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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 Marsalv - All today I have had all sorts of high tech options from double ball races to modified live centers fitted with a mill bit flying around what grey matter is left - I should have known to first apply the old standby - KISS. - Thanks mate for putting me out of my misery - cheers Pete
  2. Hi Marsalv - Can't help but keep going back and admiring your work from start to date - just beautiful clean joinery especially the way you have cut the limbers - I was wondering if you could let us in on the secret ? It looks like some sort of collar around a mill bit which is guided by the batten and limits the depth ? I can't work out if its stationary or rotating with the mill bit - Could you enlighten me please. Cheers Pete
  3. Love it - Beautifully executed and a nice change of subject for a diorama - Pete PS - the lock on the door is a great micro detail in a scene of lovely details.
  4. Hi Denis - been looking forward to another episode of this extraordinary build - beautiful work as always. Cheers Pete
  5. Get in on the start this time - great subject - Cheers Pete
  6. Beautiful build of an elegant subject - even looking through the close ups which are normally pretty brutal I couldn't see a hair out of place - Congratulations. PeteB
  7. Hi Michael I missed the start of your beautiful Cutter but have spent the past couple of days just taking in the craftsmanship of both the joinery and metal work. I got about a third the way through the build when I realized I wasn't going to remember the myriad of techniques you have so generously shared so I went back to the start with a pen and paper for a aide memoire. Thank you for sharing a beautiful build. Cheers Pete
  8. Hi Marsalv Can I add my congratulations to the list - even without seeing the competition it was a given that your superb work should have been rewarded as it was and I suspect Pandora will generate even more Gold wherever you choose to show it in the future. I was late to your build but have just gone through it in one sitting and intend going back through it again post by post with a pen and paper to record all the tips and techniques you have so generously shared with all of us here. I was particularly struck with your extensive use of milling to achieve the beautiful clean square edges on all of your work with no round off apparent to me at least from sanding. Look forward to your "Le Gros Ventre POF" with eager anticipation and hope to get in on the front row this time. Thank you for the hours of pleasure you have given me looking through your build and the skills you have generously shared. Regards Pete
  9. Hi Johann - been a silent admirer of your superb work through the build to date - Your rope with the weathered shade you have achieved in this last post is to my eye a superb representation of the real article - well done - Cheers Pete
  10. Thank you Johann I had imagined such a narrow width would have been distorted by the contact with blade but not so - Thank you for posting the photos by way of explanation -cheers Pete
  11. Hi archjofo - In awe of your beautiful precision wood and metal work - I've been sitting here looking at the Buoy rings and your description of how you made them - and trying to think how one cuts 1/4 mm brass sheet with a table saw?? would you be able to let a mere mortal know how you do that please - Cheers Pete
  12. At first I couldn't believe the scale of the tragedy - then to find the litany of safety defects that caused the death and injury toll to be so high arose from simple greed. Appears to be everywhere you turn now- I had difficulty reading the text messages but particularly the one from the little girl trapped in the Cinema to her Parents outside. Rest little children.
  13. Certainly looks the business like all Jims products. I had the Tilt table on my shopping list but not sure now as Id probably get more use out of the sled. Shame it doesn't incorporate a tilt into the sled but might have a look at that myself when I can afford the freight. Thanks for the Heads Up. Cheers Pete
  14. Hi Aviaamator - As always your "Locksmith work" is terrific and mate your carronade carriage really looks the business. Never disappointed every time I look in. Cheers Pete

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