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1/96 Albacore (after Phase III coversion 1961)

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  • #31
    This is the beginning of the front - or perhaps its the front of the beginning. I'm not sure which.

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    It will need a bit of cleaning up but I think that everything is in the right place.

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    Its intersting the way that messenger buoy sits askew on the forward deck. Get it in exactly the right place and it looks just like the photographs. A few mm out and it looks all wrong.

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    • #32
      Scott, like David H is doing, I appreciate the time you are taking to document your build, thank you! The information is priceless and inspiring.
      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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      • #33
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        A bit more scribing today and the beginning of the dive brakes.

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        • #34
          sweeeet!!!!!!
          "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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          • #35
            There are rather a lot of lines on this thing! Pushing on with the scribing. Key learning points thus far discovered; 1. Always use a template; 2. ALWAYS use a template; 3. Stick the template down with masking tape to immobilise it before you scribe; and 4. Make sure that your scribing tool is really sharp (and always use a template!!!)

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            • #36
              Chase out the primer from the engraved lines with your scribe before the primer sets. And the finishing scribe point should be cylindrical, not flared -- your engraved lines widen at the surface of the work. Your engraved lines are describing a 'V' in section, not a constant width, which is the objective.

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

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              • #37
                Geeez its a hard school. I've only just managed to to get friggin lines straight! Yes Master!

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by HardRock View Post
                  Geeez its a hard school. I've only just managed to to get friggin lines straight! Yes Master!
                  Don't make me come over there!

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

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                  • #39
                    I now have all of the upper hull lines drawn onto the master. They need to be cleaned out, made wider, filled and rescribed in places and generally finished off. The water line was quite trickey as there is a 14mm vertical difference between the front and the back of the boat. Its like its driving down hill!

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                    • #40
                      top drawer... top drawer, I say sir!
                      "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                      • #41
                        I've been thinking about the drain holes along the sides of this thing for a while now. I don't have any files that will be small enough to chop out small, square holes of the required size and I have not been able to find any on line. If I can't find 'em you might not be able to find 'em eother!

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                        So this is the plan. I have modified a small screw driver and sharpened it to make a micro chisel.

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                        I then used it to chop out the small rectangular drain holes to a depth of abot half a mil. Its not so deep that it will upset the lay up, but it is deep enough to appear to be a square shaped hole. Once I drill a round hole in the middle of the eventual cast shell it will read as a square, not a round hole.

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                        This still needs a bit of work but you get the idea.

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                        • #42
                          I'm pretty much done. A bit of sanding and fixing small dings to do but that won't take too long. Time to think about rubber!

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                          • #43
                            Beautiful, Scott. Simply beautiful!

                            But, tone down the waterline cheat-line -- you want that to be engraved very shallow; just a suggestion of a line, not a declarative statement as it presents now. Screed some air-dry putty into that engraved line and leave it to dry for a couple of days. The putty will shrink a bit leaving a very shallow, almost-not-there waterline for painters to follow when it comes time to mask and weather this thing.

                            Beautiful!

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

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                            • #44
                              Will do Your Eminence. Thanks.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by HardRock View Post
                                Will do Your Eminence. Thanks.
                                I HAVE SPOKEN, SO LET IT BE WRITTEN! (crack of thunder).

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

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