Baltimore Class Heavy Cruiser

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  1. modelshipsahoy

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    It’s got good bones.
     
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    Finally a little free time to work on the Baltimore.
    Serious progress today. One more set of touch up dabs tomorrow (I guess later today...) and this will be ready to wet sand to a glorious glossy glowing goodness.
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    Goodnight Moon.
     
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    I spent 18 hours straight sanding tooling gel until my fingers were missing prints and blistered. The stuff is one step below granite.
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    Today is about the same schedule except wet sanding. Madge told me to put Palmolive in the water and I’ll be fine.
     
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    I hate two part molds! The ugly seam down the middle just seems like a lot more work to make right, than a rough nose that is easily sanding nice.
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    I put extra time into the nose of plugs set to be one piece molds because you really don’t want to do repairs/touch ups to the mold in a tight space... this time I got hosed by the kids lac-a-wax and had to chisel the plug out... I need to fill the big chips or the parts won’t release. My gorilla hands have a hard time getting in there so I stretch paper over popsicle sticks. Not so tasty as a popsicle, but hopefully mold won’t eat parts.
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    After knocking down the rough stuff, we must drill out the chips with dental precision. I cheap out on a lot of stuff, but there’s no substitute for a proper Dremel.
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    After grinding out enough material to assure proper bonding, I use a skewer to just top off the holes with a nice meniscus and let cure out fully before sanding them flush.
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    You know she is dead...:laugh:

    ...did you sell them for medical experiments...turn them over to the Nuns?:woot:
     
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    It was the last thing she told me before she died.

    Lac-a-candy... they mainly work for candy.
     
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    Foredom > Proxxon > Dremel
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    I was talking the realm of dirt cheap tools... they’re out there, and some are not bad... but the world of cheap rotor tools is rough going.
     
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    The Baltimore Mold is ready for production! Not the prettiest mold we’ve ever built, but mirror finish on the calico will pop out nice models.
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    Could you post these on your website?
     
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    We need to build one first.
     
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    It’s done! It’s finally done!
    This ones for you @Buddy.
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