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Posted by mach71 on Friday, August 16, 2019 9:08 PM

modelcrazy

Looking forward to that weathering Nick.

I'm intrested to see how that truns out Mach.

I finished filling and sanding the join of the deck and hull and ready to start attaching the small bits and PE.

  

 

 

Steve the Spruance is looking very nice! How did the hull go together?

Did you start the PE?

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Posted by mach71 on Friday, August 16, 2019 8:59 PM

Thanks guys. I'm thinking it might actually get done now!

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Posted by goldhammer on Friday, August 16, 2019 5:10 PM

Some drastic work going on, but she is looking better all the time.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, August 16, 2019 4:47 PM

that is really starting to look the part. Big Smile

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Posted by mach71 on Friday, August 16, 2019 4:18 PM

Sanding, sanding, sanding....

Lots of sanding.

 

 

 

I put a coat of primer on to see whats what.

 

 

 

Still more sanding to be done, but its working out better than I expected 24 hours ago.

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Posted by mach71 on Friday, August 16, 2019 8:36 AM

Well, Good news bad news.

 

Everything glued down well and mostly true, but the glue! it's a mess!

 

 

I started sanding and it was not as bad as I thought.

 

 

 

I got my file set out and the small triangular file made a good trench along the plastic.

 

 

Now it's putty time.

 

 

 

The putty is drying now. 

 

It's not exactly the look I was going for, but it will work I think. After all the boat herself is far from perfect!

 

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, August 16, 2019 8:12 AM

 

Looking good guys.  

 

modelcrazy
finished filling and sanding the join of the deck and hull and ready to start attaching the small bits and PE.

Admiral--if you would be so inclined--please share any PE processes and/or tips that you have. If easier for you, feel free to do so as you are working on it.

I have worked with PE on a limited basis and nothing like what I am stepping into with my Wisconsin build. I can see that this will require some serious patience and planning.

As for me and my project, I am sanding down the filler that I used to get rid of the dimples on the hull. I will post a few images this weekend.

Thanks.

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, August 16, 2019 7:32 AM

Mach71: A bit drastic but sometimes that's what you need. Good luck, crossing my fingers it works out. Looks great so far. 

Steve: Your usual nice work! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by steve5 on Thursday, August 15, 2019 11:02 PM

as an outsider looking in , I must say how impressed I am with everyone's effort's so far , really enjoying this thread . 

steve5

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:29 PM

Looking forward to that weathering Nick.

I'm intrested to see how that truns out Mach.

I finished filling and sanding the join of the deck and hull and ready to start attaching the small bits and PE.

  

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Posted by mach71 on Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:12 PM

Things are drying now.

It was a bit messy, there will be clean up to do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by mach71 on Thursday, August 15, 2019 5:42 PM

modelcrazy

That looks like an excelent solution

 

 

Time will tell.....

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Posted by mach71 on Thursday, August 15, 2019 5:41 PM

GMorrison

Awesome. Hull destruction seems to be the OOD.

 

 

The order is published!

 

 

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Posted by mach71 on Thursday, August 15, 2019 5:38 PM

Very pretty PT boat crown!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, August 15, 2019 5:07 PM

That looks like an excelent solution

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, August 15, 2019 4:50 PM

thank you guy's .

the boat is clear gloss coated and waiting weathering process.

Nick.

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, August 15, 2019 3:17 PM

Awesome. Hull destruction seems to be the OOD.

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Posted by mach71 on Thursday, August 15, 2019 3:12 PM

Well, I think I'm crazy.

 

Here is how the Blueback looks today:

 

 

 

 

You can clearly see the flat deck and the flatish upper sides above the limber vents.

Neither is molded on the Skipjack kit. It's an ovalish shape, nothing flat.

 

I got to thinking (never a good thing). How can I fix this. 

 

I could sand things flat, but I've already had issues with the bow.

So adding flatness is whats needed.

 

I have a lot of sheet styrene, so thats the route I took.

 

I've either ruined the kit or made a lot of work for myself. Probably both.

 

.010 plastic decking added:

 

 

Then paper thin plastic was cut for the sides.

 

 

 

 

 

I've glued the top section of the sides to the new decking. Once dry I'll pull it down then glue the sides and bottom. I plan on leaving the bottom a ridge to create the limber vent and fair the rest to the hull.

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Posted by mach71 on Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:59 PM

I was wondering about the CA also. I put some more tenex on it and taped it down agian this morning. I'll go see how it is in a bit. I do find it odd that the tenex is not "hot" on this plastic. 

 

So far the scratch building has been not too bad, I hope it keeps going that way.

 

EDIT:

 

Hey I just realized, the sub in the "Submarine group build" badge I took is the USS Blueback!

 

 

Thats from "The Hunt for Red October". The Dallas emergency surfacing. Which was the Blueback! She was used in the movie as a stand in for the Dallas.

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:59 AM

I wonder if you could get some CA in the bow somehow to help give it some support and backing Huh? That hydrophone is looking the bomb.

You have a whole lot more guts than I do it try something like this. Anybody that does extensive scratch building does.

I can scratch build a wreck just fine though, everything's broken. Wink

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Posted by mach71 on Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:42 AM

Thanks Gamera, 

 

I think the sub would look great with an eagle CM on it!

 

Some morning sanding and more filling. The port sink holes just dont want to go away!

 

I've rough cut the sonar hydrophones for the horizontal stabilizers. I'll have to think about opening up the bridge a bit for 1/200 scale.

 

While I sanding this morning the bow split at the seam, its getting a bit thin so I think I'm done with the it. The shape I have is what I will live with.

One oddity it niether the MM or Tenex seem to really want to glue. The reaction with the plastic is very slow, and much less than I've seen in the past. It feels like polystyrene.

 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, August 15, 2019 7:40 AM

Nick: That looks really cool, great job on the hull! 

GH: Good luck there, I don't know what to do if it's the packaging. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by mach71 on Thursday, August 15, 2019 6:23 AM

Thanks Steve, I should have thought about shapeways.

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:31 PM

Kentucky Colonel

Man, for a group build that lasts until the ends of time you guys are moving along. Am I missing something? Is the world ending sooner than I thought?

LOL, ya never know

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Posted by Kentucky Colonel on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 6:10 PM

Man, for a group build that lasts until the ends of time you guys are moving along. Am I missing something? Is the world ending sooner than I thought?? Heck, I don't ever have all my PE in yet and with the mess going on at the Hong Kong airport I don't know if they ever were able to ship it out or not.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 4:04 PM

Love that mottling Nick

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Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 3:54 PM

MC sir thankyou sir.

Gamera thanks bud.

hogfants it all experimental.

mach71 that sub is taking shape.

GM you have a regular ship yard there.

the latest pt pics.

Nick.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:34 AM

Mach71,

Being an airline pilot, thinking and planning are exactly in your wheelhouse Wink

It's looking good, you'll have that thing whiped into shape in no time.

This is what I found for general 1/200 PE parts.

http://www.loyalhannadockyard.com/PE%20LIST.htm

Or you can get lost in Shapeways.

https://www.shapeways.com/marketplace?type=product&q=1%2F200+ship+fittings

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:16 AM

Bill: Neat, the kit-bashing looks good.

Mach71: Looks rough, looking forward to seeing you whip her into shape. Although now I'm wondering if she's going to be kit-bashed with the Space 1999 Eagle...  

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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