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Re: SD 14 Card Model
« Reply #100 on: January 02, 2017, 06:15:36 PM »

Gosh, that is a well organised storage system. Puts my collection of old drawer units and a serious case of 'flat spaceitis' to shame.

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Re: SD 14 Card Model
« Reply #101 on: January 02, 2017, 06:23:10 PM »

I do hope am doing this right as I don't seam to add them all at once, as for all the storage it will take a few weeks to sort and put things in the right place or draw as I've still get lots of box's  still to open up out in the garage Plus all the Corgi stuff will  not be there taking up pressure's modelling room as my daughter has told me she don't  want my collection not even in her loft so am going to sell them (her loss) more boat money for me.


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Re: SD 14 Card Model
« Reply #102 on: January 06, 2017, 11:29:10 PM »

Hi Guy's
Just thought I,ed show you a home made tool I use to square up and cut size my plastic card, First a stout bit of wood  a off cut of kitchen work top is Ideal, I like to cover mine with some cutting mat then two steel rules set at 90 degrees with short one on top of the longer one ( I have two sizes 450mm x 300 plus a 900mm x 600mm ) a washer under the end of the shorter one  which leaves a 1mm gap under it.
 I also use a single edge knife to mark my cut as a pencil line at 1:72 scale works out at about 6mm, I hope this may be of help to some of you.


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Re: SD 14 Card Model
« Reply #103 on: January 06, 2017, 11:32:15 PM »

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Re: SD 14 Card Model
« Reply #104 on: January 06, 2017, 11:35:50 PM »

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Re: SD 14 Card Model
« Reply #105 on: January 06, 2017, 11:36:10 PM »

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Re: SD 14 Card Model
« Reply #106 on: January 06, 2017, 11:37:42 PM »

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Re: SD 14 Card Model
« Reply #107 on: January 07, 2017, 04:40:53 PM »

That's a whopper of a blade Howard! Good for sutting thick styrene I bet.
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Re: SD 14 Card Model
« Reply #108 on: January 07, 2017, 05:05:22 PM »

Sut all thickets wid dat blade :}


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Re: SD 14 Card Model
« Reply #109 on: January 07, 2017, 06:35:42 PM »

Hi Ballestanksian,
 I don't really cut with it just score the single edge means I can press the flat side onto the rule where a double sided blade may be 1/2mm away  thats may be 3 to 6mm at 1:72 scale. then I just snap it as normal.


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Re: SD 14 Card Model
« Reply #110 on: January 07, 2017, 06:38:20 PM »

 Ned,
   Is that Cleggy speak or you is enjoying the new year %%


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Re: SD 14 Card Model
« Reply #111 on: January 07, 2017, 08:37:55 PM »

LoL, after reading my last post to you Ned it looks like me who's been hitting the drink sorry mate. {:-{
               
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Re: SD 14 Card Model
« Reply #112 on: January 13, 2017, 08:35:53 PM »

Hi Gents,
After trying to buy a ready made 1:70/72 scale Lifeboat for the SD14  but with no lucky so have bit the bullet have stared to make one my self out of card as you'll see by the photo's so far tonight I'll fill in all the gaps with balsa, sand to shape then a thin covering of ronseal wood filler sand again hope it with be ok.
It will be 115mm x40mm I have a small vac-form machine so will make a few more photo's will follow.


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Re: SD 14 Card Model
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Re: SD 14 Card Model
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Re: SD 14 Card Model
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Re: SD 14 Card Model
« Reply #116 on: January 13, 2017, 08:44:33 PM »

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Re: SD 14 Card Model
« Reply #117 on: January 13, 2017, 08:51:54 PM »

Is that the cover in front of the hull Howard?
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Re: SD 14 Card Model
« Reply #118 on: January 13, 2017, 09:31:08 PM »

Yes that's right again card  but want to vac-form them to. Thanks for taken a interest  Ballastantian.


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Re: SD 14 Card Model
« Reply #119 on: January 14, 2017, 02:03:17 PM »

No worries Howard, I expect lots of fellow members are following your progress.
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Re: SD 14 Card Model
« Reply #120 on: February 07, 2017, 06:09:15 PM »

Hello Gents,
If I  made a plastic master of a lifeboat for my SD14 can i take a vac-form copy of it with out them sticking to each other,
Your will I have to coat the master with some thing thanks for any help
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Re: SD 14 Card Model
« Reply #121 on: February 07, 2017, 08:23:39 PM »

You are at risk of heating the master up as well as the plastic sheet with squeezy consequences. You might get away with it if you fill the master with plaster or similar as while the plastic would still be at risk, the plaster might support the plastic enough to minimise damage.

Then there are potential issues with undercuts if you have rails/rubbing strips added to the sides before you press your plastic. You need to think like you were designing it for casting from a sand mould, so no negative slopes or undercuts to trap the pressing onto the master.
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Re: SD 14 Card Model
« Reply #122 on: February 07, 2017, 09:10:58 PM »

Thanks Ian,
 Maybe after what you have said I've  had a rethink going to make a silicon mould cast it in resin then use that to get a vac-form as I want it open so I can make and show the internals. mind I have 9 B&q kitchen units going on Friday to finish the cupboards in the out door workshop (garage) but with no longer used for the car(I just told her your parking it outside from now on) god I was brave that day.


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Re: SD 14 Card Model
« Reply #123 on: February 07, 2017, 10:37:48 PM »

Have a go at carving your master from wood as then you will have a sound plug that should resist any heat you will be throwing at it. Also, you can fix it to a flat base with holes around the edges to help with sucking the edge of your boat form into the corners making a tidier vac forming. I remember being taught the last tip when at college in the ninties. A friend of mine left the vacformer going all weekend, boy wasn't the workshop warm! Howit didn't burn out or worse still cause a fire I do  not know.

Use your frames or the material you cut them from as templates to get the plug right. This will save you lots of money as resin and silicone are expensive enough without just using them once.

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Re: SD 14 Card Model
« Reply #124 on: May 01, 2017, 12:18:47 AM »

Hi guys,
 still sorting and putting things in place in my indoor shipyard this is how I store my plastic profiles.


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