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    πŸ“ First 3D printed figure!
    3 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi All,

    I have an STL file of a male figure standing!

    I'd like to use it for my newly acquired yacht!

    Problem is I don't know how to scale it to 1:20th scale!

    So, my question is how tall would a figure be at 1:20th scale!

    I'm currently printing it to a height of 80mm!

    Cheers, Ed

    PS, I have been helped I now know how tall the figure has to be!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Pillsbury dough boy!
    3 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Peter,

    Your Prints are coming along nicely!

    I love to watch It being printed! LOL!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Name Boards!
    3 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Colin,

    I use a DYMO LetraTag label maker!

    I got it about 10 years ago!

    The Label strip is about 12 mm!

    I just put a thin board around.

    What ever I want to print!

    Then I cut off the excess!

    And there you go instant label! LOL!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    3 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Ouch!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ“ Name Boards!
    3 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    I had ordered some acrylic lettering!

    But, I want a thin boarder line.

    Going around her name!

    So, I used my label maker!

    To make her name boards!

    I think they look OK!

    What do you think?

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: "My-Jen" has arrived!
    3 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Martin,

    Jennifer, Is quite happy with the Name I picked! LOL! πŸ™ˆπŸ™‰πŸ™Š!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: "My-Jen" has arrived!
    3 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Rick,

    What ever gave you that Idea!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜€πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ LOL!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ“ Vintage billings Samson
    3 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Dave,

    That look as if it's going to be a very nice looking boat!

    Don't forget to blog your build!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ“ Easy
    3 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Impressive!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ“ PLA or Not!
    3 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    I have had so much trouble with that Premium PLA!

    I got it touch with one of my good friends!

    Who more advanced in 3D printing!

    And he has informed me that.

    That Premium PLA is designed for high end 3D printers!

    And my Ender 3D printer can't handle.

    That Premium PLA!

    So, in the bin it goes!

    As I can't work with it!

    I have had success with the Current PLA I'm using!

    Live and learn, Live and Learn!

    Does anybody have a high end 3D printer!

    I'll post this Premium stuff to you!

    No Charge! LOL!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: "My-Jen" has arrived!
    4 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Marky,

    It's not 3D printed!

    I purchased it already built!

    https://www.motionrc.com/collections/civil-and-commercial-rc...


    Cheers, Ed
    https://www.motionrc.com/collections/civil-and-commercial-rc-boats/products/bancroft-grand-captain-1-20-scale-900mm-35-fishing-trawler-rtr
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    πŸ’¬ Re: "My-Jen" has arrived!
    4 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Pete,

    I had ordered from:

    https://www.motionrc.com/collections/civil-and-commercial-rc...

    It took about week for me to receive it!

    It's a great looking boat too!

    Cheers, Ed
    https://www.motionrc.com/collections/civil-and-commercial-rc-boats/products/bancroft-grand-captain-1-20-scale-900mm-35-fishing-trawler-rtr
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Servo and Wiring and Main Deck
    4 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi MIR,

    You model is coming along nicely!
    Very good, Keep up the awesome work!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: "My-Jen" has arrived!
    4 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Doug,

    Who says I can't build a boat over night! LOL!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Silver soldered
    4 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Rick,

    That looks great!


    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ“ "My-Jen" has arrived!
    4 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Today has been a good day for me!

    Although, I had computer problems!

    Seems my Monitor went on the frits!

    I ended up having to order a new one!

    Which I got today along with my Yacht!

    So, first I did was unpack my new monitor!

    And switch it from my server monitor!

    But, that's another story!

    Anyway, On to the fun part!

    Unpacking the yacht was a small task!

    As it comes packed so that it doesn't brake!

    First I had to cut around the the edge of the shipping box!

    Pull that off, It help to have another person help with this!

    Anyway, pull the shipping box apart!

    Then take a good look inside!

    Make sure everything is OK!

    Everything is held down by tape!

    Cut the tape then pull the radio box off!

    Put that to the side!

    The model is held in place by a strap!

    Cut, the strap pull it off!

    I then leaned the shipping box on it's side!

    Then gently pulled the foam supports out!

    Pulling the model out of the shipping box!

    I then removed all of the Support foam off the model!

    I then assembled the Boat Stand!

    This was very simple to do!

    Press and fit all the model boat stand parts together!

    May add a bead of cyano to it to hold it together!

    OK, I realize I didn't build it!

    But, have run out of space to build!

    "My-Jen" is my last boat to collect!

    No more space available!

    Oh, Reason I have named my new yacht "My-Jen"

    Is, I have named her after my wife!

    Who has put up with my hobby for years now!

    Jennifer loves the name I have picked!

    Oh, I finally have a fiberglass hull!!!!!

    Cheers, Ed

    PS. She come with a 2.4 gig wheel controller!
    And a 2S 7.4 volt 25C Battery!
    I've gone ahead and ordered 2 more!
    Just in case I want to stay at the pond longer!
    Oh, Wait I don't even know If I can go to the pond!

    Rats, that Covid 19!

    Cheers, all!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: OK, you forced it out of me!
    7 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Nerys,

    You may be right!

    Although, all I see is a nice looking Yacht!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: OK, you forced it out of me!
    8 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Colin,

    I really think your right!

    I do think it's more of a Motor Yacht!

    Than a Fishing Trawler!

    I'll post picture once I receive it!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: OK, you forced it out of me!
    8 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Rick,

    That wasn't hard at all!
    Confession really is good for the soul! LOL!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Boiler
    8 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Rick,

    That's a good looking boiler!

    I can't wait to see it in action!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Naxos (Now β€œPole Dancer”)
    8 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi hecrowell,

    Very good details and I like the striping!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ“ OK, you forced it out of me!
    8 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Colin,



    It's this, should receive it with in a weeks time!

    https://www.motionrc.com/collections/civil-and-commercial-rc...

    I just hope, I don't get it from you guys!

    Cheer, Ed
    https://www.motionrc.com/collections/civil-and-commercial-rc-boats/products/bancroft-grand-captain-1-20-scale-900mm-35-fishing-trawler-rtr
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    πŸ“ Oh, my what is it?
    8 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    I had purchased a nice classic boat!

    But, ended up having to send it back!

    Do to cracks all over it's parts!

    I'm talking about my "Christ Craft Sport Fisherman!"

    But, after sending this model back for a full refund!

    Which I got but had to put in a dispute!

    I also won the dispute! Anyway I saw another boat!

    But, I know the guys and gals of this fine website!

    Will be angry at my next acquisition!

    As it's an RTR 35" Fishing Trawler!

    Reason for the RTR I ain't got any room left to build!

    So, decided to cheat.............


    PS. Did I really leave out the picture!

    You, decide! Did I!
    Or was it left out purpose......
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    πŸ“ Hmmm!
    8 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hmmm!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Pillsbury dough boy!
    9 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Michael,

    You are a great wooden model boater!
    I envy your skills!

    But, I on the other hand like to use Plastic for my builds!

    As, I find working with wood very challenging!

    I also don't have the means to work on wooded boats!

    So, when the 3D printers came out!

    I was very reluctant to purchase!

    But, I have purchased one !

    I find it very relaxing watching it print an object!

    Who knows maybe some day I'll build a Wooden model!

    But, till then I stick to what I like!

    Good o' Plastic............

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Pillsbury dough boy!
    9 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    I for one enjoy enjoy watching.
    The object being printed!

    I know it can be quite challenging!

    But, if you have the right Filament all goes well!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ“ Site Problems
    9 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    I've been told to keep an eye out!

    Figtree7nts (Admin1)
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    πŸ“ Pillsbury dough boy!
    10 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    OK, So I ordered some more PLA in white!

    But, I have increased the bed temp this has helped!

    As I was trying to print the Dough Boy Figure!

    I attempted this about 3 times!

    Using this Premium PLA the setting where just not right!

    So, upon recommendation from Martin555!

    We tinkered with the settings to the Extruder and then the build bed!

    I now have the Printer set to 215 degrees Celsius!
    And the print bed at 70 degrees Celsius!

    IT's now working as it should!

    I will try another object to print!

    To see if indeed the setting are right!

    Thanks, Martin555!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Shaft alignment and electroniscs
    10 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi MIR,

    You've done a marvelous job!
    Of making sure the shaft is true!

    Way to go!

    Great Job!

    Regards, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Starting up some time soon!
    11 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Doug,

    No problems!

    Cheers, Ed
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