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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Launch cushions
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi Black Shoe,
    Fantastic idea, thanks for sharing your method and as Doug says this process could be used for other applications. ๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers,
    Stephen.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Harbor Launch
    4 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi Black Shoe,
    Beautiful work. ๐Ÿ‘
    What material did you use for the cushions?

    Cheers,
    Stephen.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: More detail done to the pilot house, and she has a captain!!
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Happy birthday Cash, ๐ŸŽ‰
    You are making nice progress on the puffer, the lighting looks great. The helmsman must have had poor vision with that funnel directly in front of him.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Land yacht,- more mods
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi JB,
    Good work, I'll go along with you, looks like it should work well.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ship of the desert new project (sand yacht)
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Great resalt all round JB.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck fittings
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Beautiful looking fittings Mike,
    Cheers,
    Stephen.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ship of the desert ? new project (land yacht)
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi JB,
    Great work, love the second roller for the sheet, brilliant.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Working Vessel) Inter Island Ferry
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Thanks for all the likes.

    Roy is quite right the plan was a free one drawn by Vic Smeed back in 1961 in what was then Model Maker magazine.
    I would guess the plan is still available through the Model Boats plans service or what ever it is call now.

    I don't know about the jellied eels. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers,
    stephen.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Highlander Clyde Puffer, (Episode 4 )
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi Gary,
    I am sorry to say there has been no real progress on LT100 this year, mainly due to my wife's ongoing ill health.
    I have shelved the Drifter just last week, for the time being, although I have started a small side project a Revell deep sea trawler, Ross Jackal kit to a scale of 1/142 so the box says, being a plastic kit I don't need all that much time in each sitting to make some progress. I am converting it to RC and will make changes to some details as well.
    I probably have enough stuff to do an update on the Drifter, but at the moment I would rather do some building with my very limited hobby time.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Highlander Clyde Puffer, (Episode 4 )
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi Gary,
    She looks fantastic all freshly painted up.
    Pity about the attenuator valve.


    Cheers,
    Stephen.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 20 Cabin Front continued
    9 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi Mike,
    Beautiful work as is normal for you.
    You may already know this, I believe that painting a gloss black before the chrome improves the chrome finish, might be worth a try on some scrap.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: VINTAGE RUNABOUT,- NEW ACCESSORY
    9 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi JB,
    Fantastic work love the details, even a spare pair of planks on the truck.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.

    ๐Ÿ“ Good Reoccurring Videos list
    9 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Great little video canabus. ๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers,
    Stephen.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: FINISHED AT LAST!!
    9 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi Duncan,
    Your boat looks fantastic, well worth the effort.

    Looking forward to some on the water shots at some point.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: AMPHITRUCK at the beach.
    9 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi JB,
    Great videos.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rc boat trailer/stand
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi RR,

    I agree with JB, clean the Aluminum with thinner and I would add a bit of steel wool with some elbow grease.
    I would use an automotive/industrial lacquer etch primer which to work as an etch MUST be applied quite lightly.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.

    ๐Ÿ“ Electric boiler feed pump...
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi Nick,
    I wouldn't call it a cop out, why not use a commercial unit that has the bugs ironed out.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.

    ๐Ÿ“ Electric boiler feed pump...
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi Nick,
    Looks like the right bit of gear, well done.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.

    ๐Ÿ“ Electric boiler feed pump...
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi Nick,
    If you can get the auto system working reliably that would be the best in my opinion, looking forward to seeing your setup. ๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers,
    Stephen.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: VINTAGE RUNABOUT,- NEW ACCESSORY
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi JB,
    Fantastic work. ๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers,
    Stephen.

    ๐Ÿ“ YMBC York Model Boat Club Regatta 11:00 - 16:00
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi Mike,
    Enjoy the regatta, this is on over the weekend?
    It's a bit far for me so I will pass this time.๐Ÿ˜ Are you going to post some photos after the event?

    Cheers,
    Stephen.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Launch
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Beautiful work Black Shoe,

    Cheers,
    Stephen.

    ๐Ÿ“ Train and Hobbies show 2023
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Thanks MouldBuilder,
    The wait was due to my lack of preparedness, I didn't even have video editing software a few weeks ago.
    Yes all being well I will attend next years show. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers,
    Stephen.

    ๐Ÿ“ Train and Hobbies show 2023
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Thanks flaxbyuck,

    I am glad you liked the video, it was a good show.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.

    ๐Ÿ“ Train and Hobbies show 2023
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi JB,
    Thanks, yeah it was a good show.
    That is quite an amazing setup that you have mentioned pity it is no longer, would have been great to see up close.
    I don't belong to a club we are an informal group, there are however still several clubs probably the biggest I would guess is TF72 which is Australia wide and more focused on naval subjects all at a scale of 1/72nd which makes battleships and the like over 12 feet long.
    Lovely boats in the last series of pics at the Kauri museum.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.

    ๐Ÿ“ Train and Hobbies show 2023
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi Trev,
    Thanks for your glowing report. ๐Ÿ˜
    I think the show has potential and will hopefully grow at least back to pre-covid levels.
    The P51 Mustang running was incredible, all home made including the engine, but bloody noisy when running and it ran quite often.
    The train setups were amazing, I didn't even film all of them, got to a point in filming where I thought that's enough, I should have taken a couple of overall shots of the hall, maybe next time.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.

    ๐Ÿ“ Train and Hobbies show 2023
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi Colin,

    Wow that is a herculean effort it's people like you that are the backbone of shows and engaging with others. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers,
    Stephen.

    ๐Ÿ“ Buck converters
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi ToraDog,

    Not sure who coined the down under thing, probably a Northerner. ๐Ÿ˜

    Yeah the sun down here is a bit on the hot side in summer, I am happy to hear you and your wife enjoyed your stay in AU.
    I am further south than Sydney.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.

    ๐Ÿ“ Train and Hobbies show 2023
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi Hermmank,

    Thanks for your earlier comments, yes smoking is quite taboo these days.
    I am glad you enjoyed the video, it is similar over here I expect as far a getting people to show there models, I am in a group of around 30 members and there was only 2 of us that attended as exhibitors, both of us on separate days. It is quite a commitment to show the only benefit is you get into the show for free.
    All being well I will be there in 2024.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Painting complete - I hope!
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Great resalt Duncan,
    Worth the effort I would say.
    What sort of masking tape did you use?

    Cheers,
    Stephen.



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