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Old Jul 05, 2011, 10:18 AM
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Pat how much do you thin the dope when you apply the silkspan? Tower Hobbies list Dope but it does not say nitrate, where do you purchase your supply?
You can get Nitrate dope from either Sig, or Brodack. I understand that Sig sold recently to a group who intends to make a "modeling company" out of the ruins that the last owners created. I looks like building supplies will once again be available to us.

Meanwhile, I thin the dope about 50/50, then if it's still to "sticky" when brushed I'll fine tune it till it brushes on with a nice smooth slippery feel.

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Old Jul 05, 2011, 09:57 PM
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She's looking sharp, Pat!
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Old Jul 06, 2011, 02:44 AM
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Very sharp indeed...
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Old Jul 06, 2011, 10:07 AM
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She is a pretty neat little craft. Just goes to show that if you have enough skill and talent you can turn an old time kit into a 21st century boat model. Great job Pat.
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Old Jul 07, 2011, 04:32 AM
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Very cool! Nice attention to detail.

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Old Jul 07, 2011, 04:59 AM
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Very nice !

Great looking model !
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Old Jul 07, 2011, 10:18 AM
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Looking really nice Pat. Was not even aware of this boat at all. Neat cabin on it.

Don't know if you saw it but did finally get my Orca in the water from your plans. It's not finished yet but had to finally get it wet. Thanks again for the plans for it.

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Old Jul 12, 2011, 07:22 PM
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Pat, it's obvious that this boat is in good hands. After sitting on someones shelf for over fifty years and seeing new life it should have a name that fits it. Anything in mind yet. Can't wait to see the next installment. Swwweeeeeeeeeet!!!
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Old Jul 14, 2011, 10:22 AM
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Changing Course

After seeing a picture of the Owen's with a black cabin I decided that changing the color was the ONLY way to go. So, the new color was added, and will add some chrome trim that'll really set it off.

And while the paint was drying I got the inside set up with the sound system and all the running gear. At this point the model is run-able, so from here it's down to the details -- which is my favorite part of the project. Won't be long now!!!

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Old Jul 14, 2011, 10:29 AM
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Very Nice.

That looks like a very powerful speaker for a boat,judging by its magnet
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Old Jul 22, 2011, 12:45 PM
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Detailing the Cabin

The chrome trim was added to the cabin, then the windows were put back in. The lights were added, then the small parts were "chromed" using Alclad II two step process.

From here it's down to the small details, adding the potoles, vents, anchor and other small detail items to finish her up. At this point, the model actually is ready to run, so stay tuned for the results of the sea trials real soon.

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Old Jul 22, 2011, 11:45 PM
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Pat: What is the Alclad II two step process? Never heard of that.

Thanks, Barry
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Old Jul 23, 2011, 09:09 AM
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PAT!!!! Don't tell me!! ''UNCLE MARTIN''?? Cute model isn't it? The figure is a good likeness of Ray Walston.
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 09:11 AM
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WOOT! Lookin' SCHA-WEEEETTTT!!!
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Old Jul 25, 2011, 07:29 AM
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Pat: What is the Alclad II two step process? Never heard of that.

Thanks, Barry
Barry, Alclad is a product that plastic modelers use to apply natural metal finishes to their models. Our local HS stocks all the shades, but I'd bet a Google search would bring it up for those sentenced to Internet buying. There are several shades available, including the chrome, which is the first "paint" I've used that really does look like chrome.

Applying the chrome plaiting is a two step process; the black primer is applied and allowed to dry thoroughly (24 hours minimum), then the chrome plating is done by spraying just enough material to get the bright finish. If too much is applied it starts to look a little dull. Both are pre-thinned and are sprayed with an airbrush right from the bottle.

I've only used the chrome a couple of times, but the results are really good. The first time was not as good, but it doesn't take long to see that more is not better.

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