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1/96 Project 1710 Beluga

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  • Excellent start on the tool, Scott. Slow, carful and easy does it, pal.

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

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    • Starting on the upper hull mould today.

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      • Good, sound tool design on display here, pal.

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

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        • I've been away for two weeks and, man, is it good to be home. A few hours in the shed this afternoon produced this;

          The rubber glove is thick and firm and its captured all of the detail, I think.
          I cut the formers for the "egg crate" that will reinforce the hard back to the lower glove mould. All seems to be going according to plan at the moment.

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          • I've been sticking the brass etched bits onto the plug today. This will make the final top section of the hull. I made a top section a while back that did not incorperate the brass bits as a practice run.

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            • This is going to be a stunner!

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

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              • I finished the lower hull hard back this afternoon. I'll let it sit for a few days before pulling it off the moulding board.

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                Meanwhile there has been a lot of swearing and a small amount of etching. Talk about a black art - its taken me three goes to get this right. I'm not sure if the photosensitive paint has become insensitive of if I'm not giving it a long enough exposure (or if the developer has gone off) but its been a struggle. I finally managed to produce the sail grates:

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                • Originally posted by HardRock View Post

                  if I'm not giving it a long enough exposure
                  I suggest you take an exposure time of three beers or one G&T.............she is awesome looking sir.

                  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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