Tribal class plug & mold build! (post-poned)

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  1. NASAAN101

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    RE: Tribal class plug & mold build! Beaver,
    She's look good.. can dwait to see dhe all done.
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    RE: Tribal class plug & mold build! Beaver,
    how are you doing on the Tribal mold!!!
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    RE: Tribal class plug & mold build! Working slow and steady. :) Actually I just cut out the spacers for between the ribs today. Maybe might even be able to get some of the plug glued together today yet.


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    RE: Tribal class plug & mold build! Wish u wouldn't so far from me, so we can work on it together
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    RE: Tribal class plug & mold build!

    Plug has progressed, some of the bow has already been glued together, and the stern part is setting as I write this. Just the mid-section to do, and then it'll be one piece. :)

    I'll post pics when I get to take some. :)

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    RE: Tribal class plug & mold build! Figured I'd take some photos of the plug for ya'll to see. :)

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    Enjoy, more progress to follow.....

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    RE: Tribal class plug & mold build! Beaver,
    Looks Great!!!
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    RE: Tribal class plug & mold build! Beaver,
    How are you doing on the tribal mold!!! And whats new with her?
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    RE: Tribal class plug & mold build! Tribal has been post-poned until the summer. With me trying to get Suffren ready for sea trials by the time the ice is off is taking most of my time. Plus I accidentally used the wrong length on the plug, and I have to re-cut all the spacers. I'm thinking I'm going to ditch the spacers and use a keel for greater accuracy anyway, so it's not all bad.

    I'll let you know when I get going on this again. Hopefully soon. :)

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    RE: Tribal class plug & mold build! Wish I was closer, so I can help with her..
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    While waiting for some glue to dry on my cruiser, I cut slots in the ribs and cut a keel for the front step.

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    Cool. Make the plug awesome, and the mold will be good :)
     
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    Hey beaver,
    I can't wait to see her When she's done :)
    Nikki
     
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    Tuggy, yeah. :) I've learned quite a bit on what to do from the V-106 plug. Actually, let me put it this way, I've learned a lot of what not to do from the V-106 plug. :) I looked it over the other day, and I think it's junk. The butt joints are failing, the epoxy is cracking, and it's just falling apart. At least I got two hulls off it before it deteriorated. Kind of like something to remember it by. :) So no more butt joints. Epoxy will be used with FG cloth and so forth. :)

    Nikki, me too. I have no idea when I will finish it, though. :)
     
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    U wish you werent so far from me so I can help u build her :D.. u need to move to pittsburgh :)
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    Hey Beaver,
    do you have any idea on when your going to start the mold for Tribal class Destroyers?
    thanks,
    Nikki
     
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    Probably some time this winter, that is if I can keep myself from starting other projects. :) Definitely hoping to get it ready by spring.
     
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    Make her your winder project :D I posted this three times by mistake! I thing it would be cool. She's about 2inches smaller the my 144th scale USS Savannah..
    Nikki
     
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    Make her your winder project :D