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  • Chris Craft 19' Racing Runabout

    Hi

    I have started to build my Chris Craft today.
    Begiining with the frames......
    but honestly: for this price. i have never seen such a bad "laser cut" wooden parts as this here. Nothing is complete, you always have to cut on the backsinde with a knife and lots of sandpaper work to get them smooth.
    And the quality of the wood for the frames is very low
    I hope it will get better later with the mahagoni......

    Anyone interested in a build log? Then I will post my steps.......

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    Tyrell63 I am always interesting in seeing other modelers' build logs. Especially for as intensive a build as yours sounds like it will be!
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Tyrell63 View Post
      Hi

      I have started to build my Chris Craft today.
      Begiining with the frames......
      but honestly: for this price. i have never seen such a bad "laser cut" wooden parts as this here. Nothing is complete, you always have to cut on the backsinde with a knife and lots of sandpaper work to get them smooth.
      And the quality of the wood for the frames is very low
      I hope it will get better later with the mahagoni......

      Anyone interested in a build log? Then I will post my steps.......
      T6, Please post your build. Could you also post a picture of which Chris Craft you are building? Is it Dumas Kit #1249? Best, LB
      Captain: Got any ideas?
      F/O: Actually not.
      — Captain Chesley B 'Sully' Sullenberger III and F/O Jeff Skiles—

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      • #4
        Building Log

        Chris Craft
        Dumas Kit No 1249

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        The manual comes in 2 "books"
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        1st Problem ....it is all in inch, not in cm
        So you have to drill a hole in 1/4" (I will drill in 6mm instead)

        all the frames and the keel (2 parts)
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        All these parts need a lot of sanding. The quality of these cuts are very low.

        (Will be continued soon.....after my S.E.5a is covered)
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        • #5
          [QUOTE=Tyrell63;n320860]Building Log: Chris Craft Dumas Kit No 1249 /QUOTE]

          T6, Thank you. I have begun the same kit, though some 15+ years ago. I am at the stage of applying the mahogany strips and could not decide which gluing method to use. I did not give up on the project, just set it aside in my last relocation. Your build might inspire me to "begin again". It is a beautiful design and there are a few minor challenges so far. Looking forward to watching your progress. Best, LB

          Captain: Got any ideas?
          F/O: Actually not.
          — Captain Chesley B 'Sully' Sullenberger III and F/O Jeff Skiles—

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          • #6
            Building the Hull (Part 1)

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              Building the Chine
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              • #8
                Planking the Bottom

                Question: Which glue I can use? In the manual they said:
                No expoxy....
                Gap filling (medium) CA glue. The bottom plank are made of PVC
                Any suggestions?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Tyrell63 View Post
                  Planking the Bottom Question: Which glue I can use? In the manual they said: No epoxy....Gap filling (medium) CA glue. The bottom plank are made of PVC. Any suggestions?
                  T6, If you're using CA+ (gap filler), rough up the PVC planks a bit for better adhesion. I used CA+ and accelerator to plank mine, making certain I wiped away as much CA+ as I could before applying the accelerator. Note that my kit has plywood planks not PVC and I epoxy-coated the interior of the boat after this step. Best, LB
                  Captain: Got any ideas?
                  F/O: Actually not.
                  — Captain Chesley B 'Sully' Sullenberger III and F/O Jeff Skiles—

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                  • #10
                    T6?
                    Do you have a link? Or company .. so I can search for

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                      T6 is my shorthand for your username.
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