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Old Nov 03, 2008, 09:23 PM
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1:12 Scale Starcraft scratchbuild...

This is my first scratchbuild model. Im making a plug to make a female mold right now. The real boat is a 1982 Starcraft 14' runabout, im building a 14'' model of it.

Real boat


So far ive got my foam block epoxied together and the template made to get the shape of the boat

Here is the foam block. 1st pic is right after i put the epoxy on it. 2nd pic is cured.



Here is the template. 1st pic is as i was drawing it out. 2nd pic is all cut out. I may end up making this into a plug for a deck mold.




I will be updating this thread as i move along with the project.
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Old Nov 03, 2008, 09:42 PM
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Old Nov 03, 2008, 09:49 PM
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Hey bandit, here's an idea if you want the outboard look for power.
Put an inboard motor in place, prop under hull, the normal stuff.
Maker you rudder hang off the stern with and outboard housing top. That way you can at least get a simulated look of outboard power with the dummy outboard rudder cowling thingy.

14" is not a big hull. What size electric motor you thinking for that?
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Old Nov 03, 2008, 10:00 PM
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Haven't figured that one out yet. I have thought of making a model of a Johnson 55hp motor to put on the back. Im still thinking jet-drive on this.
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Old Nov 03, 2008, 10:33 PM
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Bandit 240,
To be honest, it is great your scratch building your boat. But 14" is too small to do much with, selection of components for the drive train is very limited, jet drives are not made for it and even propeller selection is limited.

Honestly build it 3 times bigger, at 30" or larger you can use readily available motors and drives. It will be able to take more wind and will run better in the water.

Thanks
Steve
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Old Nov 03, 2008, 10:44 PM
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well this is just a starter to get an idea of what to do. Next boat will be bigger, im thinking of a 50'' houseboat model.
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Old Nov 04, 2008, 06:50 PM
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Bandit 240,
To be honest, it is great your scratch building your boat. But 14" is too small to do much with, selection of components for the drive train is very limited, jet drives are not made for it and even propeller selection is limited.

Honestly build it 3 times bigger, at 30" or larger you can use readily available motors and drives. It will be able to take more wind and will run better in the water.

Thanks
Steve
Bandit 240, I will enjoy following this build.

Steve, I would respectfully disagree with the boat being too small. 1/12 scale offers so many possibilities for creativity. As far as the outboard goes how about using a outdrive and putting a dummy outboard over it? If bandit decides he would like to trailer it there is almost unlimited possibilities for towing vehicles in 1/12. Some dimensions may need to be fudged to fit batteries and servos but that is where the challenge lies. Never say a boat is too small to r/c because somebody will take it as a challenge. Check out Boater_Dave's Swift boat http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=832333
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