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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. 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
  2. Refreshing to see something different - nice build Congratulations - Cheers Pete
  3. 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

  4. Hi Eddie - nothing local mate but these guys have "Gaboon Ebony Black African 1x2x12" Boards " show a photo of the boards and they look reasonable just convert to $AU and if that doesn't break the bank add freight and you're in business. They say they ship OS. Cheers Pete PS on the next page they have 4x4 selling by Board ft if that's any help - bit exy though
  5. 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
  6. Hi Leif Lovely work - maybe if I had started at 12 I could turn out work as nice as yours - Well done - Cheers Pete
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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 Cheers Pete
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Hi Paul Just ordered one - Thanks for going the extra yards and providing the link - your bloods worth bottling. Thanks mate - Cheers Pete
  13. Hi Denis Welcome to the forum, I'd like to tag along with your build if I may. I've been dallying with Solidworks with the same thing in mind and your work looks fabulous to date - Could you let us know how long you have been using blender before taking up this challenge just to give me idea of what's ahead of me - Like MarkP if got some 2D CAD behind me but just starting in 3D. Looking forward to your further posts - Cheers Pete
  14. Hi Paul Well done that man - Looks like you were in the right place at the right time - our local has a 3000-2 with a few bits at $128 and the 4000 at $199 Cheers Pete
  15. Thanks for all the hard work behind the scenes - I love the new theme - only thing I miss is the back to top button which I found handy to compare progress from one part of the build to an earlier part. Once again looks terrific Thanks. Cheers Pete