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    CSS HUNLEY

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    Re: CSS HUNLEY

    Post  salmon on Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:34 am

    Nigel,
    WOW - you are amazing. Work of art.
    Peace,
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:09 pm



    Hull with side and top plate moulds shown.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:12 pm



    Hull with side plates fitted.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:16 pm



    Hull with top plates fitted.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:22 pm



    Hull with top removed,showing how the side plates cover the joint between the hull and top hatch.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:25 pm



    A few more views of the joint and side plates.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:35 pm



    Managed to chip the gel coat between the stern casting and the hull,I will correct this later.
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    Post  profesorul on Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:03 pm

    MAN is REALLY GORGEOUS!!!.
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    Post  salmon on Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:13 pm

    nigele wrote:Managed to chip the gel coat between the stern casting and the hull,I will correct this later.
    Oh thank goodness, I was beginning to think you were perfect! LOL


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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:33 pm

    Thank you guy' for all your kind comments, no I am certainly not perfect you should see some of the mistakes I have made over the years,I keep a reliant scimitar bumper mould outside my workshop to remind me that nothing is a certainty in this game, twenty or so years ago I used to make parts for scimitars and one of the moulds I made was for a glass fibre bumper,easy nice chrome just give it a good wax and away we go,or so I thought,twenty years latter I still have not managed to get the bumper out of the mould,every so often I take it into my head to try to get it out but in all those years it has not moved at all.
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    Post  salmon on Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:43 pm

    I think the thank you goes to you. You are so willing to share your work and knowledge that you make a positive impact on our hobby.


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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:13 pm



    Patterns for rudder, air box and dive planes.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:16 pm



    Another view.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:19 pm



    And another.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:23 pm



    Now a few with the mould shuttering in place.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:25 pm

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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:28 pm



    Rough cast air box, smooth rudder and dive plane.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:05 pm



    I have been working on some of the small parts this week,these are the port holes that run along the top of the hull,they need to be cleaned up before they are fitted.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:09 pm



    This shot shows the small port holes that will be fitted in the towers,again they need to be cleaned up before fitting.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:12 pm



    These are the hatchways which have had a small port hole fitted in them.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:15 pm



    This is the air box (snorkel).
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:18 pm



    The air box with the two extentions that will take the snorkel tubes.

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