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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #915 on: November 26, 2023, 08:08:31 PM »
the epoxy sculpts are from smooth-on, I have had good luck with thier stuff including silicon mold making stuff.. a filler to survice wood-burning might be a tough find.. :headscratch:
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #916 on: November 26, 2023, 09:11:21 PM »
the epoxy sculpts are from smooth-on, I have had good luck with thier stuff including silicon mold making stuff.. a filler to survice wood-burning might be a tough find.. :headscratch:
Great, I'll  check their site, have used their 2 part silicone for  molds too.   :ThumbsUp:

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #917 on: November 26, 2023, 09:33:00 PM »
Just been watching the videos on their site - the Free Form Sculpt looks quite promising for the things I do, very interesting how it can be shaped with wet tools or their detail spray. With some of my carvings, things like wings or claws get added as seperate blocks, and blending the seam can be tough. Might work with this stuff to carve/burn both sides, then put the putty in and shape it in the seam, paint would blend the appearance more. Worth some experimenting, going to order their trial size.  Thanks for the tip!  Looks better than the epoxy dough/putty I've tried before.
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #918 on: November 27, 2023, 06:57:24 PM »
started to uniform the coxswain, layering up for bell-bottoms, the bloused shirt at the cuffs and waist,, did a test with the sculpt epoxy, which can be like working with bubblegum at times, found it better to get it in place and let it start to cure before adding fine details.. used some jeweler's talc as you would use flour while kneading bread, was able to roll out thin sheets that weren't sticky.. this should help out greatly. also found some small lace ribbon to help dress the LT's correctly.
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #919 on: November 27, 2023, 11:26:47 PM »
 :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: The cox'n looks like he had a wild night out on the grog and completely lost his head...

But at least Slim's new blue skirt is a beauty.... er wait.....  :Lol: (just kiddin Slim!)   :facepalm2:
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #920 on: November 28, 2023, 01:19:57 AM »
Fun to see your many skills.

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #921 on: November 28, 2023, 04:12:58 PM »
I'm a little concerned about Slim.  Compared to everybody else in the pictures he looks a little mal-nourished.  Is he getting enough to eat?  We don't want him to develop a complex about his appearance.  After all, who's gonna watch the paint dry if something like that should happen?

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #922 on: November 28, 2023, 08:38:10 PM »
have to admit this is kind of fun learning experience, have to work at building up layers of details, one wrong placed thumb before things have cured can trash 30 minutes of work, this one is starting to look the part. he's got his head back on this time for good.. Slim is fine, he claims less wind resistance and nothing to get frozen!!!
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #923 on: November 28, 2023, 09:01:43 PM »
Looking amazing, nice natural pose (though if his captain is having a bad day, he'll get yelled at to Stand Up Straight!! )   :Lol:

Details are great! I may have to send you some shop elves for plastic surgery...

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #924 on: November 28, 2023, 09:08:34 PM »
he will be a 1st class boatswains mate,, in other words he's road a few waves and knows what works!!!
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #925 on: November 29, 2023, 02:07:40 PM »
found a uniform web forum that has close up photos of a 1897 enlisted uniform some great details to add and cleared up a few things like 11 buttons or 13.. and info on the not often photographed summer white version.. this may look great for the coxswian..
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« Reply #926 on: December 01, 2023, 11:15:51 AM »
old documents and photos of original stuff is great,, started adding details as per,, the level of uniform that the LT. will wear does allow for a sword to be carried,, good info on the navy sword so they may be some 1/6th scale "forged in fire" ahead..
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #927 on: December 01, 2023, 01:43:28 PM »
Neat to see blueprints for uniforms!




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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #928 on: December 01, 2023, 02:43:22 PM »
most ships had several sailors that worked as tailors in off hours doing uniforms for crewmates, they made extra money and the crew had better fitting uniforms than the navy supplied, sailors that had been in a while often had a "bounder" uniform, this was a very tailored fit with extra embroidery and was used during liberty, small hand cranked sewing machines were the normal rig to get the job done
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #929 on: December 06, 2023, 07:18:58 PM »
back to you can never have to many clamps :ROFL: started bending the strips that will be the coming, two layers glued-up, after a good steaming hot water soak the strips bent nicely around the form they will get to stay there for a day before getting trimmed and glued (and clamped again) slim keeping a careful eye on things.. :cheers:
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