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highvoltage

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7 foot -- ULSTEIN SX121/123 Scratch Build ---
« on: June 02, 2010, 02:21:57 AM »

Well here is the start of the build:

Specs: (1:50)

Length: 7'
Width: 2'
Height: 2.5'

Will have a working sub and helicopter. I am basing it off the Ulstein SX121 &123 but adding my own flair to it.

I have made my own plans and templets.

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Beginning to start sheeting











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highvoltage

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Re: 7 foot -- ULSTEIN SX121/123 Scratch Build ---
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2010, 02:23:06 AM »

For the sheeting I am using 1/8" x 3/8" Balsa I ordered 200 piece I am hoping to have enough.
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Re: 7 foot -- ULSTEIN SX121/123 Scratch Build ---
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2010, 03:42:01 AM »

Few more pictures. At this point I have approximately 10 hours into the project.











enough work for tonight off to bed.
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Re: 7 foot -- ULSTEIN SX121/123 Scratch Build ---
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2010, 08:14:11 AM »

Very impressive.
I wouldn't have thought you could have done such a nice job of a very complicated bow with so few ribs up front!
What wood are you using for the planking?
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Re: 7 foot -- ULSTEIN SX121/123 Scratch Build ---
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2010, 08:33:44 AM »

Very impressive.
I wouldn't have thought you could have done such a nice job of a very complicated bow with so few ribs up front!
What wood are you using for the planking?

Reply 1 Martin, " For the sheeting I am using 1/8" x 3/8" Balsa "  :-))
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Re: 7 foot -- ULSTEIN SX121/123 Scratch Build ---
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2010, 12:39:45 PM »

Very impressive.
I wouldn't have thought you could have done such a nice job of a very complicated bow with so few ribs up front!
What wood are you using for the planking?


Well thank you. Actually I am using 1/16" thick not 1/8" I cant figure out how to edit a post..  I am going to add 1/8" x1/8" supports in the inside also.
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Re: 7 foot -- ULSTEIN SX121/123 Scratch Build ---
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2010, 12:32:43 PM »

Was able to get a little more completed last night.... I order 200 1/16" x 3/8" to skin the sides. I have 87 left so its going to be close.









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Re: 7 foot -- ULSTEIN SX121/123 Scratch Build ---
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2010, 01:44:33 PM »

This thing is gona be some model!

I cant wait to see the model develop, I assume its going to look something like the bourbon orca?

Good luck with the build

Dan
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Re: 7 foot -- ULSTEIN SX121/123 Scratch Build ---
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2010, 08:11:11 PM »

This thing is gona be some model!

I cant wait to see the model develop, I assume its going to look something like the bourbon orca?

Good luck with the build

Dan

Thank you. Yes you are correct simular to the Bourbon Orca.
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Re: 7 foot -- ULSTEIN SX121/123 Scratch Build ---
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2010, 03:38:11 PM »

I've seen some of the Norwegian Supply/Rig boats with those Bows and they are very impressive in heavy weather...Looking forward to the build..
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Re: 7 foot -- ULSTEIN SX121/123 Scratch Build ---
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2010, 04:13:07 PM »

Looking forward to more pics and info :-)) :-))


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Re: 7 foot -- ULSTEIN SX121/123 Scratch Build ---
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2010, 07:25:58 PM »

Well after some more work today, just found out I will not have enough strips of balsa to finish covering the hull. {:-{ So off to the hobby store tomorrow.

Today I received the prop shafts and the props. So I will install those tonight.



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