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HMS Sirius 1797 by paulsutcliffe - 1:48 - POF from NMM plans

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Very nice Paul and good to hear that your mind is in good shape as well, we often take our bodies for granted until something serious happens then we cherish how wonderful life is. Complaining about the weather the heat or cold of it is acceptable in any part of the globe though. One of the reasons I moved to where I am now the outside temp has no affect on the inside temp provided I pay the bills and the heater doesn't have a malfunction.


!7 years Hmmm that is dedication to the task and a beautiful result. The nail is intriguing as well.



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Thanks everyone for the likes, Keith yes more or less especially last week when we had that warm spell although the temperature has dropped again this week and the heater has had to go on, managing to ge tout there for an hour or so though, please see my log in the painting section after your comments  about people taking out a contract on you painting your beautiful mahogany😁


Michael thanks for your comments and yes the health and mind seem to be in Good shape now thankfully, I think we all have the same problems with paying the bills though, that being the main reason im not in the garage 24/7

17 years is a long time but to be honest I only worked on it for a couple of months to start with until resurrecting four years ago, I am getting a bit brain drained with it now though and would like to get it finished so I can move onto something else, unfortunately rushing things is something you cant do with this hobby, now the clocks have moved forward and the temperature is going in the right direction more time can be spent out there


The nail is solid copper from the deck of the sirius, very kindly sent to me by the curator of the grand port museum in Mauritius



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Hi BE thanks for dropping in and nice comment

Realised that I was back to knees for the quarterdeck and got a  headache so thought I would have a mess around with some resin for cheerful guns, I've had some silicone putty for mould making for a while again acquired from my friends dental lab


Ended up making three or four moulds, standing and lying down until I got some reasonable castings, the First ones at the top I add colour but stopped that as they seemed softer than the non coloured


So here we have five guns that are being used between the sirius and cheerful

Cheerful carronade

Sirius carronade

Sirius 9 lb long gun

12 lb carriage Sirius forecastle

18 lb painted Sirius main gun



@Blue Ensignrealising how small those cheerful carronades are I'm amazed at the detail you put into your guns, I'm going to have to get stronger optivisor to get anywhere near those, anyway now onto those dreaded hanging and lodging knees




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