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  • #91
    Nice Bob. I like it. Was going to experiment this week on a few ideas. Will give it a try. Thanks!

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    • #92
      I have these center finding clear flexible rulers. They come in handy for many things. Bought them on Amazon.

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      • #93
        It's a submarine! Nice to see an entire hull!

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        • #94
          Some issues. The lower hull sections are off. All I can think of is sand away some of the high side and use filler on the low side. Thoughts about this?

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          Starboard side, have a gap between the upper and lower section in the corner. The lower section is on top in this picture. I’m working on the radial gap by cutting the gap to equal width then filling with styrene.

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          This is the port side. Same gaps in the corner between upper and lower sections.

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          The upper topside hull sections are not as bad as the lower hull. This is the glazing putty I have on hand. Should I use this as filler?

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          • #95
            David, any suggestions on the misalignment on the hull sections, first picture? And the gaps in the corners?
            Last edited by Ken_NJ; 02-08-2021, 02:24 PM.

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            • #96
              Originally posted by Ken_NJ View Post
              David, any suggestions on the misalignment on the hull sections, first picture? And the gaps in the corners?
              Lay on that two-part filler you're using and even up the depressed side to match the high side. Lay on some angel-hair impregnated with laminating epoxy (West system recommended) over the filler portions. This will keep the filler from delaminating later and to toughen the models surface to something near uniformity with the polystyrene the kit's made of.

              Use CA and baking soda to fill the radial and longitudinal gaps. Overlay the glass here too.

              Sand, another coat of thinned epoxy resin (cut it with lacquer thinner), and sand. Prime, and carry on.

              Finish that damned boat, then drive it like a rental!

              David
              Last edited by He Who Shall Not Be Named; 02-08-2021, 03:25 PM.
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              • #97
                I have not worked with angel hair before, this stuff?

                https://www.google.com/aclk?sa=L&ai=...gQIHBA9&adurl=

                Wouldn’t a coat of epoxy create quite a ridge and be difficult to fair where it ends?
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                • #98
                  Never worked with angel hair fiberglass, this it?

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                  Wouldn't a coat of epoxy create a ridge and be difficult to fair into the polystyrene where it ends?

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                  • #99
                    Originally posted by Ken_NJ View Post
                    Never worked with angel hair fiberglass, this it?

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                    Wouldn't a coat of epoxy create a ridge and be difficult to fair into the polystyrene where it ends?
                    No.

                    .74 ounce-per-square-yard fiberglass cloth. 0.73 oz Style 106 Fiberglass Cloth with Volan Finish - Fiberglass Cloth Supply and Education (thayercraft.com)

                    Light weight stuff. Sanding will feather edge the transition from cloth laminate and polystyrene surface. That fairing is also the job of putty and primer.

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                    • How about thin plastic card bonded to the underside?
                      Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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                      • Originally posted by redboat219 View Post
                        How about thin plastic card bonded to the underside?
                        ...how about taking advice from a guy who's actually finished something.
                        Resident Luddite

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

                          ...how about taking advice from a guy who's actually finished something.
                          Wasn't giving. I was asking.
                          Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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                          • First coat of cloth/epoxy is on and drying. I’m looking way ahead. What paint, manufacturer, should I use? I have a new airbrush I can use. I’d assume most of the paint should be flat? Not sure the zinc chromate is available?

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                            • Ken,
                              Take a look at Revell’s suggestions: https://downloads.revell.de/Manuals-Modelkits/05119.pdf
                              David can speak to the accuracy of any of it.
                              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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                              • Thanks Tom, will check into it. Yea would like to hear from David.

                                In the meantime feathering the first coat of epoxy. I added gray colorant but it came out translucent. The one thing I dislike most about model building... sanding.

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