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  • Hi David,

    Since you are talking Albacore today, I thought I would put up some photos of the Albacore that I got from Bob about 1 1/2 years ago!

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    When I got it from Bob, it was just a mass of parts and a complete mess inside.

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    David, this is where you came into play to help me out with putting this boat back together. You sent me a set of dive plains, rudders, yokes, and two props for this boat. The original ballast system that came with the boat as a kit was beyond repair and that is why I built my own WTC and made this boat into a surface runner. The only parts I could use from the original drive system was the belt drive motor system which I did incorporate into my WTC.

    Just a short trip down memory lane here and showing everyone how you have helped so many in this wonderful hobby.

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"
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    • Thank you, Rob. Just paying my dues.

      David
      Resident Luddite

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      • I thought you 'retired' and you were going to tackle those boats you had in storage, for yourself? David's me time.

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        • Originally posted by Ken_NJ View Post
          I thought you 'retired' and you were going to tackle those boats you had in storage, for yourself? David's me time.
          Indeed I am. That TRENCHANT has been in primer gray, on my shop wall, for over five years. A member of my bucket-list. Very much a 'me time' endeavor, Ken. Hope to show it off to you and those other bum's at the Groton get together in a little over a week from now.
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          • As we say in the South, (although I’m from California, unfortunately), that’s a right fine lookin boat you go there, son.
            Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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              • David, Thanks for posting the photo's of the mesh masking technique for creating the appearance of the anechoic tiles. I have an OTW Valiant kit that I plan to start working on later this summer and was thinking of ways of how to create the frame pattern on the sail of these boats as initially built. It is a sort of oil canning effect but with quite distinct frame lines. Perhaps a similar approach could be used with a finer mesh.

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                • Wellness check. Are you still alive?
                  It's been 2 weeks from your last posting.
                  Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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                  • Originally posted by redboat219 View Post
                    Wellness check. Are you still alive?
                    It's been 2 weeks from your last posting.
                    Yup. Was getting ready, attending, then post-mission work on the models from last weekends Groton event. Now it's back to the grind getting ready for the NC 'fun run' on the 11th.

                    David
                    Resident Luddite

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                    • Where and when is that event again David? Isn't it just for certain scale boats?

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                      • Originally posted by RCJetDude View Post
                        Where and when is that event again David? Isn't it just for certain scale boats?
                        Oh hell, I should have provided more dope for guy's within driving range:

                        It's a 'fun run', any scale. Only restriction is no gas/glo or hydro's. It's a one day event, Saturday the 11th at City Lake, at Rocky Mount, NC. A beautiful venue -- here's a video of the place from a similar run a few years back: https://youtu.be/eLap8AP27eQ https://youtu.be/EDeTAEXcljg

                        To notify the organizers of your attending, go to this thread: Warship Models Underway Message Board 2.2.3 - N.C. Fun Run June 11, 2022 (mysite.com)

                        I used to overnight it at the Candlewood Motel for these one-day events, but the rate is now $250 for a Saturday night. Screw that!

                        David
                        Resident Luddite

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                        • Good reviews with a kitchen. Click image for larger version

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                          Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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                          • Oh, grand a wonderous Wizard! What size mesh are you using on the Trenchant for the tile simulation?

                            V/R,
                            A. Minion

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                            • Glad to hear yoiu are having so much fun! That a boy David. Sadly there are no events out this way at all. My boats are in dry dock and lonely. And where I live the "Karens" won't let us use the lakes.

                              Steve

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                              • Originally posted by wlambing View Post
                                Oh, grand a wonderous Wizard! What size mesh are you using on the Trenchant for the tile simulation?

                                V/R,
                                A. Minion
                                As I gaze down upon the huddled underlings, genuflecting up at me, I issue... "3/32-inch mesh size", as all stare up in wonderment at my God like knowledge, benevolence and generosity.

                                Behold!

                                David
                                (ducking for cover)
                                Resident Luddite

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