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BillF

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Aphrodite, a 72 foot classic
« on: April 27, 2015, 10:12:07 PM »

Hi everyone,
I live in southern New Mexico far from the water.  However my wife and I lived in the Pacific Northwest all our lives until I retired.  My actual boating experience has been in the waters of Puget Sound and north to Southeast Alaska.

I prefer power boats for model building.  My arthritic fingers have difficulty with all the rigging of sailing vessels and all my real experiences was in power boating.

I am currently working on a 48" model of the Aphrodite, a 72 foot classic.

I look forward to participation in conversations on this forum.

Bill French (BillF)



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Re: New guy on board
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2015, 12:36:50 AM »

Welcome aboard  :-))
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Re: New guy on board
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2015, 02:39:29 AM »

Hi Bill.
 is it the 1937 Aphrodite III commuter yacht you are building.
 
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Re: New guy on board
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2015, 06:28:28 PM »

Hi Frank,
Yes it is the 1937 74 foot commuter yacht.  Her lines are fantastic.
I have the hull planked and am currently smoothing it out.
Bill
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Re: New guy on board
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2015, 09:43:40 PM »


Never seen a stern like that on a motorboat before!   :o

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Re: New guy on board
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2015, 04:40:34 PM »

Hi Frank,
Thanks for all the history and pictures.  I learned a bit more history and saw some photos that I had not seen before.  She is an incredible yacht.
Bill
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Re: New guy on board
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2015, 05:15:36 PM »

Hi Martin,
The stern is truly unique.  It's also quite the challenge to build in a model.
Bill
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Re: New guy on board
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2015, 05:24:02 PM »

Bit like the old Thames Slipper Stern Cruisers
There were quite a few different versions.

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Re: New guy on board
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2015, 06:26:00 PM »

    Have to agree with Martin that is one seriously tricky stern. Good luck hope it goes well.
            Regards, Faz. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: New guy on board
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2015, 06:45:46 PM »

Thanks, the stern is actually starting to shape up pretty well.

I have a picture of the stern but I can't figure out how to post it with this message.

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Re: New guy on board
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2015, 08:04:36 PM »

HiBill.
        register with photobuket http://s271.photobucket.com/
 it resizes the images.
1. to upload your images to the site, 2. click on the upload icon, which will ask you to select where on you pc you want to upload the images from desk top, my photos  etc
 3. click on the image file name to highlight it, click open in the drop down menu box and thats you uploaded your file. 
4. click on the uploaded image which enlarges it then all you have to do is click on the image select copy and you paste it on to the page below the text of you post.  simples.. O0
 
 
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Re: New guy on board
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2015, 08:55:32 PM »

Thanks Frank,
Can't I just upload a resized picture from my files? 

When I click on the "Insert Image" icon, nothing happens.
Thanks,
Bill

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Re: New guy on board
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2015, 09:28:46 PM »


The pictures will not upload if they are larger than 200K.

Ideally, they should be around 100K as a Jpeg for best viewing.

Hope this helps

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Re: New guy on board
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2015, 09:40:08 PM »

Thanks,
I'm doing something wrong.  The picture I'm trying to upload is 148K. 

I am trying to used the "Insert Image" icon located directly under the "B" icon in the formatting area above the message box that we type messages into.

Should I be doing something different?

Thanks,
Bill
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Re: New guy on board
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2015, 09:47:18 PM »


Just email them to me Bill, I'll post them for you!
:-)    eMail Martin
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Re: Aphrodite, a 72 foot classic
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2015, 11:05:38 PM »

Thanks Martin,
Bill
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Re: Aphrodite, a 72 foot classic
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2015, 10:43:49 AM »

Shes an absolute beauty  %%
Im planning to build her since 6 months, just have to finish my other construction areas.

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Re: Aphrodite, a 72 foot classic
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2015, 01:08:17 PM »

Thats some serious modelling there!


Certainly one to go into the "one day" selection
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Re: Aphrodite, a 72 foot classic
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2015, 12:16:04 AM »

We're finally ready to start painting the hull
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