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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #200 on: June 02, 2019, 10:18:38 PM »

Now please forgive my childishness but as this kit is for 14+ I could not resist  {-)


They are of course unseen with the cabin in place  :-))


Hobby King occasionally do prizes for photos of Turnigy equipped models so I'm prepared  :-) 


My cabin has the cross brace removed now so I've raised the Receiver Ned  O0

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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #201 on: June 02, 2019, 10:28:57 PM »

Happy with my decision  :-))




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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #202 on: June 02, 2019, 11:39:02 PM »

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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #203 on: June 03, 2019, 05:31:34 PM »

I've not been able to find a deck stain I'm happy with so rather than be at standstill I decided to mask the deck and fit the first sheet. I've now used TWO bottles of ZAP slow CA  %%


A lot of shaping to do once the other side is on but already looking sleek with a nice concave shape
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #204 on: June 03, 2019, 08:15:19 PM »

This is a trial of cabin colour on grey and white primer
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #205 on: June 03, 2019, 08:18:37 PM »

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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #206 on: June 03, 2019, 10:36:06 PM »

If I can find a clever way to overcome the rudder post I'd prefer to keep my working deck loose fitting and removable



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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #207 on: June 04, 2019, 10:15:45 AM »

Rudder post issue resolved by cutting a panel out of the deck. The panel can be fixed and act as the servo mount location whilst still being able to remove the rest of the decking. Only achievable if the cabin is made removable  :-))





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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #208 on: June 04, 2019, 04:49:30 PM »

3rd incarnation of linkage now works a treat without any clashes and with hatch cover. Stops not set yet


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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #209 on: June 04, 2019, 07:06:05 PM »

I've finished cladding now and started contouring to the plan. I'm thinking I might do better to apply a thin coat of resin all over before starting with glass cloth. This could be in the water next week for speed trial now the rudder works












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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #210 on: June 04, 2019, 08:44:19 PM »

I may get some cloth on tomorrow after the cinema and X-Men dark Pheonix
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #211 on: June 04, 2019, 11:05:15 PM »

Not my strong point but handy with sanding  {-)
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #212 on: June 05, 2019, 09:41:29 AM »

Both sides now skinned and ready for resin high spots sanding down for second layer.
Could be in the lake on Sunday





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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #213 on: June 05, 2019, 04:09:28 PM »

Matted off with 400 grit wet & dry. I've just applied a coat of resin the the Transom, Once set I'll start second coat of glass. Already feels very solid.



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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #214 on: June 05, 2019, 10:43:51 PM »

My cabin colour
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #215 on: June 05, 2019, 11:03:38 PM »

That looks like Wedgewood Green, Andy. Not a colour I'd have thought of, but very interesting all the same.
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #216 on: June 05, 2019, 11:05:53 PM »

Tamiya AS-29 GRAY GREEN (IJN)
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #217 on: June 06, 2019, 04:55:37 PM »

Perhaps not what the instructions intended but I prefer things to be knock off proof.
This piece of wood was missing too but mine is harder.





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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #218 on: June 06, 2019, 08:31:05 PM »

I bought some more mahogany strip wood today . Some in the kit is poor but worse! the box is plenty long enough for parts but they supplied strips not long enough for the hull thus requiring joints
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #219 on: June 06, 2019, 08:50:07 PM »

Final piece of cloth.
Probably primer tomorrow. Shape feels good and I doubt much filling will be needed.
This will be dry enough to burn the midnight oil sanding.
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #220 on: June 07, 2019, 01:32:03 PM »

I have been sanding all day to the point that I'm satisfied. Not sure when these mahongany trims should be fitted but to me the time is now with CA direct to resin. The longer strips are much better quality than those supplied. This is where I stick my finger tips together  :embarrassed:



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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #221 on: June 07, 2019, 05:01:38 PM »

Her character is developing now. I really do like this colour




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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #222 on: June 07, 2019, 10:31:15 PM »


I'm starting to like the deck plain


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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #223 on: June 08, 2019, 09:39:13 AM »

Plan today is
1 clean up the craft room its in a state  %%


2 make a stand for the model


3 fit the spray bars


4 fit the rubbing strips and resin them. paint can be sanded off when complete









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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #224 on: June 08, 2019, 10:04:15 AM »

Just found this presumably for scratch builders  :-))  10.12 delivered


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