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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1185 on: June 08, 2024, 02:18:07 PM »
started "welding" on the hinge lugs.. they will get cut, shaped and drilled.. my 4" x4" casting cylinder arrived will have to have a tab welded on the side as neither of my tongs will work around it safely.. thinking the tab and a vise-grips will work fine..
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1186 on: June 09, 2024, 02:21:12 PM »
a little early morning wax shaping and drilling,, a bit more fine work and it's ready for investment..
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1187 on: June 09, 2024, 06:17:18 PM »
Great!  Now I understand  why you are casting it!  Pretty sturdy wax to stand up like that.   :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1188 on: June 09, 2024, 06:34:44 PM »
it can be carved, sawn and machined, as long as the tools are sharp and you don't let things get warm.. almost like a soft plastic.. but the little hand tool lets you weld parts together,, melting point is around 250f so it can't be steam melted before the kiln,, hoping I can relearn this skill might be a nice side gig when I retire in a little more than a year from now!! no one seems to casting brass boat fittings  in larger scales these days..
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1189 on: June 10, 2024, 05:36:52 PM »
a small bit of brass master work tis morning,, down in the jewelry range again.. :cheers:
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1190 on: June 10, 2024, 06:49:50 PM »
Slim's thought: I SWEAR I just saw it move...

Great looking parts!

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1191 on: June 10, 2024, 07:12:05 PM »
Very nice, Tghs!  Looking forward to seeing the foundry work here!

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1192 on: June 10, 2024, 10:15:55 PM »
 :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:
"I've cut that stock three times, and it's still too short!"

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1193 on: June 12, 2024, 05:59:07 PM »
and another small brass master,, stand-offs for 3/16" ths pipe,, basically for the whistle and safety valve pipes that get mounted to the stack,,  I left the base flat but it will be formed to match the curve in the wax parts..  :cheers: Slim says he wants his own opti-visor.. :facepalm:
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1194 on: June 12, 2024, 10:55:30 PM »
 :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: Might need to cut up a car tire for some spacers so the Optivisor's band fits Slim's noggin securely... :Lol:
"I've cut that stock three times, and it's still too short!"

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1195 on: June 12, 2024, 11:30:25 PM »
Turn Slim a loupe from brass, wire or twisty tie to hold it to his head! He might get annoyed if you run the wire through his ears though...

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1196 on: Today at 04:56:28 PM »
getting started on making molds..
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1197 on: Today at 05:20:37 PM »
Details! Need Details!  Is that wax you are pressing them into? Release agent needed?

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1198 on: Today at 05:32:45 PM »
silicone compatible modeling clay,, (micromark) mold compound poured directly on top, no release needed until the clay is removed and the other layer of mold compound is poured,
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