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Old Collingwood

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  1. Tell me about it, 21 can't possibly be worse ............."as he holds his breath and touches wood - crosses fingers" OC.
  2. Just sorted my pics out of my current stage - I have started working on the fabric bench seats in the cabin, these are plastic and are painted flat Red and Alum - I will place a few rows and leave the end sections in the up position (just for a bit of variety). The inner hull section is just leaned against the seat to show how it will go. OC.
  3. Evening all, so - more work has been done (you know me I don't like to rush things) anyway I finished off the cockpit by painting the seat cushions a nice mid Grey colour, then when Dry I fiited the decal seat belts (no fuss to these - not as good as pe ones) then I brushed on a few coats of flat clear to blend them in - then I fitted the pedals (Four part buddies they were). Then after painting and weathering these I gave the whole area another coat or Two of top coat, then the cockpit bulkhead was glued in. OC.
  4. Come on Ron, you know you have an audience. OC.
  5. I'm "abit" late to the party but it came to me - Isn't the Marry Rose similar? could you not use her plans to help with your hull planking? OC.
  6. One can really see the Inter- locking nature of it - wonderful stuff. OC.
  7. That is so nice of you mate - to be fair its not a bad kit. OC.
  8. Amazing work you have put so much effort into this amazing build you should be so Proud. Congratulations. OC.
  9. Keep an eye on your wood decks - mine had a habbit of trying to lift slightly around fittings - just a case of making sure its all pressed down. Looking really good. OC.
  10. Some people sell completed model boats/ships on Ebay, I have seen different prices ranging from a a Hundread right into the low Thousands, all depends what it is - what scale and how long it took to build (man hours still matter I think). Hope this helps. OC.
  11. I would also have said - the aging of the roofs/materials as timbers bend and sag with age (I have seen it myself with old/er buildings you should have seen the roof in our old 17th century cottage we used to live in, it would have made a good roller coaster. OC.
  12. No good we can see your eyes....... OC.
  13. How about a Full Mummy set up - surely that would fill the bill to cover yourself with a mask. Ok I'm getting my coat....... OC.
  14. Not sure if this might be of use - its decribes and shows the main RN colours - scroll down till you see POW (Ita alphabetical) OC. https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/pages/british-royal-navy-colour-schemes
  15. Just found your build - the hull planking with the first planking (I assume you will be laying a second layer of planks over the top as its normal procedure) is always a tricky/fiddly/nerve racking procedure - even the pro's like to get it out of the way. With your deck You have done a fine job - its neat and tidy and as others have said its easily sanded even with pencil in between the planks as the sanding action cleans as you are going. Keep at it you are doing fine. OC.
  16. I don't want to tie up EG's log with my rambling but I had to reply to Jack - I had the same about 9 years ago, went in for a pre arranged Hiatus Hernia op the surgeon debated doing it as a "Key Hole" job but in the end I was just sliced open (about a 6 Inch cut in my groin) same as your self no lifting for so many weeks but I was lucky I was out the same day, all is fine now apart from ocassional sensations from the wire gause they put in. Take good care of yourself. OC.
  17. Sorry to hear that brother sincelely/warmly hope all is well with your admiral now. OC.
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