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Old Dec 31, 2006, 09:26 AM
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Build Log
Dumas Trojan F-31 UPDATED WITH MORE PIC

Hello Everyone

Finally I have some time to post the building log of my Dumas Trojan F-31 with some alterations to my liking.

Special thanks to Cold Duck, Empirebuilder & U163665. I watched and learned a lot from your Threads, and I must say that if it wasn’t for your help I wouldn’t have finished this model as it should.

I must say that this kit is not an easy one to assemble. The Instructions are not so good. I Suggest that Dumas re do the instruction on this kit.

As you will see I had some quality problems with the wood used to fabricate this kit, from my experience with Dumas kits (Chris Craft commander Express) I was under the impression that the wood chosen by Dumas to make their kits was of premium quality. But judging from my Trojan kit I was wrong. Dumas please be careful with the quality of the wood you choose.u
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Old Dec 31, 2006, 10:27 PM
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Those old kits of 70's vintage die crunching are a bit of a challenge . It's tough to go back after laser cutting has spoiled you
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Old Jan 01, 2007, 09:39 AM
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Nice! How long have you been working on the model?
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Old Jan 01, 2007, 10:42 AM
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I started my first kit this weekend, also a Dumas, and yours looks much nicer then mine That looks awesome!

I couldn't believe how bad the instructions in a Dumas kit, nor how bad the wood was. The dies they used to press the wood are shot to say the least.
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Old Jan 01, 2007, 02:34 PM
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Great Work!!

Beautiful work on a difficult kit. You absolutely "nailed" the hard chine, which isn't easy to do. Please keep showing us your progress on an exceptional build. I couldn't agree more with your observations on Dumas' selection of wood and instructions. You probably know that I covered a lot of their splinters with veneer. Looking forsward to seeing her in the water and in motion.
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Old Jan 01, 2007, 03:21 PM
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Don't get me wrong, I like all of my Dumas kits and will continue to buy them if they are interesting subjects but the die cut mahogany is total st !!!

On a positive note, your Trojan is looking very nice Shipcollector! I like the Graupner I/O's- are those still in production?
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Old Jan 01, 2007, 05:34 PM
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Another Trojan Yacht Masterpiece

Shipcollector,
Looks great! Thanks for the mention at the top of the thread. It's great to see folks building this boat and going the extra mile of detail, like your walnut planking of the deck.

The Graupner Z Drives look awesome driving that boat. I imagine they will have some power when your yacht is finally commissioned.

Keep us up to date, and I'll add progress pics as I make any progress. I think most of the boats started after the launch of my thread are completed and clocking sea miles while mine sits in drydock awaiting final completion schedule
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Old Jan 02, 2007, 12:40 AM
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More Dumas Trojan PIC

Here more pic hope you enjoy
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Old Jan 02, 2007, 01:25 AM
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Nice! How long have you been working on the model?

All summer, I started in May, ended (as you can see not totally finished) end September

Stephen
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Old Jan 02, 2007, 01:29 AM
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Don't get me wrong, I like all of my Dumas kits and will continue to buy them if they are interesting subjects but the die cut mahogany is total st !!!

On a positive note, your Trojan is looking very nice Shipcollector! I like the Graupner I/O's- are those still in production?

Yes they are art # 1985 Z Drive 600

Stephen
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Old Jan 02, 2007, 08:10 AM
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Beautiful.....great work.
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Old Jan 02, 2007, 10:19 AM
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Perfecto!

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Hand rail , i need more of those dumas ends , can anyone help please.
Since you are obviously very talented and capable, you should consider casting your own parts maybe?

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Old Jan 02, 2007, 10:29 AM
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Perfecto!



Since you are obviously very talented and capable, you should consider casting your own parts maybe?

http://www.hobbyengineering.com/SectionBM.html

Hello Kmot

Yes you are correct, maybe I would be able to do my own casting. But at the moment I prefer to get them ready. I already tried to contact Dumas, They didn’t reply. I should give Dumas another try.

Stephen
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Old Jan 02, 2007, 12:31 PM
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it is best to call Dumas on the phone...
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Old Jan 02, 2007, 01:03 PM
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Yes they are art # 1985 Z Drive 600

Stephen
Thanks Stephen!!!

Your Trojan really looks great on the water!
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