Author Topic: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil  (Read 10547 times)

Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2019, 07:41:56 AM »
Thanks, colleagues - much appreciated.

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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2019, 08:06:48 AM »
Looks great, and that blue is very nice. The boat looks like it belongs in the Strategic Space Command.

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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2019, 09:14:01 AM »
Looks great, and that blue is very nice. The boat looks like it belongs in the Strategic Space Command.
Private boat of the Commander - Strategic Space Command?

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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #28 on: August 29, 2019, 02:11:46 AM »
 A link to the SSC is an interesting notion, and that 'atom punk' aesthetic does dovetail nicely.

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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2019, 08:32:43 PM »
Just about there.


The base is two pieces of scrap plexiglass, one given a rough brushing of sea blue before being glued to the top slab, which
was given a layer of water effects. I'm going to attempt a spray effect coming off the foli this coming weekend.

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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2019, 10:25:44 PM »
Looking very cool, Doc! 8)
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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2019, 10:48:09 PM »
“Atom punk” is a new phrase to me and fits perfectly. Nice work on the base so far. Looking forward to what you do for the spray effect.

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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #32 on: September 11, 2019, 02:06:46 AM »
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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2019, 06:15:10 AM »
That's some nice progress Doc and I like the look of that base!

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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2019, 09:34:39 AM »
I like the red trim - it looks like it would be comfortable in either the SSC or Johnny Quest universe.

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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #35 on: September 15, 2019, 08:22:14 AM »
 Colleagues, Friends - thank you for kind words. The spray effect isn't as effective as I'd like - but for a first attempt, I think it shows some promise. The photos show what I was doing.

 

 As you saw in the earlier photos, the foil rests on the plane of the base, with the tinted water effects buiilt up around it. The cut piece of acetate, warped a bit over a candle flame, was hazarded across the trailing edge.



Test fit



And a roll of 'cotton' gauze glued to the leading edge. I raked water effects across the top and bottom of the acteate, but I'm afraid
my photoraphy skill aren't up to capturing the effect.

And you can view the finished product in the 'Completed' Thread. ;)
« Last Edit: September 15, 2019, 08:30:13 AM by Dr. YoKai »

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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #36 on: September 15, 2019, 08:35:08 AM »
Well done Dr Yokai,  finished product is impressive and the water effects finishing off nicely.

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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2019, 10:03:26 AM »
That's one mighty impressive build, Doc and your outstanding work on the hydrofoil is complimented nicely by that fine watery base!

Fantastic! And fast!

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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2019, 06:12:20 PM »
Doing display base this way adds dynamics that bring out true character of Hydrotomic Gyrofoil.  Its a moving  8)

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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #39 on: September 15, 2019, 09:37:14 PM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #40 on: September 16, 2019, 01:38:05 AM »
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All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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