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1/96 Project 1710 Beluga

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  • David, You paint bird poop on and Scott can't have some large limpets? You hypocrite! Maybe if he would paint it with legs it could be starfish! Or an octopus.
    If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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    • Originally posted by trout View Post
      David, You paint bird poop on and Scott can't have some large limpets? You hypocrite! Maybe if he would paint it with legs it could be starfish! Or an octopus.
      ah .... err... ah .... (slinking back under my bridge).

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

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      • Is it safe to come out now? This is the upper half of the mould for the complete tail end. The brass rods are connected to the trailing edges of the thing to channel air bubbles away from the edges. I'm going to add a 10" tube at the top to provide a bit of pressure when the resin goes into the mould.




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        This is the finished boat. Add SD and some weight/foam for balance and off she goes.

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        • Glad to see you take on the very challenging tooling chore of producing a stern cone with all four stabilizers integrated into the eventual casting. Good stuff!

          Strands of carbon fiber placed into the tips of the stabilizer tool cavities will greatly reduce the likelihood of breakage to the eventual cast resin tail-cone appendages.

          More bird-****!... more bird-****!

          (with apologies to Christopher Walken, the 'more cow-bells' guy).

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

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          • If I was t pick on one area of your finished sub (which is gorgeous), it would be the space between the aft planes and the stern stabilizer. You have weathered the sub, but in-between this space is the original paint.
            If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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            • David. I have the carbon fiber ready to go; Tom. "Hello nit, this is picker, over". You're right - I haven't looked at it from that angle so I'll ge on it and fix it!!!

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              • The mould is working. I still have some problems with random air bubbles being trapped in it but its not all that bad.

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                • well done, sir!

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

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                  • That's it. Production halted, items ready to ship! Hurrah!!!
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                    • Beautiful. Welcome to the big-time, pal.

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

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                      • Its not that big. Five off and that's it. One for me and one for each the people that inspired me. Seems like a good trade to me.

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                        • Originally posted by HardRock View Post
                          Its not that big. Five off and that's it. One for me and one for each the people that inspired me. Seems like a good trade to me.
                          Soon as mine arrives I'll make it job-one to work out an SD for the BELUGA, one for me and one for you (along with the long overdue ZULU SD). Love your work.

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

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                          • Basic contra rotating gearbox. Standby for water ski activity.

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