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    โ€œOrcaโ€ Quints boat from Jaws 1975 (Pat Tritle plan built)
    by Skydive130 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Captain)
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    ๐Ÿ“ on ther lake!
    4 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    So, now that rescrictions are slightly better, took the "Orca" to the lake this morning for a trial run and it went very well. Conditions were lovely, a little chop on the water and sunshine.

    I ran her for about 30 minutes, top speed is very scale like on a 540 brushed motor. Checked battery on return and well over half left, so run time could be an hour plus! Completly dry inside as well, thats a bonus!

    The only mod ive done since returning home was to add about 300g of lead in the stern as she was sitting slightly nose down at top speed, just didnt look quite right? Next time out I shall try and get some video. but overall very pleased with how it looks on the water, the speed and even with the tiny rudder, turns well and again about scale.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: on ther lake!
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Well, what can i say, absolutely awesome.
    I really like the weathering.
    A job well done.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: on ther lake!
    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Just when we thought it was safe to go back to the water!๐Ÿ˜ฎ
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    4 months ago by Ianh ( Midshipman)
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    Black and white photos add character๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: on ther lake!
    4 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Thank you very much Martin ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: on ther lake!
    4 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    It is at our lake as long as you self distance Doug ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘
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    4 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    I agree Ian, thank goodness for easy editing on the iPhone ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: on ther lake!
    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "It is at our lake as long as you self distance Doug ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘ "
    Wot? I have to stand next to or 1.5m from myself!?๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Which of me steers the boat?๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚
    Cheers, The Dougs ๐Ÿ˜Ž.........๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    4 months ago by robbob ( Rear Admiral)
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    Glad the maiden voyage went well Sy, she looks fantastic on the water, well worth all the effort.
    Congratulations.๐Ÿ‘
    Rob.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: on ther lake!
    4 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Many thanks Rob ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: on ther lake!
    4 months ago by mturpin013 ( Captain)
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    Unfortunately I have another 4 weeks in enforced isolation, that will make 12 weeks without leaving the house, apart from going in the garden.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: on ther lake!
    4 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Looks superb.๐Ÿ˜Š
    You really have captured the scene perfectly.
    Peter.
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    4 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    I hear you, my dads the same, going stir crazy ๐Ÿ˜ข
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: on ther lake!
    4 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Many thanks Peter ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: on ther lake!
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    mturpin013,

    It is probably no consolation but keep building and the time will soon past.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: on ther lake!
    4 months ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Nice bit of water you've got there Sky, where is it?
    Lost now the build is over, really enjoyed reading all your posts๐Ÿ˜Š


    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: on ther lake!
    4 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Itโ€™s Needham Lakes, near Stowmarket Suffolk Pete. As you say, nice bit of water, but a little weedy at the moment, can snag an unwary prop if not careful! Iโ€™m sure Iโ€™ll have plenty of other builds for you to follow, I am building a pilot boat on a separate blog if interested . Kind regards Sy
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    ๐Ÿ“ Final reveal!
    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    So, after a few days decorating Iโ€™ve managed to get the โ€œOrcaโ€ finished! Finished painting Hooper and made a few extra rods and a boat hook to go in the rack at the back of the cabin.

    I will take some proper pictures once on the lake with my big boys camera and lenses, hopefully in the not too distant future? Sheโ€™s had a leak check in the bath, no issues, but 2 kilos of lead ingots to get her sitting at the top of the algae line has practically doubled the finished weight. No chance of her going over with that amount of lead. Iโ€™ve just set the lead in place with silicone sealant as I had some eft over (not pictured)

    A huge thank you to everyone who has watched this build and even more thanks for all the praising comments. If Iโ€™m honest, Iโ€™ve not only enjoyed this build more than most of my previous but Iโ€™m chufffed with the outcome. A lot of my models have gone on eBay in the past, this is a keeper!

    My next project is.........? Lesro/SLEC 35โ€ Pilot boat bought as a basic kit from eBay. This will be on the building board in the next day or 2 and I shall document this from scratch. Most of the extras needed have arrived, are on route or will be scratch built.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Final reveal!
    5 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Well i have really enjoyed watching this build log.

    You have built a real show stopper there.
    Absolutely stunning model.
    A boat to be truly proud of.
    Extremely well done.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Final reveal!
    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Thank you very much Martin ๐Ÿ‘
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    5 months ago by Colin H ( Commodore)
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    One of the best build logs I have had the pleasure to follow. That truly is a model to be proud of, and a big thank you for sharing with us.
    Cheers Colin.
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Thank you very much Colin, glad you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Final reveal!
    5 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    You have done a wonderful job with the `Orca`. Very well done.
    Looking forward to your next build. I expect you will complete another three before I finish the one I am currently breaking, I mean making.
    Peter. ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Ha ha, I must admit I can be a fast builder! Cheers Peter ๐Ÿ‘
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    5 months ago by pmdevlin ( Lieutenant)
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    well done its real nice, hopper is my fav of your figures!

    now.โ€ฆ I tried various ways of having a shark, tried towing one, and tried various submarines, all failed, ive got the plans from glyn guest to build "nixie" which is a small easy rc sub, if I can get that to work, with a dorsal fin, great!
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    5 months ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    An excellent build Sky,๐Ÿ‘ looking forward to the next one, even more when you mention it's a Lesro pilot boat, I have one that I built some years ago, and have never really been happy with it, lookin forward to see you use your magic on it.๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers, Pete
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Iโ€™ve been thinking about fins too! What I might do is make a couple of towable barrels which would be easy to do, but would have to be heavy enough to prevent them skipping like frisbees?
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Iโ€™ll see what I can do with the pilot boat Peter, but hereโ€™s my reference!
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    5 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Sky,
    Really looking forward to your Pilot build.

    Martin555.
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    5 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi pmdevlin,
    I would be interested in knowing more about your "nixie" easy rc sub plans.

    Martin555.
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    5 months ago by Ianh ( Midshipman)
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    What an excellent build๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    5 months ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Extremely well done, doubt it could be much better! Certainly one to hang on to.
    JB
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    The pilot build is up and running Martin! ๐Ÿ‘
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    5 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    stunning.thanks for a great build log.
    Cheers Mark๐Ÿ‘
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Thank you very much mark ๐Ÿ‘
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    5 months ago by Dibdawg ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    A true work of art, beautiful craftsmanship!
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Thank you very much ๐Ÿ‘
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    5 months ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    My word, what a nice job. She looks the part thatโ€™s for sure. Outstanding!!
    Cash
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Many thanks Cash ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Brody finished, 2 tasks until completion!
    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Finished modelling and painting Brody today and I think he looks about right in position by the chum buckets about to say โ€œyour gonna need a bigger boatโ€!

    Finished the rope work including weathering and got Hooper modelled into a position that will look ok on the helm in the flying bridge. A lot of dremel work tomorrow to get him ready to prime and paint. Once heโ€™s done, all that remains to do is finish making 4 fishing rods that fit in the rack behind the cabin, add ballast in the bath as necessary and then the big reveal!
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    5 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    It looks like you really enjoyed modifying and painting these figures.
    Fantastic work.
    This boat is truly a masterpiece.
    well done.

    Martin555.
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    5 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Looking forward to seeing the finished article. Super job as usual.
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Itโ€™s certainly been a challenge modifying the figures Martin, taking them from a seated figure to what they are. But as said before, Iโ€™m a firm believer that boats look better with a crew, so has been worth the effort ๐Ÿ‘
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    5 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I agree having figures on a boat definitely seems to make it come alive.

    Martin555.
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    5 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Really great work. I enjoy seeing items being modified to suit situations!

    What scale are the figures and what brand are they?
    Joe
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Hi Joe, the figures are seated tractor/truck drivers in 1:14 scale by tamiya. I bought 3 of them, all identical to start with. I think I posted some pictures of them as new further down the thread. Regards Simon
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    5 months ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Love how you come to a problem, then find a way to get round it Sky๐Ÿ‘ you have a great talent to make what you see, something a very few have, including myself, top marks...

    Cheers, Pete
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    5 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Brilliance demonstrated once again Sy๐Ÿ‘
    That's one fat fag Brody's smoking there๐Ÿ˜ฎ, and drinking a mug of blood!?๐Ÿ˜
    Can't wait for the 'grand dรฉnouement'!
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    โ€œAdapt, improvise, overcomeโ€, cheers Pete ๐Ÿ‘
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    A big fat doobie ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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    5 months ago by Julio ( Leading Seaman)
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    Nice job... congratulations!!!
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Thank you Julio ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Brody, cage and ropes....!
    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Today has seen Brodyโ€™s figure cut up and re-glued into a position showing him crouching at the transom โ€œchummingโ€. Iโ€™ve even given him a cigarette Which is seen in the film. He will eventually have a mug in his hand, but apart from that he needs to set overnight before I fill, sand and paint. His glasses will be made from soldered brass wire.

    Other jobs has seen the cage finished and installed, the start of adding ropes and those โ€œcorky โ€œ things up towards the bow and Iโ€™ve made a grappling hook from soldered brass wire.

    Tomorrow finish Brody and start on Hooper!
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    5 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Just an observation is the rope holding the shark cage temporary or are you going to stain it later.

    Martin555.
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Hi martin, good observation and yes, all clean ropes will be dirty in the end ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘
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    5 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Simply stunning!๐Ÿ˜ฎ
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    5 months ago by Dibdawg ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Like the man said, "You're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat!"
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    5 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Fantastic as usual. Can I ask how you paint your projects. Do you mostly use an air brush, spray cans or brush.
    Thanks. Peter.๐Ÿ‘
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Hi Peter, my painting is a combo of all methods! Most of my previous boats have been painted with Halfords rattle cans after good sanding and priming either having glass clothed hulls, or in the case of bare wood, several coats of sanding sealer prior. However, more recently and in the case of Orca, Iโ€™ve done a lot of the large surface painting with my Iowota airbrush.

    All the smaller items are hand painted using a combo Of tamiya, Vallejo or games workshop acrylics and some humbrol enamel paints then various Washes and powders for weathering, shading a highlights.

    Large surfaces then finished with gloss, Matt or satin Halfords lacquer and small items finished with Tamiya spray Matt or satin clear spray varnish.

    Hope that helps?
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    5 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Thank you. Yes, very helpful.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€
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    ๐Ÿ“ Dive cage and a couple of other small items
    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Just a little done today. Finished making the dive cage frames from plasticard strip, and the roof section had some wire gauze added which I had lying around. Will finish painting them tomorrow but Iโ€™ve included a picture showing them in place.

    Also made the โ€œfloaty Flaggy thingsโ€ from a piece of balsa for the float, dowel and the flag is just silver foil with a layer of modelling tissue white glued either side and shaped whilst damp. Then finished with acrylic paints and washes.

    The only other bits today were the 2 out rigger rods either side of the hull.

    Tomorrow Iโ€™ll get back to Hooper and Brody now that Iโ€™ve decided on the pose I am going to try and model them into.
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    5 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    A little a day keeps the boredom away Sky ๐Ÿ‘
    Super stuff again. An inspiration!
    "back to Hooper and Brody now that Iโ€™ve decided on the pose I am going to try and model them into. "
    More power to your dissection tools!
    Can't wait to see the results - 'They're alive ALIVE'๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Very true Doug, a little here and there is the way forward! Iโ€™ve 2 other projects waiting in the wings once Orca is done, havenโ€™t decided whatโ€™s going to be first on the building board yet, but will probably have a few days break once Orca is done. Plus, โ€œ โ€œMein Frauโ€ wants the living room decorated next๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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    5 months ago by Commodore-H ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Brody would look good in the back laddling out the chum. I remember he liked that.
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    5 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Your work is absolutely fantastic.

    Your โ€œfloaty Flaggy thingsโ€ look very realistic.
    Again well done.

    Martin555.
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    And thatโ€™s exactly what I had in mind ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘
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    5 months ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Superb,running out of things to say .
    Cheers Marky๐Ÿ‘
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    5 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    " โ€œMein Frauโ€ wants the living room decorated next๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ "
    Mein Beileid Sky (Commiserations!)
    If it's any consolation; I've been seconded to the 'Parks and Gardens Dept.'!!๐Ÿค”
    Happy painting ๐Ÿ˜
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    5 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Wow. The detail is just superb. Great work.
    Peter.
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    5 months ago by Dibdawg ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Amazing work!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mast and rigging completed
    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    The last few days has seen steady but slow progress, but to a point where the boat is structurally just about finished!

    Finished weathering the mast before fitting and setting about rigging to get it all true and square. The brass turnbuckles are just brass tube and wire loops soldered in, cost nothing to make, donโ€™t need to function and saving a fortune on ready made ones which cost a bomb!

    The wooden rigging blocks are again all hand made from scrap wood. That way no hunting for the right size ect and once you get going, you can make one every 10 minutes! Stained and varnished, brass loop added, good to go!

    Just so you donโ€™t think Iโ€™ve forgotten, Hooper and Brody are now on the bench ready to modify into various poses, fill, bring, sand, paint ect.

    Bar the crew, remaining jobs to complete are the cage, fishing rods, various coils of deck ropes, fit rudder, fit prop, ballast, leak check, radio check and thatโ€™s about it. Unless of course you guys can think of anything else to prolong the build?
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    5 months ago by Commodore-H ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Looks fantastic!!
    You should be really proud of this one. You must have watched the film a thousand times.

    I would be really cautious when you sail it because a huge shark might come along and eat up the captain.
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Many thanks, and yes, Iโ€™m rather pleased with this one! I actually have seen the film dozens of times, never tire of it and itโ€™s still my all time favourite film ever. I shall watch out for the ๐Ÿฆˆ when she gets on the water, soon I hope ๐Ÿ˜‚
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    5 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Awesome work.
    I am really enjoying this build log.
    And looking forward to seeing her get her bottom wet.

    Martin555.
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    5 months ago by Dibdawg ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    It just keeps getting better and better with every post!
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Likewise with your mini tug build Martin, have enjoyed watching that. Shame about the electronics issue, hopefully can be resolved. Didnโ€™t realise how small it was until I saw it up against the ruler!
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Many thanks ๐Ÿ‘
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    5 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thank you,
    Hopefully i will sort it out.

    Martin555.
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    5 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Continues to look stunning. I would love to get half way to this standard of quality one day. ๐Ÿ˜€
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    5 months ago by pmdevlin ( Lieutenant)
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    coming along very nice, bet you cant wait to get it wet!
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    5 months ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Yet another fantastic piece of work,๐Ÿ‘ so realistic and quality workmanship, love the small winch at the mast bottom, you ask if anything might be missing, a bit of smoke would look great, seen one recently sailing and smoke coming out of the funnel really sets it off๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers, Pete
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Hi Pete, smoke would have been great if Iโ€™d thought about it from the start, but sadly the exhaust doesnโ€™t go below the deck so not an option Iโ€™m afraid. Unless there are some sort of smoking pellets you can use safely?
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Me too Martin, me too ๐Ÿ˜‚
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    5 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Brillo ideas with the blocks and turnbuckles ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Very satisfying and saves the shekels to boot!
    Shucks!๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Is this blog inspiring ๐Ÿ˜€or depressing๐Ÿค”!?
    Can't compete - think I'll take up Feng Shui,
    or maybe Chop Suey??
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    ๐Ÿ“ Quint finished, windows finished and other details too
    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    A nice day sat in the conservatory mostly painting today.

    Finished painting quint, or at least what appears to be an older greyer version, but he will do! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    Made some gunk for the chum buckets, once painted, added some blood spatter and stains to the transom, quite please with the result!

    Other jobs included making the remaining window glass, weathered and installed and mounted the harpoons on the outside of the side windows.

    Getting close to finished? Remaining jobs include weathering, fitting the mast and rigging, fishing rods, shark cage, some deck ropes, and 2 more crew figures. Next week completed I reckon?.....
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    5 months ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Skydive130,

    Nice job on the Chum Buckets!

    Cheers, Ed
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    5 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    That is absolutely awesome work.
    Well done.

    Martin555.
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Many thanks Ed ๐Ÿ‘
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Cheers Martin ๐Ÿ‘
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    5 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Great job. Brilliant.๐Ÿ‘
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    5 months ago by Commodore-H ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    looks fabulous!

    I am anxious to see Hooper.
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Hooper doesnโ€™t phase me, Brody does ha ha!
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    5 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "quint, or at least what appears to be an older greyer version,"
    I'd probably have gone snow white after a first encounter with Jaws!๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Superb job Sky๐Ÿ‘
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    5 months ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Very realistic chum buckets and contents, love the blood spattering looks very convincing.๐Ÿ‘


    Cheers, Pete
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    5 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    " ... love the blood spattering ..."
    Watch out people of Oldham!
    Rooky is planning the 'Greater Manchester Chainsaw Massacre' ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
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    5 months ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Maybe a couple more weeks locked in, may result in
    the bloodbath reaching Manchester too๐Ÿ˜†


    Rooky
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    5 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hang in there shipmate!๐Ÿ‘
    Try watching 'The Attack of the Killer Tomatoes' to assuage your killer instincts! ๐Ÿ˜
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    And there it is......! Cheers Doug, I knew you wouldnโ€™t let me down ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Many thanks Pete ๐Ÿ‘
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    5 months ago by Dibdawg ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Brilliant!
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    5 months ago by Ianh ( Midshipman)
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    One Word Awesome๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Thank you very much ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Quint takes shape!
    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Quintโ€™s starting to take shape! Started with a few basic cuts from the original seated figure, glued back into a standing position and then filled gaps with scrap plasticard and good old P38 car body filler. Reason for us8ng P38? Itโ€™s cheap, sets in a few minutes and sands and grinds well with the Dremmel. Baseball cap is simply โ€œgreen stuffโ€ with a plasticard peak. Moustache and quints curly bonce hair is more P38 which I will carefully shape later. Plan is for him to be carrying the harpoon rifle and once painted he will stand at the end of the pulpit.
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    5 months ago by Dibdawg ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Amazing work! quite the artist!
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    5 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looking real good so far.
    What materials did you use for his cap and hair ?
    Was it the P38 you have on the bench ?

    Martin555.
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Hi Martin, the hair is p38, the cap is green stuff modelling putty and the peak is an off cut of plasticard ๐Ÿ‘
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    5 months ago by pmdevlin ( Lieutenant)
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    great work on quint, looking forward to brodie, I found him quite hard to replicate, as Hooper and quint have distinctive features you can play on
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    5 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Got any pics of your 'Orca' Paul?
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    5 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "once painted he will stand at the end of the pulpit."

    'Dearly beloved. We are gathered here today to say g ....'
    Swoosh ... CHOMP ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    'Arrrgh'
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    To be honest, Iโ€™m just happy to have found a solution to be able to add some figures, as we all know, 1:14 scale is not well represented in the figure world! I shall do my best to give each of the figures their individual looks that go some way to represent the cast.
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Doug, your humour is almost as warped as our military humour is, did you ever serve! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘
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    5 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Not exactly Sky.
    My Dad, Avionics Engineering Officer in the RAF, told me "If you want to earn good money through electronics don't join the services"!
    In the course of my job I did make a lot of good friends in navies and shipyards around the world though. Many a lusty lunch/dinner in the Mess/Works canteen etc!๐Ÿ˜‰
    Humour always helped 'oil the wheels' during negotiations.

    Looking forward to the next instalment of your build.
    My breath has rarely been so bated!๐Ÿ‘
    All the best, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    5 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    That one of the biggest problems in our hobby is getting figures at the scale we want, and if you are lucky to find them the price is way to high so we normally have to have our boats crew less.

    Martin555.
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    5 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Closest I found to 1/14 were the 1/16 Police 'ladies๐Ÿ™„' I decided to crew my Sea Scout with๐Ÿ˜
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    5 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thats a little different Doug.
    I bet that one guy in the white shirt is not the Captain in charge LOL!!

    Martin555.
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    5 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    You're right Martin. Not Captain of Police.
    He's actually the boat owner / driver, hired for the day by the surfers.
    The Police have boarded the boat to (ostensibly ๐Ÿ˜‰) arrest them for speeding๐Ÿ˜
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    By hook or by crook, I have to crew my boats! My good lady always wondered why I went to so much effort to source decent looking pilots back my RC aircraft days, but trying to explain that a model aircraft wonโ€™t fly with an โ€œempty officeโ€ fell on deaf ears! ๐Ÿ˜‚
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    5 months ago by Ianh ( Midshipman)
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    Look for driver figures. Tamiya under semi trucks they are 1:14 Scale ( Modelsport, Carson)
    https://www.modelsport.co.uk/1-14-scale-truck-accessories/rc-car-categories/9970/998155&MSAttributeID[162]=1980
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    ๐Ÿ“ Crew figure issue solved!
    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    So, after hours of searching I think Iโ€™ve found the solution to my crew of the Orca. I ordered 3 Tamiya 1:14 scale truck drivers of eBay at a fiver each. I think with a little cutting after assembly, repositioning of limbs and copious car body filler to fill the gaps, change features and add some clothing like caps, glasses, beards ect, they will pass as Hooper, Quint and Brody! Watch this space!

    The weathering is almost complete on the hull, although Iโ€™m not completely happy with the outside of the hulls weathering above the waterline. I shall work on that some more this week. The deck antislip panels are just painted and weathered pieces of sandpaper stuck on with double sided tape. Portholes are in, pulpit finished with its characteristic rigging and braces. Just the little jobs to do plus weather and fit mast and rigging. 3-4 days till finished I reckon?
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    5 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Aha! Another Dr Frankenstein๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    She looks superb Sky๐Ÿ‘
    Like the anti-skid panels.
    Don't overdo the hull weathering, Less is More.
    A few knocks and scrapes perhaps?
    Maybe a little smoke blackening around the exhaust?
    Then onto Jaws himself ....?
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    5 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    She really looks Fantastic.
    I am looking forward to see how you get on with modification of the figures.

    Martin555.
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    5 months ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Quite a popular model, but this has to be one of the best I've seen!
    JB
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    5 months ago by redpmg ( Captain)
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    Totally agree with JB - absolutely one of the best models I have ever seen
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    5 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    This is becoming a medical site. What have you done Doc Martin.๐Ÿ˜Š
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    5 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "This is becoming a medical site."
    I think you're right MB.
    Forensic Pathology๐Ÿค”
    Pic of the Dept. Head attached; Prof. Dr. Sky FRCFS Edinburgh๐Ÿ˜
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Surgical Update on Figures today? ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ˜‚
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    5 months ago by Dibdawg ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Museum Quality, stunning.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Painting upper hull commenced
    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    The last couple of days have seen the upper surfaces masked and primed. This was followed by several coats of my mix of pale green and red Vallejo acrylic through the airbrush. Once dry, a light coat of Matt lacquer applied to protect the paint finish before starting the washes and weathering. A lot more weathering to come once Iโ€™ve painted all the black edge strips ect.

    I also finished staining and varnishing the transom โ€œORCAโ€ lettering, made an exhaust and drain plate from plastic card and tube.

    I reckon we are about a week away from finishing, ballasting in the bath before she will be ready for the lake once lock-down is over. In the meantime, please stay safe my friends!
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    5 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    You have done a superb job. Thanks for sharing. A master class in detailing.๐Ÿ˜€
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    A pleasure and thank you for looking ๐Ÿ‘
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    5 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Absolutely awesome work.


    Martin555.
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Thank you Martin ๐Ÿ‘
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    5 months ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Brilliant job, amazing detailing!
    JB
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    5 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Sky,
    'The case of the escaped barrels'!๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    or
    'Three Minions In A Boat'๐Ÿ˜
    Pic just received in a batch of 'Lockdown Funnies' from SA. Thanks Red๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS Guess which one's Jerome! BTW Montmorency fell overboard laughing ๐Ÿ˜
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    5 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Oh dear, you and your obsession with minions continues Doug ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Painting upper hull commenced
    5 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Well WHOSE fault is that????๐Ÿค”
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