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Bob Abell03/01/2014 10:47:12
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Made a start on Brutus, while the paint and glue dries on SloMo

The keel is made up of several parts and glued together under a mountain of weighty stuff

The result is a strong and flat starting point, with none of the familiar plywood bow

Now for the formers


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Amy jane September03/01/2014 21:34:11
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I say Bob, That workshop's too tidy!blush

ashley needham04/01/2014 09:16:37
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Amy. There was a thread on "show us yours" (workshops) and Bobs is indeed deluxe, notice the carpet, a nice bit of Wilton. There appeared to be a marked reluctance to show members workshops....

If you tab back somewhat you will find a couple of snaps of my shed which is stuffed full of ...STUFF, materials and boat stowage. it is not very tidy but the floor is usually hoovered clean!


Bob Abell04/01/2014 09:44:41
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Thank you, Amy and Ashley

Here`s a better picture of the famous " Shop Floor"

In full production now, working on Ellie, SloMo and Brutus

I must spend half my life up here or on the computer in the spare room , next door!

Wife doesn`t mind, as she likes to watch the telly in the peace and quiet

Bizzy B

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IAN_I04/01/2014 10:02:59
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Hi Bob..

Your non stop varying builds sure keep the interest going and Pauls latest venture is of some size.

You will need all that room in the work shop.

The work shop is also top gear, thanks for sharing.


Bob Abell05/01/2014 06:49:03
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Out of the primeval soup emerge......... a modern Dinosauer!.............Brutus!...........(Fanfare of trumpets!....On a par with the Planet suite.........Or the arrival of Phil Taylor at a darts tournament with a pair of Sheila`s!)

Gerron with it!..........Don`t rush me!........Moments like this, need to be savoured!

OK Chaps....This is it......Whistle blown and "over the top" we go!

Had great fun assembling the base layout (10 sheets).........Which is slightly too big for my base board!......Drat!

Some of the formers and keel are on display

For the princely sum of £1, you too could be part of the development of this fascinating build!.......Great fun and a refreshing change to revitalise your modelling taste buds and jaded palette!

Paul.....Haven`t got the transom drawing?

What thickness of skin shall we use?...........Might be worthwhile doing a broad strip plank on frame exercise?

Bob the Builder

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Paul T05/01/2014 07:56:16
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The transom (drawing 11) is on a single A4 sheet that was in the last set that I emailed to you.

The skin is 1.5mm aircraft grade plywood or similar, an exercise in planking would be a good idea however the skin on Brutus has some tight curves that cant be achieved by planking but don't worry as we will do diagonal planking on the next build.........can you guess what it will be?


Bob Abell05/01/2014 08:11:04
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Next build?

No idea......Give us a clue?

Still not got the transom....Please resubmit


Paul T05/01/2014 08:47:20
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Transom and horizontal panel drawings re-sent.

A clue...........diagonal planking


LARRY WHETTON05/01/2014 09:58:50
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is it a.........RAF RESCUE LAUNCH..?.. Larry.....

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