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Meteor by Jim Lad - Scale 1:96 - Immigrant Ship Of 1851

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Small but good progress John; life takes priority.  I hope your immediate health issues get sorted and my best wishes for your forthcoming 'leave of absence' from the museum.

 

cheers

 

Pat

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Anny additional frame is progress John and we'll be here in May waiting for you. Hey John, is your Heath Robinson the same bloke we know as Rube Goldberg? :P I'm quite familiar with his methods, use it often.

 

Cheers,

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Thanks for the kind thoughts Pat and Piet.

 

Piet - William Heath Robinson was an English illustrator who devised all sorts of weird and wonderful machines - he was just a few years older then Goldberg.  The saying 'Heath Robinson contraption' came to mean a make do string and wire solution to a problem.

 

John

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I hope that your commitments are not health related John....May seems like a long time.    I also hope that you'll still be able to visit while your away.......I still regard you as a mentor of mine ;)    I wish you well and hope there's nothing serious afoot.....fingers crossed for you and Pam.

 

life and family first  ;) 

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Well the lengths one has to go to in order to find a new build.

I went into the museum today, no model stand, wander around, find new little corner and what do you know, there's a lovely bit of framing of the Meteor with your name on it. 

 

I thought she looks a bit different from your other models so I'll be very interested in this one. 

 

And now I learn I'll have to be patient, shall do, all the best John.

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Well, finally, a very small update.  What with rush trips overseas to visit ailing relatives; the world going crazy at home and all sorts of extraneous happenings at the museum, I've hardly touched the Meteor of late.  I have, however, managed to get a few more frames fitted, so here she is as of this week.  

 

As I have some medical procedure scheduled for next week, it may be awhile before the next update, but never mind - she'll get there eventually!

 

John

 

 

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I've just discovered this thanks to your kind comment on my own build. What a lovely project! I have a future dream of building a family-related vessel as well, in this case my wife's grandfather's sailboat from Lake Michigan on which her mother sailed growing up. I think it'd be a neat gift for my MIL. In the meantime, I love the look of this vessel so far. In my office, I have an ink drawing of German merchantmen that I purchased from an art dealer in Switzerland along with a German map of the world from the same period (wife is half-German and I studied it for many years). So it's quite neat to see a build of a German sailing ship. Looking forward to whatever progress you might make!

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This is Privet, mate - it's a noxious weed in this part of the world and grows into quite a fair sized tree if left on its own.  Wood can resemble box very closely - and being a noxious weed, nobody minds if you go out with your chainsaw!  :D

 

John

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just catching up John........finding it to be very hard to visit in here,  since I'm currently not working on anything scratch at the moment.   I hope you are well......I read that you had a visit to the hospital of late.   the hull frame is coming along........a little here,  a little there........it's still progress  ;)   here's hoping you get more time to work on her....look'in forward to seeing her planked. 

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Thanks Denis - I've got quite a bit coming up in the near future, so progress might slow down even more! :(

 

John

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