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  • #61
    Plugging away at this thing. More work on the stern today.

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    And the beginnings of the upper sail.

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    • #62
      Looking awesome!

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      • #63
        Slowly, slowly, makie Zulu. Most of the sail is now finished. There are two gratings to be added to the top section that I haven't made yet and a few more bits and pieces.

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        • #64
          This is the first sail out of the mould. Its a one piece silicone rubber mould so I am using casting resin to produce the finished sails.

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          • #65
            Another day, another sail. Plugging away.

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            • #66
              Getting the splitter board set up.

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              Once the gap between the plug and the board is properly filled I'll screw the sides on this thing and fill the top with silicone rubber. Instant top mould!

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              • #67
                With each new project I see improvement in both the model work and use of fixtures, jigs, and specialized tools. You sir, are becoming a force to be reckoned with!

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

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                • #68
                  Thank you, Your Eminence. I have stolen and pillaged (mostly) your ideas and come to a place where I'm almost happy with the things that I make. This one is the best so far, but there will be more - I hope.

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                  • #69
                    The top mould box is finished and I have done the first layer of gloop. I have also run out of gloop so more is on the way.

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                    So, meanwhile I have been playing with this.....

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                    And using a jig to drill straight holes in curved surfaces.

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                    • #70
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                      I'm trying a new system with this mould. The splitter board is in two parts - left and right sides. The top mould is now complete so I have flipped the whole thing over and undone the screws that hold it together.

                      Once its unscrewed the two bits of the splitter are removed:
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                      After some cleaning up the sides of the mould are screwed back on;
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                      Then the gloop that will form the bottom mould is poured in.
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                      • #71
                        First shot out of the lower hull mould today. Looks nice!

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                        And meanwhile .......

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                        • #72
                          Hi Scott,

                          Fantastic work . Nice pull from the bottom hull mould! I wish my last lower hull pull was that clean. That Delta looks nice, I'm not familiar with that kit. Looks like you can add a lot of detail. Looking forward to seeing your two boats. Would love to see more pics of the these two boats.

                          regards

                          David H

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                          • #73
                            Thanks Dave. I've been plugging away with the Zulu mould. I tried a new kind of silicon that Barnes make that is supposed to be good for retaining detail. Unfortunately its also really runny and managed to insinuate itself into the top mould and comprehensively bugger it. So I made a new one today. The lower hull halves are not bad and I'm hoping that the new upper half will be as good.

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                            The Delta was made by Tim Cobb. Its ENORMUS. I've been playing around with it while the Zulu bits dry/cure/bake/print etc etc.

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                            • #74
                              Fitting the stern planes and the rudder today. These props are temporary; the real ones are three bladed and slightly larger.

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                              Meanwhile... Tim's Delta has its propellors, and they look mighty fine!

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                              • #75
                                Catching up reading here.....really nice work Scott!
                                Thks for the etching tutorial

                                Those props are awesome....are they home made?

                                grtz,
                                Bart


                                Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
                                "Samuel Smiles"

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