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    So many ships . . . and so little time . . .
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    ๐Ÿ“ While in Victoria
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    The Victoria model ship building society clearly has a lot of talent, based on those photos.

    As for the museums I visited, it was in the 90โ€™s, and any photos have not been located or unpacked from my last move.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Renaming boat!. Unlucky or superstitious
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    If you follow some of the tug and shipping (full size) websites, you will see that most tugs and some full sized passenger and cargo vessels have changed owners and names several times.

    (I canโ€™t speak for the ship that recently took out the Francis Scott Key Bridge. Donโ€™t know if she changed names.)

    ๐Ÿ“ While in Victoria
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    And for us stateside, there is the Maritime Museum at Fall River at with the USS Massachusetts nearby, and Mystic Seaport in Connecticut. ๐Ÿค—

    ๐Ÿ“ International Model Boat Show SA - Update & Cancellation Notice
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ulises
    10 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    Absolutely beautiful! Just one more photo needed - Ulisis on the water!๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Light at the end of the tunnel?
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    It may be taking a while, but progress is now possible. ๐Ÿค—

    ๐Ÿ“ In Loving Memory of my dad Peter, aka Mallory.
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    Sincere condolences to you, your family and his friends. At some time when you can resume your activities, you will remember things you did and realize the wealth of his legacy. It may take quite a while, but life will get better.

    ๐Ÿ“ Crew
    27 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    Roy - my last post was from DiecastModelsWholesale.com. Postage on your whole order is the same as postage for one item. If you find several things you want it helps the cost.

    ๐Ÿ“ Crew
    28 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    This might be your C/O: Do a search on American Diorama for other sailor figures.

    ๐Ÿ“ Crew
    28 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    What scale is your crew? There are people who do figures with 3-D modeling, and can rescale them to a different size.

    Alternatively, I looked at play sets in places like โ€˜The Dollar Storeโ€™ and found a plastic set of firemen that could be operated on to be my crew figures for a trawler.

    ๐Ÿ“ Calling it a day.
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    This branch of my life in a Senior community, I have.become too familiar with hearing a siren, and wondering if is an ambulance for one of us, or just a Sheriff on a chase. If is coming for one of us, we can only hope for a safe return.

    I canโ€™t offer advice, as every situation is different. I do hope to spend time with my grandsons, so one may wish to help me with my projects.โ€™ But I have found out here that you donโ€™t have to pretend you are happy, as it is okay to have a crummy day.

    Wishing you strength in the days ahead.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Billings Smit Nederalnd
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    Looks like a great project!

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 5. Old Stern wheel steamer
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    When I bought my (still to be built) Mt Washington kit from Dumas, they also have a motor drive available that has a gear reduction. You might check the Dumas webpage for more details.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Russian K100D waterjet work boat project, Improvements
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    Nice

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: April 13 2024
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    Outstanding, and I love the window blinds. Did you make them? They are a project themselves!

    ๐Ÿ“ Fighting Lights
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    My thought is that they donโ€™t signal anything. They were just positioned like that to be visible to the other vessels as identification that the ship was a leader.

    ๐Ÿ“ Modello RC scala 1/60, di piroscafo armato a goletta, liberamente ispirato alle cannoniere classe US
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    Especially the color in the 4th picture. Looks very โ€˜realโ€™ to me!

    It will be great to see the cannons all installed.

    What did you spray over the black? I have a Constitution kit in my โ€œretirement stashโ€™! Need to take notes.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Speed Boat
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    When I was in 6th grade, I was a little luckier than Roy. On my way to the school bus stop, I saw what looked like a Japanese toy power boat, all gunned up in some spray can dark green in a trash can. It was about 16โ€ long.

    I grabbed it out of the trash can, ran home and stuck it in the garage, then ran back to the bus stop.

    When I got home, I checked it out. Looked like it had been a cabin cruiser with a battery powered motor. The cabin was gone, but the motor, prop shaft, prop and rudder were there. So I sanded off all the green spray paint, found a nice cruiser to model in a boating magazine, added some lights and the cruiser superstructure with balsa, and it became a very nice pond sailer. That was around 1956 or 57, so there was no way for me to R/C it.

    Didnโ€™t mean to kidnap the Bat Boat thread, but that last post kicked up some memories.
    ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜Š
    Pete

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Speed Boat
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    Looks like a โ€œBat Boatโ€!

    ๐Ÿ“ Submarine Identification
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    Looks like a US attack submarine - possibly Los Angelous

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: RC Shark vs Orca?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    Your own design? Or are there plans or a kit? It would be great fun to โ€˜terrorizeโ€™ the other boaters! ๐Ÿ˜…

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    ๐Ÿ“ Death of a member.
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    Colin;

    There are so many words, yet there are no words to express the grief from such a loss, particularly when it is totally unforeseeable. Condolences and prayers for your grief, and your silence here will be completely understood.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: A little video
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    Fastest puffer I have seen! Para Handy would be very jealous! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ EASY AND CHEAP FLASHING LED CIRCUITS
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    A harbor patrol boat immediately comes to mind, as that bit of โ€˜animationโ€™ would make it stand out.

    I remember years ago, putting a flashing red at the top of the fin of a Cessna.

    Thanks for these circuits. Iโ€™m sure there are a lot of uses that they can serve. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Onboard footage
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    Do you have any way to โ€˜seeโ€™ what the camera is seeing, like in many drones, or do you just aim the boat and hope for the best?

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Cobra
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    It has been a beautiful few dayโ€™s work for you, and very inspiring. I have the kit, which will remain untouched until some other projects are re-started and completed.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Working Vessel) Villa Class Tugboat
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    Especially like the photo of the tug in the setting sun. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Vic Smeed RTTL Vosper
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    That last post is not about Sarik. I hope those props have fairly slow rotation.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Model Slipway "Norbar"
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    Beautiful! Bet she looks great on the water!

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1/350 scale USS Massachusetts, and CV-8 USS Hornet
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    When I was at the Naval War College in Newport, the first Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday fell on our first weekend, so we visited Fall River and the Massachusetts. Good memories.



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