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    Agreed! Nice to see something each time requiring...

    Agreed! Nice to see something each time requiring different crafts, techniques and subjects. What’s next?

    BTW, never got back to my figure. Getting the house ready for sale is taking up my free...
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    Making progress. Does not look to good now but...

    Making progress. Does not look to good now but its getting better.
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    Bulking up the clay. Used a nail head and the...

    Bulking up the clay. Used a nail head and the side of the nail to mush the added clay into the mass. Rolling the nail on the clay smooths it out.

    I have to reduce the picture pixel size. Not going...
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    New armature for a person sitting at a bar.

    New armature for a person sitting at a bar.
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    New day new tactic. Made a new armature ‘guy...

    New day new tactic. Made a new armature ‘guy sitting at bar’. Bulking it up now, pics later today. Found out there is something called Sculpey Firm, have to look into it. Also found something called...
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    More pics. I used Romex wire again, soldered 2...

    More pics. I used Romex wire again, soldered 2 pieces together as you can see. Works great but for this small of a figure need to use something smaller. This took close to an hour and a half to get...
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    I started on it Wednesday night. I found a gent...

    I started on it Wednesday night. I found a gent wearing a suit and fedora online so I referenced that and this one figure I had on hand. From the blob, I use the razor and exacto and started slicing...
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    What I think you should try, and I will try this...

    What I think you should try, and I will try this on Thursday or Friday is this. Get the clay on the armature, smooth it out into a general torso with legs. Then use whatever tools you have on hand in...
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    I think you are trying to go right to molding the...

    I think you are trying to go right to molding the figures with clothing? What I would do is apply the clay and massage it close to a flat torso and make it nice and smooth. Use tools, like sculpting...
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    And I used Sculpey glaze as a top coat to prevent...

    And I used Sculpey glaze as a top coat to prevent whatever paint I used to damage or melt Sculpey. I read enamel paint on Sculpey will leave the surface staying tacky and never dry. I put 2-3 coats...
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    I did something similar. I found a drawing online...

    I did something similar. I found a drawing online of a figure in a standing position. From that I carved the torso from wood so they were proportioned correctly. Knowing I would form a life jacket...
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    I'll definitely be watching how you go about the...

    I'll definitely be watching how you go about the figures. I have a 1:24 fishing boat I scratch built. I need about 20-30 figures to add to the realism. I have other fishing boats the same scale in...
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    Looking good, been following along silently. ...

    Looking good, been following along silently.

    For the bar stools, maybe a dab of clear silicone on each leg would be enough to keep them in place. For a trial shove 4 toothpicks as legs into a...
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    Just an FYI on materials. While cleaning out...

    Just an FYI on materials. While cleaning out 'stuff' from my house, I had a few clip boards. The ones I had were made from thin Masonite. I thought worth keeping so I cut the metal clip off and added...
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    And using surface mount LEDís with copper foil...

    And using surface mount LEDís with copper foil tape.

    Get well soon from the shingles!
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    Here you can see the sub-drivers for the Marlin...

    Here you can see the sub-drivers for the Marlin and Skipjack with the Marlin model in the background. The Marlin is 33 inches long. The smaller diameter sub-driver is for the Marlin. You can see it...
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    Thread title correction

    Can an admin please correct the title for this thread. I can't seem to remove on of the S's. Thank you.

    http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/forumdisplay.php?f=45
  18. Thread: USS Skipjack

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    I'll be using the same 75Mhz 6 channel radio I'm...

    I'll be using the same 75Mhz 6 channel radio I'm using with the Marlin. I have a spare second receiver which will be used in the Skipjack. 75Mhz has no problem penetrating fresh water.

    Each...
  19. Thread: USS Skipjack

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    For the port and starboard lights I cut out the...

    For the port and starboard lights I cut out the opening. I'll be using 1.8mm LED's with the proper resistor. The intention is that the lights will be retractable into the sail. I started on the light...
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    To remove the warp. I clamped the hull section to...

    To remove the warp. I clamped the hull section to the workbench like so. Occasionally I heated the hull with a heat gun and increased the pressure from the clamp. I did this over time and the warp is...
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