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    I cannot promise to finish one project before starting another. I know, I tried.
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    I am a retired UK toolmaker of nearly 50 years. I sold my business and moved to Hungary with my Hungarian wife.
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    Pilot Boat.
    I have really enjoyed building this little boat. The painting, as always, I found a challenge. I am really pleased with the performance and the finished result. It has taken me around six months to build only being able to fit time in around a busy work schedule. Looking forward to the next one now.
    (Racing Boat) Genesis
    I bought this boat to give me some running time whilst I complete a major overhaul of my Patrol Torpedo Boat and build my Police Launch kit. I plan to try it for the first time next week in my local river. I would like to thank Doug (RNinMunich) for all his help to get the boat connected electrically as I have not used brushless before and needed to complete quickly. The boat is on it`s way Doug. Note. it is faster than 24km/h. Ran out of options. The instructions say 55km/h. (Motor: 3674 2074KV) (ESC: Hoddyking 125A Water Cooled) (9/10)
    (Naval Ship) Patrol Torpedo Boat
    I built the boat many years ago. I am about to embark on a full refurbishment. I intend to re-paint and add all new guns and deck items. (Motor: MFA Marlin) (ESC: Futaba) (6/10)
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    6 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Thanks for everything Martin. You will be greatly missed. It was a few like minded people that made this site what it is today. Your departure, and that of two others I know of, will be felt in the content and enjoyment.
    I know we will talk again so good luck with all that you do.
    Peter.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Mast.
    14 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Super replacement Martin. I am doing the mast for DΓΌsseldorf and I must say that it does look rather weak. I am sure I will knock it off several times. Peter.
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    18 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    I am confused. I am always confused. I think I am better off confused. Sorry to hear about the problems though. I think we would all like you to stay.
    Yours,
    Totally confused.πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”
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    πŸ“ Hose connecting points
    20 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Just a small update as I have very little time for modelling at the moment.
    I have been thinking for some time how I can drill 10off 2mm diameter holes for the deck hose connectors and valve hand wheels and have them look uniform. The instructions show them just glues into the moulding (so I am told of course). I decided some time ago to add 2mm dowels into the back face and glue from the rear. I decided to make a small jig to help with positioning from 3mm plasticard.
    I started by roughly cutting out a general shape of the bottom of the moulding. I then carefully shaped it with a file until it had a snug fit. I transferred the piece onto the other side of the cabin and it fitted there also. I then carefully worked out positions and scribed the Plasticard with the centres and drilled the ten holes. I then placed the jig into the recess and carefully transferred the holes through. I repeated this on the other side. I am pleased with the results. I think the valves, reported on an earlier post, and the hand wheels should look good.
    Next, I plan to try to paint the inside face of all of the windows to give a smoked glass effect. I hope this will hide all of the mechanisms necessary for the functions.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Basic's fitted.
    23 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Very neat Martin. You are getting on really well. 😊
    Peter.
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    πŸ“ Quality
    26 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Yes I am Doug. I have had to reapply for permanent residency. It is proving to be quite a task. I have to get everything translated into Hungarian. I managed to send in my application yesterday. We will see how long this takes from here.
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    πŸ“ Graupner mc-26
    27 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Hi Len.
    My intention, so far, is to use LiPo batteries to save space. I will use fairly large capacity units. I will probably use 7.4 volts for the equipment with suitable voltage regulation. The motors will run on 11.1 volts and the receiver feed via the BEC on the ESC. This is my plan at the moment. My wiring will be far away from that diagram supplied by Krick. If you hear of a large fire in Hungary, I probably got it wrong.
    Peter.
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    πŸ“ Graupner mc-26
    27 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Hi Len.
    After inspection of my crane I have found that I did not glue it together, just friction fitted. I will add a brass section to raise the height of the crane and replace the lifting rope. I am a lucky (or just lazy for not having glued it) boy.😁
    Peter.
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    πŸ“ Graupner mc-26
    27 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    I should have no problem with that method Colin. Most of my railings collapse on their own anyway.😁
    Peter.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aft Well Deck
    27 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    looking really good Martin. Surprising, with your experience, that this is your first attempt at a wooden boat. Nice one.
    Peter.😊
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    πŸ“ Graupner mc-26
    27 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Lucky me. It is only pushed together so far. I can add a lift piece. Thanks for the warning.
    Peter.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜€
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    πŸ“ Graupner mc-26
    27 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Well spotted Len. I can now see why this could never work. I will try to do a modification to the upper railing to see if the dingy will raise over the lower railing. If it will, I will add a chain. I think it is too late to modify the crane but I will look closely at it. I do not want to spoil the crane as built.
    Peter.
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    πŸ“ Quality
    27 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Sorry Doug but I have to disagree. We can blame Boris for everything. Makes me feel a lot better.😊
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Dusseldorf
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Super job Len. She looks perfect on the water. I will download the pictures and take a closer look at the railings at the stern. Thanks.😊
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    πŸ“ Big Blue (test facility)
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Hi Martin.
    I think a year late is probably not going to provoke much of a response. He probably joined another site😬
    I think we all missed that one.
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    πŸ“ Leeds Model shop
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    I am really jealous. 26 hour drive for me.🀒
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    πŸ“ Is westbournemodel@ co serious?
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    On one of my business trips from Torbay, I visited the Leeds Model Shop. Best one I have ever been in. (I don’t travel much😬). It had everything I needed and as Mike said, incredible stock and range of products.πŸ˜ƒ
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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Last time I went to the Falls I stayed at the Marriott. Fantastic views of the falls even in the bath, if that tickled ones fancy. πŸ˜ƒ
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aeronaut Diva Kit
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Hi Robert.
    Looks good so far.
    I bought this kit some time ago and opened it for the first time a couple of weeks ago. All of the laser cut sheets are present along with the fittings but all of the small section wood strips are missing. Looks like I will have to buy them separately. We’re all of yours included in the kit?
    Peter.πŸ˜€
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    πŸ“ Graupner mc-26
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Hi Len.
    Perhaps you could start a harbour and add some pictures of the completed model there. It would be nice to see all of your hard work.
    Peter.😊
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Hull Continued ( skinning up )
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Looking good Martin.
    When I made my first wooden hull for the PTB some 35 or 40 years ago, it took me five years to reach this point. Have you got a β€œhere is one I made earlier” hull under the work bench? I remember Blue Peter. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜
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    πŸ“ Graupner mc-26
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Thanks Len. Looking forward to the video too.
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    πŸ“ Small Rowing Boat
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Before I left for Hungary, I did manage to find a little time to work on Dusseldorf. I decided to take a break from railings and start on the small rowing boat.
    The first thing to do was to cut and file the top edge of the forming to the correct height. This proved to be quite a task as I do not have the confidence to cut too close and end up with a lot of filing. I was very happy with the finished item. Next was to add a keel made from scrap material. Once again, I did not cut too close. I first formed the hull shape on the inside edge of the piece by careful filing. I placed the assembly to the light until I was happy with the fit and glued into place. Then, once again by filing, I profiled the bottom edge.
    The next task was the oars. These were made using pre-formed plastic parts for the blades and two pieces of 2mm wood rod for the shafts. The last few millimetres were filed to half of the diameter. The blades were then glued on and the whole assembly tidied up.
    The duck boards were next. I had treated all of the wood strips earlier with stain. I cut all of the necessary parts to length and carefully glued them together using a scrap piece of plastic as a template for the gap between planks. For the foot board inside of the rowing boat, additional forming was required. The files came out again. The plans were not good for scale here and I found that one fewer plank was required than that drawn.
    My next session will be in Hungary. I have no idea when. (I do really as I did a little today). First time I have found time here to do anything. I ran out of time to post this before I left.
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    πŸ“ Workshop
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    Finally cleaned and tidied the Workshop. There is still a lot of sorting and repositioning to do but the floor is clear. It is a little hot in this 36 degree heat but I added a small fan today and it is surprising the difference it has made. I have a surplus mobile air conditioning unit if things get too warm.
    Peter.😊
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Stage (14) (superstructure)
    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Are you going for the record Martin. You really have done well. You are getting close to my speed now. Well, maybe a little quicker.😬
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    πŸ“ Stands
    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Do you have sketches of the stand design Colin, or any other stand maker for that matter. I would like to make nice stands for my boats when completed as the wife wants them on display in the house. All right Martin, I may not need the design for a while!
    Peter.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HULL (Part 1) (Above the Base deck.)
    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Great start Martin. Do you know what you are doing?πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜¬πŸ˜¬
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    πŸ’¬ Re: MV Overchurch
    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Really nice model. I think that the passengers and crew look perfect.
    Peter.πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Gaff Rigged Pilot Cutter
    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Beautiful. Looking at Ted, he must have been pressganged.😬
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    πŸ’¬ Re: "Ellen" - Gaff rigged Bristol pilot cutter
    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Beautiful sailing boat. I bet James Onedin is pleased to have her on board.πŸ˜ƒ
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