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    Wee Nip, Ruf Red
    Wee Nip, Ruf Red. Donated to me by a friend. Radio; frsky telemetry, battery voltage, Hitec sail winch. She sails well and is quite enjoyable, even I my unskilled hands.
    Formidable, LT100.
    Wooden Drifter Trawler, Formidable, LT100. Scale 1:24th. Long term build. Work boat built first
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    Hull built to Vic Smeed free plan from 1960s,cabin design inspired from Fairey Huntsman, constructed of ply wood, fully scratch built, up graded several times from AM radio to 2.4 GHz with telemetry and brushed motor to brushless motor and LiPo batterys (6/10)
    (Working Vessel) Inter Island Ferry
    Built of Balsa, in 1970s, by my father to a Vic Smeed plan, scale aprox HO or 1/72 nd, converted to RC in 2013, battery LiFe Po4, 2 cell 400 Ma capacity. (5/10)
    (Naval Ship) Fletcher
    Old Lindberg Plastic kit approx scale 1:125 (5/10) 2018 refit, Brushed motor + gearbox removed, 2 Brushless motors + 2 controllers fitted, Transmitter setup to enable tank steering.
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    2 hours ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Looking forward to seeing what you do with the spray rails JB,

    Sometimes an experiment comes good, for me these days model making is about trying new ideas and if you don't try you won't know.
    Good work by the way.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    5 hours ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Your fittings have come up really nice JB,
    I know this is a bit late to ask but there are no spray rails fitted to the hull, I am guessing this was a decision made early on.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    17 hours ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Thanks again Martin,

    Next update shouldn't be too far off, all being well.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    18 hours ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Martin,

    Thank you though I think the rank of ERA (Engine room Artificer)would be more fitting for me. 😁

    Thanks for the glowing report, dropping by and commenting.


    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    2 days ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Martin,

    Great to see you back on deck.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    3 days ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Great little search light JB
    I like the first photo, flow diagram to a search light.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    3 days ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Looks really great JB,
    I imagine you are itching to get her into the water.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Gentleman's cruiser
    4 days ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Sakibian,

    Nice job, I like the weathering on your deck planks, how did you achieve that look?

    Cheers,
    stephen.
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    5 days ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi JB,

    I wasn't thinking of 2 pack that would be expensive, just hobby paints there is a guy on YouTube who has done a lot of reviews on paints including chrome finishes.

    Here is a link to his channel:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_66OBQNO8jXkHjlxnnxT-A

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_66OBQNO8jXkHjlxnnxT-A
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    6 days ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Looking good JB,

    Are you going to paint the light fitting chrome?
    If you are I saw a guy on YouTube who first painted gloss black as a primer then put the chrome over and the results were great, maybe try it on some scrap first.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Covering Boards and Hatch Coaming.
    7 days ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi JB,

    Well put, thanks.

    The saw in question cuts beautifully with no "back cutting".

    I believe I have a fair bit of experience with machines and may tend to do things that are not accepted these days, though I always respect machines from the little ones to the big ones.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    7 days ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi JB,
    Your runabout is looking great very glassy finish and your wind screen is coming along nicely.

    I tend to agree with Graham, my Nikon does something similar on high gloss surfaces.
    I find I can trick the camera by placing a piece of paper on what I want to photograph press the shutter button half way to focus then while holding the button remove the paper and fully depress.
    The other option is to turn off the auto focus and do it manually.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    8 days ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Ron,

    Thanks for your safety tip, I am not sure if the saw comes with one or not, I will check tomorrow.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    8 days ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Thanks Mike,

    I think I felt a little lost due to the difficulty's I had had.
    You are right with the workload, I try to keep things to one job at a time, doesn't always work though.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    8 days ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Thanks Rick,
    I would agree most other peoples models tend to look better than my own creations.
    I point out those goofs in the hope someone will benefit from my mistake.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    8 days ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Thanks JB,
    Yes I am hoping that the chips won't be noticeable once painted.
    The bevel protractor is an optional extra with the Byrnes saw, very handy when needed.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    8 days ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Thanks for your support Gary.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ“ Covering Boards and Hatch Coaming.
    9 days ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    I began by remaking the 2 forward covering boards, even though I had a good template (the old ones) this still took quite a while, but I got there in the end.

    I re-did some more stanchions swapped others and opened up the clearance between covering board and stanchions on most of them, meaning there is more clearance than I would really like, though if I don’t tell anyone no one will know. 😁

    Moving away from the covering boards and stanchions, while still not quite complete, I still need to trim the inside edge of all the covering boards.

    This deviation is partly because I don’t really know what to do next, I still have concerns about the stanchions, currently I am considering making up the capping rail and temporally fitting it.

    I thought I would make a start on the main fish hatch coaming. Firstly consulting Ted Frost’s book to get material thickness, then making up the required material, I chose what I think is Kauri pine because I have plenty of it and I find it quite nice to work with.

    Going by Ted’s sketch there was also an opportunity to have a go at some miniature joinery, something I don’t have any real experience with, one thing I did find out is Kauri pine is not really well suited to miniature joinery.

    After several hours of enjoyable work I had the beginnings well under way and with a reject/spare front piece that nearly turned into two rejects/spare front pieces, I trimmed too much off the side of the first one and the second one ended up too short so there was nearly a third one made though after some careful consideration small packing pieces were added to the second one, of course the aft part of the coaming joints were a beautiful fit first time.

    Next I wanted to make the angled rebate where the covers locate into. To do this I dragged out the Proxxon router attachment once again, I found that I wasn’t happy with the fence on this so I machined it flat on the mill.

    Next I made up a block with the correct angle to use as a guide, then stuck it to the fence with double sided sticky tape.

    I cut the rebate in several passes not wanting to try and cut it all in one pass.

    That’s about it for the moment, more to come soon ( I hope ).

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    11 days ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Graham,

    I bet Finley will be eager to get cracking on this boat, can't start them too young.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    12 days ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi JB,
    Looking good, the windscreen jig is great.
    Won't be long now and the weather will worm up.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    12 days ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Gary,

    Thanks mate, knowing when to walk away is very important.
    Things have returned to normal or what passes for normal in the workshop.😁

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    13 days ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi JB,
    Thanks for your support mate, I think a few things were getting to me, all good again on an even keel.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fletcher
    13 days ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Mike,
    The Lindberg Fletcher is in my harbor already and was built without any workshop around 37 years ago.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    14 days ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Jonathan,

    She looks lovely on the water, beats the crap out of my Lindberg fletcher.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    14 days ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi cenbeth,

    How big is your model, I don't know what you mean by twice scale, sorry.

    Firstly some Frsky receivers are compatible with some Futaba transmitters I think it is the FASST protocol.

    I am guessing you have a auxiliary motor therefore a speed controller, can you provide some details of this controller and motor or is there an instruction manual? Some speed controllers are only one direction.

    How about posting a bit of a build log or at least a couple of pics?

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    15 days ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Jonathan,
    That's quick progress with the 3D printed stuff, it must be costing a bit?

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    15 days ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Neil,

    Sorry, that's embarrassing, just as I was posting I did think I hope there isn't an existing blog. I'll check it out.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Belated video
    15 days ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Love the videos Mike,
    Your crash tender looks stunning on the water.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    15 days ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Thanks Rick,
    It is now a couple of days later and there is renewed hope once again.😁

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    15 days ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Gary,
    A few days later and it all seems not quite so bad, once the decision to re-make some parts was made and excepted I could move on.
    There is a bottle of Glenlivet in the cabinet but not so good for my gout. πŸ˜‰
    I think a lot of the problems are due to my inexperience, therefore a steep learning curve, hopefully I will remember the lessons. πŸ˜€

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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