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LCM-3 Conversion to Navy Dive Boat

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  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Monday, February 8, 2021 3:11 PM

Parts arrived this morning, inspiring continued work on the boat. Intake and air exhaust vents and port holes went on as well as the roof soft patch. I also did a bit of filler putty work, and when that dries I'll be working on the cabin to pilothouse interface.

Additionally, one of the things we used to do on our dive boat builds was to reinforce the hull bottoms and bottom to side edge. Therefore I added angle iron to that edge and then added a closed towing chock on the bow.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Friday, February 26, 2021 3:19 AM

Well Brian, it looks pretty good to me. I've just read through the whole thread and am left stunned by how some of you blokes can work such measurements out! Way beyond my math and skills!! Looking great mate.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Friday, February 26, 2021 10:05 PM

Thanks Dodgy, but it ain't that amazing really. If some company made a kit of your boat, don't you think that you would notice if something was incorrect. Also, I just got some cheater rulers that are specifically for 1/32, 1/35, 1/48, and 1/72 scale. They make conversion work much easier.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, February 27, 2021 9:02 AM

It's out there.Plastruct makes it.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, February 27, 2021 9:03 AM

Hi; I bet you got the same rulers I have.

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, February 27, 2021 10:06 AM

My scale rulers are 1/87 and 1/160.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Saturday, February 27, 2021 10:18 AM

Got mine through Masterpiece Models. Being only one state away, they got them here in record time. Surprised the heck out of me. Up to this point I'd been using my architect rule, which works for some scales, but not others very well. For the others, it's break out the calculator and play with the numbers.

I still recall my Mechanical Drawing teacher; "Your scale is not a straight edge! If I catch you using it as such, you will be counting on stubby fingers!" Ah, the good old days, when threats were part of the curriculum.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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