Huntsman 31 project

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Huntsman 31 project

Postby biggusditchus » Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:26 pm

This RC hobby is getting out of hand, not only in the house do we have 60+ cars, 4 lorries, 5 trailers, 3 Helicopters, 1 bike, 2 planes and everything that goes along with them but now I have a boat.... this is mostly the fault of the Ellesmere Boat Show we attended. I traded it for a Tamiya Mighty Bull I dont use and my mates son would love.

Its a Huntsman 31 (34"), I believe, and is in need of a little TLC... ok a lot. As you can see from the photos I have already started by stripping the horrible dark varnish that was on it, turned out to be a simple job as it peeled away from varnish underneath, shouldnt take too much work to get it somewhere closer to what I want. The cabin (which I havent photod yet) on the other hand is much worse and Im seriously contemplating rebuilding from scratch..

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Deck fully stripped(ish)
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Re: Huntsman 31 project

Postby cay » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:08 pm

ow my word me thinks everyone has seriously caught the boat bug giggles ...oooops is it my fault giggles :roll: :roll:
cay says if it moves spray it pink
if it floats spray it pink
if its owned by cay its pink
did you not guess i love pink :)

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Re: Huntsman 31 project

Postby biggusditchus » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:52 pm

You didn't help, although the thought of a pink boat almost put me off :lol:

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Re: Huntsman 31 project

Postby biggusditchus » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:53 am

The cabin build commences, really grateful I got a Draper fretsaw from a mate a while ago, has made life much easier, very happy with progress so far...
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2 photos showing state of original cabin
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Re: Huntsman 31 project

Postby biggusditchus » Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:58 pm

On a roll now....

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also made some covers to hide electronics.
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Re: Huntsman 31 project

Postby TonyM » Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:46 pm

Nice restoration job going on here Rich :TU :TU

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Re: Huntsman 31 project

Postby biggusditchus » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:12 pm

Well been about 2 months since my last post about boat as I had put the Huntsman aside for a while whilst I finished a couple of my other car projects (Old Tamiyas). Now those have been attended to its back to the Huntsman and on with the roof... not having manual (until now) I went with doing it in 4 parts front, rear and two small strips. So far I have done the front and rear, and quite happy with it.

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Think I have decided on a name for it too, my two grandkids are Jack and George (Twins) so decided on the name "JayGee"

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Re: Huntsman 31 project

Postby dus » Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:33 pm

great idea for the name
and its about time you did an update
i was starting to think you hade got shut
hopefully it wont be so long before the next update is due
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Re: Huntsman 31 project

Postby biggusditchus » Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:25 pm

Well Dus wait no longer another update. Finished the roof filling in the gaps between front and rear, gave it a sand and looks good imo. Still got to strip paint from the hull before i can do much more.

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Re: Huntsman 31 project

Postby biggusditchus » Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:05 pm

Started planking the deck but due to a slight monetary issue (Im skint) I have had to put that on hold so got back to stripping the paint off hull, laborious job but will be worthwhile.

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Oh and this is where I got up to with planking LOL

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Re: Huntsman 31 project

Postby biggusditchus » Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:05 am

Finally got all the strips put onto deck and some stain, now have 2nd coat of varnish on (in pic it is still wet, I have gone for satin finish)

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Re: Huntsman 31 project

Postby biggusditchus » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:40 pm

Been a little bit of a change since last post..

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