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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by James Wittaker View Post
    A light digression, do you want your submarine to launch missiles,David ?
    Nope........

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  • James Wittaker
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    A light digression, do you want your submarine to launch missiles,David ?

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by Das Boot View Post
    My mission at the 2022 Georgia regatta, is to get that ******* Merriman to smile during a photograph.
    Bring a cattle-prod.

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  • Das Boot
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    My mission at the 2022 Georgia regatta, is to get that ******* Merriman to smile during a photograph.

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

    You can, but i found that tape beeing too brittle in comparision with a woven mesh, uneasy to be brought to shape(it will pop up instead of retaining the form you applied it onto) plus it cannot be partially be dissolved like "real" fiberglass filament, so the end product has got inferior mechanical properties. Better use some heavy filament

    Jörg


    Who is that happy guy, laughing into that camera lens? One may have actually fun working in the old man's cave????
    nice surgery!
    Right on the money as to your observations on the reenforcing 'tape' issue, Jorg.

    That happy guy is my model boating buddy, Duane Curtis. He's an excellent model kit assembler and scratch-builder. His specialty is 1/96 American aircraft carriers. Here a link to his article on assembling the SSY NIMITZ hull into the USS Harry S Truman: Warship Models Underway Message Board 2.2.3 - Harry S. Truman CVN 75 (mysite.com)

    Duan's a detail freak as you can see in the pictures.



    He bought two 1/96 SEAWOLF hulls and grafted parts of one into the other to get the long-hull CARTER. Those were SSY hulls based on the Thor kit ('ownership' of that tooling still a point of contention in some circles). The work you see us doing is to de-warp, as best we can, the two hull halves. Much fun and throwing of things at high velocity against the wall.

    David

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  • JHapprich
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    Originally posted by redboat219 View Post
    Can one use those drywall fiberglass mesh tape in joining GRP hull pieces? Click image for larger version  Name:	images (28).jpeg Views:	0 Size:	24.1 KB ID:	161090
    You can, but i found that tape beeing too brittle in comparision with a woven mesh, uneasy to be brought to shape(it will pop up instead of retaining the form you applied it onto) plus it cannot be partially be dissolved like "real" fiberglass filament, so the end product has got inferior mechanical properties. Better use some heavy filament

    Jörg


    Who is that happy guy, laughing into that camera lens? One may have actually fun working in the old man's cave????
    nice surgery!

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  • goshawk823
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    That WTC looks familiar! Nice surgery on that hull.

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    Can one use those drywall fiberglass mesh tape in joining GRP hull pieces? Click image for larger version

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  • Das Boot
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    Looks like NCI Gibbs building a boat in his basement. Never figured out how he removed it.

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  • goshawk823
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    Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

    **** yeah! The CARTER. I've got Duane Curtis over here a few days who I've been helping out with this project. First task it getting this monstrous warp out of the upper hull halve. Fun and games.

    Duan's the real deal -- he's into 1/96 aircraft carriers, no less!! Here's some of his work:

    Warship Models Underway Message Board 2.2.3 - Harry S. Truman CVN 75 (mysite.com)

    David
    yikes! what a monster.
    there used to be a guy that ran at Trashmore back in the 90s with an aircraft carrier...can't remember his name, but he was there when we were running subs...maybe one of the Elite Fleet guys...?

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by goshawk823 View Post

    is that an extended Seawolf class, David?
    **** yeah! The CARTER. I've got Duane Curtis over here a few days who I've been helping out with this project. First task it getting this monstrous warp out of the upper hull halve. Fun and games.

    Duan's the real deal -- he's into 1/96 aircraft carriers, no less!! Here's some of his work:

    Warship Models Underway Message Board 2.2.3 - Harry S. Truman CVN 75 (mysite.com)

    David

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  • goshawk823
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    Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post







    is that an extended Seawolf class, David?

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

    Yeah. I hold two life-time bans, and continue to be Persona Non Grata at another three or four forums (I've lost count). No need to troll those weak little keyboard cowards -- just hit them with non apologetic facts and they scream like stuck pigs.

    Remember RMS? I was the dead-skunk-in-the-road to that crew. They could not get out of my way fast enough! As most of their Moderators slavishly worked to increase the ranks with cooing sounds, I was out there with a shot-gun culling the herd of the weaklings. My body-count exceeded their membership drives. Damned good sport!

    I strengthened the Craft. They (Administrators, and their Moderator henchmen) weakened the Craft.

    David
    Berserker without Portfolio
    You forgot your picture you old beserker!

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