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Michael Cole 713/12/2019 11:35:18
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Hello,

I am building a Vosper rttl 2754 could someone help me with the bow shape, the drawing shows the bow made up of laminated blocks I have carved the bow blocks and I need to know if I skin over the blocks or butt up to the blocks.

I am new to the forum and would appreciate the help.

Kind regards

Mike.

Ray Wood 213/12/2019 13:29:00
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sh wd sq oct 16 006.jpgHi Mike,

Welcome to the forum, I assume your using Vic Smeeds plans?

If so I would recommend applying the bottom ply skins first , then either laminate with balsa sheet or block the bow this allows you to carve the blocks slightly concave to create a flaired shape which couldn't be achieved with the ply to the stem.

I've had the plan for years, but haven't got round to building it yet 😀

Regards Ray

Edited By Ray Wood 2 on 13/12/2019 13:38:11

Michael Cole 713/12/2019 14:12:34
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Hi Ray,

Thank you for the welcome.

I had already glued the bow blocks in place thinking that was the thing to do. I initially thought gluing the blocks was the way to proceed and then skin. There is quite a bit to do and no doubt I will need more help as I progress.

Kind regards

Mike.

Ray Wood 213/12/2019 14:54:31
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Hi Mike,

If you have sanded the block down to the bulkhead, never fear P38 body filler is every boat builders friend 😀 and much easier to finish than block.

Regards Ray

Edited By Ray Wood 2 on 13/12/2019 14:58:01

Tony Hadley13/12/2019 19:44:27
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Michael,

I've just posted the original December 1958 magazine item on the Vic Smeed Vosper RTTL. It is in the thread 'Vic Smeed's Model Boat Designs'. There really isn't a great lot of information about building the model, as was the case with many of these older designs.

Good luck with the build,

Tony

Michael Cole 714/12/2019 17:53:16
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Hi,

Thank you Tony and Ray. I have had read through your list Tony quite a bit of work there.

Kind regards

Mike.

Dave Cooper 615/12/2019 20:16:11
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Hi Mike

If you "PM" me I'll send you some photos of how I did mine.

The bow was done by carving /sanding away at solid blocks, however, this then blends into a stepped bottom which you haven't got - still it should provide some shots of the bow 'undercut' etc. for the shape up to the step. The shots are with the bows still in primer.

Shortly, I'll be posting some images of the finished boat - just got to mount the gun turret and tidy up a switch harness.

Regards,

Dave

Ray Wood 215/12/2019 21:58:07
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Hi Micheal,

If you post some photos of your progress we would be able to see how your doing, the best guide would be photos of the fullsize boats to achieve the correct shape 😀

Regards Ray

Dave Cooper 616/12/2019 10:52:16
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Mike - follow Ray's suggestion. He's got much more experience than me.

I've got some card templates for the bow which I can let you have plus some 'http: links' for a full-size boat under restoration plus one in the water. I'll need to dig them out next time I go into the workshop...

What scale are you working to ? My templates are 1/43 but if you have access to a photocopier you can scale up as required. I notice that quite a lot of the RTTL / ASR plans are around 1" to 1 foot (ie 1/12).

Regards,

Dave

Dave Cooper 616/12/2019 12:35:33
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Mike

Have now found the two images I used :

1. flikr.com/photos/67307569@N00/2628755340 ("RAF Launch and Pinnace"

2. Google : "RAF Launch 2767-01" (My link for this one is incomplete unfortunately) dated 18/03/2009.

Good luck with the search - some old links get 'broken' over time !

Dave

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