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Old Jun 02, 2016, 08:26 PM
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Team Alienaters presents...Seize-U-Later

Hey everybody! Time for my latest foam board boat project to be revealed. A little history before I begin...
A short while ago my brother moved in with me. He and I had an rc racing team team back in the 80's called Team Alienaters.

We have resurrected the old name and have begun doing boats.
Just for fun, and to introduce my bro to foam board building, we designed a pontoon style rescue boat using 2 liter soda bottles and foam board.

To make the build unique and fun, we gave it an Alien based theme.

I will do my best to show the process from beginning to end over multiple posts. I chose not to post during the build so we could prove the concept as a working model.

There will be some video footage of her running toward the end.

On with the show!
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Old Jun 02, 2016, 11:00 PM
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Continuation of build

The basic shape started coming together. We now needed to start assembling and figuring out a color scheme. Unfortunately, I forgot to take pics at the intermediate stage. We now time warp to the "nearly finished zone".

I know I'll get beat up for this, but here goes!
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Old Jun 02, 2016, 11:24 PM
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More to come. She has a custom stand and some videos of her on the water. Its too late right now. I am going to bed. Stay tuned for further updates.
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Old Jun 03, 2016, 09:16 AM
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you not planning to sell those things are you???
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Old Jun 03, 2016, 01:17 PM
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Make an offer and I will consider it. 👽
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Old Jun 03, 2016, 08:15 PM
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Video

Hey all....here is the video I promised. I did this post once before, but it isn't showing, so I am doing it again. I apologize if this gets posted twice.

The first half of the video is a slide show of the crew ands captain inspecting the ship to make sure she is ready for the maiden voyage.
The water footage is after the slide show.

My brother has been bitten by the BOAT bug! hee hee
He has always been an offroad truck guy, but now he loves the pontoon boat and he is also sailing a sail boat!

Join me in some nefarious laughter as we welcome a new member to the FLOATY side of RC! Muha ha ha ha !

Alienmaiden (13 min 6 sec)
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Old Jun 03, 2016, 08:46 PM
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I love to see the creativity of a mad boat scientist. All it needs now is lots of blinky LEDs and a sound device playing the 5 notes from CLOSE ENCOUNTERS.
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Old Jun 03, 2016, 10:04 PM
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Sweet!!

OMG,!! Just when I thought you couldn't out do your self THERE it IS,!! Great job Bro's,!!! Welcome aboard Steve to Wildwood Areo /Boat/etc, Design!! Tim aka Cap'n Hax
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awesome!
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Old Jun 04, 2016, 07:14 PM
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I love to see the creativity of a mad boat scientist. All it needs now is lots of blinky LEDs and a sound device playing the 5 notes from CLOSE ENCOUNTERS.
My thoughts exactly! hee hee I already have the battery operated lights.
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Are you using foam board like you'd find in a craft/framing store or something more specialized? (Plastic backing instead of paper?)

The pool noodle wrapped around a curve is giving me some construction inspiration for an idea I've been kicking around for a couple years...
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Old Jun 13, 2016, 12:06 AM
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This is just plain old Elmers brand foam board sold at Walmart. The paper has been left on and has been coated on both sides with clear sealer and then painted. The pool noodle was an attempt to make a soft bumper for pushing stranded boats with. Thanks for your interest and I would like to see your idea when it is ready.
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Hi all...We have added an onboard video camera. Will get some vids for you all soon.
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