SeaQuest Heads to Molding

I know that I did a terrible thing and piqued everyone's interest when I posted up the progress of my SeaQuest model. I then promptly followed up with, well... no follow up. For a long time. What ended up happening was that I shipped the model off to a good friend of mine, Jim Key, in California. Jim is a superb modeler and consummate professional. He and I worked together for nearly a decade to offer his big 66.5" Disney Nautilus model. When it came to deciding who to pair up with for molding and casting this kit, Jim was the only answer for me. The kit arrived to Jim's shop in due course, but it is here that our tale takes a tragic twist, for the entire head of our beloved boat had encoun

Bob's TIP#1: Baking Soda and CA Glue

This is what I hope to be the first in a series of tips and tricks from my workbench. I thought it would be kind of a cool idea to share some of the things that I've learned over the years. I'm sure many of you will already know much of this, but for those of you who are just starting out, or even those of you with decades of experience who just have very bad memories, perhaps these will be of interest to you. I typically use a lot of kicker as I tend to be a rather impatient builder. I goop the joints and then hit it with the kicker solution to set the CA glue off immediately. This works great and in most applications. In some others, however, you might have a joint where there is a gap or

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