 03:49 PM UTC
Purchased Lindberg's 1:60 scale shrimp boat model to build her like Forest Gump's 'Jenny' shrimp boat. As soon as I can figure out how to upload photos in this site, I'll be on my way. Any help certainly appreciated !!!
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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 04:12 AM UTC
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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 04:15 AM UTC
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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 04:52 AM UTC
I love those little working boats. The Lindberg kits are pretty plain Jane, but with some scratchbuilding and work can be built up into a really nice model.

I'll be following this.

EJ
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 05:20 PM UTC
Hello Robert,

I built that ex-Pyro Shrimp Boat (then packaged by Lindberg as the "Aquarius") as a kid. A lovely kit, I wished then I had the skills to do her justice. I look forward to watching your effort progress!
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Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 03:06 AM UTC
Well, I certainly apologize for falling off the map for so long. Life issues and health slowed me down for a bit. I've done quite a bit of work on my Jenny shrimp boat. I'm at the point now where I am installing the outriggers, boom for nets and rigging. Here are some photos of my work. Built interior for the cabin. Did a lot of weathering (that still is ongoing). Salt and hairspray technique on hull. Built compartment under the smokestack using Evergreen plastics. Wheel unit made from sprues, Evergreen and wire.Forest's 1st haul: toilet seat, boot, misc crud. Installed Pico sized LED light inside of cabin.

















Here is a still of the Jenny from the movie, Forest Gump. Not too many stills to work with but they are my reference for my build.




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Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 02:18 PM UTC
Robert,

Your Jenny is looking fantastic! Please, post more of your pictures like the 4th image in your last post. The small ones require opening up individually to see. Bleh.

Anyway, your modeling is first rate. Keep it up!
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Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 02:51 PM UTC
Robert,

Great work. You show that these old kits can rival today's offerings. Excellent work.
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 07:59 AM UTC
Many thanks for leaving your comments on my Jenny. Waiting for some sheaves to arrive so I can continue with the rigging. I'm going to build a lobster trap as a base for the boat. It can hide the coin battery and switch.
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 01:49 PM UTC
I've put in some work on the mast, boom and scratch built ladder. I've drilled some holes near the ends of the outriggers and on the boom in order to hook up my pulleys and blocks. I'm still waiting for my sheaves that I ordered from Canada to arrive.
I did a test fit to see how it will look with everything attached to the deck. Photos soon to post. PostImage is doing maintenance. Figures!
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Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2020 - 03:32 AM UTC
Here are my two pictures showing the mast with outriggers, Try net boom and scratch built stern ladder. Just did a test fit to get an idea of what they will look like. No glue - just balancing act.

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Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2020 - 04:19 AM UTC
Hi Robert,

That is some fine work on Jenny! I an very much enjoying watching her come together.

By the way, if you hit the "Share" button when you go into PostImage and select "Hotlink for Forums" and post that link, your in-progress photos will appear full sized on Model Shipwrights.

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Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2020 - 08:49 AM UTC
Tim - thank you for sharing the tip on PostImages! I'll see if the next post works out in a larger format.
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 02:07 AM UTC
Finishing up on Lt. Dan. I used one of the figures from the kit and removed his lower legs. I built up the longer hair by using white glue. I used some red thread from my wife's craft stash to create his headband. He will be sitting atop the try net boom along with the American flag.


Thanks Tim for the tip on images!
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Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020 - 11:27 AM UTC

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Thanks Tim for the tip on images!



No problem Robert.

Im loving this build! The original Jenny shrimp boat from Forrest Gump film was on display for a while beside Planet Hollywood at Downtown Disney in Disney World, Florida.

Apparently it was exhibited there until 2014 when it was displaced by new construction current whereabouts unknown...


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Posted: Monday, April 20, 2020 - 05:40 AM UTC
I've started in on the rigging. Main mast with outriggers now glued to the deck. I have most of the pulleys and blocks attached to mast.


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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2020 - 09:05 AM UTC
Nice work on your Jenny Robert, Great movie and i really like your name, lol.
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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2020 - 02:35 PM UTC
That is some beautiful work you are doing my Friend. Really enjoying this Thread.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 09:30 AM UTC
The rigging is coming along. 2.5mm Sheaves, small blocks and 20 link per inch blackened chain arrived. The netting will be the next item. Here's my progress report:




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Posted: Friday, May 01, 2020 - 12:50 PM UTC
Robert,

Very nice work with the rigging. She is shaping up nicely.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 08:49 AM UTC
Update with rigging. Getting ready to add netting, chain and buoys.









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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 04:43 AM UTC
Robert,

That rigging is looking awesome, nice work.

Mark