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Kieran H

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allan b (ruxton explorer) build
« on: September 15, 2010, 19:10:43 »
this is my build that i havent put up for too long because ive been busy collecting fittings etc for it.


ive even got a engineer working on the engine. ;) :D





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Kieran H

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Re: allan b (ruxton explorer) build
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2010, 19:15:30 »




painting is coming in a couple days!

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Re: allan b (ruxton explorer) build
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2010, 19:44:50 »
Looking real good Kieran.

How many volts are you going to run?

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Re: allan b (ruxton explorer) build
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2010, 22:29:20 »
nice one kieran  :)  comming along  well    'how much are you paying your engineer''   ;D   

that a nice pic/ painting in the background  (is that one of michael deans ??  regards ray
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Re: allan b (ruxton explorer) build
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2010, 07:20:48 »
Nice Kieran.
Iteresting hull shape, almost like a doser's pod underneath.
Are you making it look like Shaymar?

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Re: allan b (ruxton explorer) build
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2010, 07:58:19 »
Looks like a picture of the 'Canuma Master' in the background.

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Re: allan b (ruxton explorer) build
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2010, 14:48:17 »
thanks all for the comments. ive started painting the wheel house!
ray: im paying him by repainting him in a engineers jump suite. ;)
and that is the conuma master and the photo thats just left out the pictures is the ct titan...  both by micheal dean. im not sure what im basing her on but the funnel i have makes her look like a tank!
pics to come later..

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Re: allan b (ruxton explorer) build
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2010, 19:38:59 »
so i have done a bunch of work today. ive hung the fendering well some of it. and painted the hull and wheel house.
heres some pics.

 





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Re: allan b (ruxton explorer) build
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2010, 19:57:39 »


heres the to funnels im debating and im kinda leaning for the over sized one. make her look like a tank! ;D has any one made there own and how difficult would it be?





heres the smaller one


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Re: allan b (ruxton explorer) build
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2010, 22:41:20 »
hi kieran  i would go for the first  stack   i think the alan b is 1;24th scale  & that stack looks to be off the ken mackenzie  which is also 1'24th '' you could allways make one out of styrene tube ('it would be lighter  as she is only a small model!)  regards ray
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Re: allan b (ruxton explorer) build
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2010, 08:55:41 »
Nice Kieran,
I'd vote for the big stacks too.
How will you treat the hull/deck joint?

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Re: allan b (ruxton explorer) build
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2010, 14:14:26 »
i right now have no clue what im going to do to get the deck and hull flush. ron suggest i zap it in place the fill the rest with some form of filler.
what do i use to i to link the servo and the tiller. i cant find anything that'll work. what do you guys use for that? and for windows if i dont want to cut them out can i just paint windows on?
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Re: allan b (ruxton explorer) build
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2010, 15:38:09 »
Hi Kieran
Coming along there - I think I set mine in place with a silicon seal but I'd have to stuff a mirror in there to see. I don't think I put the fender on until I'd done that to hide the joint. What ever I used has lasted though.

I'll send you a photo of a typical linkage I use - threaded rod with a couple of clevis jobbies on and adjust one end - I think Scott's carries those bits.

Windows - I cut mine out and used smoked plastic - Ron had some black plastic that he uses - seen it there.

Stack - like the bigger one - I used brass tubing and washers - left it snug in the desck as it keeps getting knocked.

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Re: allan b (ruxton explorer) build
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2010, 15:40:03 »
Forgot to mention - I've been looking for another of these for awhile - never seems to quite make it off the mold!! (that is a gentle request to GK)

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Re: allan b (ruxton explorer) build
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2010, 15:46:28 »
thanks for the suggestions Mike. would you just glue the smoked plastic on to the wheelhouse?
im not sure how to get him to run off a couple hulls we both talked to him about it at maple bay?