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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptySun Aug 15, 2021 9:35 pm

That strings going tomorrow night pronto!

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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptyMon Aug 16, 2021 8:37 pm

Hello Swab glad to see your back in the workshop .

Cant offer any constructive help as the appearance is a subjective thing , and to my knowledge the barrels art specifically designed to the purpose you are seeking pale.....so unless you have a photo of purpose made drag  barrels I wouldn't fret to much , detail is perfection I agree but there is a cut off point some where .......it all looks realistic to me , but what do I know I'm only an ex diver Embarassed     anyway Martens gear to see your craftsmanship at full throttle lol!......take care and take it easy pal .....

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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptyMon Aug 16, 2021 9:27 pm

The nameplate is now permanently fixed in place the too thick string has gone,  start again with the help of Famous Grouse! no photos as I photograph with my phone, the wife's using my phone the wife's phone is drying out after going down the loo (before being used) you've got to love her you really do.
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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptyTue Aug 17, 2021 7:35 am

Hi Swab,

Thank you for mentioning about nameplates.
I think that is a great idea and is what i will do for my boat instead of trying to spray it on the hull.
Thank you.

Shame about the phone and photos.
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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptyTue Aug 17, 2021 10:09 am

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The nameplate is now permanently fixed in place the too thick string has gone,  start again with the help of Famous Grouse! no photos as I photograph with my phone, the wife's using my phone the wife's phone is drying out after going down the loo (before being used) you've got to love her you really do.

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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptyTue Aug 17, 2021 10:39 am

Excellent Fred LOL!!

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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptyTue Aug 17, 2021 11:05 am

Ahhh there but for the grace of God go I ............they claim its waterproof for 1 hour but that won't include scrubbing it affraid......

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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptySun Aug 29, 2021 7:44 pm

Barrels in progress I'm happier with these they will never be perfect like the 3D printed versions but Barrie did me proud by pointing these out I'm not willing to put £150.00 plus on the deck of this boat.😀
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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptySun Aug 29, 2021 7:54 pm

Swab,
They look better without that gloss shine.
Well done.
Maybe a little staining in the ropes.

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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptyFri Sep 03, 2021 10:17 pm

Don't forget I'm building a replica of a film set and the set designers made some mistakes they weathered the boat but a lot of fittings were new. I'm going to stain the ropes because you've noticed they look too new so where you noticed others will on the 'real' boat most of the the ropes were new so I totally agree  they look daft. In real life Quint would have left a big unpaid bill at the chandlers!
I've just ordered some LEDS and a power supply to light it up this build is slowing up as work is becoming a bit oppressive of late.

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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptySat Sep 04, 2021 7:30 am

Hi Swab,
It is very annoying when work keeps getting in the way.
What sort of lighting system have you ordered.
Do you have a photo or link to it that we can see ?

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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptySat Sep 04, 2021 1:39 pm

LEDs no resistors needed as I'm using a voltage reducer I've no photos yet but I'll take some as I go.

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PostSubject: Voltage Reducer   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptySun Sep 05, 2021 12:51 pm

Hi Swab




I don't know if you have seen this one on eBay Mini 3A DC-DC Step Down Module Buck Converter Power Adjustable MP1584EN -UK number 193774719501 at £1.99 free P&P.




I am thinking of using one on my Guardsman to save room




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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptySun Sep 05, 2021 8:27 pm

I've ordered one of these from Component shop as it came recommended from someone at Bournville.
https://www.componentshop.co.uk/voltage-reducer-with-led-display-input-3-5v-30v-output-1-2v-30v.html
Also after a bit of research i.e. I watched Jaws with a couple of cans i realised the stern nameplate I'd cut was wrong so off it come and I've cut new letters, the font is correct but the size is a bit over but I'm using artistic licence as I want the name to stand out and I'm going to batter the stern and hull up and the thin veneer wouldn't take knocking it up convincingly.
First set of LEDS came today I'll be wiring up and doing first fix soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptySun Sep 05, 2021 9:00 pm

Hi Swab,
She is coming along nicely.

I bet you have watched the Jaws movies hundreds of times now. LOL!!

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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptySun Sep 05, 2021 9:23 pm

Mainly the part from 'you go in the cage, cage goes in the water' speech to the blowing the engine up yes many times many many times. Plus downloaded photos loads of them, I'm ready for next project now.

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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptyMon Sep 06, 2021 7:53 am

Hi Swab,

Dose that mean " you'r going to need a bigger boat" LOL!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptyMon Sep 06, 2021 11:29 am

No it won't fit in the boot!

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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptyMon Sep 06, 2021 5:03 pm

So you could say 'You're going to need a bigger boot' thank you I'm here all week try the veal!

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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptyWed Sep 29, 2021 9:27 pm

Lights, camera, action! yes they're too bright I'll tone them down and add a creamish tint with some Tamiya clear colour.
3 volt led's run from an adjustable power supply and a 7.4 volt battery should give a decent light up time.
It's our illuminated Regatta on Saturday but the forecast is dreadful i may give it a run but I'm not sure the deck is watertight enough. Shark boat - Page 2 Img_2044

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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptyThu Sep 30, 2021 9:20 am

Hi

With my eyesight pirat I need them as bright as they can be.

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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptyFri Nov 05, 2021 9:47 pm

They're too bright I've toned them down a bit there's a hefty layer of dust since I have packed it in I need to do some vacuuming if I ever bother to finish it.

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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptyWed Dec 01, 2021 9:04 pm

A little jigging with the rigging it needs toning down in colour but at least I've took another step to finishing off I've tested it in the bath and it's ballasted quite neatly to a decent level with no leaks. Shark boat - Page 2 Img_2046

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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptyWed Mar 09, 2022 5:21 pm

New purchase he's going to be standing on the flying bridge steering well thats the plan anyway! Shark boat - Page 2 Tam56510
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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptyWed Mar 09, 2022 5:59 pm

Quite a lot of plastic surgery then  lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptyWed Mar 09, 2022 7:16 pm

It's the daft scale 1/14th is so awkward to find anything without scratchbuilding and scrounging 3D printing is an alternative but the price is prohibitive. Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptyWed Mar 09, 2022 7:21 pm

Given that not everyone is exactly the same height etc, I find that you can be bit flexible in the scale if you can find the correct pose.

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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptyWed Mar 09, 2022 9:14 pm

Either side of 1/14th is 1/12th - too big even a figure who's made to be  shorter than average and limited choice available &  1/16th large choice as it happens (increasingly popular armour & R/C tank scale) but I've tried to find a figure i can chop about who doesn't appear a bit on the short size on the boat. Plus I want a anatomically correct looking figure that's my fault entirely as I'm a massive pain in the proverbial so the wife tells me. Plus this figure is a challenge and that gets me fired up more than anything I'm determined to make it look as good as I can. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptySun Mar 13, 2022 1:52 pm

Here's to swimming with bow legged women!Shark boat - Page 2 Img_2057

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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptySun Mar 13, 2022 5:46 pm

Slightly sharper imagesShark boat - Page 2 Img_2058Shark boat - Page 2 Img_2058
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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptySat Apr 30, 2022 11:12 am

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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptySat Apr 30, 2022 11:22 am

I've got permission from management I'm sailing this tomorrow and I'll post a few more pictures. There is some minor touches to complete and I may add a few details in the future but I've frankly had enough and want to call it quits on this build which was my first total scratchbuild, first plank on frame, & first wooden boat.
I'm timing it at 18 months total time which if I spent more than an hour here and there would have gone quicker. I decided categorically I was not doing any more boats but I've mellowed so on to the next build soon. Very Happy  Mad
More and last pics tomorrow when you can call it done.
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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptySun May 01, 2022 2:53 pm

18 months building, Covid, loss of mojo, work stressing me out & bird flu closing the pool and when it's ready to go its bloody raining!!!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptySun May 01, 2022 4:11 pm

Bad luck. I also didn't get to the lake today. Not the weather here but Covid. We had our booster jabs yesterday and could hardly move this morning bounce bounce bounce

I may try to get to our other lake on Thursday, if I've recovered.

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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptySun May 01, 2022 4:42 pm

Is that your 4th? my 3rd pole axed me I'm dreading a 4th i don't qualify yet but I'm asthmatic which may push me into having one.
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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptySun May 01, 2022 5:48 pm

4th - Modena this time. The others have not been any worse than a sore arm, but this hit both of us hard.

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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptySun May 01, 2022 10:34 pm

Yep that's what did for me real Covid lasted a day Moderna knocked me sideways for weeks.
Little ray of sunshine me! Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptySun May 08, 2022 5:13 pm

It finally sails!!!!!
It ran really well and tracks absolutely straight going ahead a bit wayward astern as it's a flat transom. One problem as you see from the photos is it's bow heavy entirely my fault I need a better test tank as it's not the best and I doubled the battery size and didn't re ballast it again - bad oversight really.
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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptySun May 08, 2022 5:30 pm

Looking good  2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup

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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptySun May 08, 2022 6:35 pm

Thanks Barrie there's no ballast left in the bow it will be a bit skittish i think but not so bow down. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptySun May 22, 2022 6:17 pm

I'm calling this finished there's bits and bobs may crop up but nothing major, she steers beautifully even at minimum speed astern is a different matter the square transom doesn't help. The ballasting is spot on now and rides waves well, when the wind hits side on it really does go astray - practically sideways.
So 1st plank on frame, 1st scratch build, 1st wooden boat, 1st fully lit by LED all in all massively enjoyable, frustrating, but ultimately rewarding model I've built. I was totally burnt out by it but that's passed Waverley is proving to be an Interesting challenge albeit more demanding in accuracy than what really is a film set.
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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat - Page 2 EmptySun May 22, 2022 7:18 pm

looks really great and weathered! What's next?
A shark?  (I've seen a lot of orca models recently...)
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