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1/700 scale Shrimp/Fishing Boat kit. 19 Oct 2017 08:40 #133

I feel a strange disturbance in the force....
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1/700 scale Shrimp/Fishing Boat kit. 19 Oct 2017 23:35 #134

Ok, Trickie Phone, yes. I will still never use FaceHole! :stinker
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1/700 scale Shrimp/Fishing Boat kit. 22 Oct 2017 14:11 #135

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Got the old Girl up to 54 PSI. She was weezing a bit, so I stopped there. NO BLOWING UP! Molds in production for USCG Point Class Cutter set, Shrimp boat set, and USS Defiance Asheville class Patrol Gunboat. :yipee :yipee
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1/700 scale Shrimp/Fishing Boat kit. 22 Oct 2017 14:43 #136

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1/700 scale Shrimp/Fishing Boat kit. 22 Oct 2017 22:03 #137

Nice! I remember those old pressure cookers! Great to still see one used.


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1/700 scale Shrimp/Fishing Boat kit. 25 Oct 2017 22:26 #138

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Alas, my long serving Jenny Shrimp boat hull master has made her final mold. I had this same bubble problem on 2 of 3 recent molds. Very strange.
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1/700 scale Shrimp/Fishing Boat kit. 26 Oct 2017 10:58 #139

Humidity? Different mix ratio? Gremlins?

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1/700 scale Shrimp/Fishing Boat kit. 26 Oct 2017 17:35 #140

Man, that bites! What do you think caused it?


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1/700 scale Shrimp/Fishing Boat kit. 26 Oct 2017 23:50 #141

I consulted Eric at Reynolds Materials. We had some of the same ideas. I'll confess to rushing the mold, and trying to pressurize 2 at one time. I thought about casting the 2nd mold again to see if it was a mix/ratio or temperature snafu. Eric thought using a little less red activator would increase the viscosity of the RTV mold compound, allowing offending air bubbles more time to escape as well. (My scale could be a little less than precise) He's a molding/casting Jedi!

Try, try again! This whole model kit making process is very educational! :bangs head

I enjoy the dickens out of it!! :yipee

Thanks for looking in!!
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1/700 scale Shrimp/Fishing Boat kit. 27 Oct 2017 08:51 #142

The molds have those bubbles?
I told you photobucket sucks...



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1/700 scale Shrimp/Fishing Boat kit. 29 Oct 2017 14:05 #143

Yup. The castings "mirror" the mold. I thought I might cast the 2nd mold inside to see it temperature had anything to do with it.
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1/700 scale Shrimp/Fishing Boat kit. 08 Nov 2017 23:34 #144

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New, revised resin parts! The 2.0 mold worked in a stellar fashion!
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