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About PeteB

  • Birthday 07/18/1950

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    South Coast NSW Australia
  • Interests
    Flying GA aircraft and Gliders / Sailing and Old Ships
    Flight Simulation mainly Tube Liner Study Sims
    Models - Plastic Mainly Aircraft but a couple of S Boots in there
    A 90% Norske Loeve Originally Billings kit but a lot of scratch masts tops etc
    looking to build a POF next

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  1. Hi Greg - Like Wayne I would be very interested in knowing which program your very talented 3D computer modeler is using - Not so much for the rendering - but the program he is using to construct the model itself. The reason being that some programs such as Solidworks and other upper end programs automatically produce a cutting list or Bill of Materials which for myself and I'm sure most of the members would prove an invaluable tool to calculate their total timber order or group different parts of the same thickness lumber which they may have available while waiting for an order etc. Programs like solidworks and others can calculate any size stage giving the totals of the varying thicknesses which make up the total along with individual or total weights and costs for the various materials selected for the Build. I understand that a practiced user can lay out the individual parts into a sketch plan to minimise wastage similar to a cnc cutting program. Cheers Pete
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    Can only echo all the above - Beautiful build and stunning presentation. Congratulations Pete
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    Great collection. You have packed some amazing detail in your Isuzu Build for that scale and your weathering is masterclass standard everything very well executed. Congratulations Pete
  4. Know that feeling very well - had to do it a few times for the 20pdr Centurion Main Armament in Country there was no option to wait in the middle of a contact just open the breech slowly and very gently slide it out and throw it outside the turret through the pistol port. Then it was safe to breath again - load another round and back into it. cheers Pete
  5. Hi Thistle Looks like we share similar requirements. I've trolled the web looking for something with 3 axis that was reasonably accurate. Had a look at the VandaLay system http://vanda-layindustries.com/ which uses a Dremmel or better for power which you can add to or buy in one hit with an accurate X,Y and Z axis for about US$500 all up. Its well built but a bit small for what I had in mind. I had been admiring the work of Alex Barranoff and the other masters here who use lost wax castings for all their detail and stumbled across a guy that does work for some Jewelers and would do the same for me if I came up with the lost wax masters. This set me off to look for CNC bench top carvers/engravers in my price range which is a bit less than yours and I came across the Snapmaker on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/snapmaker/snapmaker-the-all-metal-3d-printer which is about US$450 for a 3 axis CNC machine inclusive of two modular heads a Lazer cutter and CNC Mill/Engraver included in that price for October Delivery. A third 3d Printer head module is available at extra cost with heated table. Mate it floats my boat and I'm just waiting the Admirals ok - may do the same for you maybe not? but certainly worth a look. Lots of videos milling Aluminium brass etc as well as the carving side and lazer cutting Cheers Pete
  6. Nice Build I guess something personal in your dads past life? love the way you have finished the interior looks just like I would imagine being built from local materials - Cheers Pete
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    Refreshing to see something different - nice build Congratulations - Cheers Pete
  8. Hi Kevin

    Tried to send you a PM but did something wrong. - As I said in my post I am sorry to hear you have to give away scratch building. I'm also getting to the age that I think I may have only one of two left in me. Mate as you can see I'm in Australia and had a look at the conversion rate which is going to cost me $350 Au but I am very interested. My daughter is living in London at the moment and could organise shipping to Australia for me if you could get it there by the cheapest and most convenient method for you? Let me know if we can do a deal. Regards Pete Best

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    2. Kevin


      Pete I will get it boxed up first, which wont be until tomorrow or Tuesday and make sure it is under the weight, then send you the details, if you are then willing to proced it will be in the post on wednesday

    3. PeteB


      Sounds fine - Thanks Kevin - cheers Pete

    4. PeteB


      Sounds fine - Thanks Kevin - cheers Pete

  9. You're right but I understand keel scarfs had to be bolted together and thus subject to corrosion - the wedge being wood isn't and that contact with water would only make it swell and the joints lock even tighter Glad you guys liked it Cheers Pete
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    Hi Leif Lovely work - maybe if I had started at 12 I could turn out work as nice as yours - Well done - Cheers Pete
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    Hi RGL As an old Plastic Tragic myself I can only say WOW - Looked at the images in large scale 1200x 900 which just confirmed that you have packed a world of detail into the model at that scale and your Painting and weathering are just spot on- Congratulations - Cheers Pete
  12. Welcome aboard from OZ - we are almost neighbours both of us on 33.5 Sth latitude just a bit of a swim apart. We share the same problem with wood supplies but there are a number of suppliers listed on the site that you will find reliable and the guys here most generous with advice. Happy building - cheers Pete
  13. Hi Guys not sure if this post is at home here as its not specifically maritime but to my mind could possibly be an alternative to a joining lengths of a keel together with no movement – Wonder if the Japanese ever used it for their Vessels ? In any event it is a superb demonstration of carpentry to join what appear to be very long lengths of timber using nothing other than a wedge with no discernible sag or movement even after the wedge is removed. Link to video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPUPyuz_ink Cheers Pete
  14. Good on ya mate amazing what you find when you open your eyes - thanks Eddie - could I do an Oliver Twist here? - I'm looking at putting together a stash of timber for something like a 1/48 Naiad or 1/30 L'Amarante that giampiero is building from scratch using the Pear and Boxwood as they really rock my boat could you point me in the direction where I can find or estimate how much timber and sizes I need so I'm not waiting on deliveries from the states or where ever in the middle of the build? Ive asked a few of the guys building but they all seem to have had a stash at hand and not totalled up the amount they have used. I've just asked the same question to Gaetan Bordeleau on his build log but he didn't seem to understand what I was after - Cheers Pete
  15. Hi Guys Still exploring some of the new site facilities and generally like it very much, you have all done a great job. I have reverted to the white and blue theme as I'm on a slow connection at the moment but I am missing one feature of the old site that I used frequently and that was the side button that returned you to the top of the page you were reading. Many times you get to a post at the bottom making a point about a post at the top or the last page and I find grabbing the side browser slide bar difficult to find sometimes in a very long page. Is there any chance of bringing the old "to top of page" button back. Thanks for all your work behind the scenes it is appreciated - Cheers Pete