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1/96 Romeo - Wherefor art thou?

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  • #91
    The rubber is about 1/2" at the top, a bit thicker at the sides. I agree the paint looks a bit too "green". Lighter and maybe a bit yellower would be better.


    • #92
      Getting on with the bottom hull halves. Click image for larger version

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      Thos is the lower right half in the moulding frame.
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      And post gloop. The gloop in question is a two part silicon rubber with a thickening agent. Once it goes off I'll add some structural support and fibreglass to create the lower right mould. I'm in for some fun later on however, because I FORGOT TO SPRAY THE BLOODY THING WITH RELEASE AGENT!!! The silicon will part with the plug and the other bits and pieces but it will stick to the silicon in the upper mould like **** to a blanket.


      • #93
        No sweat, use a very sharp knive to follow the lines from your topmold, offcourse before you start to reinforce the lower mold, happened to me with making my divingplanes from the V80 , simply used a knive, it saved me making another mold.

        Fertig zum unterwasser.


        • #94
          I read about your diveplane casting mishap and STILL I managed to forget the release agent. A sharp knife it is.


          • #95
            This is the lower left side - about to be glooped.
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            • #96
              Hi Scott,

              You are rocketing along. This is simply a great build. Can't wait to see the first parts out of the moulds.

              david h


              • #97
                Just out of the moulds. Click image for larger version

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                All the detail is there and they came out pretty well. I did some practice first using the old Losos moulds before doing the left and right hull halves.

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ID:	119237I'm going to join those up this afternoon and have a go at moulding in some SD saddles in the process.


                • #98
                  Nice Scott, Nice....

                  dave h


                  • #99
                    Man! ... you're fast!

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


                    • simply amazing!
                      If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.


                      • Thanks Men. Its pretty rough and ready but it will make a nice boat after a bit of work. This one is going to be green but I'd like to make an old russian version also - dinged up, rusty and put out to pasture like me.


                        • What scale is the loss?
                          Next time someone points out it takes 42 muscles to frown, point out it will only take 4 muscles to b1tch slap them if they tell you how mnay muscles you need to smile:pop


                          • The Piranha is 1/96 scale.


                            • I'm WILL fore sure steel your “adjusters” idea.......damn smart sir.

                              Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
                              "Samuel Smiles"


                              • Only fair. I've already stolen a number of yours.