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Paul Jarman

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About Paul Jarman

  • Birthday 04/11/1954

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    Emmer Green, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire,UK
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    looking after my dog Cassie. Building model ships both wood and plastic. building model aircraft.

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  1. Thanks for the thoughts. I did consider buying another model kit as it was just the hull that had suffered but decided not to. Managed to damage some of my other plastic models as well,but they will be repairable. Paul
  2. Had a slight accident whilst decorating. I had put all my models on the floor along with my stash of kits and other smaller items. Storing all of the large units first and carefuly placing all my kits and models on top of units as I stepped back I stood on the model. The damage is far to much to repair so the model won't get finished. Only redeeming factor is at least it was this model and not one of my wooden one's, they are now safely stored. As a result if a moderator or admin wishes to delete this build log to free up space feel free to do so. Paul
  3. Welcome to MSW Joseph, You have found the best forum there is for this wonderful hobby. Looking forward to following your log when you start it. Paul
  4. Finished building this kit a while back. It is a very good kit. I painted mine. You are going to enjoy building this kit. Only tip I can give with AL kits is to read and reread the instructions. You will love building the two staircases. Paul
  5. Looking good, paint makes all the difference. You are now up to the really fun part of model ship building. Adding all the details is when the model comes alive. Paul
  6. main body and the bridge completed. Have not added the PE railings to the bridge. Have picked out all the steps and other details on the bridge. Bit of touching up here and there and some decals to add then on to the containers. Have built the first block and started to paint them up. Each very small square represents a container. Around 140 to each block and 22 blocks in total. So around 2,000 containers to paint up. May take some time. I am stopping work on the model for a few weeks as I am about to start redecorating the flat. Paul
  7. I had forgotten how quickly plastic kits can be built. This level 4 kit is fairly straightforward. The two hull parts went together without any problems. The hull is now painted. It helped that the waterline was marked on the hull. The deck has been painted and fitted. Painting the parts up on the sprues, except fort the containers. There so many to paint up in different colours it will be better to paint them in blocks rather than trying to keep tabs of all the different parts. Paul
  8. Looks good to me. Nice job on the planking. Breaking the odd peace now and then is all part of the learning curve. As your skills progress breakages get less and less. Once you move on to the larger scale models you will find it a lot easier due to the size of pieces you work with. Wood glues are all a matter of personal choice and what suits you best and which you find easier to use. I personally only use the yellow glue on areas I know won't be seen. And on the superstructure which will eventually be painted. I use a good quality white glue for all the planking. And for areas that require a better bond I find a white anathalatic glue works best. I find those lamp magnifiers hard to use. A good headband magnifier works far better and comes with a variety of different magnifications. They also allow you to get closer to the part you are working on. It does take a bit longer to complete models as you move up through the higher end kits. The great thing about being retired is you can put in as much time as you feel like doing. You might find that with these smaller kits 3-6 months is about average. Once you move on to the larger scale models anything up to a year is good going. Move on to the big ship of the line kits and 2-3 years is average. Some modelers can spend up to 10 years on a model Keep up the good work, looking forward to your next update. Enjoy your golf as well. Used to play myself until I moved to far from the course I played. Paul
  9. Need a bit of help with the signature. I linked to the post but it dose not work. When I click on link from another page it goes to the top of whichever post I am reading. Any help would be much appreciated. Paul
  10. Have decided to take a short break from wooden kits and will be building this Revell plastic kit. It is different from most ship kits. Have never seen a container ship kit before so figured it was worth a go. The kit itself is very high quality. There is virtually no flash any where on the parts. Not massively detailed being a container ship. The only real detail is in the ships bridge. Around 70 per cent + of the kit is in the containers. Should look quite colourful when completed. Paul
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