Author Topic: Smuggler's runabout - FINISHED  (Read 1154 times)

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Smuggler's runabout - FINISHED
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2020, 12:28:20 PM »
Build looks great & painting is very crisp! :smiley:

However, I always think of mahogany looking like this: ;)



Mind you, the same boat at the same show using a different camera & light settings: :icon_surprised:

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Offline Frank3k

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Re: Smuggler's runabout - FINISHED
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2020, 01:22:05 PM »
I painted it mahogany and it looked too brown... when I screwed up the paint scheme, I redid everything and tried to make a mix based on a daylight photo and it came out too red/orange. I didnít want to repaint everything.

Offline apophenia

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Re: Smuggler's runabout - FINISHED
« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2020, 04:19:56 AM »
Frau Kumpf: "Ein Tornado in Kalifornien? Oh ja, mein Mann, das klingt absolut plausibel!"

... I always think of mahogany looking like this ...

It seems that mahogany's colour (and grain pattern) will also change depending on the variety of wood used. African mahogany can be quite pale; West Indian mahogany dark red-brown; Central American Santos runs from golden through to burgundy; etc. Presumably, woods from India or the Philippines will be different again.

BTW, the colour of mahogony may also darken with age. So, a vintage boat may well look difference now as compared with when it was built.
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Smuggler's runabout - FINISHED
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2020, 11:00:03 AM »
Google translate's getting a pounding but I'm getting a laugh out of it! ;D
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline Frank3k

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Re: Smuggler's runabout - FINISHED
« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2020, 11:24:54 AM »
I'd like to build a copy of the boat Guy posted. Maybe as a car... It looks fast just sitting there.

Offline apophenia

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Re: Smuggler's runabout - FINISHED
« Reply #30 on: July 09, 2020, 04:58:30 AM »
Frank: Yes, Bruce Crandall did lovely work. For modelling, the attached may be helpful.

Also see: https://shipmodell.com/index_files/SHIPMODELL_FLYER.htm ... for a scratchbuilt 1/16th model with some WIP photos.
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Smuggler's runabout - FINISHED
« Reply #31 on: July 09, 2020, 08:17:01 AM »
Understandable, Frank, An odd but nice looking boat. :smiley:
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Offline Frank3k

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Re: Smuggler's runabout - FINISHED
« Reply #32 on: July 09, 2020, 09:59:22 AM »
Wow - that's a cool link - thanks for the plans, too.

I found this boat on the site. Looks familiar:


https://shipmodell.com/index_files/SHIPMODELL_RUNABOAT.htm

Offline apophenia

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Re: Smuggler's runabout - FINISHED
« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2020, 05:17:52 AM »
I found this boat on the site. Looks familiar ...

 ;D ;D  Yep, familar enough to make Frau Kumpf uncomfortable  :smiley:
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Offline Frank3k

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Re: Smuggler's runabout - FINISHED
« Reply #34 on: July 11, 2020, 06:30:29 AM »
Less bling than mine, though. I like it. As Emperor Franz Joseph I once said "There is nothing new under the Imperial Sun"

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Re: Smuggler's runabout - FINISHED
« Reply #35 on: July 11, 2020, 08:10:06 AM »
Came out lovely!
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Re: Smuggler's runabout - FINISHED
« Reply #36 on: July 28, 2020, 11:27:07 PM »
How did I miss this one? It looks awesome, and I'm completely jealous of your 3D printer.

I may have to pick one of these up for myself, seems like it has a lot of potential for 1/35 fun.

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Re: Smuggler's runabout - FINISHED
« Reply #37 on: July 29, 2020, 12:59:29 AM »
How did I miss this one? It looks awesome, and I'm completely jealous of your 3D printer.

I may have to pick one of these up for myself, seems like it has a lot of potential for 1/35 fun.

Thanks! The new resin printers are getting better and cheaper. The Elegoo Mars and Mars Pro are excellent and so are the Anycubic Photon. There are low end resolution ones to avoid and some new ones are coming out. The existing ones are between $200-$280 and the resin is around #20-$30 per 500ml.

You'll also need a large supply of paper towels (Scott shop towels work great), nitrile gloves (many boxes...) protective glasses and alcohol for washing off uncured resin. Some of the newer resins are water washable.