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PostPosted: July 7th, 2016, 8:39 pm 
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Excellent work Alan as always.

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Cheers Ian.

HMS Plymouth is progressing well, the funnel and rear superstructure has been re-cast in resin and I'm currently re-modelling the tail of an old Sopworth Pup into the main mast.

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Nice work all round Alan, I like the look of the composimold too. As for the keep fit, you have inspired me, i'm going to see the doctor on Tuesday, so, I'm asking if i can do something of the sort.

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gbrwn56 wrote:
Nice work all round Alan, I like the look of the composimold too. As for the keep fit, you have inspired me, i'm going to see the doctor on Tuesday, so, I'm asking if i can do something of the sort.


Good luck at the Doctors, I have only been out on the bike a few times and only for a couple of miles at a time, just to get back into practice. Apart from the saddle sore as expected, every ride has been great fun and getting less painful :-D every time.

I think the good thing about cycling is, its a low impact exercise that's much more fun than running.

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Very helpful. The reusable mould making material seems ideal

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Great Re-use of the Sopwith tail Splash - The Plymouth looks great!

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Inspirational stuff Alan, Plymouth is coming along very nicely. The bike looks good and, as one who has exercised for many years and can vouch for the benefits, I'm glad that you are getting out on it and, just as importantly, enjoying it - enjoyment is the key to regular exercise IMHO, if whatever regime you try isn't enjoyable to you it's almost impossible to stick with it.

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It's a catch 22 the bike rides reduce bench time, but in theory I might live longer and recover the lost bench time. :-D

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The HMS Plymouth is looking great. I like the way you use other models (Sopwith Pup) to get the shapes you need for this one. Also very cool moulding technique. When the mould material is heated up, how hot does it need to get? Is there a danger of warping the master?

Good looking bike too. I just brought my bike back to life recently (gathering dust in the garage) but have to learn the rules of the road again. I have been over your way a couple times and the country is gorgeous but the roads are too winding and narrow for me to get on with the cars. Not to mention I'd be on the wrong side of the road! :lol:

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When the mould material is heated up, how hot does it need to get? Is there a danger of warping the master?


I heated mine in a microwave for only one minute followed by several 15 second bursts until it was warm enough to turn to a thick liquid with the consistency of runny honey, I found I could pick up the container and hold the container with no discomfort.

The Composimold FAQ website states the melting point of composimold is 130f (55c).

If you heat it up too much it will form bobbles so keep the temperature low and to cool it down once you have poured it just put it in the fridge or freezer.

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That Plymouth looks great, i love the profile of the hull with the raised bow, beautiful! :beer:


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I second Zen's comment. Beautiful work capturing the ship's angular lines Alan. She's quite similar to the Leanders.

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I second Zen's comment. Beautiful work capturing the ship's angular lines Alan. She's quite similar to the Leanders.


Several of the leander's started life as being laid down as type 12's but built as leander's, I served on HMS Dido she was one of them.

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