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    I promise I will finish a boat project before I start another......Maybe.
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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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    πŸ“ Cruise Liners
    14 hours ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Let us hope not Martin but as some are from the States, it does seem possible.☹️
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    πŸ“ Cruise Liners
    1 day ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    I cannot believe the bay outside of my window at the moment.
    We usually have visits from two cruise liners per year here but right now we have four inside the bay and another four just outside. The QM 2 is just outside. Here are a few pictures I took yesterday. We are lucky. They seem to stay for a couple of weeks then they change around and more arrive. Eight is the most so far. Sorry about the picture quality but it was lousy weather.
    Peter.
    Just checked Ship tracker. There are nine here now.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: OK, you forced it out of me!
    3 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    This is the first picture I saw. Something went wrong.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Top deck and Deck hatches
    3 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Lovely piece of woodworking Mike. The planking looks very effective.
    Must try that one day. Can you please make a SLEC Fairey Huntsman 31 next. I can copy your blog then.😁
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Silver soldered
    3 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Wow. That looks really impressive. Nice work.πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Pillsbury dough boy!
    4 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    I have a 3d printer but I do not look at it as a replacement for any modelling but just another tool. To make unique parts, you also need to learn 3d modeling. I think there is a place for a 3d printer especially for those of us not so skillful in the practical side as some others. Time is another luxury for those of us that have to work all day. I, for instance, have little time for modeling at the moment but am quite happy to let the printer work all day to produce something useful. At the moment I am still playing to learn more about it but I must agree with Ed, when all goes well it is great fun to watch the part develop.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Model complete less coxswain....
    4 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad Sy.

    You really have made a superb job on the boat. Fantastic detailing as it is obviously your trade mark. Any idea as to what you will do next?
    Super job.πŸ‘πŸ‘
    Peter.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Scratch built, Working Steam powered Drifter trawler LT100, to 1:24th scale.
    4 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Very clever piece of engineering. Must have taken a while.
    Peter.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: OK, you forced it out of me!
    4 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Nice one Ed. I have two of these which are secret. Oooppppsss!!!
    Forget the above. For some reason the first time I looked at your attachment it came up with a picture of a monster truck. Double ooopppsss!!!😊
    Peter.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HARTLEY FLARELINE, NEW PROJECT
    4 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Love the back lighting jb. How did you stop light leakage. Super job.πŸ‘πŸ‘
    Peter.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Cabin Roof Windows.
    4 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Really impressive Rob. Thanks for such a detailed explanation as usual. I will give this a go as they really look effective. I have a new SLEC model to make next year which will suit this perfectly.πŸ‘πŸ‘
    Peter.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Wedico Christina...or not
    7 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Good start Cash. Sounds like a bit of a Hybrid. Any idea what you will call it. Something like Johnny Cash`s Cadilac?😁
    Peter.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Pillsbury dough boy!
    7 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    I told you Martin had a 3d printer in his bottom drawer.😁
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Krick Nordstrand Trawler Kit # 21430
    8 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Looking good. The build so far looks very similar to my Krick Police Launch which is nearing completion, still.😁
    Peter.
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    πŸ“ SEA COMANDER RE-FURB.
    8 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Hi Colin.
    Trial versions often do not allow exports in anything other than their default extension, in the case of DraftSight that is DWG. I have the Professional version which cost Β£117. The standard version is around Β£79. The free version was withdrawn early in 2019 although my home version did not fail until November `20.
    If you are stuck, just send the DWG to me and I will export in DXF and return to you.
    Peter.
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    πŸ“ !/12 working Radar
    8 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    I use 1:1000 a geared 6v motor driving a shaft inside a fixed tube. Silicone tube joins the motor shaft to the radar drive shaft. The rotation is at around 15 RPM.
    Peter.
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    πŸ“ SEA COMANDER RE-FURB.
    8 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Hi Colin.
    I just had to update my DraftSight at work and there was a 32 bit version for windows available.
    Peter.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: A working Radar!
    8 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Hi Ed.
    On my Dusseldorf I have used a 1000:1 geared motor which gives around 15RPM. I have connected it and it looks quite good.
    Bruce, is it your build log of Dusseldorf that ends four months ago. How are you getting on with it?
    Peter.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Which PLA?
    8 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    I use Sunla 1.75mm filament. You have to watch the processing melt temperature on every reel as they do vary with colour. The white, for instance, processes at 190 to 210- degrees and the Orange, 200 to 230. I have found differing results with each different colour as well. White seems to print most things but I have had considerable difficulty with gold and orange. I have had to increase the nozzle temperature to around 225 to get anywhere.
    I keep playing. I have loads of 1:32 scale oil drums made in different colours now. Good for the Scalextric but no good for the nerves.😁
    Peter.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Chrome Paint Test.
    9 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Thanks for the info Rob. I will give this a go on my next project.
    Peter.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Thanks
    9 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Good luck with that. You could always just buy it and wrap it up and place it under the Christmas tree with a label from you best friend on it. You might get away with it?😁
    Peter.
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    πŸ“ SEA COMANDER RE-FURB.
    9 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Hi Colin.
    DraftSight is a 2d design package which, in my opinion, is better than Autocad. It used to be free but last year they put an annual charge of Β£72. Still less than the Β£3,000 or so for Autocad. I have bought it and use it for all of my design work. I have just checked and the current cost is Β£79.
    Peter.
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    πŸ“ SEA COMANDER RE-FURB.
    9 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Hi Ian.
    Try Fusion 360. It is free, at the moment.
    Peter.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fan goes Caput!
    9 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Get it out of that bin bag and have a go Doug. The slicers are relatively easy to use, even I can do it, and you can get loads of good things to try ready modeled on `Thingyverse` and others for free.
    It is a little frustrating at times but fiddling with the settings a bit, you soon get the hang of what works and what does not.
    Fusion 360 is free 3d software. You can model parts with this. It is not too easy to get the hang of but there are a lot of tutorial videos on youtube. I will start lessons soon.
    Peter.😊
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fan goes Caput!
    9 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Well done Ed. Great fix.
    Try an articulated octopus or something like that. I have made two sharks and they are really interesting.
    PeterπŸ‘πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Leak fixed and a little fun!!
    9 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Super job Cash. She looks really stable on the water. Looks really nice as well.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    Peter.
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    πŸ“ rudder
    9 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Me three.
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    πŸ“ Sharknado
    10 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Now we know where Martin`s enthusiasm for the oddity has gone. Marky has caught it.
    Looks great Marky.πŸ‘πŸ‘
    Peter.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Forward Deck Pulpit.
    10 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Nice job Rob. That bending jig is s great idea. The finished item looks perfect. Another good reference source for the future.πŸ˜€πŸ‘
    Peter.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: False cockpit deck
    10 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Looking good Mike. I see you like to punish yourself with all that extra planking. Bet it will look really good though.πŸ‘πŸ‘
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