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  • Multi-tasking in the verts for the THRESHER's I see. You going to make molds and cast them?

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    • Originally posted by SubDude View Post
      Multi-tasking in the verts for the THRESHER's I see. You going to make molds and cast them?
      Yes sir. Cast two of each set, slap those dudes on, and be done with it. I blame you!

      David
      Resident Luddite

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        • Nice recovery on the yellow David. The PUFFS for the THRESHER's are looking good too. I still can't get over how the simple trick of cutting an edge on the tape before laying it down makes it prevent bleeding under the tape. I will forever remember that nugget of modeling technique. Thank you for sharing that on my THRESHER build.
          Last edited by SubDude; 08-10-2022, 01:13 AM.

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          • Originally posted by SubDude View Post
            I still can't get over how the simple trick of cutting an edge on the tape before laying it down makes it prevent bleeding under the tape..
            Completely forgot about that technique from my plastic model building days. The tape's edges tend to lift getting tattered and the adhesive lose it's grip over time. Cutting ensures a nice clean edge and tackier adhesive.

            Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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              • These are wonderful works of art! I'm sorry to interrupt you, David have you ever thought about writing a book about all your techniques? That way people who come after you can learn from your wisdom.

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                • Originally posted by James Wittaker View Post
                  These are wonderful works of art! I'm sorry to interrupt you, David have you ever thought about writing a book about all your techniques? That way people who come after you can learn from your wisdom.
                  God Damnit!... it's not art. It's CRAFT!!! I'm a Craftsman. Not some long-hair, Gaia worshiping, vegan, limp-wristed artist. The term 'art' has been used so often as to have lost any useful meaning.

                  My work is already out there: I've contributed to several hard and loose-bound books, appeared on TV, done many panels and seminars, have written over 80 published articles. And recently had material presented in Bob's Diving (balls) Deep how-to book.

                  Now. Two choices: I can either write that epic. Or I can build and assemble models and play with them to my heart's content. Pick one!

                  Bob has started a new series on his YouTube channel dealing with submitted videos by other r/c model submariners. Be on the lookout for that, I just sent him a bunch of stuff to air out.

                  David
                  Resident Luddite

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                  • David,

                    At least the white is yellow now, like it should be, if you want you can add a yellow band on the top of the bow, or on the exhaustcover, by the way, don't forget the pole


                    Manfred.
                    I went underground

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                    • You were right about the white undercoat -- really made the yellow 'pop'.

                      Pole?

                      LEAVE ME ALONE... you've caused enough problems for me you rivet-counting so-and-so!

                      David
                      Resident Luddite

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                      • My lips are sealed
                        I went underground

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                        • Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post
                          You were right about the white undercoat -- really made the yellow 'pop'.

                          Pole?

                          LEAVE ME ALONE... you've caused enough problems for me you rivet-counting so-and-so!

                          David
                          It’s bad luck not to have a pole on board.
                          Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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                          • Originally posted by Das Boot View Post

                            It’s bad luck not to have a pole on board.
                            I got your pole right here, HAM-boy!
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                            • Originally posted by he who shall not be named View Post

                              i got your pole right here, ham-boy!
                              bwahahahahaha!!!!!!
                              Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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