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The shark is not working... yet!!

So, it looks as though the end is almost in sight!  Almost all of Bruce's body work has been done - save for a few components of the tail, but these will be added during the fitting-out process.

Andrew Gray, who kindly gave me advice on how best to build the shark, has also offered to lend me some radio-gear to get Bruce into the water quicker - thanks, Andrew!!

I'll be buying motors, batteries and propellers for fitting in the very near future, but keep watching for new developments!

Bruce update - 11/5/05

Seen here is the almost-complete shark, minus pectoral fins in this view (I forgot to tape them on prior to shooting - d'oh!!).

Next step will be to brush on a coat of sanding sealer, inside and out, to waterproof the shark.

Bruce update - 27/5/05
Bruce has shrunk!!

Whilst looking at the shark one morning, I wondered whether the shark would work better in its original (short) form. I taped the tail to the end of the shark's body, minus the two-inch extension which would have had extended the total length to over a metre, and found that not only did it look better (to me), the tail would be in a better position to be affected by the propwash - very useful when trying to turn!

The tail section will receive some work, as will the other fins as I don't think the current ones would be strong enough. More later!!
Bruce update - 9/6/05 - NEW FINS!!

A little while ago, while looking at the "short" version of the shark, I reckoned the dorsal, pectoral and tail fins seemed a little on the thin side, and probably wouldn't take too much damage, especially at high speeds (chasing ducks down at the pond! )

Anyway, here's Bruce with his new fins, and some company.

(to give you some idea of scale, the two rubber sharks in the foreground are 1ft and 2ft long respectively. The blue shark is one of the "unofficial" Jaws toy sharks)

Bruce update - September 05

Updates have been few and far between while the hunt for suitable ballast goes on - but here's some work I did to his front end! 

Those teeth are plastic, held in with silicone rubber.  There's a few of them in there - can't remember exactly how many!

Bruce update - 24/01/06

I hadn't done much work to the shark in the past few months (various reasons - money being one of them!), but applied a base coat to it to let some people see how the finished result will turn out. 

I'm not that bothered that the paint job is a little scrappy - it'll get holes bored in it later on!!!

This is one of my favorite images
I took it when he wasn't looking. I took it when he wasn't looking. I took it when he wasn't looking. I took it when he wasn't looking. I took it when he wasn't looking.
This is one of my favorite images
I took it when he wasn't looking. I took it when he wasn't looking. I took it when he wasn't looking. I took it when he wasn't looking. I took it when he wasn't looking.