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  1. Mr Pucko, The ships, the clothing etc etc. more here .... https://buildingterror.blogspot.com/2018/05/building-terror.html That link is a very interesting read, thanks (Note: it contains spoilers) .... ' Historical Reference: Erebus and Terror were among the first Royal Navy sailing vessels to be converted to screw propulsion. This was accomplished by installing railway locomotives in their holds. Peter Carney has conducted extensive research on this conversion and has determined that Archimedes and Croydon (shown here), identical locomotive engines, were likely ca
  2. It is very good, though, if a little strange... To fully understand the story of the monster, reading the book is necessary. But even without that part, scurvy, botulism, consumption, freezing and starving is terrifying enough.... I will get my popcorn ready for the weekend. Ok, I'm convinced...definitely watching it 😉 I've set my TiVo to record a Season Pass on it. Richard
  3. There is a 'new', 10 part series on the BBC.... Inspired by a true story, The Terror centres on Captain Sir John Franklin, and his crew’s lost Royal Navy expedition to the Arctic in 1845 to discover the Northwest Passage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUZKjdewbZQ I haven't started watching it yet but it looks interesting. I'm not sure, but is this the first season of a 2018 American AMC production?.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Terror_(TV_series) Richard
  4. There is this one as well https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7pheKy5apk Ah, missed that one 😉 I don't think I'd spend $2.5m (even if I had it) on that particular car. I suspect that it would require more than the bearings being heavily greased to ever get that car out of it's current location. Richard
  5. Theodosius, Yes, the transom needs to be bent around something with a smaller radius to get the required curve, as you did on the 2nd go. PROBLEM: I realy managed to put it slightly out of its needed place. Perhapw 1/10 of an mm I wouldn't think 0.1mm is an issue at all. The rudder hole is a little off centre but I don't think that is too much of a worry. You can slightly sand it out to make it more central. Main thing is to make sure that the other items in that area (rudder etc) can pass through the hole OK. Once the ship is finished no one will
  6. Tomasz #11 "...did not have cursor anywhere in post to place pictures" Yes, you must place the mouse cursor in the post field where you want a pic to appear. So... position cursor>insert first pic> cursor positioned below first pic> insert second pic> cursor positioned below second pic etc ect. Of course you could upload all the pics to the initial cursor position and then add carriage Returns between each pic to make space for text entries. Either way is fine. I use Firefox v86. Richard
  7. James, They seem to be duplicates of pics already appearing in the post. It may well be finger trouble of my part although I have tried to be very careful in clicking only once on each pic from the collection of pics below the post. Ah, you said 'uploaded'...maybe I was uploading some extra pics (eg same looking but different resolutions) to the website? So any pic that gets 'uploaded' will be inserted in the post - clicking on a pic from the collection of pics underneath the post only selects the order in which the pics appear. And any unclicked pics, when I Save the
  8. I upload photos one at at time. As James says, I place the cursor where I want the first pic to go, then put the cursor a couple of lines below the first pic (to leave room for text), then click on the next pic to be inserted and so on. I have to say that sometimes I end up with a couple of unwanted repeat pics at the end, under my post. Not sure why that happens, and I can't seem to delete them. But it's not a showstopper. Richard
  9. That internal door with the fish types on it, and the usage stains on the door handle etc is actually a full sized door...isn't it? Otherwise I have an impossibly looong way to go in the model boat building world! Seriously though...what a start. Richard
  10. An interesting story on an elusive McLaren F1 - Part 1 ... My hunt for the El Chapo McLaren F1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn742vmAbEA and Part 2 .... An update on the El Chapo McLaren & other lessons learned in 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8orbC7KoWc- Richard
  11. Theodosius, For those of us who haven't built model ships before it can, at times, be a bit of a steep leaning curve. But if it was easy then it wouldn't be a challenge nor would the sense of achievement on completion be as great 😉 You'll soon be approaching 'the planking stage' ...and that's another whole set of new but interesting challenges... The 1st planking layer provides a base (for the 2nd planking layer) that follows the contours of the hull determined by the bulkhead sizes and bevelling. You can get away with a lot of 'tweaking' on that 1st layer s
  12. Theodosius, Sorry if I mislead you about the markings. I was sure either my VM Flirt or Fifie had some indicator lines on them. Anyway, James' build of HMS Flirt .... (which is very similar to Speedy) has good pics of the amount of sanding required and where it is mainly needed - see his post #14. Stringers - yeah, I think I broke one also but PVA'd it back together and it was fine. All the best, Richard PS: I've just had a read of the downloadable .pdf for my Flirt manual at https://vanguardmodels.co.uk/product/hms-flirt-st
  13. Theodosius Well done on a good start and good choice of kit. I think some kits do come with a hairline indication where to sand down to. And I think at least one of the Vanguard models I have does have those markings, at least where the planking approaches the bow and stern. I'm not in the shipyard at the moment so can't check. I wouldn't sand down exactly to those lines until I got to the planking stage...maybe leave 0.5+mm spare on the bulkheads so you have some meat to play with when fine tuning the contact between the planks and the bulkheads. Richar
  14. Thanks Bob. She's my favourite so far, out of all 2 1/2 ships I've built 😉 I've a hunch if I ever get to 10x ships built she'll still be a favourite. The build was not too difficult/not too easy ...and just the right length of build time. I'd recommend her in a flash. Regards, Richard
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