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>> Home > Forum > Building Related > happy hunter
happy hunter
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Forum Posts: 7
29th Nov 2018 15:58  
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I haven't done a great deal to the happy hunter over the last months but the superstructure and masts are almost finished.I want to get the ballast in it next .I,ve got 2 -6 volt batteries in and tried about 1kg of lead at each end -this isn't enough .I would welcome thoughts on what weight will be needed in addition to the batteries -I,m thinking a total of 4kg.Also any ideas on getting the lead moulded to the right shape for the bottom of the hull would be appreciated

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Forum Posts: 61
29th Nov 2018 21:29  
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Reference moulding the lead.
Lay some polythene where the lead will be then form the lead shape on the poly using plasticine.
Then use mould making silicone (ebay) to form a mould.
Use something like a baked bean tin and a blow torch to heat the lead and pore it into the mould.
Normal health and safety rules apply.