Jump to content

Recommended Posts

On 9/1/2020 at 3:16 PM, BobG said:

...but you can get an unexpected basement in Florida if your house is sitting over a future sinkhole!

My old house I grew up in (in Tampa, Florida) had a large cellar/basement with dirt floors. It was filled with wine racks, but don't recall any wine being stored in the racks. We also had a huge attic in that old two story house where my big brother had his Lionel train layout.

House on 15th Street.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

Y

18 hours ago, CDW said:

My old house I grew up in (in Tampa, Florida) had a large cellar/basement with dirt floors. It was filled with wine racks, but don't recall any wine being stored in the racks. We also had a huge attic in that old two story house where my big brother had his Lionel train layout.

House on 15th Street.jpg

Beautiful house, you were fortunate to live in it, we lived in a small 5 room house that you could throw a cat through the exterior walls. The only trains we had were wooden blocks tied together with fishing line. One year my folks were able to give us a slot car racing set for Christmas, we were in hog heaven. But as always, all good things come to an end, we played on that race car set so much that first day, by noon we had burnt it up.      

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Popeye, I sealed the Reaper with epoxy resin to make it water proof, I also sealed the deck and gave it another coat of classic gray paint. I found some scrap 1/8" hobby plywood that I didn't know I had and used it to fashion a new rear hatch cover because the kit supplied cover was to small for the opening after I enlarged it to give better access to the servo and rudder arm. I applied the kit supplied decals to the hull, which are water slide decals, which I don't really care for, but they serve the purpose.   

 

Here are a few observations so far of the Crockett kit: Like I mentioned in the beginning, this kit is not for a beginner or even an intermediate builder. I'm not saying it couldn't be built by either one, but it would be a very tough build. There are tons of small bits and pieces that require building and the instructions are almost worthless and the plans are good, but could be better.

 

Although I like the kit, I would never build another one. I will explain why later.

DSC01088.JPG

DSC01089.JPG

DSC01090.JPG

DSC01091.JPG

DSC01092.JPG

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm about half way through with the railings. Those chains are a real pain. I bought some solder off of ebay and did almost the entire railings on the lower deck and while I was working on the front section of railings, I would hear a bing. I checked and found several of the railings had popped loose from the posts. I thought maybe I didn't solder them well enough, so I soldered them again. This morning I went in my work room and found several of the railings loose again. So I found some old solder I had and re-soldered them again. So far, no more Bing.  

DSC01098.JPG

DSC01099.JPG

DSC01100.JPG

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

I pretty much finished the Crockett. She's sitting awaiting her home port. I will post some finished pictures of it. I also adopted another way ward orphaned 1940 Chris Craft mahogany runabout, which had been partially built and then left to whither on the vine so to speak. I'll try and give it a little love and breath a little life into it. The work quality that had been done isn't the best as usual. I usually don't like building the same model twice, but I felt sorry for it and hated to see it getting kicked from pillar to post without someone taking a bit of gumption and finishing it.  

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...