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PC Springer ........... the Build
« on: May 25, 2008, 03:51:49 PM »


Thank you to all who voted PC Springer the winner at the Mayhem Bash.

I kept the build secret before our yearly meeting at Wicksteed Park for fear of industrial spies.  :D

Here is the build Blog on how I built her, starting with the regulation size hull made of plywood and covered with epoxy resin. As you can see, I made a pigs ear out of the coating, so it was back to the sanding down to get a smoother finish.

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Re: PC Springer ........... the Build
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2008, 03:53:39 PM »


Next it was the fitting out of the propeller shaft and motor, followed by the siting of the rudder and servo.
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Re: PC Springer ........... the Build
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2008, 03:54:52 PM »


Couldn't resist fitting the newly acquired 'Hat' to see what was needed to support it

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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2008, 03:56:25 PM »


This was followed by my first adventure into curved plastic as a scratch build effort
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Re: PC Springer ........... the Build
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2008, 03:58:02 PM »


Next came the little steps at the rear of the cabin, followed by a bit of sanding down (thanks to Stavros for the advice)
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Re: PC Springer ........... the Build
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2008, 03:59:30 PM »


While this was going on I was also building the Fire rescue springer
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Re: PC Springer ........... the Build
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2008, 04:01:14 PM »


Over to the deck painting and a bit of masking. The nice police blue colour was then added and a straight line created on the hull.
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Re: PC Springer ........... the Build
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2008, 04:02:35 PM »

i love it a copper topper  O0
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Re: PC Springer ........... the Build
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2008, 04:03:21 PM »

The helmet was then secured with epoxy resin and left overnight to dry out nice and tight.
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Re: PC Springer ........... the Build
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2008, 04:06:23 PM »

Thank you Bigford. You can see why it had to be a secret. (official secrets act, and all that   ;D)

The whole lot is coming together now and needs the final touches
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Re: PC Springer ........... the Build
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2008, 04:07:42 PM »


The lifebelts are added
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Re: PC Springer ........... the Build
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2008, 04:10:43 PM »


Finally, it's off to Wicksteed Park for a line up with the other models.

Thank you for choosing mine. I shall treasure the reward for ever.
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