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Jun 27, 2010, 09:33 AM
Mmm, tugs...
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Cowl Vents

I talked about my 3D-printed cowl vents here:

Here they are, coming together for FF.

Brass tubing, resin flanges, and turned adapters, top and bottom.
The offset screw in the base will provide anti-rotation, while the bottom of the tube will go into a shallow bore in the deck. Pretty solid.

One done, need to make up SEVEN more...
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Jun 27, 2010, 10:36 AM
Oh no, not again!
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Masterful as always Pat. Love watching you builds. Jeff
Jun 27, 2010, 11:58 AM
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soooo cool!
looking great what you did w the styrene sheets/plates on top of the wood around the pilot house.
Jun 27, 2010, 02:56 PM
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Altogether now...
Jun 27, 2010, 04:12 PM
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they look authentic!...hey i don't think those guys in the nederlands can do it any better.
Jun 27, 2010, 04:13 PM
"day ain't over yet-"
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Cowl vents---, about as hard to scratchbuild as it gets. These look great---.
Jun 27, 2010, 05:23 PM
Nickel Belter
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To make the blue-foam moulds, did you heat up the brass masters and let them melt into the foam?
Jun 27, 2010, 05:30 PM
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That's blue silicone mold rubber, poured around the masters.,7883.html

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Jun 27, 2010, 08:24 PM
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this boat is will be the main attraction in my living room...i'll enjoy just looking at it and going over passages of -the grey seas under-
Jun 27, 2010, 08:46 PM
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Pat, my hat's off to you. Outstanding work.

Jun 27, 2010, 09:02 PM
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Amazing to watch a true master craftsman.

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Jun 28, 2010, 03:51 AM
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Humbled, but that's not me- THESE guys are the craftsmen around here!
Jun 28, 2010, 08:24 AM
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well, everytime i look at that thread....i want to move to Germany.
Jun 28, 2010, 01:49 PM
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man most those ships are a work of art!!
Jun 29, 2010, 04:08 AM
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You're way to modest Pat.
I like your FF much more zan all zose German boats tzogetze, ja!
Cheerz, A!H.

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