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Hello Folks, Have gotten away from this project until recently. Am in the process of assembling the top deck. Have a question? ..... Has anyone used a glue gun in their assemblies, whether it be for only a few parts or more? Anyway, here's where I'm at recently....
This is a Dumas Coast Guard Life boat lit given to me from my now wife for Christmas 2014. I've scratch built model planes (50 years ago) but never a boat. So, I'm learning on the job, as they say. Just started on the power train this past week before I do any top deck work.
Hey Dave, Thanks for your good advice. I have a friend who's into RC Planes and will ask about his experiences. I'm familiar with gas as used in auto-body but it's too course. Didn't know about any finer. This is where I'm at now. I used poly on the inside.
Hey Guys, I've sanded my plank on frame hull of a Coast Guard life boat build. This is my first build. I want to the hull to simulate a steel hull so it needs to be smooth a blemish free. Color aside, what are my steps and what type paints do I need? I'm sure there are primers involved. Thanks for any help......
I'm building my first ever US Coast Guard Life boat. It's approximately 33" long. What RPM motors are you running? Was going to ask how you got that super deluxe hull finish until I read it's fiberglas. i'm still in the throngs of hull prep and finish. Nice work you're doing there mate!
BTW Guys, The combination of a little windex and ammonia Is the trick for bending the 1/2 x 1/8 balsa planking. I begin with fitting and gluing the end of the plank to the first two frames. Once set, I wet the plank In stages whilst bending. towards the finish frame. Worked like a champ! It helps to have a bunch of small clamps....Happy Motoring
HI Dave, I welcome you to my blog. I'm learning by the seat of my pants. So, fell free to offer any tips and tricks along the way. To date, I've given the Interior a first coat of polyurethane. Am now researching the best way to finish the hull. In the meantime, I've been filling and sanding. After this, I'll begin the Initial stage of finishing the hull. Next, will be Installing the running gear....stay tuned!