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About vulcanbomber

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  • Birthday 06/11/1972

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    Coalville, leicestershire
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    I run a party supplies website with my husband, but when time allows I enjoy horse riding, reading, cross stitching, model making, especially wooden ship models, I am also making a Hornby railway layout for our son. I don't know how I find the time, maybe that's why everything takes so long!

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  1. Awesome, magnificent, amazing, stunning, astounding, spectacular, impressive, fantastic, remarkable..... .... or maybe I should just say - WOW!!!!! Can't wait to see her on mounted on the rails.
  2. That is a superb job on the second planking. It will look amazing with the beauty of the planks brought out when varnished. I love the colour differences in the planks and think it adds extra interest. Regarding coppering, I was initially undecided about coppering the hull on my Pegasus, but in the end decided to, just for the experience as the hull on my San Francisco was uncoppered. I didn't like the coppering experience and found it fiddly, though I am pleased with the results, but I won't copper any more hulls, I like to see the planking instead, especially with the scale lengt
  3. Thanks for the tip Chris. I'm looking forward to starting it, watching Danny's 'Bulgar' come to life is so inspiring. It's amazing to think so detailed a model can be created with paper and card.
  4. I have received my card model of the 1/25 scale T448P diesel loco. It is published by Modelik, a polish model company who seem to produce excellent card models (if this one is anything to go by) of a wide variety of subjects. I blame Dan Vadas for my purchase of this model, after seeing the fantastic build of his 2-6-6-4 'Bulgar' Steam Loco, (yes Danny, this is all your fault!!!) I have made card models before, mostly free card models found on line like the Mark Twain paddle boat created by Disney (I had a log of the build of it on MSW1, but sadly I couldn't resurrect i
  5. A little more progress over the Christmas period on the Longboat for Pegasus. Floorboards installed and bow & stern platforms. Frieze (hand painted paper) added to hull. Thwarts, mast step and stern locker wall. Mast, gaff, boom and bowsprit made. Now on the the windlass and other fittings.
  6. It's brilliant Danny. My card model has arrived now and I can't believe the quality of the kit, especially the laser cut parts.
  7. That makes sense for manoeuvring through the rigging from it's resting place. The mast is longer than the length of the boat, so maybe it was put into the longboat while held alongside Pegasus, before lowering onto the water? Still trying to find clues in old seamanship manuals, but there doesn't seem to be much mention of the process of making a ship's boat ready.
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