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  • #61
    I'm currently gently rocking in a corner trying to process all this.

    Grtz,
    Bart


    Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
    "Samuel Smiles"
    http://scale-submarine.com/index.html

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    • #62
      I’m sorry that I vanished for a while……..”she who must be obeyed” wanted to renovate the bathroom completely. So “he who’s has no choice” neglected his hobby for over a month. But I’m fine with it honestly (**** mumblemumble).

      All necessary pieces are cut now…..allocation and dimensions are marked on masking tape. One day this pile of blocks will turn into a sub.
      Why I cut them all?….well to get the max out of the modeling board with the min amount of waste.
      I made a scheme with the dimensions needed and calculated how they will best fit in the modeling boards I had.
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      Stern moulds.
      As you will know I like doing things complicated and like designing stuff. Here again I calculated what is the most economic thing to do (as this is not my occupation I don’t give a darn what amount of time I spent doing it):
      • Make the moulds just by pouring a vast amount of silicone into a box or
      • Make the moulds by shaping some modeling board and use a thin jacked of silicone to take the shape of the stern master.
      Both materials are expensive but the most economical was the lather….ok ok I admit I had give it a shot anyway because I liked the challenge of it and it looked like the most fun to do.
      Did it turn out ok? well it was a hell of work, it was challenging, precision was the key. I had to make dowel pins and pockets so the multiple pieces that forms the Articulated mould will fit perfectly together. The master is plain so I needed a caliber to make things hollow. The master is not provided with an index to take the hull parts I had to take that in the design too. But I think It turned out ok. Will it work? I don’t know, I will see in a later stage if it works , if it does not…..we had fun anyway.

      Dowel pins and pockets (clearance between them is 0.02 mm) I think I made close to 50 pc of them know....and counting
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      Caliber mould, with integrated dummy index lips
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      Caliber mould end plate, after casting it will become one with the caliber and fitted on the mould masters to make the cast of the part hollow.
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      The articulated caliber mould in different stages of assembly
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      Mould master base plate, the silicone sleeve inside need to be casted in both mould master halves, so I needed a base plate to do it.
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      Base plate fitted to one of the master halves
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      the articulated master mould assembly
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      All parts of the moulds
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      Thats it for now,

      Grtz,
      Bart
      Last edited by bwi 971; 05-06-2018, 03:20 PM.
      Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
      "Samuel Smiles"
      http://scale-submarine.com/index.html

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      • #63
        Holy crap Bart they are some pretty moulds !!

        Peter
        Last edited by Peter W; 05-07-2018, 01:21 AM. Reason: I am an idiot

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        • #64
          Amazing stuff Bart. Maniac is jsut not a good enough word for you! I can't wait to see more of this.

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          • #65
            Originally posted by Peter W View Post
            Holy crap Bart they are some pretty moulds !!

            Peter
            Thks Peter, they are over the top, but this stuff I realy like doing.

            Originally posted by HardRock View Post
            Amazing stuff Bart. Maniac is jsut not a good enough word for you! I can't wait to see more of this.
            Thks Scott.....bow section is up next....ETD Thursday next

            Grtz,
            Bart
            Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
            "Samuel Smiles"
            http://scale-submarine.com/index.html

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            • #66
              I'm totally impressed!

              David
              "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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              • #67
                very neat. have they been milled out with a CNC router/mill?
                DIVE IN! Go on, go on, go on, go on, GO ON! http://www.diveintomodelsubmarines.co.uk

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by Subculture View Post
                  very neat. have they been milled out with a CNC router/mill?
                  Andrew don't mentions those words here........you will wake up the killer rabbit.......nonono …… I used a hammer and chisel....honestly Mr rabbit I did.....never heard of those things andrew mentioned.


                  Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
                  "Samuel Smiles"
                  http://scale-submarine.com/index.html

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by bwi 971 View Post

                    Andrew don't mentions those words here........you will wake up the killer rabbit.......nonono …… I used a hammer and chisel....honestly Mr rabbit I did.....never heard of those things andrew mentioned.

                    But, of course. I believe you. Sure I do. No problem. I'm good with this. Sure.

                    David
                    "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

                      But, of course. I believe you. Sure I do. No problem. I'm good with this. Sure.

                      David
                      ............and after those words the rabbit decapitated the guy
                      Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
                      "Samuel Smiles"
                      http://scale-submarine.com/index.html

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                      • #71
                        It'll be 3d printing next thing. Dave will have an embolism!
                        DIVE IN! Go on, go on, go on, go on, GO ON! http://www.diveintomodelsubmarines.co.uk

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by Subculture View Post
                          It'll be 3d printing next thing. Dave will have an embolism!
                          Too late, Andy: I already spewed my venom on that subject at another forum. Needless to say, I became persona non grata over there in minutes.

                          David
                          The Horrible
                          "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                          • #73
                            Heheheheheheeeeeee..... its so nice to be soooooooo far away; so far away, so far awayeeeee.......

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                            • #74
                              The business end......I nailed the shape me think.

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                              Comparison with my AKAULA master....that VICTOR is so much more organic in shape I just love it.

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                              Grtz,
                              Bart
                              Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
                              "Samuel Smiles"
                              http://scale-submarine.com/index.html

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                              • #75
                                Beautiful is not a good enough word! Yes, you did nail it.

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