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Old Collingwood

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  1. Are you using a "Bending Block" with your heat Iron for bending? it should have come with your Iron, it is such a useful tool for getting tight turns with the planks. What I used to do with mine was to soak the plank you want to fix - say one on each corresponding side, then when I t feels wet enough with a bit of bend to it - pit it over the bend in the Bending Block and using the heat from the Iron push down gently in the curve of the block till the heat/steam gently pushes the plank down into the curve. The key heare is not to push too hard - Just go gentle
  2. I know, thats why I cheated on my Pearl build - tried but said to myself "nah too much hassle" but enjoyed the ratline -ish (tiny ish) OC.
  3. Now that is looking Nice - sharp details and you was so right to do the decks with the wood - it really sets the ship off against your excellent painting. OC.
  4. So I have made another start - here is Major Baring on his horse un painted. He is not glued in the saddle yet so I can fiddle around with his position. OC.
  5. You need to invest in Ten pairs of hands so you can "multi-multi-multi-multi task and build many"😁 OC.
  6. Afternoon all, I'm back - I decided to give my Chinook build a slight rest while I do somemore work here - I decided to have a go at building the chap who was in overall control over the Farm no less than - Major Georg von Baring, as he stayed "sted fast" with his army right through the battle for the farm. Pic off the net showing him on his horse. OC.
  7. Right then everyone, I'm going to put a little hold on this - Just when it was getting interesting, as I want to do somemore work on my Waterloo project - see you over there😉 OC.
  8. Thanks for that James, I understand it now when you take a photo (thats anything different from a basic lanscape (right way up) mode and manualy change it before posting it here - it will automatically change back to the way the photo was taken, due to the orientation info in the exif, a cure for this is to import the photo (first) into a photo editer - rotate it (alter it to tast) then save as a new picture file, then import the new altered picture file into here. OC.
  9. Hope its ok me jumping in here also? I too am also experiencing some odd behaviour with posting pictures, what happens with me sometimes - I go into my pictures on my HDD flip any so they are horizontal in landscape mode, then when I drag and drop them I find that its been changed back to its upright portrait mode, also sometimes the pictues are loaded upside down despite me getting them the right way up in my picture folders before dragging them into here. Its odd because I never had this problem before. OC.
  10. Thanks Ken, yep the rear roof area in the kit is a bit "basic" you can get update sets that include that area - but just as good to fo it yourself. OC.
  11. Hopefully - we will see you back at full pelt - its been fairly quite around here. OC.
  12. Sincerley warm welcome back mate - hope all is good and well with you and the family, its great seeing you back in "Plastic World" OC.
  13. Evening all, I made some good progress today - I started on the rear roof area above the ramp, this area in the kit is a little bit bare of any detail, so after looking at some photos online - some scratch building was called for, so some card and a few other pieces later and I had a plate to be glued to the roof, I also added another one slightly smaller - then a few coats of paint and a bit of shading and this is the result. OC.
  14. Thank you Lou, yep it was probably a requirement to amke sure they were tidy inside. OC.
  15. Evening all, I got some good progress done today - I finished off attaching the the other folded seats - then I glued both side walls to the floor, this was a fiddly operation getting the position right while not damaging the seats, I left them to set for a few hours then I located the roof part - this was dry fitted and I soon dicovered it needed a bit of wiggling to get it to lign up with the lugs and wall edges, after moving the side walls slightly I was able to glue the roof down - while positioning it while the glue was setting. So this is the inner section boxed tog
  16. They have found a new range of dinosaurs - Doyouthinktheyheardus Rex - Loud and dangerous one, Nosigthasaurus - Blind dinosaur, Megamegalosaurus - Dinosaur with piles. OC.
  17. What I would be tempted to do with the end fraying is to keep it taut then serve it with fine thread near where you want the end to be to stop it fraying, you would only have to do about 5 -10mm. OC.
  18. Just found this - Wow that Ice machine looks amazing - never seen anything like that before. Hope you continue on a speedy recovery Jack. OC.
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