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Nirvana

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  1. Aah, you just made my day! Thank you for this wonderful build.
  2. With the move from a "Desert area" of Connell, WA to Centralia, WA
    The Admiral and I has become more active and exploring areas around us.
    This has resulted with many new discoveries, such as many trails and incredible buildings from the 1800's.
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    Now I have several areas for R/C sailing...…. one area I know for sure being used for R/C water activities is the Fort Borst Park.
    They even have a step launch..... if I could find some sponsors to build a pond pier, this could be a great competitive for motor and sailing area.

    This from a Google aerial picture.

    East of this lake there is Hayes Lake, I haven't done any research regarding access, but with several restaurants around I guess I could set some R/C event in the future.

    Both lakes in less than 10 minutes drive from home.

    But one location I very curious about is the " No name pond" even closer to home is this one, could walk there for a good exercise.

    Update for this location will come.

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  3. Up until yesterday we've had wonderful weather along with fair temperatures. The high pressure ridge is moving and leaving us with overcast and some light rain. Temperature has still remained in the low to mid 50's. Tonight the sky is clear and temp is to drop below freezing. Tomorrow is promising again with high 50's. Sun covered by clouds occasionally. But no rain.
  4. Bob, Good to hear you will be back at the yard. Good luck setting up your retirement.
  5. If you wonder how these machines has been developed. You can find videos online.
  6. You will like the Ugear kit. Best part is that there's no dust or glue involved.
  7. Mr. Bolin or should I say Herr Bolin, a warm welcome to our corner in the Model World. I see you have found your very own "cozy corner". It's a perfect place. I like it. Swedes do know how utilize all space available.
  8. A high pressure system has made a stop in Pacific Northwest area, providing WA, ID, MT and OR fantastic weather. Some areas are experiencing lower temperatures during the night than normal due to the clear weather. Frost is expected as well. Current temp in my area is 40 but expecting high in 57.
  9. Mark, You are right regarding the plank bender, a while back I did some bidding on Ebay for several of them, I gave up at when they reached 100 dollars. Sold at 138 dollars, staggering price tag. Haven't checked the original price tag when it came out on the market. So when I saw it, I grabbed it without hesitation.
  10. A friend of mine has finished a 3d model of 1851 America entirely done in Fusion 360, which will be routered/cnc'd. Personally I haven't tried Blender-Fusion 360 combination, but it seems to be real good combo. Now it's just a question of which scale to make it in. The hull will be solid. And his idea is a model of 2'9" which isn't to bad for putting on display, he offered a 8ft version as well. Kind of big, considering the rigg height. The cnc/router bed is the size of 4'x4'
  11. Installed dog door for the puppies and cats today, with fenced yard they can go and come best as they like. Cutting into a exterior metal door was something I never done before, but all went well. Besides it's all straight and plumbed. Please disregard the colors of the walls and the dirty door, it all will change. I think they previous owner (only one owner before us ( house built in 1973)) never repainted inside. Yellow and brown was popular at the time. On the plus side, all windows has been changed to low-e dual pane. And a heat pump was installed in 2010. Water heater had the changed to pass inspection, prior final signage of contract. Going to install a special cat door inside for the litter boxes, to keep dogs out. This door is located in the so called bonus room, also our media-room. All the switches and receptals is being changed, they are out of date. Swapping to big soft touch switches and all being grounded.
  12. Next was the books I also got and one of the most after-sought items, as it isn't manufactured anymore. My library regarding ship model books are expanding.
  13. Yesterday (Saturday), my local model ship club had it's monthly meeting. After the move and now being on closer to the club I will be able to attend frequently. One of the members had decided to close his shop and stop modeling, it's sad when that time comes around and you don't know what to do with your collection of various items. However, that being said, he decided to donate what he had left and give away. I went home with more than I came with. First item was this New Bedford Whale Boat. The box is in perfect condition and all the parts are untouched. Since the longboat is finished, this might be the next candidate to be built. See the invoice date!
  14. Mike, those rasps will be very useful for modelling I can understand, you will enjoy having them even though they might have been pricey.
  15. First time today when it rained during this week.
  16. I can relate to that, my garage is getting de-cluttered one box at the time. Don't even want to show you pictures of it. But it's somewhat organized chaos.
  17. Third day in row with beautiful weather. This in Centralia Wa, right between Seattle and Portland.. Day started on the cold side with fog. But midday and afternoon gave me this. Did I mention I feel so home in this area? Love it! Give me rain and I will be fine. No more snow! 😀 And no more desert and sandy home.
  18. Swapped cable on dryer from 4 prong to 3 prong installed washer and dryer there after, no leakage and it's working. Put together office table. The house is becoming more a house and less boxes.
  19. Not retiring, have some more years to go..... I wish though
  20. Well, after three years working in the AG business selling parts, I am working my last day. Later today I will drive to our new permanent home located between Seattle and Portland. It is with sadness I am leaving a fantastic supporting team, but new adventures are waiting.
  21. My deepest condolences for you loss, and sincerest gratitude to a very beautiful detailed USS Missouri build. We are like a big family, sharing what has been lost but also gained, like new friends. We are all here for each other, to support no matter the issue.
  22. Steven, I have an ECB, awaiting to be built. This is just a beautiful job you have done. I like what what you did with the "recipe" of the paint. I did my own mix for Bluenose, but never recorded the mix properly in my book or uploaded to my build log. There are some "blemishes" needed to take care off, so now I have to test me through to find the right ratio.
  23. Kevin, from the PNW a warm Welcome to our corner of ship modeling. Your progress with Syren is fantastic, very nice job! I have a skeleton of her waiting for further attention. I like the idea of your rack (for plans that is). May I take the idea of yours and make my own? My new shop has limited wall space for plans so this would be to great help. Again, warm welcome to MSW.

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