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Jan 08, 2008, 12:45 PM
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I like the one from the rear quarter showing the mailboxes.
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Jan 08, 2008, 12:56 PM
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Thanks Tom.

I don't know why my computer wouldn't let me copy and paste the picture.
Jan 08, 2008, 01:02 PM
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Aero, I just did a search on the net, and found what Wikipedia had to say---.

Cannibalism, greed, among other things---. Not a good name to pick for anything---.

"Wendigo" is a nice sounding name though...
Aw well, back to Pat's boat!
Jan 08, 2008, 06:21 PM
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Pat,

Thanks for sharing this with us

A question from your first post, if I may - you mention Sintra expanded pvc - presumably sheet. Have you discovered a good method of bonding or welding it?

I see you have used med Cyano - but you have a nice frame to goo it to. I have vast (free) stocks of 1/16th PVC sheet and have been trying to use it like styrene sheet by solvent welding it.

Like your planes, like your boat, thanks

andrew
Jan 08, 2008, 06:34 PM
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Andrew, I've been doing the gluing with medium and thin Cya. I haven't found a weld cement that works on it yet, but will keep looking. Ambroid weld cement is supposed to work on PVC plastic, which it does, but on the Sintra the joints appear to be very brittle.

PAT
Jan 09, 2008, 03:36 AM
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thanks - that's what I found - The thames barge in my pic is mainly PVC and I wouldnt want to give it any heavy collisions!

And we wouldn't want a brittle Tritle, would we?

I keep hoping that a commercial weld cement for pvs pipework will prove successful.

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Jan 14, 2008, 10:23 AM
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Work on the Cabin Continues


The basic cabin assembly is together now. A few small formers were added "on the fly", which will be added to the plans to dramatically simplify the build.

PAT
Jan 14, 2008, 10:32 AM
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very nice build...clean looking lines
Jan 16, 2008, 10:53 PM
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Adding the Cabin Side Door


Looking at the full scale photos it occured to me that I missed the cabin door on the LH side, so went back and added it. Not a huge deal, but if we're gonna' do it, we might as well do it right!

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Jan 18, 2008, 08:44 AM
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Starting t0 Add the Details


Got started adding details. It began with the diamont plate on the deck. Plastruct offers diamont plate styrene is 1/16 scale, which is perfect for this one. It takes two sheets to do the decks, and at least one more sheet for the cabin floor.
Jan 18, 2008, 08:46 AM
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Adding the Cabin Railings


1/16 dia. aluminum wire was used to make up he handrails.
Jan 18, 2008, 08:50 AM
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Then it was Back Inside to Start Detailing the Cabin


With the cabin roof glued in place and the edge molding on it was back inside to start the detailing process. The control consol was assembled using 1.2MM Sintra. At this point it's about time to start painting, then the instrument panel can be detailed, then onto the benches, cabinets, and other assorted small stuff.

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Jan 18, 2008, 08:52 AM
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Another "Dry Run"


Just had to put it together to see how it looks with the diamond plate deck.

PAT
Jan 18, 2008, 11:36 AM
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Looking great, Pat!


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