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Spindrift

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NESSIE
« on: October 23, 2012, 11:45:42 AM »

Hi every one,here,s one for my friends north of the boarder."Nessie" was built some 15 years ago,from scratch without a plan, just some sketches that l had made.
She is two channel,motor and rudder,(these being the rear flippers).The flippers are also attached to the head through the neck via a mechanism to turn the head so that she
 looks in the direction she is going.Propulsion is in the usual way,(propshaft and propeller).The rest is balsawood treated as you would,sealer, primer,paint ect.
And as you can imagine,is a real wow with the kids.
SPINDRIFT.
PS,keep scratching it will feel better in the end. 8)
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Re: NESSIE
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2012, 12:38:05 PM »

I`m sure you will be hearing from the Scottish Tourist Board any day now  {-)
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Re: NESSIE
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2012, 07:09:46 PM »

now that's where nessie went to! bring her north of the border  {-) %%
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Re: NESSIE
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2012, 08:47:27 PM »

."Nessie" was built some 15 years ago,from scratch without a plan,

I really would LOVE  to see a plan of Nessie..... {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) %% %% %% %% %% %% %% %% %%
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Re: NESSIE
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2012, 10:11:19 AM »

hi guys,thanks for replies on Nessie its really good to get feed back on the models we build.
In answer to Neil there were no plans,but if you would like l can send more photos and measurements plus details of how
l did it,although l cannot at the moment recall how l made the mechanism,(the doctor says l have alt....altz......altzi........oh l forget now). {-) 8) :P >>:-( {-) %% {:-{
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Re: NESSIE
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2012, 02:56:24 PM »

I've seen ducks, even a motorised Kettle, but never a Nessie..... {-)
Love to see more pic's.
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Re: NESSIE
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2012, 01:10:51 PM »

Hi all,here are some more photo,s of Nessy as requested.
Clive. :embarrassed: 8) [size=78%] [/size]
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Re: NESSIE
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2012, 05:42:48 PM »

what a cracker..............I love it..........superb...... :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
as a believer in Nessie (honestly I am, and no amount of scientific codswallop can sway me away from it)..........I just find that a little belter...well done that man.
neil.
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Re: NESSIE
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2012, 10:33:35 PM »

really good  :-))
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Re: NESSIE
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2012, 10:45:28 AM »

HI all,Nessie says thanks for kind words,and can l have some fish now.
Clive.
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Re: NESSIE
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2012, 11:00:27 AM »

Sushi of course, she prefers Japanese tourists. O0 {-)
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Re: NESSIE
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2012, 01:46:39 PM »

Hi all , I think Nessie has a cousin here in Jersey {-) {-) {-)
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Re: NESSIE
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2012, 04:25:09 PM »

Hi Jimmyc, there you are,if there,s more than 1 the species can be saved.And so if l send mine across the channel you never know we could have a lot of little ones.
Clive. {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) :} :} 8)
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Re: NESSIE
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2012, 11:17:46 PM »

whats the Jersey one called? if its nessie 2 might be related,and we dont want inter breeding,it might produce a monster ! lol
Mick F
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Re: NESSIE
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2012, 02:35:18 PM »

Our beastie was Jock Ness aka Nessie.   Would you believe we were asked to remove it from the pond because it frightened the kid's. :(( :((       We also had a fibreglass sharks head moored out, which also frightened the kid's.    Unreal.       When we were young (a long time ago) we would have wanted to get out there and wrestle 'em. :} :} :}
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Re: NESSIE
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2012, 05:11:37 PM »

Hi guys and fellow mad men,can you imagine nessie n chips after you have wrestled it to the shore.
But then,when l was young, men were men and so were the women.
I,m sorry you had to remove your nessie,did it move on its own or was it just something to frighten the kids.
Clive. ok2 8)
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« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2012, 06:24:03 PM »

 {-)   We think the shark broke it's chain and ate nessie, we found only the Tam O'Shanter that it always wore with pride...Here's a couple of the last pics I took of her with my two grandsons :} :} :}
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« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2013, 02:48:55 PM »

really good  :-))
WOW!! The head sculpture is classic, a real talent there! Now, if she could submerge and then surface a few minutes later amongst a group of swimmers..... I am nasty !! %%
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Re: NESSIE
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2013, 08:45:34 PM »

Here is my 'NELLIE' (1.1m l.o.a.) an English cousin of 'NESSIE' which I brought to life here in Sussex about a year ago. Her first outing on our local pond was a revelation to the locals and I heard that reports were sent to the Town Hall that we had acquired a great new tourist attraction! Alas, NELLIE had a heart attack last winter and she is still recovering in a corner of my workshop.
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