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Jim Lad

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  1. Hello peter and Damian, and a warm welcome to the forum. John
  2. It always feels good to get that first plank fitted - almost like the model has now been properly started. John
  3. hello David, and a warm welcome to MSW from 'Down Under'. John
  4. Hello, and a warm welcome from 'Down Under'. John
  5. Thanks Carl - and thanks to all who have hit the 'like' button! John
  6. Well, the 'Meteor' finally has a stern! The major elements of the transom framing are now in place so she's looking like a ship at last. Still some detail pieces to fit around the transom and then some final fairing up and sanding of the exterior before I give her a bit of planking to firm up the whole structure. It will be a little while until my next update as I won't be in at the museum for the next three weeks. John
  7. Hello, and a warm welcome to the forum from 'Down Under'. John
  8. This exhibition is now open at the museum. It consists mainly of large information boards and a lot of maps and paintings tracing Bligh's career. There are also several of Bligh's log books, but no models. No doubt a very informative exhibition for the general public, but not of general interest to model makers - unless you're a real Blight fan. John John
  9. George Raper was a Midshipman on the 'Sirius', and also a noted watercolourist, so we should be able to take his painting as evidence of what was actually there, even though it's a very unusual arrangement for a brig. John
  10. Hello Radek, and a warm welcome to MSW from 'Down Under'. John
  11. Hello Allan, and a war welcome to the forum from up in Sydney. John
  12. Hello Steve, and a warm welcome to MSW from 'Down Under'. John
  13. Hello Neil, and a warm welcome to the forum from 'Down Under'. John

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