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Graupner Pegasus III
« on: November 01, 2010, 07:59:22 PM »

I've been building this for.... quite some time.
 ... not the most well thought out, best quality, most comprehensive kit I've ever attempted... quite disappointing for a Graupner kit.  {:-{

A few photos of the build so far....



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Re: Graupner Pegasus III
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2010, 08:00:03 PM »


Of the many, many, many........ many problems I've encountered are the window templates for the upper cabin (wheelhouse?), there aren't any! I'm looking for ideas how to do this. I'm guessing I should be able to produce a flat sheet template but so far my efforts have proved ineffective. The quarter windows have compound curves that have totally defeated my efforts to reproduce them.

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Re: Graupner Pegasus III
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2010, 08:00:28 AM »

Have you tried a thin ABS or acrylic plate and a heat gun? Heat the plate and hold it in position.

Alternatively, make a master that fits nice and snug and vacuum form http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1306908&highlight=vacuum+form

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Re: Graupner Pegasus III
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2010, 08:21:57 AM »

Martin make a templat in two halves then stick it together, then use Lexan for the window, eather use a heat gun or put in the oven till it starts to droop a bit wear gloves and lay it in place have some cold water in a squirter to cool the superstructure if it starts to get warm as  soon as you are happy hold in place and cool it down , if it is wrong you can re heat and try again,Acrylic can be a bit prone to crack in tight curves, when Paul did his Huntsman Screen he found that it bent without cracking and was strong afterwards as opposed to the perspex he had tried that just kept cracking and he was laying it over a mould.

er how is the, er Paint  :}

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Re: Graupner Pegasus III
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2010, 04:29:49 PM »


Not bad circlip, now you've pointed it out, very clever!

I'll have another go at the Pegasus' windows tonight.
 The paint job, well that's another matter, we don't allow searing (actual or implied) but #*&%$#!;}{# >>:-( >:-o <:(

 Re: Circlips "Ping"... There goes another one. I wonder how many hours I've spent on my hands and knees fruitlessly looking for petulant circlips!  >:-o
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Re: Graupner Pegasus III
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2010, 04:42:09 PM »

A lovely looking boat Martin but NOT for me this one then! I would of thought because of the shape the windows that they would have been supplied as a vac form moulding in the kit - or are you expected to part scratch build?
       What you've achieved so far looks the bizz, keep it going Mart', I do love your repetoire when your annoyed.  {-) {-)

     Kind regards, tony.
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Re: Graupner Pegasus III
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2010, 04:57:12 PM »

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I've spent on my hands and knees fruitlessly looking for petulant circlips!

  Why??? You can always PM me?  Tried a magnet on a string?? saves bending, bending down not the problem, it's getting back up.

  Not surprised Graupner didn't supply windows as a vac form but would have expected them not to cut out the windows on the molding.

  Regards  Ian

 Edit, looks like they didn't cut them out, do you know anyone else with an untouched kit to take a "casting" off the window area??
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Re: Graupner Pegasus III
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2018, 12:59:21 PM »

Hi there Martin how are you getting on with the boat..
i have just got one that will need some TLC and Bob Bleeze has kindly offered to help me get her back up and running nice..
I would like to add some LED lights to my boat and at first I thought I would just sell the boat on but no.. i like this.. it's a nice boat!!!


once I work out how to post pictures up i will post them up..



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Re: Graupner Pegasus III
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2018, 01:59:15 PM »


Wow this is an old topic!

Sorry Surfer71, the kit was so poorly conceived and made construction very difficult, I gave up on it in the end and didn't finish it.   >:-o

Got lots of photos of the construction if you need them.
 It's the only kit I never finished.   <:(

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Re: Graupner Pegasus III
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2018, 02:23:26 PM »

oh no!!! this is not good...


Yeah I did have to do a search to find some info on the boats.. Well I am  not giving up.. I am still on it and it's going well..


it does sail well and it looks a million dollars on the water.. I am going to add some lights to my boat as i think that will really add some detail to it.. I so wish I could work out how to add photo's lol
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Re: Graupner Pegasus III
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2018, 02:46:19 PM »

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Re: Graupner Pegasus III
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Re: Graupner Pegasus III
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2018, 04:59:16 PM »

I'll have to bring this one to Mayhem@Wicksteed Park...

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Re: Graupner Pegasus III
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2018, 05:16:32 PM »

arrr now that is the one I have seen and I would like to make mine to this standard with the LED lights so brilliant I am glad you are on here with that.. nice 250 boat from ebay..  ok2 LOL amazing what you can find on line  %%
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Re: Graupner Pegasus III
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2018, 05:17:37 PM »

those nautical lights ( green ) in the picture are they on the boat from the kit or added in ? reason I ask is mine is painted..


and i wondered if it was green under the red paint ??
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Re: Graupner Pegasus III
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2018, 05:24:46 PM »

The white LED lights are battery powered Christmas type - example from eBay or I bought some in Tesco after Christmas for a couple of pounds a strip

Google "micro led battery lights" or similar

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20-30-100-LED-Battery-Micro-Rice-Wire-Copper-Fairy-String-Lights-Party-white-rgb/322858118807?hash=item4b2bd7ee97:m:mzpgydY6B0IYfoTmZOGlNIw

Nav lights are coloured LEDS

No idea of the paint colour under the red....

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