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

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    • But, just for ****s-and-giggles, here's what I did today:















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

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      • Soon I hope you will catch up so I can watch you build a masterpiece for yourself and sail it. I know you have done it many times in the past but it's time to see all the continued advancements in your skill level applied to something new. It would be of a great source of inspiration, not that work your doing isn't because it is. It would just be nice to see it all go full circle.

        Happy Fathers day David.

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        • Originally posted by SteveNeill View Post
          Soon I hope you will catch up so I can watch you build a masterpiece for yourself and sail it. I know you have done it many times in the past but it's time to see all the continued advancements in your skill level applied to something new. It would be of a great source of inspiration, not that work your doing isn't because it is. It would just be nice to see it all go full circle.

          Happy Fathers day David.
          Me too. But, at this point in the game the sun is shining, and I must make hay as much as possible. Bob is the leader of a new renaissance in America, and I so want to be a part of that. So, the model building later, product to support the hobby now.
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          • "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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














              David,

              I see a Skipjack! I see you modeling up parts for the Skipjack! I see possible stern section yokes, props, and other parts for the Skipjack! Would I be out of place to assume you might be making molds for those parts and you may be making these as kits to be for sale on Nautilus Drydocks? (I hope)

              Rob

              "Firemen can stand the heat"

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              • Originally posted by rwtdiver View Post

                David,

                I see a Skipjack! I see you modeling up parts for the Skipjack! I see possible stern section yokes, props, and other parts for the Skipjack! Would I be out of place to assume you might be making molds for those parts and you may be making these as kits to be for sale on Nautilus Drydocks? (I hope)

                Rob

                "Firemen can stand the heat"
                Give the man a cigar! Yes, I'm working up tooling for Bob so his guy there can start producing a fittings kit applicable to the Moebius 1/72 SKIPJACK kit. That work should be completed by the end of the week. Hopefully I'll have it all off to Bob by early next week. Cast resin and cast white-metal parts.

                Soon we will be back in the plastic-model-kit-fitting-kit game.

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

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

                  Give the man a cigar! Yes, I'm working up tooling for Bob so his guy there can start producing a fittings kit applicable to the Moebius 1/72 SKIPJACK kit. That work should be completed by the end of the week. Hopefully I'll have it all off to Bob by early next week. Cast resin and cast white-metal parts.

                  Soon we will be back in the plastic-model-kit-fitting-kit game.

                  David
                  David,

                  WOW! That is great! I will be the first to purchase that kit at whatever the cost! It will be worth every penny! With that in mind I think I will take the Skipjack down from the shelf and get started with the build!

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                  Thanks David! Looking forward to this one!!

                  Rob

                  "Firemen can stand the heat"



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                    • Dave what happened to the original molds and such from a couple of years ago?? worn out??

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                      • Geese this all looks so familiar. And boy do you know how to stretch the last last mile out of that RTV. I have an apron just like that but it's black. Love the shorts, socks and sandals, just classic. It's like a mirror universe I'm peering into. Only difference is I use 1065 but the same color. Carry on!

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                        • Originally posted by rwtdiver View Post

                          David,

                          WOW! That is great! I will be the first to purchase that kit at whatever the cost! It will be worth every penny! With that in mind I think I will take the Skipjack down from the shelf and get started with the build!

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                          Thanks David! Looking forward to this one!!

                          Rob

                          "Firemen can stand the heat"


                          I used all the kit parts for mine but now that I see this I'm with Rob. You can always mod after the fact right? I made a mold off of the kit prop in two pieces with 1066 silicone and made a prop out of BJB 808 two part polyurethane. Worked great but I'd rather have the metal Merriman version. Great stuff as al ways David.

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                          • Originally posted by HvyCGN9 View Post
                            Dave what happened to the original molds and such from a couple of years ago?? worn out??
                            Original production tools are still here and used from time to time for friends. However, they're pretty much burned out.

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

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                            • HWSNBN a question about your mold making. I see above that some of your wood backing for your molds is round while others are egg shaped. Is there a reason for that?
                              Also, going back a Long time. You were making 1/96 Alpha upgraded fittings, did you ever find the time to finish them? My old computer went for it`s own new virus and took my files with it.

                              Any updates would be Greatly appreciated.
                              Thanks Again for ALL your Tips and Lessons.
                              George

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                              • Originally posted by george View Post
                                HWSNBN a question about your mold making. I see above that some of your wood backing for your molds is round while others are egg shaped. Is there a reason for that?
                                Also, going back a Long time. You were making 1/96 Alpha upgraded fittings, did you ever find the time to finish them? My old computer went for it`s own new virus and took my files with it.

                                Any updates would be Greatly appreciated.
                                Thanks Again for ALL your Tips and Lessons.
                                George
                                Typically I use the mold-board for one-half of the strong-back and a discard piece of board for the other.



                                All resin and metal tooling for the 1/96 ALFA, with the exception of the masts and antennas, is completed and proofed. Had to stop as SD and MSD's orders picked up -- still snowed under in orders. I'll address the ALFA and other 'fun' projects if and when I get some time off from business work.



                                David
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