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Lindberg 1:60 Shrimp Boat 'Jenny'
Fright
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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 Lindberg Shrimp Boat (then packaged 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.




TimReynaga
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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!
JPTRR
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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.