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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:33 pm

    What should have been a five minute job took me twenty five minutes! I go to pick something up and miss completely...I know where it is, but my fingers don't, and then it it falls off the bench and onto the floor, normally rolling under something.

    This is going to be a long term build...
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    Post  salmon Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:32 pm

    I am sorry to hear about your hands. I pray it will not remain swollen. I cannot use the swollen hands for dropping things.......Just last night I was working on a piece for about an hour only to drop it and spend another hour finding it (which I do not always find - where the heck does this stuff go?).

    What you did on the flood holes looks nice and clean.

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:34 pm

    Thanks Tom, much appreciated.
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    Post  Giovanni LiCalsi Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:37 pm

    Looks very nice Richard.
    Wish you well.
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    Post  tattooed Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:58 pm

    very neat and tidy rich up to your normal high standards i see hope your hands get better mate
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:13 pm

    Thanks Andy, I hope so too! Tomorrow if all is well, I want to start on the underside flood holes.
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    Post  profesorul Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:45 pm

    Can I use "eyelets for shoes" for those holes?.
    Those will later be painted and is not necessary to be brass, copper or bronze, expensive materials.What do YOU THINK!?!?.
    P.S: And I join to those who are praying for your health.

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:52 pm

    Hi Marius,

    I used shoe eyelets on my Dragonfish, they are more or less the same thing as what I have for the Skipjack.

    Thanks for the kind words, it's much appreciated.


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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:34 pm

    Not much done today I'm afraid, just sanded down the inside of the deck and removed the moulding flash from the edges, that was all I could manage.
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:26 am

    For Marius...

    A scan of part of the build instructions shows the upper ballast tank vents with a definate rim around them (centre picture) that's why I used the eyelets.



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    Post  profesorul Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:55 pm

    THANK YOU,
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:03 am

    Whilst waiting for the painkilling medication to kick in I thought I'd have a look at the supplied (plastic) prop...it's a big old piece of plastic, that's for sure, and is very well made.

    Trouble is, the boat I'm basing my model on, the USS Shark (SSN 591) was refitted with a seven blade prop shortly after her commissioning to make her quieter. And a seven blade prop at this size is expensive...in excess of £40.



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    Post  tattooed Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:28 pm

    thats a good crisp moulding rich how do you rate the kit so far
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:45 pm

    So far Andy, I'm very impressed with it...the mouldings are relatively flash free, just a small piece here and there...five minutes with a sanding block and they were gone. The moulded in detail is excellent, and parts like the periscopes and hatches are really good.

    I know it's a new kit, so the moulds are still giving their best, but even so it's one of the best plastic kits I've seen in a long time.









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    Post  Giovanni LiCalsi Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:25 pm

    Hi Richard,
    Looks very nice, so far.
    Have you seen this thread, showing a new design for a WTC, that fits in the Mobeus Skipjack ?
    http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1526171&page=9#post23288374

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:46 pm

    I have all of that downloaded in my Skipjack file, Giovanni.
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    Post  Giovanni LiCalsi Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:48 pm

    What is your opinion on this WTC design ?
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:36 pm

    To be perfectly honest, Giovanni, I haven't studied that wtc much, it's not relevant to my build...it's a totally different beast to the one Ron P has designed and is building for me, so I'm concentrating my efforts on that.

    I've heard good things about that design, I've heard bad things about it, but I've never really studied it closely.


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    Post  Giovanni LiCalsi Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:49 pm

    I would like to see a video of your WTC in operation.
    It's design looks very interesting.
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:24 pm

    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=F6YUE7BmQAU&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DF6YUE7BmQAU

    Try this, Giovanni..
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:49 am

    Good grief, this Moebius plastic is tough old stuff...fifteen minutes work has gone into one flood slot in the hull, and the edges are STILL not cleaned up to my liking.

    My hands hurt, my elbow aches, and there's still more holes to do. Time for a cuppa and a smoke, methinks...



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    Post  tattooed Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:47 pm

    thats nice and tidy rich are you using files or power tools mate
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:43 pm

    Treated myself to nice new set of mini files, and a mini power drill from Maplins...hang the expense, mate!
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:37 am

    Cracking on this morning...just an edge or two to straighten up.

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    Post  Giovanni LiCalsi Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:19 pm

    Great job.

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