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    My Retirement Plans !!!
    Hi Everybody, Having decided to finally officially retire, I have been inundated with an assortment of wrecks, part builds, kits etc. As you can see from the attached photos I've divided them into 3 Groups, Military Leisure Craft and Sailing. The Military group consists of a 1:128 Scharnhorst, 2 x 1:24 E.Boats, an unidentified V & W Hull, 1:36 Perkasa, and a 1:144 wooden hull of HMS Victory. The Leisure Craft group consists 1:8 Fairey Huntsman, a 1:36 Billings Sampson II, 1:35 Billings Calypso, 1:24 Clyde Puffer / Tug, Narrow Boat. And the Sailing Boats Group consists of 2 x Unidentified R/C Yachts. Finally there is a concrete Narrow Boat Planter to paint...definitely will not float, it weighs 15kgs!!! So having been forced to give up gainful employmentπŸ˜‚ , (I was management so I could delegate), I now find myself back as general dogsbody, chief cook and bottle-washer. I'm setting up the Workshop, got a computer design area, a general workbench and a painting/ moulding table outside, the rest will be a 3D printer and scanner when funds permit and the wife wont miss a few bob from the holiday fund. So no quiet life for me!!! Can I go back to work please????? Steve
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    πŸ“ My Harbour
    19 days ago by boatiebennett ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi all,
    Just posted my photos to my harbour, but I seem to have acquired a set of photo's from someone else. All of the photos showing the build in progress are not mine , how do I delete them?
    Steve
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    πŸ“ My Retirement Plans !!!
    19 days ago by boatiebennett ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Everybody,
    Having decided to finally officially retire, I have been inundated with an assortment of wrecks, part builds, kits etc.
    As you can see from the attached photos I've divided them into 3 Groups, Military Leisure Craft and Sailing.
    The Military group consists of a 1:128 Scharnhorst, 2 x 1:24 E.Boats, an unidentified V & W Hull, 1:36 Perkasa, and a 1:144 wooden hull of HMS Victory.
    The Leisure Craft group consists 1:8 Fairey Huntsman, a 1:36 Billings Sampson II, 1:35 Billings Calypso, 1:24 Clyde Puffer / Tug, Narrow Boat.
    And the Sailing Boats Group consists of 2 x Unidentified R/C Yachts.
    Finally there is a concrete Narrow Boat Planter to paint...definitely will not float, it weighs 15kgs!!!
    So having been forced to give up gainful employmentπŸ˜‚ , (I was management so I could delegate), I now find myself back as general dogsbody, chief cook and bottle-washer.
    I'm setting up the Workshop, got a computer design area, a general workbench and a painting/ moulding table outside, the rest will be a 3D printer and scanner when funds permit and the wife wont miss a few bob from the holiday fund.
    So no quiet life for me!!!
    Can I go back to work please?????
    Steve

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    20 days ago by boatiebennett ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi, having just been forced to retire I am in the process of setting up my workshop to start building large scale boats.
    I've been building statics of WWI and WWII aircraft from No1 Fighter Squadron, my late fathers old outfit.
    ( they are all small kits and I could build them on a Tea Tray) and quite enjoyed doing the diorama's to add realism.
    I would love to get into building small boats with a diorama, will keep watching this site but please count me in !
    best wishes
    Steve

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    1 month ago by boatiebennett ( Leading Seaman)
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    further to my previous guestbook entry, my wife now fully understands a love a man has for his precious objects like lathe and a tower Drill and custom made workbench, and while I can't bring them back into the bedroom she will arrange for my bed to go to the workshop!!! hope summer come soon....πŸ™„
    Steve

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    1 month ago by boatiebennett ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi everybody,
    Joined the site back in 2017 while I was getting over heart surgery, It taken a long time and 3 ops. but am now retired, recently married and looking forward to getting back into modelling. My model dockyard is now up and running ( 18ft workshop from the wife as a wedding present, She told me I had to move the lathe,drill and workbench out of the bedroom before she would move in. women are funny about things like that!!!. So now I've got a nice big workshop to start building in.) and she has got a nice clean bedroom, the art pf compromise is not dead..
    I Have recently acquired a 46" huntsman Hull without any superstructure so now I've got to decide what type to build and see if I can get any plans.
    As I said i joined back in 2017 but have spent the last 2 years lurking in the background, I've enjoying all the posts, you are an amazing bunch of people, very friendly, extremely diverse and I only hope that I can contribute as much as you all seem to.
    Steve Bennett

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fairey Hunsman renovation part 6
    1 month ago by boatiebennett ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Stuart,
    Have been following your blog with interest.
    Some months ago i acquired at an auction a 46" huntsman Fairey hull, It is in a very poor state with no superstructure of any kind.
    Can you point me in the right direction for a set of plans?
    Also what type of Fairey do you recommend, as without any existing deck / superstructure I seem to have a blank canvas.
    This will be my first boat in over 10 years, i'm now remarried, retired and have just built the model dockyard in the Garden (18 ft workshop as a wedding present... I think she wants to get rid of me alreadyπŸ€“.
    keep up the good work, some photos of the test run would be great/
    Steve

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