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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Modified Stiletto project
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Nice looking craft with fine lines. Should look good in the water. Cheers Ian ๐Ÿ‘

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    ๐Ÿ“ Hospital
    4 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Falling is a real problem as we age so good luck with your recovery. Cheers Ian ๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Re Tug boat rigging
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Sorry I can't help.

    Ian

    ๐Ÿ“ Antique and Classic Boats at "Legacy of The Lakes" boat show
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Love them. Cheers Ian๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Harro Koebkr
    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Wow it looks great and I love the helicopter, well done. Ian ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Ra Inga IV at the pond
    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Your yacht looks great under sail and looks very real. What a good spot you have to go sailing. Cheers Ian๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ aerobats crash tender
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi, I build a model of a Glen L Thunderbolt a few years ago and built the full size back in 1966 when I was a bit younger. I had similar problems and because of the weight issue in the craft I did the best I could. Maybe as a suggestion play around with different props as this will be the cheapest option but I must say it looks good in your film clip. Did the full size boat plane at full throttle? Cheers Ian. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ FPV Experience
    16 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I sail a model Electron yacht here in New Zealand (google and you will see what I mean). I race with another guy with same boat so I mounted my Gopro on it it took some good video. I will post at some stage but I need to edit it is its too long for this site to up load as I have tried. Cheers Ian

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deans Marine City of Ely
    16 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    What a nice project. Cheers and good luck. Ian ๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Glue
    17 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi, I would use epoxy if you can as that is compatible with the GRP hull. You can get 90 seconds epoxy but the little I have used I have found the 5 minutes a better cure time. It allows a little more time for alignment etc.
    Cheers Ian๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fairey Swordman
    18 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Good luck. I hope you a bottle ready to crack befoer she hits the water. Cheers Ian๐Ÿ‘

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Anteo
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well done and looks exactly like the real thing. Good to hear you use epoxy as well. Cheers Ian ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Moving Forward
    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    What a fine looking craft. I am amazed at the level of craft being made by all modellers on this site. Well done. I used 2000 grit wet and dry with brasso to finish polish the West system epoxy on out side on my Venice water taxi. I will post some of the latest shots soon. Cheers and keep up the good work. Ian ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Gulnare steam paddle boat
    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great looking craft. Maybe consider using a series of small belt drive pulleys using O rings as the drive belts. I made up a series of pulleys on my lathe for a guy here building a navy craft where he had twin screws and it worked well. Just think outside the square. Would be happy to help if you want but will need to do it on line as I live in New Zealand. Cheers Ian ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Recently hand surgery
    28 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Good luck on your recovering. Cheers Ian

    ๐Ÿ“ What should have been ร  nice sailing dayโ€ฆ
    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great shots, especially the container ship. Well done to all. Looks like a fare amount of weed in your pond. I know what thats like when I sail my RC controlled yacht. A piece of weed on the rudder slows you down somewhat. Cheers Ian๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Island Supporter "Borkum" (with some modifiactions)
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looks like a good project. Does the engine come with the kit? Cheers Ian ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: PHASE CHANGE
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    How cool is that with all the real sounds. Well done. Ian๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ The all new Citroen 2CV or the poor man's Rolls Royce
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Maybe the owner is sending a message to RR.๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1/16th RNLI Severn class lifeboat
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well done, she looks so authentic. Cheers Ian๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Yard Sale find
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have a cat and she like to investigate anything new that comes home so I have got to be extra careful. I have jus bought a 3D printer and currently making a bench that is cat proof as I can just imagine her dancing on the hot table. Wish me luck. Cheers Ian๐Ÿ˜

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: H.A. Kits Thames slipper launch
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Wow what a nice looking craft. I am just about finished my 1/10 scale of a Venice water taxi and I decided to use the West Sysytem throughout. I have already posted some photos of the build some weeks ago. I decided rather than to finish varnish and have to contend with brush marks in it I have finished sanded the epoxy (5 to 6 coats) with 2000 grit wet and dry paper then polished with Brasso and finally car polish and it has come up very well. It is time consuming but you end up with a very hard and durable surface along with it being completly sealed from moisture. Attached are a couple of shot of it nearing completion. I am about to buy a 3d printer so I can make my deck hardware as I can't find anything available on the net. I have checked a few sites that others in the club have sugested but to no avail. Another learning curve with programming??. Watch this space.
    Cheers and keep modelling. Ian

    ๐Ÿ“ 6th June
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi, Beautifully crafted. Did you make all the deck fittings like the guns etc.
    I am about to invest in a 3D printer so I can make my own for the model Venice water taxi as I can't find any supplier to help with them.
    Cheers
    Ian๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Lady Jane
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi, Sorry I can't help. Never heard of them in New Zealand. Cheers Ian๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Recovering from cataract surgery
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Good luck and hope your eyes return to 100% soon. Cheers Ian

    ๐Ÿ“ Easily sand perfect circles
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Commodore, very clever, certainly thinking outside the square. I have one that combines a belt (didn't make it bought it) and it was great to use when fitting my planks and shaping the dummy frames to the Venice water taxi. They create quite a bit of dust so maybe look at connecting a vacuum? Cheers Ian ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Little Shelley Foss first float
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great video. Not sure about the skipper running aground???? Anyway no damage so don't need to dock. Cheers and well done. Ian๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ How do I bend plywood
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi, I suppose it all depends on the radius. I suggest you build a former that simulate the deck and lay up a few thinner sections and laminate. That way it will fit well on the boat once glue is dried. Hope this helps. Cheers Ian๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Riviera
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Wow that looks nice. One would think there would be room to RC her as if I read it correctly she is 36 inces long? The deck fittings, dash gauges etc are exactly what I am looking for. Any ideas? maybe the company that makes these in Vietnam. Cheers Ian

    ๐Ÿ“ Scale deck gear
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi and thanks for the info. I have had a quick look but nothing is jumping out at me. Will keeop trying. Ian



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