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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1225 on: October 06, 2008, 02:44:28 PM »

Sprig ! yes I love it O0  Now who is going to build the biggest ?
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« Reply #1226 on: October 09, 2008, 04:28:28 PM »

was thinking about a LEGO springer  :D...... may well have to be a 'maxi' springer though....

i have a concern if i built it conventional size in LEGO  my waterline may be no where near.....so may increase the dimensions slightly thus making the hull void larger, and hopefully giving me abit more free board....

 just a thought for a winter project !!!..... if i did make it in LEGO it wouldn't half leave a trail of destruction ( and parallel scratches) in a springer footy game !
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« Reply #1227 on: October 09, 2008, 04:55:20 PM »

You would need to cover every single last brick in epoxy, as lego leaks like a ******

And how appropriate was your signature was to that post.... coincidence???
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1228 on: October 09, 2008, 05:07:12 PM »

We'll let you build one nearest to a convenient brick size Guy!  :-))
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1229 on: October 09, 2008, 05:33:25 PM »

I am sure i read on here that lego was imperviable to most glues , so what about making a lego plug and then casting resin and glass fibre to make a hull ,once cured you just break the mold .
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1230 on: October 10, 2008, 11:50:24 AM »

You would need to cover every single last brick in epoxy, as lego leaks like a ******

And how appropriate was your signature was to that post.... coincidence???

dont worry i have proved LEGO  boats can float and not leak too badly.... the springer hull with its  sheer hull sides will be a walk in the park compared to my last creations !!!

the 'tag line' on my posts is no coincidence......
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« Reply #1231 on: October 10, 2008, 11:54:37 AM »

I am sure i read on here that lego was imperviable to most glues , so what about making a lego plug and then casting resin and glass fibre to make a hull ,once cured you just break the mold .
daz

lego will glue happily with  plasweld and the likes, also most resins both epoxy and polyester will bond to lego... infact sometimes far too well ( if you know what i mean !!!! ) so depending on what you are trying to acheive then there is a material to do the job...

 building in actual bricks is fun,  and the GRP springer hull has been done before.... i like trying new things !!!- its half the fun and i like the challenge....

 just trying to plan why type of springer to actually make ?  a ;ego technic springer ?- a space lego springer ? or a huge gigantic LEGO DUPLO springer ( with the hydrodynamics of a sub post office ? ) ?
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1232 on: October 10, 2008, 07:26:58 PM »

Surely the whole point of lego would be that once you have the hull the top can change every week. I quite like the idea....where's my nephew's lego got to.
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« Reply #1233 on: October 18, 2008, 07:39:20 PM »

Right then the Springer MK1 was stripped down to nothing repainted fitted with one of everything and stuck back in the water, from looking at her you wouldn't know the difference. :-)

Andy :-))
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1234 on: October 23, 2008, 03:28:13 AM »

The 'O' Type....

It has advanced quite a lot since the last update...  :embarrassed:

The bottom has been added as well as some of the 'guts'. The deck has been roughed out ready for fitting and i have begun work on the superstructure...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1235 on: October 23, 2008, 07:47:09 AM »

Is that 'pimp my ride' - "bling" lights under your springer?!?!!?  :-))
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1236 on: October 23, 2008, 10:12:28 AM »

shoudn't the green lights be on the other side   {-) Mmm multi coloured could be a disco springer  ;) .
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1237 on: October 23, 2008, 10:57:14 AM »

shoudn't the green lights be on the other side

OH yeah... sorry Portside...  :P
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1238 on: October 23, 2008, 01:44:41 PM »

Paint it black, have some christmas tree mirror balls inside, some black lights with stuff written in uv pen, and some loud thumping music from inside....

RAVE SPRINGER!!!!!

Some inspiration - Cyberdog in Camden

www.cyberdog.net

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1239 on: October 23, 2008, 02:08:00 PM »

I like it  :-)) , one thing mr toes ,how do you get your cuts so clean .
I have seen some of your work  and the work involved if i was doing it ,well it would take me forever to make all those cuts.
Whats your secret.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1240 on: October 23, 2008, 04:47:01 PM »

So how are you going to make the outboard motor work? ? %) O0 :-))

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1241 on: October 23, 2008, 06:47:03 PM »

... one thing mr toes ,how do you get your cuts so clean .
I have seen some of your work  and the work involved if i was doing it ,well it would take me forever to make all those cuts.
Whats your secret.


No Secret..
A sharp modelling knife, a steel rule, a set of needle files for finishing off.. and patience.  :embarrassed:
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1242 on: October 23, 2008, 06:49:39 PM »

So how are you going to make the outboard motor work? ? %) O0 :-))


By sending it out on a paper round next week...  :P

It doesnt 'work' as an outboard Andre, its a block of wood attached to the rudder...  :D
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1243 on: October 23, 2008, 09:26:04 PM »

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By sending it out on a paper round next week...  :P


I like it, I had a good laugh  {-) O0 {-) O0, Thanks, by the way how's the "J" Class Springer coming along ?

Andre,
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1244 on: October 24, 2008, 12:49:31 AM »

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No Secret..
A sharp modelling knife, a steel rule, a set of needle files for finishing off.. and patience.

Ah patience  can you get that in a 250ml bottle , or is it only in 500ml size  :}  :}
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1245 on: October 24, 2008, 03:08:37 PM »


.. by the way how's the "J" Class Springer coming along ?


Its on stop at the moment while i do some to the 'O' type... and do some thinking about how to put it together...

The 'J' Type construction will resume shortly..  ;)


Ah patience  can you get that in a 250ml bottle , or is it only in 500ml size  :}  :}


I thought it was only available in 'Buckets'...  :embarrassed:
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1246 on: October 28, 2008, 04:35:03 AM »

The 'O' Type.


The deck has been roughed out ready for final fitting...
Some color has been added to the superstructure and some of the wiring is being added ready for the lighting.
The 'Outboard' has had some paint.. but needs another coat of clearcoat now the letters have been added.

I'm still awaiting some 'U' joints before i can finish the installation in the hull and add the deck 'proper'.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1247 on: October 28, 2008, 10:04:54 PM »

 looking good toesupwa   good job :-)) :-))
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1248 on: November 01, 2008, 04:19:45 AM »

All of the wiring has been completed and tested..  :D

Now its a strip down and complete the hull.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1249 on: November 03, 2008, 09:17:47 PM »

Some early snow on the Cairngorms and a calm Loch Morlich , natural light of course :P
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