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Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« on: August 03, 2019, 07:45:21 AM »
RIght now, it's just some parts -


and a concept.

Tim Fleet was one of the three major adversaries of the SInister Dr. Yo's Sekrit Yo Navy; the inevitable boy genius.
 Along with his Rotodiver, SubRocket, and Psychopompic confuser, the Hydrotomic Gyrofoil failed to thwart many of the Dr.'s
 science piratical schemes.

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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2019, 09:03:58 AM »
I like where this one seems to be going, Doc!

Talk about speed personified!

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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2019, 02:45:47 PM »
Welcome aboard, Doc! :smiley:

I see the ships of the Sekrit Yo Navy are still too classified to model ... I can live with that! ;)


Looking forward to what comes forth. 8)
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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2019, 12:15:23 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D :icon_fsm:
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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2019, 09:06:09 PM »
Some progress over the weekend.




I've added some pipes to the engines, placed the retractable foil on the hull, and given the whole a shot of primer to fimnd the
places that need a bit of PSR.

There are  some Sekrit Yo Navy projects underway ( or under weigh, if you like ) but both were already either well started, or
all bu finished before the start of the GB. But a quick teaser for their eventual appearance would not go amiss... ;)
Below, the flagship, the S.Y.N.S. of Dr. Sivanna and the S.Y.N.S. The Gruesome Tench

« Last Edit: August 06, 2019, 06:10:00 AM by Dr. YoKai »

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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2019, 09:41:49 PM »
It seems there has been much Sekrit activity at the S.Y.N. yards. I need to finish my RF-23 and go spy on them!

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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2019, 10:12:22 PM »
Ooh, de-classified SYN stuff! 8)


Gyrofoil is coming along very nicely! :smiley:
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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2019, 12:03:33 AM »
The hydrofoil looks awesome! It can use the fin to slice open enemy ships, too...

Great use of a Triebfluegel! It took me a while to figure out what the donor kit was. It that one of your resin conning towers?

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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2019, 03:54:18 AM »
That's cool as the other side of my pillow, Doc!

What a fantastic, unexpected development!

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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2019, 04:59:52 AM »
 :smiley: :smiley:

I see the Savannah has a new purpose.  ;D :icon_fsm:
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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2019, 05:02:40 AM »
Sci-fi  overload !!!!

Amazing designs

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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2019, 08:39:33 AM »
It seems there has been much Sekrit activity at the S.Y.N. yards. I need to finish my RF-23 and go spy on them!
Well, You'll need to find a time machine as well - all of these were built back in the early to mid 1960's.  ;)

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The hydrofoil looks awesome! It can use the fin to slice open enemy ships, too...

Great use of a Triebfluegel! It took me a while to figure out what the donor kit was. It that one of your resin conning towers?

 Thanks - sorry it's taken me so long to get working on the Savannah - I put alclad on the reactor two or three years ago, but
hung up on the prospect of lights, and the foil shapes. Still not entirely satisfied with them, but for the moment, it's pushing along
 The Triebflugel is the old Huma kit - it got knocked off a shelf once too often, and by that time the attachment points for the rotor
wings looked like small anthills ( mounds of superglue ) so it went to the spares box. You know how I like the Winnans props, so... ;)

Thanks for all the kind words, colleagues!

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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2019, 08:24:47 AM »
It's good to see the Savanna is at least not sitting in a box.  The tribflugel would make a good Winnans attack ship...

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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2019, 09:24:53 AM »
It seems there has been much Sekrit activity at the S.Y.N. yards. I need to finish my RF-23 and go spy on them!
Well, You'll need to find a time machine as well - all of these were built back in the early to mid

Hmmmmm......
Convert the RF-23 to a big blue box......
Naa, too much PSR

Seriously folks, great imagination going on here. Who cares how long it takes!

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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2019, 09:47:32 AM »
Seriously folks, great imagination going on here. Who cares how long it takes!

Same goes for me....

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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2019, 12:50:37 PM »
Which 1:48th scale Lindberg kits were the source of your turbo-jet engine shapes? :)
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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2019, 09:59:18 PM »
 The engines are from the X-3 kit. ( Which will eventually form the body of Dr. Yo's Red Swordfish)
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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2019, 12:55:57 AM »
That Lindberg turbo-jet shape was included in many of the 1:48th scale kits produced by Lindberg.  Still have several in the spare parts bag full of unwanted jet engine shapes.   
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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2019, 07:05:41 AM »
A bit more progress. Basic color.

And a bit of fiddle with the bridge.

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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2019, 08:28:05 AM »
 :))
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2019, 07:35:27 AM »
Just about there. Deciding whether to do the red details with decal or masks and paintTHis is the progress of the last two weekends.





I should be able to get started on the base fairly soon. I picked up a scrap piece of plexiglass and am turning that into
a sea display base. I have some notions...
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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2019, 12:52:37 PM »
Innovative and cool  8)

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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2019, 03:12:08 PM »
Lookin' good, Doc! :smiley:
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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2019, 02:06:52 AM »
Lookin' good, Doc! :smiley:

What my learned colleague said... :smiley:
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Re: Tim Fleet's Hydrotomic Gyrofoil
« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2019, 03:40:38 AM »
Lookin' good, Doc! :smiley:

What my learned colleague said... :smiley:

Concur! Love the engine detail!

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