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    Dumas Mt Washington
    by river rat ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Dumas Mt Washington
    6 days ago by river rat ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well, Its in the case! I am bitter sweet on this one. Can't wait to get it done but now I am reflecting on all the frenzy and fun I have had for the last 6 months. I put some more pics for everyone... Let me know what ya think! I have to get on to the next one! Maybe a mahogany runabout...... Hope to get wet next weekend. I added 2 pounds of lead ballast to get water line right
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    6 days ago by harrychapman ( Recruit)
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    Beautiful. How on earth did you manage to paint the green trim with such precision? Amazing!
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    6 days ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Well done Dave๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Good luck with water testing.
    Rick
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    6 days ago by river rat ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I hope it does well. I here they can be unstable... Will deal with it soon... ๐Ÿ˜
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    6 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Looks Great, Dave.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Anxious to see the water trials๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ“ Dumas Mt Washington
    9 days ago by river rat ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Adding all the detail parts. Working on lifeboat davits. Getting close to calling this one finished. Start rigging today. Hope to get finished pics within a week. Then its time to get her wet.... More updates to come....
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    9 days ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    The decks have a good look with the finish you used. The build has turned out well Dave .Good luck with water testing and running.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ“ Dumas Mt Washington
    12 days ago by river rat ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A few more... My little gear motor... Drives the walking beam... Engineering is Hard...lol. Having fun with this one...
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mt Washington details
    12 days ago by river rat ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have been busy ...a few updates. I have assembled all major components. It fun when the last 3 months of making and painting parts you can start installing them! In 1 day you can see your time pay off! Few update pics. Its a frenzy! Lol Thanks , Dave ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mt Washington Life raft details
    13 days ago by river rat ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    As I am well into final assembly I keep seeing needed detail ( I always do this to myself) so I used some of the mesh material included with kit to create a rope floor and standard sewing thread to tye it all in. Took about an hour per raft to complete. Happy with the results. Thanks again for all the tips and kind words, Dave
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mt Washington Life raft details
    13 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Nice Touch, Dave๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ“ Dumas Mt Washington
    20 days ago by river rat ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Yes I used # 11 blades also took about 2 hrs. Lighted magnifier of course I'm blind without it haha.
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    20 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    That's what I did with mine and of course I have to use my lit magnified headset๐Ÿค“๐Ÿค“๐Ÿค“๐Ÿค“
    The cutouts on the wheel boxes makes a tremendous difference.
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ“ Dumas Mt Washington
    20 days ago by river rat ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Just finished painting the embossed paddle wheel house covers. Spent about 2 hours on each one. My painting skills are ok. This completes all painting...whew!...on to assembly, rigging, etc. Anybody know a good way to cinch ropes? I have dabbled with tiny wire with some success. Thanks Dave
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Dumas Mt Washington
    13 days ago by river rat ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Gary, Thanks for that tip. I have already tried it and it looks and works great! I am going to do it that way on my Mt Washington! So much easier for my sore little fingers. Heat shrink...who would have thought.....
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    13 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Great idea, Gary!
    Spot on๐Ÿ‘
    Save a lot of time and fiddling.
    Thanks,
    Trev
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    13 days ago by GaryLC ( Lieutenant)
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    How about heat shrink, it works out well for me, and a damn sight less fiddly than binding wire, plus when correctly measured they look identical. Regards, Gary.
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    18 days ago by GaryLC ( Lieutenant)
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    Definitely, a bit of artistic flair coming through there on those paddle box covers, and at the end of the day, it's the fine detail that makes all the difference. Well done you, great job. Gary.
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    20 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Dave,
    Beautiful job on the Wheel Boxes.
    Did you cut out the clear areas or just paint around them?
    As far as seizing lines I found that fine copper wire worked the best as it stays put once bent.
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ“ Dumas Mt Washington
    20 days ago by river rat ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    On the embossed details I just used a green paint pen with a medium tip and barely swiped the top of it at a 45 degree angle. I don't have a very steady hand and thought it would be a flop but it was much easier than expected. If you zoom in on it you can see how "not perfect" it is but from a couple feet away it really helped the overall look. My Grandfather taught me to never stop and never give up on a project. If you finish the build all the little things that are "wrong" will go away as you look at the completed model. And you only get better with time. Never be afraid of "trying". Jump in with both feet! Thank you all for the kind words. Dave
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    20 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Absolutely Right, Rick๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Trev
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    20 days ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    So right. As builders it seems we are hard on ourselves. Not everyone will see the misssteps of the build. For me it's the fact that I built the boat to the best of my abillities. Give yourself a pat on the back keep building and showing.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Dumas Mt Washington
    20 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    They do look great๐Ÿ‘
    Really makes a difference!
    Thanks for the Tip.
    You are right, when building we tend to focus on minutia, when looked on as a whole it all comes together
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ“ Dumas Mt Washington
    20 days ago by river rat ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have a couple other things I am doing on this build. All of my previous builds stayed true to accuracy. This one is me just having fun. I made clear plexi panels for the inside of the wheel housing. Used gloss spar varnish on the decks. Shiny brass bits to bring another element to it. None of which should really be on this boat. But its going to stand out. I really do enjoy scale modelling and I still learn something every day. I love all the feedback and you don't have to be "nice" I can take it ๐Ÿ˜‰ I will post pics of future progress. Mounting and working on all the lighting now, Thanks Dave
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    ๐Ÿ“ Extra motor
    20 days ago by river rat ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hey Trev, The paddle wheel motor is 150 rpm which made the walking beam run way to fast. The small motor runs at 30 rpm. It looks much more realistic when running. It also is mounted in the upper half of the boat so no need to disassemble the walking beam to remove the top for service. Thanks for all the kind words! Dave
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    20 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Good Idea!
    The disassembling is a pain.
    Trev
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