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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
    (Pleasure Craft) Piranha (Rosa)
    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 aprox scale 1:125 (5/10) 2018 refit, Brushed motor + gearbox removed, 2 Brushless motors + 2 controllers fitted.
    Recent Posts
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Opening front windows
    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi maturpin013,
    In my limited experience things like window frames can be quite tricky to make successfully, one again you have executed them beautifully. Looking forward to seeing on water shots.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Miranda
    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Rick,
    Looks good.
    Have you run the plant using steam yet?
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Which wood for steaming easily on a model?...
    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Martin555,
    Steaming is so easy once you start doing it, it is not the black art some people seem to think it is.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Which wood for steaming easily on a model?...
    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin,
    I am probably a bit late in my reply and a lot of information has already been put forward but here is my two bob's worth.
    An article I read a few years ago said that chemical softening of wood weakens the wood because of what it does to the structure of the wood.
    I have done some steaming, first using just a kettle and dipping the plank into the boiling water for a few minutes , then moving on to making a simple jig out of steel down pipe adding a shelf of wire mesh to sit the plank on, see photos.
    I have experimented with steaming several different woods, in my opinion hard woods will take a more severe bend probably due to their long grain structure though even soft woods like Huon pine will bend very nicely while still hot the key being while still hot.
    You may have minutes to work with large pieces of wood due to it's thermal mass, small planks take seconds to cool.
    Personally I would try some Beech I wouldn't be surprised if it worked quite well.
    Hope this helps.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Final installation of the smoker
    3 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    hi mturpin013,
    Incredibly neat and tidy installation.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Securing bracket for suction hoses
    3 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    hi mturpin013,
    What can I say except amazing work.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Boat hooks
    3 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi mturepin013,
    Beautiful work as usual, double sided tape has a multitude of uses in the workshop.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Electrics for the lighting
    5 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi mturpin013,
    As usual exemplary workmanship, your flro lights look great, very neat inside the plastic project box though i fear things may get a little crowded inside once all the wires are in. Keep up the great work.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fire Monitors Part 3
    9 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi mturpin013,
    You are truly dedicated I am truly impressed, making 3 working prototypes, keep up the great work.
    Cheers, Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fire Monitors Part 2
    9 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi mturpin013,
    Exemplary workmanship, truly impressive.
    Cheers, Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Painting
    10 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi mturpin,
    Well done, working on a boat whilst doing a workshop refit, you are doing better than me, I struggle with one task at a time.
    Enjoy your break. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Cheers,
    Stephen.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Lighting and other tweaks ;-)
    11 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    To Doug,
    Thanks for the heads up on how to open the file I probably wouldn't have worked that out. Also thanks for the Morse code translation, I am unable to read Morse code.
    To Martin,
    Lighting, radar and Morse code signal all fantastic,matches the very high level of workmanship on your boat.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wee Nip, Ruf Red
    12 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Terry,
    I am assuming that you may not know this little trick because of your question a few days ago, if you place the mouse curser over the persons name and left click that will bring up all the information about that person, including what boats they have and whereabouts they are etc.
    I hope this is of help.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wee Nip, Ruf Red
    12 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Terry,
    What boats do you have? I cannot see any in your Boat Harbour.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wee Nip, Ruf Red
    1 year ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Phil,
    Certainly fun to sail, especially in a stiff breeze.
    Are there any steam models in your videos?

    Cheers,
    Stephen.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wee Nip, Ruf Red
    1 year ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin,
    It is quite strange initially and requires more concentration than motor powered boats, thankfully on my first outing there were experienced people to help get me started.
    Yes it was very generous, the boat wasn't being used after he bought an RG65, i had also donated some stuff to him previously.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Wee Nip, Ruf Red
    1 year ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    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.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Suction hose fittings
    1 year ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Beautiful workmanship as usual, good choice with the cyno, an other option for securing the pins might have been Loctite excess adhesive wipes off easily. This is not a criticism just a thought.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Cottesmore in 1/48 scale.
    1 year ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin,
    Definitely not boring in my opinion, it is great that you are exploring other technology's and learning new skills, keep up the good work.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Re visit Rear upper deck & Aft cockpit deck
    1 year ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Magnificent workmanship!
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Cottesmore in 1/48 scale.
    1 year ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin,
    Another exemplary piece of work from your hands, keep up the good work.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Removal
    1 year ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi All,
    I am going to remove this build blog, I should not have posted it in the beginning as I had intended to write an article for Model Boats magazine, something that is still years away.
    I am very sorry if this causes any upset at all, though I hope you may understand that I didn't have a real intention to do the blog, it sort of flowed on from some other messages without me really considering all angles, something that is not normally the way I operate.
    I hope you will all understand, I would like to have the story printed.
    Happy model boating and stay on coarse!
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Cottesmore in 1/48 scale.
    1 year ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin,
    Wonderful fittings, looking great, did you put some flags in the flag lockers?
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Formidable, LT100.
    1 year ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Martin,
    I don't consider my skills to be remarkable, it is at times quite surprising what you can build when you try.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Cottesmore in 1/48 scale.
    1 year ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin,
    Outstanding work, your crest on the forward bridge face looks great as well, how did you make it?
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Cottesmore in 1/48 scale.
    1 year ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin,
    Nice idea using the baking paper like that, I hadn't thought of that, I have a roll in the workshop though I use it mainly so I don't stick the work I am assembling to the bench!

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Pulley blocks and Deck Rigging Screw Eyes
    1 year ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Beautiful workman ship.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Cottesmore in 1/48 scale.
    1 year ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin,
    Great work and an excellent start to your blog, keep up the good work. ๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Cottesmore
    1 year ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great looking build Martin.
    How about a build blog?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: LT100 Fishing Boat
    1 year ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    From memory the molygoggers might be stowed I am fairly sure they are removable.
    I hate to be a nit picker, as far as I am aware LT100 is tug sterned

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