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    Hi ikseno, thought that might be the case. Auckland's still here and a whole lot busier now probably, than it was a few years ago. I live on the North Shore and like most people on this side I don't go to the city unless I have to because I don't want to do 5mph on the motorway before 9am and after 4pm (and we only have 4 mill in the country!). Auckland being on a narrow isthmus can be a pain to get around. You wouldn't recognize Queenstown,- Christchurch especially, if you were there before the earthquake.
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    46" RAF Crash Tender
    One of the difficulties of modelling small craft is that there were hardly two alike . Over 50 years ago I met Peter Danby who commanded a Fairmile C ML in WW2. He said at the time that his boat had as many weapons fitted as they could scrounge & "find"(liberate!). In the case of aircraft too there's a record of the leader of a Hurricane squadron having a RR Merlin from a Spitfire fitted to his personal aircraft. In times of war it seems people tend to use what they can find to help ensure their personal survival. Having seen first hand how RhodAF modified their aircraft and mine protected/oddly armed vehicles developed can vouch for that personally. So it seems that "poetic licence" when building a boat might be not that far from reality.
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    Hintsand tips - Decals made easy
    "....It's a lot easier and cheaper then buying a vinyl cutter and learning how to use it. It might not cost much more than a pack of decal paper...." I can't report on the 'learning how to use it' part, since I haven't started, but having a CNC machine means that you can add all sorts of tools onto the cutting end. At the moment I just use a small router to cut balsa - I would use a bigger one or a laser to cut ply - and I have just bought a 'swiveling knife' set to cut vinyl. Cost of a mount and 15 blades - Β£4.37. Should let me cut any size or shape character out of vinyl (or anything else) sheet...
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    Bow Fenders.
    The 'Tea' method should work well, I used to use it to die white tissue-covering on model aircraft so the it looked more antique linen.
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    I have a fibreglass hull of the mv overchuch and plans to the mv mountwood I would like a mold made of it if you know where I could get that done. I'm sure we could work something out
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    Steampunk Pike.
    Here is my Steampunk Pike. She is still a work in progress. Eventually it will be static dive. Length 40" Width 11" Height 14" There is still a lot to do including weathering. Martin.
    Mermaid sport fisherman
    Mermaid is built from a fiberglass hull I purchased on ebay. I saw it several times a finally gave in and purchased it. It is from "bhc" and it is a good quality product. They have many types of hulls but no plans so you are one your own. I decided it would be a sport fisherman with a cuddy cabin and outboard motor. I made many cardboard patterns till I was satisfied. I always wanted to try an outboard. Motor shell was purchased from Graupner and fitted with and Astro 05 motor that I had on hand. (I may change that). Haven't really tried it yet, but goes well in the Jacuzzi. It not quite finished yet Graphics are by "Callies" they are an internet company that will make you anything you want a reasonable price. They were very understanding and cooperative. I highly recommend them. It was much cheaper and easier than buying your own vinyl cutter
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    Wee Nip, Ruf Red. Donated to me by a friend. Radio; frsky telemetry, battery voltage, Hitec sail winch. She sails well and is quite enjoyable, even I my unskilled hands.
    Small scratch built static model of a Schooner made quite a few years ago. Length 6" Height 51/2" Beam 1" I made this when I was in between projects.
    34" Crash Tender
    Here is my Crash Tender together with the homemade 27MHz transmitter. Built in the early 1970s. The collage photo is from 45 years ago, sailing on the boating lake in Llanfairfechan, North Wales. Recently rescued from the garage covered in dust. Diesel replaced with brushless motor and on the water again. Now in dry dock for a major refit!
    Built from Mountfleet kit. Chain drive operates Rudder . Puffer sound, whistle, smoke generator, working lights Navigation and interior also flickering orange and red for boiler fire.all switched from transmitter.
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    3660kv speed boat
    Well I purchased a hugely powerful brushless motor, (before I realised it was over the top!) so paired it up with something that might handle it!, 4ft long, fibreglass hull, 150amp esc, first water trials sucked a 12v 5amp (what I had at the time) dry in 4 minutes! Put an ammeter on it and it’s drawing 40amps! It’s all trial and error and learning on the way!
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