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    ๐Ÿ“ Typhoon figures
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    I found a couple figures for the Typhoon. They are 6" tall and fit nicely. I think they add a realistic look especially on the water. I also got a 1/8 Chris Craft Cobra kit from my loving wife for Christmas. I will start a build log on soon. RR

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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง flaxbybuck ( Captain)
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    Thanks for the info RR. Cheers ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon figures
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    6โ€ figures are used here with the Lobster Yacht also from Fisher-Price Loving Family series.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon figures
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Hello flaxbybuck, these are figures from the Indiana Jones movie. Made by Hasbro, I got these on eBay for $15 bucks each. They are the cheapest ones I could find. There are many other movie characters available from the same maker. Thanks RR
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง flaxbybuck ( Captain)
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    I am interested in the figures which, at 6" tall will be about 1/12 scale. Please tell us what they are and where you got them
    Thanks ๐Ÿ˜‰
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon figures
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Nice looking figures, give your Typhoon that little bit extra ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Typhoon maiden voyage
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    I finally got the Typhoon in the pond... plenty of rain cleaned it right up. All the Canada geese are gone. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Everything worked well, I had to set the steering rate down as it was very "touchy" I ran it for about 20 minutes, no overheating problems. So I call it a success! It is faster than scale speed for sure but I am pleased with that. Sorry for the poor quality video RR



    https://youtu.be/98ULge42KA8?si=ahXngZItx_c-md6o
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon maiden voyage
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Runs really nicely Dave , you'll be happy with that. Didn't realize you had fitted a horn from an EMD loco ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘.

    JB
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon maiden voyage
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    She looks awesome ๐Ÿ‘Œ, congratulations Riverrat on a successful maiden voyage ๐Ÿ‘.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon maiden voyage
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Rear Admiral)
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    Well Done, Dave๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    She looks Great !!!!
    Trev
    ๐Ÿ“ Typhoon Finished!!!
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    I can call this one finished. It took about 2 months start to finish. I will have a video of the maiden voyage as soon as I can. Hopefully the pond is in decent shape. Thinking about the next project.....
    RR

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon Finished!!!
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    I just wanted to say thank you to all of you on this site, I have learned more here than anywhere about building techniques and electronics. So a big "THANK YOU!!!" to everyone and keep on building! RR ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon Finished!!!
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Thanks Boatshed, I am a lucky man, My lady encourages me to build and helps me! I am retired (not forced but recommended), In September of 2020 I had a nasty case of COVID which left me with diminished lung capacity and severe muscle weakness in my legs mostly. I have built 7 boats, 2 trailers and 1 tow car since then. (All in my harbor) I bought these models over the last 20 years so I would have something to do after retirement. Now I am depleting my stock rapidly. (Should have bought more I guess) I still keep up with my chores, cut the grass, rake leaves, shovel snow etc. My lovely wife Kate is by my side with everything...I am very lucky to have her! She is also quite crafty. She helped me paint all the figures on the Creole Queen.
    Thanks again, RR
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon Finished!!!
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Thanks JB, I really enjoy the mahogany boats. Yes I finished the tow vehicle, I will try to get it on video as well... My pond is in terrible shape, it's about 3ft low from lack of rain and a soupy green muck floating on top. I have another pond about 30 minutes away and waiting for better weather (30F this morning)... hopefully we get another nice day and I will get it done. Thanks again, RR
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon Finished!!!
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Superb job all round Dave, can't wait to see the video. BTW, how did you get on with the tow car for the SK ?

    JB
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon Finished!!!
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง flaxbybuck ( Captain)
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    You've made a lovely job of this but oh dear, you really must get out more often !
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon Finished!!!
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    Wow, just two months, start to finish. What else do you have on you hands to get done other than your model boats. How many have you made and have in your collection. Do you have a full time job or are you retired. Plus you have only JUST finished this one and now thinking of the next one. PHEW, How do you get away with it with your lady wife ? I couldn't as I also have too many other things to get sorted out as well. Lucky man you.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon Finished!!!
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Hi river rat, she's absolutely stunning. Looking forward to seeing her get her bottom wet๐Ÿ‘. Congratulations on a superb finish ๐Ÿ‘
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon Finished!!!
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Commodore)
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    Hi River Rat.
    I want to see it in the water.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon Finished!!!
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TerryH ( Midshipman)
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    Youve made a beautiful looking boat, I think I would be to scared to let it touch water
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon Finished!!!
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Thank you all for the kind words, sometimes that really helps! I will have it on the water tomorrow for trials as it's supposed to be 56F and sunny ๐Ÿ˜Ž.... video soon ๐Ÿ˜€ RR
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon Finished!!!
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Rear Admiral)
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    Beautiful Job, Dave
    You certainly did her Justice.
    Done in record time. If memory serves me correctly the directions say 18 Months?
    Trev
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    What a fantastic result you must be really pleased with it we are all looking forward to the maiden voyage
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon Finished!!!
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง roycv ( Rear Admiral)
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    Well done Duncan that is one great looking boat๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    Roy
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon Finished!!!
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ jumpugly ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Simply...
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon Finished!!!
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Absolutely stunning work, a true master at work, you must be so proud of this beautiful craft. Thanks for sharing with us.
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    The finish especially on the woodwork is amazing and I find it incredible in that build time, a couple of months. Your build puts me to shame very well done. Look forward to seeing the little beauty on the water.
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Colin H ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Wow what a stunner.
    That's a beautiful craft, well done shipmate.
    Cheers Colin.
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Looks absolutely fabulous. Worth all the time and effort! In my eyes your build is super quick - it took me 2 years and 2 months to build my Riva Aquarama - and mine was an Amati kit! Really well done. Cheers Duncan ๐Ÿ˜Š
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon Finished!!!
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Scratchbuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    River Rat.
    Absolutely stunning work.
    A credit to your skill levels.
    Well done.
    Regards
    Bill
    ๐Ÿ“ Typhoon progress
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    It's been a couple good days work, The pics can tell most of the story. Still working on the windshields. ๐Ÿ˜” I hope to have a video soon...
    RR

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon progress
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Thank you Alessandro, I really enjoy building these. RR
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon progress
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Thanks Jumpugly, It does have a little wow factor ๐Ÿ˜ I appreciate your interest, and help. RR
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Thanks Peejay, it always helps to hear the kind words.
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Hey Trev I used 3m 2 sided tape for automotive emblems. I hope they hold up. It's very strong, I tried pulling one off...I think I'm good. RR
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ jumpugly ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Wow!!!
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    Very beautiful and graceful. She will be a stunning sight on the water!
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Commodore)
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    Well done River Rat.
    Excellent conclusion and beautiful photos.
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Dave.
    How did you end up fastening the deck fittings?
    Trev
    ๐Ÿ“ Question for all
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    My question is...how do you all attach your deck fittings? I would like to hear different ways. I placed them all out and then said to myself...๐Ÿค” Thanks in advance for any proper ways.
    RR

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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Rear Admiral)
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    Thats a tough one Dave
    You could use double sided tape. I used that with limited success on my Typhoon, as some fittings are very small.
    On other boats I have drilled the fitting for a small pin and drilled a corresponding hole in the model. Then used a little CA to glue it to the model.
    Not much help I'm afraid.
    Trev
    ๐Ÿ“ Typhoon navigation lights
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Another little project, I tried casting with resin for the first time last evening. The metal lenses didn't look good so I pushed them into dense clay. Then I mixed up some Total boat resin and tinted it with enamel paint and filled the molds. Today I removed them from the clay, cleaned them with sticker removing solvent and applied a clear coat. I think they will look much better. I will also use bare metal foil for the chrome trim. You could also add a small led with this process if you wanted. Thanks, RR

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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Commodore)
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    Hi River Rat, you're also great with molds.

    Sometimes I have to tell you an anecdote with resin, I risked a dangerous chemical reaction.
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ jumpugly ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Resin casting is not the easiest thing to do in my book. But, you did great with these RR!
    ๐Ÿ“ Typhoon rc equipment
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Good day, I got all the equipment installed and bench tested. It's a 36-70 brushless system running on 2S but capable up to 6S (I will never go there) 35kg steering servo and engine sound. No problems with installation or running and pleasantly no vibration ๐Ÿ˜ Playing around with 12 cylinder sound downloads for the ESS one. Moving on to finish work with fittings etc.
    RR

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon rc equipment
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Very clean set up.
    I like the fans cooling the system.
    ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    ๐Ÿ“ Typhoon final clear
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    I waited as long as I could then taped the cockpits for a couple hours and this is where I'm at... final clear is on clean, well a couple nubs ๐Ÿ™„ I have a 12 x 12 room with ventilation in my garage to paint. I wear an approved mask, turn the furnace on bake it at about 80 F Happy with final result. Now I can take a day off ๐Ÿ˜” Thanks RR

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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช hermank ( Captain)
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    River rat
    You increased thรฉ standards for painting, varnishing or lacquering whatever word you want to use for modelboat painting!!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    Beautiful finish! Raising the Bar for the rest of us!!! ๐Ÿค—
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    WOW! Simply WOW.
    Beautiful job, you are being very humble when you say that's an 8 (unless it's on a scale of 1-8).
    That automotive clear really finishes it off nicely.
    Dave B
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Thanks JB, as long as I don't get wet...a bump or two will do ๐Ÿ˜ Dave RR
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Superb job Dave, couldn't be better. You're going to have to make a padded case to go with it now to avoid any 'wharf rash' ๐Ÿ˜Š

    JB
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Colin H ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Absolutely stunning!!!
    Fabulous finish shipmate, cheers Colin.
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Very nice colour...

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Gorgeous!
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon final clear
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Hey Trev, I am just glad the whole process went well. We all know it can go bad fast, One of the few I have finished without problems. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I'm going to give it an 8. Sooo...on to final assembly, hope everything still fits. ๐Ÿค” Thanks, Dave
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Commodore)
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    Very high levels.
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Rear Admiral)
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    Truly Beautiful Job, Dave!!!
    You are the master of finishes.
    I've always had to struggle to get the finish I desired.
    Trev
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Looks awesome ๐Ÿ‘Œ ๐Ÿ‘
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ jumpugly ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Wow!!!!!!!!๐Ÿ‘
    ๐Ÿ“ Typhoon paint
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    The weather was pretty good so I painted the bottom today. I use this paint for the color and the stripe is vinyl tape. Rudder and stuffing box finished. Good days work with no trouble. Tomorrow I will clear it, I hang it up level (not an easy chore) but makes the job much nicer and spray it clear ๐Ÿ˜
    RR

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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Nice ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ jumpugly ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Great color River Rat! Like me you have a weakness for the Painter's Touch!!! Great stuff, especially on a dry day. I know you already know this, but remember: when you go with a clear coat let the Painters Touch gas out till you can't stand to wait anymore. Because, if you think it's dry, it's not. I push for 2 days at the earliest. I also always make test shots on similar scrap wood to test my clear coat options. Sorry, it's a 55 year obsession with me. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚
    PS. Did you prime under the Personal Touch? Just curious.
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Commodore)
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    Amazing River Rat.

    You are not a hobbyist model maker, you are a professional.
    ๐Ÿ“ Typhoon clear coat
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Another good day, same process, sanded with 220, another coat of resin. The decals are under the last 2 coats. At this point I will sand again with 600, establish the waterline, paint and apply 2 coats of automotive high solids clear. ( same thing is on most new cars ) It has to be cured for a day or two now with 5 coats of resin in 3 days. The first pics are bright sun, last two are late in the day. RR

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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cyril413 ( Leading Seaman)
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    absolutely gorgeous
    well done
    CY๐Ÿ‘
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Hi Rogal, It is 1/10 scale 42" long, all the fittings are chrome and I will have a captain (currently looking for a good fit) I will also build a trailer for the stand to display. Thanks RR
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    WOW
    cannot wait to see her on the water.
    What a beautiful finish to a stunning craft.
    What scale is she and will she have a captain at the wheel/helm!?
    Also will the deck fittings be chrome or brass.
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Simply beautiful
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Thank you for the kind words Dave, I hope to have her finished up in a few weeks. Maybe in time for a video ๐Ÿคž Thanks again, Dave
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Hey Trev, I am brushing it on full strength with the medium hardener. I get about 15 minutes of good working time. I really like the Total Boat high performance epoxy resin, it flows out really nice. I use PPG clear and I think it has UV protection. ( I'm going to check on it) Thanks, Dave
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    It looks AWESOME!
    The automotive clear should address the concerns posted about UV degradation.
    That is going to be a stunning boat when finished.
    Dave B
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Rear Admiral)
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    Just a Thought, Dave.
    Over a period of time epoxy does blush/deteriorate when exposed to sunlight.
    You might want to consider the finish coat that contains an ultraviolet filter.
    Trev
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Rear Admiral)
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    Excellent Job, Dave!!
    Are you thinning the resin? or brushing it on full strength.
    Trev
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    A real beauty!
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