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  • #16
    I'll marker that Bob's big bouy build seems to be a splash already!

    I hope it will include some of his stunt flying seagulls.

    Hey when you arrive here a little late, most of the puns have already been taken.

    Greg Shinnie

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    • #17
      Wow!!.

      Thanks Mike, Bruce, Dave, Bill, Ted, and Greg. Such nice posts and I had not even started yet. I

      hope I do not disappoint you.

      Here's the top of the float carved from a piece of Butterboard. I knew I was going to need several

      rings and my first thought was to turn them from resin. Then I got the idea of slicing off rings

      from styrene tubing. I cut many more of these but this is a sampling.

      Don't be put off by the coloring, they are white styrene, the coloring is because of the lighting

      I was using at the time.




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      • #18
        Way to go Bob! You got the hard, how am I going to do this, stuff out of the way.

        Dave
        Dave

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        • #19
          Nice slices! :up:

          What's the secret to that? I can trim styrene, but it always comes out looking like I need better pharma to get decent slices....

          Pete

          in Michigan

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          • #20
            Thanks Dave and Pete, for your posts.

            Pete. No secret. I have a very fine blade in my bandsaw (I forget how many teeth per inch). I

            hold the styrene tubing as steady as I can on the saw table and SLOWLY pass it through the saw.

            Most of the melted styene simply breaks off.

            That usually does the job after a little of cleaning up with knife and sandpaper.

            (don't tell any one, the rings that come out really bad I throw away before anyone sees them :erm: :erm: )

            That largest ring has a 2 inch diameter and will be the top hand rail on the buoy.

            Bob
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            • #21
              Thanks, Bob!

              Sounds like I need to clean the ...ummmm... stuff, yeah, that's it... stuff, off my little bandsaw.

              Pete

              in Michigan

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              • #22
                The four sides of the main frame were cut from .030 sheet styrene and glued together. All further

                detailing will be mounted on this frame.


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                • #23
                  Looking good Bob, proportions are nice and your usual clean assembly coupled with clever techniques, I'm following closely as I need one or two of these in 1/48.

                  Karl.A

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                  • #24
                    Thanks Karl, so happy to see you posting again.

                    It will be slow and easy with this little project. Here I have added cross-bracing to the

                    legs and made the flat top that will support the light. At that point it is "stiff" enough to

                    clean up the edges with a sanding stick.



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                    • #25
                      Excellent work Bob.

                      What are the actual dimensions here?
                      Carl

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                      • #26
                        Thanks Carl, good to see you posting again too !!

                        The section you see so far stands 3 1/2 inches tall.

                        Bob
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                        • #27
                          You're buoy baby's growing tall very quickly! Nice work!!

                          Have you decided on the type of wildlife that will sit on the buoy? I vote for a pelican.

                          Dave
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                          • #28
                            I can already hear the bell ringing, Bob'..


                            Ted

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                            • #29
                              Dave and Ted, Thanks for your posts.

                              Dave, sorry, no pelican. I'm have already started carving a couple of gulls. You have started something

                              though. You ever have an old musical tune going through your head that you can't seem to get rid

                              of? Your post has an old childhood ditty going through this old head over and over again.

                              "A funny old bird is the pelican,

                              who's beak can hold more than his belly can"

                              Bob
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                              • #30
                                I have added that rail at the top for the use of those guys who replace broken light bulbs. That

                                thing in the middle will be the base of the light, it's a piece of styrene tubing..

                                The hole in the base is for the light wiring, it will get a hatch covering later.




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