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    πŸ“ HMS Victory
    15 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Was ask what kit the Victory is it's the Corel kit 1:98 scale . Our model boat club has been invited to Ancaster Spring Home & Garden Show Feb23-24-25 So I will continue the build while attending this show .I should have the masts on . I like to show people what goes into model boat building.

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    πŸ“ HMS Victory
    16 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I thought I had done a good job with the Rigging & dead eyes on the Santa Maria that I would finish up the rigging & dead eyes on another orphan model .This time it's a cut away of the HMS Victory which has been awaiting my time for a while. I do have have a little room left for storage in the room my wife calls the BOAT ROOM.

    πŸ“ Billings Santa Maria
    23 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I need to stop making model boats. this kit was given to me just at the beginning of the lock downs for the virus 2020 . He had the kit for about 20 years & I had it for another 4 years 'So the Billings Santa Maria must be 24 years old. It had paper sails & real small dead eyes I didn't want to do the rigging but it need completing so she's done.

    πŸ“ Billings Santa Maria
    27 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Time for the paper sails on the Santa Maria Model And after that the sail rigging lines .

    πŸ“ Billings Santa Maria
    27 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I haven't been able to down load a video on my build log so here is a few photos of me doing the rat lines on the Santa Maria. My method isn't traditional but it service it's purpose. the glue is just Carpenter style white glue non toxic.

    πŸ“ Billings Santa Maria
    1 month ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Yesterday started the Dead Eyes And rigging. It's a very time consuming chore. I wonder how models of yester years where made with out all the fancy super glues & carpenter glues that we have now. P/S I cheated And had to use piano wire to keep dead eyes in line . I tried to do that job the way the diagram said but I failed so I did it my way.

    πŸ“ Billings Santa Maria
    1 month ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    You all will probably think I'm crazy but I'm going to finish another orphan model that was given to me about 3 years ago just before lock downs due to pandemic. The model must be about 40 years old plus another 3 years. Here in Hamilton area we have had 1 snow fall that melted the next day because of rain. I've been working on the Billings Santa Maria off & on & gave up . Dead eyes & Lanyards are my nemesis. But I'm going to try. Found a write up in the Blue Nose instruction that may help me complete the model ship. Wish me luck & I may go blind .

    πŸ“ Kit was called Duna
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I have just found out that the really tugs name was Frederic Mistral. Still runs after 100 years. The crew had Chickens in the cage at the bow & sometimes carried pigs in the pen at the stern end was used to make a little extra cash at the ports they went to. This model was a static had to do a lot of modification to interior to make the tug a R/C runner.

    πŸ“ Bluenose-4
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    O/K I admit it I can't spell & I think Testors paint isn't around any more in Canada. But I'm just saying what the hobby store guy told me and I did spell it Tester sorry! πŸ˜€ & I was to lazy to finish the tops of the Monopoly house's

    πŸ“ Bluenose-4
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Here in the Hamilton Ontario area we haven't had a lot of snow so did a little more on my model kit of the Bluenose . Needed to paint the hull so instead of spray paint decided to use bottle paint's ask the hobby store guy for some Tester paint white, red, blue, black and was informed that Tester paint has been discontinued for a while.☹️ . Paint is getting kind of expensive but hobby store guy recemented Tamiya enamel. This kit is pretty straight forward except for Rigging & sails So that's next project If it ever snows.

    πŸ“ Bluenose-4
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    In 2023, the winter solstice is happening on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 10:27 p.m. EST in the Northern Hemisphere. So we need to keep busy with another orphan model , My 4th Bluenose model boat. Here in Canada I would think that any model boat builder would have built at leased 1 Bluenose it's on all our dimes Plus hope we all have a Merry Christmas & get all the model boat supplies we need. I also would like to wish all model boaters a Happy New year with pleasant sailing. This kit has been collecting bust for about 4 years & needs a little TLC. and when the snow finally arrives here in southern Ontario I'll have something to do rather than snow shoveling.

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    πŸ“ Found old photo First R/C model & Transmitter & Speed Control
    6 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    This is a photo I found in a old album .It's my first R/C controlled model & I think it was a Billings tug The Sampson .The radio was a Cox Sanyo transmitter & Receiver . I had to get a C/B license back then to operate the radio . Years later I removed the deck & cabin & used the hull to make the North Rock tug boat . That's the speed control that I would have used back then.😊

    πŸ“ Billings model Cutty Sark static
    6 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Built 1977 spent 20 years in Brace bridge Ontario 20 years in Town of Amherstburg Ontario & was returned to me in 2017 & how knows where it will end up ?

    πŸ“ One of my oldest surviving models.
    6 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Tomorrow the Confederation Marine modeler's will have our first meeting & the theme is bring one of your oldest model boats . So here is my Billing's Cutty Sark Built in 1977 for my sister she took it to her in-laws Manor in Milford Bay Ontario their it stayed above the fireplace for 20 years .Property was sold & it then went Amestburg Ontario for another 20 years Then it was returned to me.

    πŸ“ Just a little sailing at Spencer's pool
    6 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    A couple of members went for a morning sail I had may North Rock tug & a fellow member was checking out his latest R/C model that I really like the looks of her I forgot the ships name but the fellow running her said it was a Steam research vessel. I had upgraded North Rock to a Fly Sky transmitter & sure enough had to reprogram rudder & forward - reverse functions .

    πŸ“ Gumboot Clogaroo
    8 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Had a chance to run my Midwest model of a lobster Boat at Spencer's in Burlington It's the 150 anniversary of the town of Burlington Ontario . The forest fire smoke wasn't to bad the day I ran the boat . I named model off of a Canadian Singer Stompin' Tom Connors - Wikipedia songs about a lobster boat The Gumboot Clogaroo .

    πŸ’¬ Re: My Smoke thing
    10 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Good question I could put a switch in one leg of battery to turn the simulated smoke on & keep the switch on the unit one & the fake smoke will come on right away I think haven't tried out yet but its easy to turn on after putting main battery in & putting plain water in the humidifier tank .New plan took it to Spencer's pool & wire broke off U.S.B. plug .Rewired used battery port on Flysky Receiver which is about 6 volts to power up the humidifier & it worked .

    πŸ“ My Smoke thing
    10 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    A friend in the model boat club made a simple smoke generator so I decided I'd try .Use a small humidifier & powered U.S.D plug with 4 NMH batteries & installed it in a model I built a while ago. Some of my old style Graupner smoke generators don't work any more .

    πŸ’¬ Re: Re: Canceled fishing boat style
    10 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    That's a R/C Billing kit of the U.S Army Tug Boat just a little fun boat for little pond's

    πŸ“ Canceled fishing boat style
    10 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Built a small model that was static so I will copy that small one & make my balloon buster a copy of photo & R/C model it also .

    πŸ“ Balloon Buster
    10 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Balloon Buster is no more will make a 21 inch fishing boat Ran model Thursday at Leander used clear Hockey tape to hold deck on it ran well but got a little water in hull .To make a fish trawler found a diagram of one .First thing need to make the hull sides taller to match diagram .

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    πŸ“ Was asked what a Balloon Duster is
    10 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Here is a photo of these Balloon Duster at a model boat show at Hamilton's Steam Museum The object is to pop the balloon on models last one is winner !

    πŸ“ Rules & more Rules
    11 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I thought building a balloon buster would be a great project .Some members have sent instruction & rules concerning the models after reading rules decided to just make a runabout Open PDF & read rules . I think some of the rules seem a little out dated No reverse ,mechanical speed control etc. P/S there also was diagrams of rudder & placement of Balloon mount & bow spear thingy. ☹️☹️

    πŸ“ Balloon Buster
    11 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I call these orphans because the hull was started but not completed picked her up at the last club meeting in April . So we have decided that it can be converted into a club BALLOON BUSTER for the next show .Boats in the Park at the Woodward Ave. Steam Museum . I have until May 27th & 28th. Web Site Hamilton Museum of Science & Technology

    πŸ“ Andrea Gail
    11 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Another project Andrea Gail build I did a blog on it a while back & finally got a chance to run it on open water this week 2023-04-11 .

    πŸ“ Andrea Gail
    11 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Great weather this week so off to Leander Boat dock for Andrea Gail maiden run I made a video but could not down load on this wed site But I did take a still photo so here she is & the model work well .As soon as the boat pool opens a Spencer's in Burlington It will get a summer of running .

    πŸ“ Got to use a display pool at Hamilton Home & Garden show .
    11 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    A couple of our members got to use a display pool last weekend Alligator tug boat & a 44 lifeboat small scale made with a laser printer That's it for me I can't download any thing & will not do any more Media Gallery

    πŸ“ Winter Project
    12 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Had a problem can't load any photo's so I'll just say that my lighting would not work properly if I operated the rudder the lights would go off & on as the rudder operated I was using the electronic switch & thought that it was malfunctioning so went back to the tried & true method microswitch & servo arm trip & the same problem. Noticed that the light servo & micro switch was chattering .Replaced the digital rudder servo with a Analog servo & problem went away. P/S still can't load any photos .☹️

    πŸ“ Winter Project
    1 year ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    #1 Lights . got navigation lights from local hobby store promptly broke wires to light's . Replaced with 3 volt L.E.D's . #2 I used old tech to turn lights on-off Servo- Micro switch method so got a electronic switch to turn lights on , off & again messed up as my Fly Sky transmitter had to be programed to get switch's to work on it & I delete all the setting on the transmitter & had to google to do it right again. #4 Figured out how to power lights from a 3 volt battery box in hull area used 2 medal contacts to feed power to lights in wheel house #5 Had to figure out how to power up model used a wall & switch for a toggle switch .#5 My first method of getting into model was 2 parts of wheel house removal & then aft deck removal . This was to time consuming so combined both parts into One part for removal. #6 next will be wiring of the electronic lighting switch & permanent placement of speed control, receiver battery for lights & power .

    πŸ“ Winter Project
    1 year ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ GARTH ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Did a little video on stanchion's & had a lot of questions on them I get some model parts from ( Harbor Models
    www.harbormodels.com
    507 E Ada Ave, Glendora, CA 91741
    +1 626-963-4591) The shipping is a bit pricey but in Canada it's hard to find Hobby stores that have boat parts . the stanchions are 2 hole 35mm I had some .025 Music Wire that is .64mm for railings . I find that it's a bit tricky to figure out millimeter sizes Canada switch to metric but I was schooled in Imperial & can't easily switch I think it's a con as a liter of gas is $1.65 so a gallon is about $6.60 .



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