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1/17 Lo Scorpione
« on: December 26, 2017, 12:28:38 AM »
Hi all here is one of my Chrissy presents from my missus.
Look forward to starting it.



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Re: 1/17 Lo Scorpione
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2017, 02:39:06 AM »
Different
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Re: 1/17 Lo Scorpione
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2017, 07:41:58 AM »
No shooting at the Christmas tree ornaments, tho.    ;)


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Re: 1/17 Lo Scorpione
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2017, 04:46:44 AM »

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Re: 1/17 Lo Scorpione
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2017, 06:14:07 PM »
Hi all here is the next update. They supply laser cut wood bits for the bow or steel for as they call it expert builders. I've tack glued one of the laser cut bits to the steel as a template for cutting. Here is where I need help the supplied metal is so hard a file won't even scratch it, what I have so far was done with a sanding belt. What would you suggest I drill the holes with I have high speed drill bits but I'm not sure they would drill through this stuff.






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Re: 1/17 Lo Scorpione
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2017, 07:04:47 PM »
A decent tungsten carbine tipped drill bit should do the job for drilling the holes.

Do you have a Dremel or similar? If so, I'd try a grind-stone tool-bit for the shaping. (Wear eye protection!)
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Re: 1/17 Lo Scorpione
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2018, 03:59:21 AM »
Hi all next update.



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Re: 1/17 Lo Scorpione
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2018, 06:30:24 PM »
Nice! :smiley:

How's the bow coming along? ???
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Re: 1/17 Lo Scorpione
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2018, 06:45:02 PM »
Ive broken 2 tungsten carbide drills so far and got three holes drilled

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Re: 1/17 Lo Scorpione
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2018, 09:40:56 PM »
Crikey! :icon_surprised:
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Re: 1/17 Lo Scorpione
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2018, 02:34:42 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: 1/17 Lo Scorpione
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2018, 05:58:36 AM »
Hi all here is the next update 








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Re: 1/17 Lo Scorpione
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2018, 02:45:48 AM »
Some of these shots make me think it looks like some sort of scifi vehicle.
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Re: 1/17 Lo Scorpione
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2018, 08:10:34 AM »
Some of these shots make me think it looks like some sort of scoff vehicle.

¿Que? "Scoff" vehicle? ???
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Re: 1/17 Lo Scorpione
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2018, 09:39:31 AM »
Bloody spell check.  I meant SciFi
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Re: 1/17 Lo Scorpione
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2018, 10:47:51 AM »
Ah! Now that makes sense!

In that context, it looks a bit like a solar yacht/clipper with the sails stowed.


A few images to give an idea of what I'm talking about:









I've seen dozens more designs of varying degrees of actual practicality, ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous.
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Re: 1/17 Lo Scorpione
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2018, 04:59:22 PM »
I see what you mean.

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Re: 1/17 Lo Scorpione
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2018, 02:11:59 AM »
Exactly
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Re: 1/17 Lo Scorpione
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2018, 05:45:44 AM »
Hi all well it's finished








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Re: 1/17 Lo Scorpione
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2018, 02:41:45 PM »
Very well done! :smiley: :smiley: 8)
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Re: 1/17 Lo Scorpione
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2018, 01:58:44 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: 1/17 Lo Scorpione
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2018, 03:38:02 AM »
Beautifully finished.  I don't think I would wish to be on the receiving end of what this could throw.