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    1/10 scale model of Venice water taxi
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    ๐Ÿ“ 1/10 scale model of Venice water taxi
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi all, I am new to this and not sure if I am doing it correctly but I am sure someone will speak up and advise me otherwise.
    After seeing the beautiful water taxis in Venice, after a trip there, I decided to build a RC model. I had difficulty in locating plans but finally managed and have now been 12 months into the build. I have attached a few shots from the start to where I am now. If anybody is interested make contact so I can answer questions etc. After much research I amanged to locate a stern leg that is scale size. I have used West epoxy system throughout and for the glue I mixed mahogany sanding dust to the epoxy to thicken and of course blends with the timber colour. It is fully coated with the same epoxy and sanded with 2000 grit wet and dry, then polished with brasso and finally car polish. I didn't want to introduce any oil based varnish etc. More shots to follow as I progress. Cheers and keep modelling. Ian -๐Ÿ˜‰ New Zealand

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1/10 scale model of Venice water taxi
    19 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Again, I have just checked out your photo as I thought it was a full size boat waiting to launch. Wow it looks so authentic. Cheers Ian
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    19 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Rear Admiral)
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    I too mix sawdust with epoxy resin, did that back when I worked on full sized boats.
    Very Nice Work!!
    Trev
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1/10 scale model of Venice water taxi
    19 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi, Yes using the sanding dust keeps the same tone throughout. Re the Silverdale Blokes Shed - Suggest you contact the Warkworth shed and check as I went to a meeting at the Warkworth shed recently and I am sure the Silverdale shed will be opening soon if not now. I live in Albany so feel free to look me up if you are passing. Ph number is 021963765. Cheers Ian
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1/10 scale model of Venice water taxi
    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Ian, nice to see a fellow Aucklander on the site๐Ÿ‘ Excellent job on the model,- looks pretty solid. I was going to ask where you bought the resorcinol glue, and then I saw you'd done the same as I did with repairs and filling on my 15ft day sailer, and mixed mahogany dust with the west epoxy. Works really well. I save all my mahogany and other wood sanding dust for the same reason. Looks much better than opaque epoxy.

    Resorcinol glue used to be good for that on mahogany, but it's hard to find now, and expensive. It's much nicer than epoxy for darker woods I think.

    There is a big new mens' shed here in Silverdale, but it doesn't seem to be open yet. It's been there for more than a year, but I've never seen anyone there. Not sure what the problem is, - maybe the council.
    JB
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    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Highly professional, and that's not just the workshop ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Chum444 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Vaporetto! Multo bene Mio Amico! What a great subject. Donโ€™t think Iโ€™ve seen another model build of one. The grande canal is their highway.๐Ÿ‘
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    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Thank you so much Ian for your availability.
    The laboratory is exceptional.
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    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Excellent finish Ian, you can tell there is hours of dedicated labour time, love the boat.

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1/10 scale model of Venice water taxi
    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Alessandro
    Thanks for your comment and I would be happy to help anybody, just ask the question.
    A follower mentioned that I have a lot of machinery in my shop, well the truth is I am a member of the blokes shed here in Settlers Lifestyle Retirement Village here in Auckland and yes we do have a lot of good gear although mainly geared to wood work other than my small Myford engineers lathe. There are only about 5 guys who come down and work building all sorts of things, but not models. Will post more info on my Venice water taxi build soon. Cheers all and happy modelling.๐Ÿ‘
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    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Ian, I guessed it then: you are a professional.

    I am very happy that you are a naval engineer, your skills will be very useful here.

    Your modest approach does you credit and I like it. I hope you will help us in case of need.
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    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Lieutenant)
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    Well done. Love the progress shots and your workmanship.
    Len
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    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Beautiful work, your skill is outstanding! Keep us updated if you can. RR
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    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ jumpugly ( Commander)
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    Ian! Wonderful workmanship!
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    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looks All Present and Correct to me Ian. Well done๐Ÿ‘
    Looking forward to your next report.
    Welcome aboard๐Ÿ˜€

    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1/10 scale model of Venice water taxi
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi All. Thanks for all the nice comments. I am a marine engineer trade served machinist and built a few models plus full size boats up to 9.5 metre yacht so I have a bit of hands on knowledge.
    I will certainly add more photos soon now that I better understand what the site is all about. Cheers and will continue to read the comments that have come in. Cheers I๐Ÿ˜Šan
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    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LewZ ( Commodore)
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    Ian, looks like you are off to a good start. Even though you are at an early stage, I can see neat lines and finishes. Happy to see you joined this forum.
    Lew
    Florida โ›ฑ๏ธ, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1/10 scale model of Venice water taxi
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Good morning Ian and welcome, looks like a great job. Will be following with interest. If you need advice, there's plenty on this site ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿคž
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1/10 scale model of Venice water taxi
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Ian, welcome from me.

    From the photos I've seen I can say you're off to a great start.
    I also see (again from the images you posted) that you have a lot of equipment and a lot of space to be able to build scale ships.
    You sound more like a pro than a novice.

    The model is selling very well, it seems nice big, how long is it?
    Regarding advice and suggestions in this forum you will have all the help you need.
    Please take lots of photos and especially videos when you test in the water.
    I will follow your work with great pleasure.


    P.S. If you don't understand well don't worry, it's my fault, I use Google translator.
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    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    Ian,
    Beautiful boat!
    Very nice workmanship.
    I'm jealous of people with those skills and patience (mostly patience I'm guessing).
    Dave B
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    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Wolle ( Commander)
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    Hello Ian, welcome to our forum. Great work, I'm excited to see what happens next.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1/10 scale model of Venice water taxi
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Newby7 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Very nice build. Well done.
    Rick


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