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A 1/15th scale working steam launch built from card by Don Diment

Phil Winks 110/08/2009 21:21:38
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Congrats are due here for a superb model Don and a real eye opener technique wise. I do think the title Card modelling does mislead a little surely its more grp/card composite. that said this is a modelling method I will be trying some time soon.
Bob Abell11/08/2009 06:13:31
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Hello Phil
 
Can you post a picture of this crackin` model please..............I`m very curious!
 
Bob
Colin Bishop11/08/2009 09:13:39
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It's in the August edition of Model Boats Bob, and posted as a website article for subscribers only.
 
And yes, a working steam launch built from card is certainly something out of the ordinary!
 
Colin
Bob Abell11/08/2009 14:41:30
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Just a picture ..............please
 
Bob
Colin Bishop11/08/2009 15:16:33
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Will this do?
 
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Bob Abell11/08/2009 15:29:01
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Yes, thank you, Colin
 
And that`s made of paper?......As Phil says......It`s a cracker!
 
Bob
ashley needham11/08/2009 19:20:52
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Bob. Theres probably not much difference in strength between balsa and thickish paper or card, once you have sealed and painted it. If you resin it, it really doesnt matter what you use. In fact tissue paper would probly be fantastic once coated with resin!  (be tricky getting it to hold shape first...)
 
Ashley
Eric Moffat01/09/2009 13:31:22
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Vic Smeed published plans of a 36" sailboat made of cardboard sourced from cereal packs. Believe it or not he called it "KRISPY".
I can confirm it works well, I built two!
geoff jones03/06/2011 20:39:23
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Hi,
A question to Eric Moffat.
I built a Krispy when the plans were first issued and it was a joy to build, however I could not get it to sail well, so it went into the attic with some other failurs, but I keep taking it out now and again to see if I can improve how it sails, but to no avail.
Did you have any problems ?, If so, what did you do to get it to sail well ?.
Looking forward to your, or any other builders reply,
Geoff Jones.
Ducky04/06/2011 11:01:24
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Thought you might like to see some other paper boats,they were participating in one of the Commodores challenges a few years ago and I might add they can still be seem sailing on the lake to this day.
Even got the writing just right hasn't he

This one as got a really good turn of speed, made by our Club 500 Sec.
And last but not least a re-cycled boat from an earlier challenge to really get you thinking , no paper but from re-cycled rubbish

Martin's one of our best recycler's
Hope this has got you thinking a bit more, who said model boating was expensive!.

Edited By Ducky on 04/06/2011 11:09:42

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