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    πŸ“ Static Model Boat Builders
    1 day ago by retirement-hobby ( Leading Seaman)
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    Heres where I play, lucky to have a room to myself.

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    πŸ“ Static Model Boat Builders
    1 day ago by retirement-hobby ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hey Taffy, good to see someone else doing static models. What I have in mind is a "Static Model Boats" group. Any one would be welcome. Resource for everything related to building static models. Ive been building for several years and have supply links, model plans & links, sharing what has worked and what hasnt. Ill get with the owner to make sure I set this up correctly. Looking forward to chatting with you in regard to your projects.

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    πŸ“ Crusier
    3 days ago by retirement-hobby ( Leading Seaman)
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    This is a model crusier I designed and built several years ago

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    πŸ“ Belle Harbor
    3 days ago by retirement-hobby ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thismodel was built from plans several years ago
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    πŸ“ Ski Boat
    3 days ago by retirement-hobby ( Leading Seaman)
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    This is a static model based on a boat I owned in the 70's. Short of decals, this is all hand made.

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    πŸ“ Static Model Boat Builders
    3 days ago by retirement-hobby ( Leading Seaman)
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    Any interest in a club for static model boat builders, I have links for all aspects of static model building? If anyone is interested, lets put our heads together and get it going.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Mowe 2
    3 days ago by retirement-hobby ( Leading Seaman)
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    Nice job, looking forward to your next project!

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    πŸ“ Soldering
    3 days ago by retirement-hobby ( Leading Seaman)
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    well, here it is (still in the build stage). switched to brass and silver solder, going pretty well for the first solder project.

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    5 days ago by retirement-hobby ( Leading Seaman)
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    my very first soldering project! This is the start of a shroud.

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    πŸ“ Soldering
    6 days ago by retirement-hobby ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks Haverlock, I did research and have material to make use safer. Still practicing with the iron. its an adjustable heat and am expermenting with different heats. Got the solder to run finally.

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    πŸ“ Soldering
    8 days ago by retirement-hobby ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks for the comments. Bought some brass and a propane torch, going to try that.

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    πŸ“ Soldering
    12 days ago by retirement-hobby ( Leading Seaman)
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    Guess unless your doing plumbing or wiring, not much to learn from. Hehe, Learning to tin, get globs of solder, let the solder run, costly way to learn! Oh well, at least Im making progress. Thanks, again, to all who have commented.πŸ‘

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    πŸ“ Bending balsa
    17 days ago by retirement-hobby ( Leading Seaman)
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    I generally use just water, will give this a try.
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    πŸ“ soldering
    17 days ago by retirement-hobby ( Leading Seaman)
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    Ok, needs some advise. I've purchased cooper tubing (1/8 sq & rnd, 1/16 rnd for building my air boat shrouds. I've also purchased a digit solder iron so that I can get accurate heat ranges. I've searched for "how to solder" on the subject, but have only found plumbing references. Would prefer to not use propane!
    Joints are expected to be contact joints, not one piece inside another. Would appreciate some feed back, wanting to get started, but not to waste material learning!πŸ˜‰

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    πŸ“ Shroud for Model Air Boat
    28 days ago by retirement-hobby ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks for the comments, Ive used the glues, they work, but dont afford much movement. Soldering is my attempt, materials seem to be aluminium, copper or brass tubes.

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    πŸ“ Air Boats
    30 days ago by retirement-hobby ( Leading Seaman)
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    These are under repair. They were built a couple of years ago, but didnt survive some moves. Combination of hull repairs, rebuilding of shrouds, etc. Ongoing projects.

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    πŸ“ New to Forum
    30 days ago by retirement-hobby ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hello fellow model boaters. I'm new here so forgive my posting mistakes. Just wanted to introduce myself, I've been building model boats (static) for about 5 years. I mostly build my concept of a boat, however I have built from some plans. I build small models, 10" is my biggest and most are under that. I also have a fascination with air boats and have built several. Does anyone deal with soldering metal components, having a problem with material. Usually I draw what I want to build, make templates, transfer to balsa, and build. Are any of the clubs focused on non RC models? Looking to learn and share!πŸ‘

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    πŸ“ New Website Sneak Peak
    1 month ago by retirement-hobby ( Leading Seaman)
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    Being new, I can only say I'm impressed.

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    πŸ“ Shroud for Model Air Boat
    1 month ago by retirement-hobby ( Leading Seaman)
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    I' m new here and hope to link up with other model builders. I only build static models, and have or are in the progress of building different types of boats. Cabin Crusers, Ski boats, Air Boats, House Boat. I have about 10 models in various stages of building and repair.

    This being an introduction and an inquiry. Does anyone build air boats? I have a shroud question. I used super glue on my early builds and they havent with stood the test if time.

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    πŸ“ Ski boat
    1 month ago by retirement-hobby ( Leading Seaman)
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    This boat is designed around a boat I owned many years ago. The equipment is simply representative of whats available today. I only owned and used a pair of skis and a tandom ski..
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    πŸ“ Beau Belle
    1 month ago by retirement-hobby ( Leading Seaman)
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    This is a boat plan I purchased. Built this several years ago. Mostly I do scratch builds.
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    πŸ“ Guestbook Post
    1 month ago by retirement-hobby ( Leading Seaman)
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    I'm a static model boat builder, I build from scratch, and have built from plans. Looking for a model building forum to share and ask questions. I've been building models for about 5 years. I'll post some pictues later.
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