Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Back on the road again

I had to spend time in Herne Bay again today as I had appointments to meet an Estate Agent who hopes to sell my father-in-law's bungalow for us and a representative of one of the companies who are bidding to clear and clean the house before it goes on sale. I did not get back until middle of the afternoon, but I was able to do a bit more work on my ship models before my wife returned from work.

One thing that I did manage to do yesterday was to make a former around which I could mould Plasticard to create a hull for my 'Monopoly'-inspired ship model.


I even managed to test it ... and though I say it myself, the resultant hull turned out looking quite reasonable.


If I have enough time later today I hope to refine this moulding technique and to complete some more test mouldings.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Bob,

    That will be a beast and a half! I like the idea of the shaped plastic card around the wooden former.

    Will you be using grooved plastic card for the decking?

    All the best,

    DC

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  2. David Crook,

    It's only going to be 4"/10cm long and just under 2"/5cm wide.

    I am still refining the method, but once it is finalised I should be able to turn out hulls quite quickly.

    I like the idea of using grooved Plasticard for the deck ... but I don't have any at the moment so I will just use normal Plasticard for the first models.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. A Master Class in the making here Bob!

    Can't wait to see the final product.

    I have an idea for a 'cartoon' fleet and I'll let you know when I get to the production phase. It will involve steel paper and magnetic tape and a 'cunning' design.

    Keep up the good work!!

    Jim

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  4. Jim Duncan,

    Once I have perfected the technique for moulding the hulls using a former and boiling water I will write a 'How to ...' blog entry to explain it.

    I am very interested to hear more about your 'cartoon' fleet and look forward to reading all about it in due course.

    All the best,

    Bob

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