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Assembling a 1/96 WEBSTER kit

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
    started a topic Assembling a 1/96 WEBSTER kit

    Assembling a 1/96 WEBSTER kit

    I've had this excellent SSY LAYFATTE class 1/96 model kit for over a decade. Got it about 80% done then had to drop the project as I got more involved in the business side of this activity.

    In the interim I've been using the hull and sail as painting and weathering mules. Now with the October NC 'fleet-run' coming up -- an event for only 1/96 and 1/100 scale model boats -- I thought I would finish this beast. Configured as my old ride, the DANIEL WEBSTER -- with bow planes -- I'm about ready to install the SD and get this beast wet.

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    God, it feels good to be doing some fun model work for a change!

    David

  • QuarterMaster
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    IT'S ABOUT TIME!!

    Better bring that b*tch to Groton next year so she can swim with GRANT as we deter 1/96 scale Soviets from nuking the North lake.

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    I'll be ready...YOU personally know what's in that box lol
    Last edited by QuarterMaster; 10-06-2017, 09:48 AM.

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  • redboat219
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    Ok craftsman.

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by redboat219 View Post

    I love old school tech specially when I don't have access to a CNC machine or 3 D printer. You sir are what the Japanese call a "takumi" or master artisan.
    I've been called a lot of things in my time (most of it justified).

    But this ain't no frig'n 'art', pal.

    I'm a ****ing Craftsman. Period.

    'Art' is a throw away word today denoting anything you don't understand, but don't want people to know that you don't know. Elephant **** on a painting of the Madonna does not an Artist make!

    If it is not practical, it has no worth.

    CAD and CNC is for no-talent, lazy, unskilled pussies!


    David

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  • redboat219
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    Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

    They're called dapping tools -- used by jeweler's to form cup-shaped imprints in soft metals. Commercially available from any big jewelers supply house.



    I use them as fillet forming tools. Usually heated and used to form wax fillets in foundry patterns (old-school).



    In this case the fillet running between bow plane structure and bow. Mom was a jeweler -- I took her stuff when she died.

    David
    I love old school tech specially when I don't have access to a CNC machine or 3 D printer. You sir are what the Japanese call a "takumi" or master artisan.

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by HardRock View Post
    Ah ha. This proves my earlier assumptions.....

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    You really are a one eyed old *******!
    **** you!

    David

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  • HardRock
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    Ah ha. This proves my earlier assumptions.....

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    You really are a one eyed old *******!

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by redboat219 View Post
    Are those bullet shape contouring tools a commercially available item or completely DIY?

    In my line of work they're called orifice dilators https://www.coopersurgical.com/Produ...vical-dilators.
    They're called dapping tools -- used by jeweler's to form cup-shaped imprints in soft metals. Commercially available from any big jewelers supply house.



    I use them as fillet forming tools. Usually heated and used to form wax fillets in foundry patterns (old-school).



    In this case the fillet running between bow plane structure and bow. Mom was a jeweler -- I took her stuff when she died.

    David

    Last edited by He Who Shall Not Be Named; 10-03-2017, 08:23 PM.

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  • redboat219
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    Are those bullet shape contouring tools a commercially available item or completely DIY?

    In my line of work they're called orifice dilators https://www.coopersurgical.com/Produ...vical-dilators.
    Last edited by redboat219; 10-03-2017, 07:30 PM.

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Bla, bla ... bla, bla, bla!

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    David

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by HardRock View Post
    Question on the bow plane sail - did you skin the Renshape with glass or use the Renshape as a mould?
    Yes, I skinned the hollowed out RenShape (very dense polyurethane foam) with GRP to strengthen it. I would have rather used this item as a master from which would be produced a tool and GRP or resin parts -- but show-time is only ten days away, so speed is what is driving my material and technique choices here. This particular structure has to be tough as it will be the area most hit during collisions (which there will be many) and handling accidents (which are inevitable).

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    David

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  • HardRock
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    Question on the bow plane sail - did you skin the Renshape with glass or use the Renshape as a mould?

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    The slog continues....

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    David

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by trout View Post
    Thank sir. You do not thin the Nitro-Stan?
    I do on occasion thin it with clean, high-quality lacquer thinner -- I certainly clean the tools with lacquer. Most of the jobs the putty comes right out of the tube and applied neat.

    David

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  • trout
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    Thank sir. You do not thin the Nitro-Stan?

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