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1 hour ago, Canute said:

Work with the doctors/nutritionists and get foods(not necessarily specifically for diabetics)  that don't cause the sugar issues. I worked for a while as an Emergency Medical Technician and diabetic episodes were nearly as common as heart issues. Diet and exercise, OC.

Thanks ken,   the trouble is  - it costs extra money to eat healthily,   my wife has always said  here in the UK  its always the poor  who are the least fit and well,   thankfully we have a mostly chicken and  frozen or tinned vegetables, and try to get greens when we can,   both of us have zero  sugar or  fats like butter or sandwhich spreads, same with milk  we only take concentrated milk - never full fat.

We should be as healthy as a sportsperson lol.

 

OC.

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Any way!     back on with my build  - tomorrow  I hope to trim the two breech ropes glued but hanging from the hulls side, then I will  work out my next stage in her build stratergy.

 

Sincerely thank you to all the replies and  words of thought and care  - it means a lot from my family of ship builders.

 

OC.

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3 hours ago, Old Collingwood said:

We should be as healthy as a sportsperson lol.

I always get a kick out of the latest greatest diets. It seems that fo reight or ten years they say one thing and then turn around a full 180 degrees and tel you to do something else!

 

Bringing up low fat milk is one that comes to mind as I have drank hole milk since childhood. In fact until i was about eight years old we lived on a ranch and I drank raw milk that was only pasteurized. When we moved to the city and started drinking whole milk from the store it was hard fo rus to get used to. It was like white colored water as far as we were concerned! I have never been able to go the extra step and switch to the even thinner stuff. Then last year after years of people telling me that whole milk was not good for me I saw something on TV where the doctor was saying that what we had been told may not be true and that it may even have been a fad.

 

When it was brought up here I could not resist looking it up:

  http://time.com/4279538/low-fat-milk-vs-whole-milk/

I am not trying to say that all diet suggestions are false, especially when it comes to diabetes but I do think that many people expound on a fad and if they are loud enough it becomes the latest health craze that you ignore at your own peril. 

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22 minutes ago, lmagna said:

I always get a kick out of the latest greatest diets. It seems that fo reight or ten years they say one thing and then turn around a full 180 degrees and tel you to do something else!

 

Bringing up low fat milk is one that comes to mind as I have drank hole milk since childhood. In fact until i was about eight years old we lived on a ranch and I drank raw milk that was only pasteurized. When we moved to the city and started drinking whole milk from the store it was hard fo rus to get used to. It was like white colored water as far as we were concerned! I have never been able to go the extra step and switch to the even thinner stuff. Then last year after years of people telling me that whole milk was not good for me I saw something on TV where the doctor was saying that what we had been told may not be true and that it may even have been a fad.

 

When it was brought up here I could not resist looking it up:

  http://time.com/4279538/low-fat-milk-vs-whole-milk/

I am not trying to say that all diet suggestions are false, especially when it comes to diabetes but I do think that many people expound on a fad and if they are loud enough it becomes the latest health craze that you ignore at your own peril. 

Thanks mate  I know what you mean.

We should resort back to our  old navies  a lovely diet of old meat. weevil biscuits  and rum  - I could live off the rum though.

 

OC.

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8 hours ago, pontiachedmark said:

Gidday OC.

I sincerely hope you and your wife's situation improves. I too have some health issues but fortunately I do not have your added burden of freezing weather.

Wishing all the best for you and your family.

Mark

Thank you mark  sincerley for your wishes.

 

OC.

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45 minutes ago, nikbud said:

My best wishes to your Admiral, I understand how hard it is as I was diagnosed type 2 18 months ago. I was told to eat sensibly, little and often and do some exercise every day. Not always easy or straightforward.

Thank you for your kind comments  - much appreciated.

 

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Next  was to work on a  sub section of the base I am building - first I cut to size a piece of thin ply, this is acting as a pre - anchor for the pearl  then onto a more substantial base I have yet to cut  (both offcuts of wood knocking around the house).

I constructed four braces that were measured around the plastic kit frame supports, then glued down,  I then set this aside to fix  - then later I glued the pearl down onto the sub base.

 

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Just a short note to say how overwhelmed I was with all the warm wishes  that I duly passed on to the admiral.

 

Tomorrow I will be cutting to shape the main base then glueing down the sub - base to it.

 

Once gain  a Huge Thank You.

 

OC.

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2 hours ago, Beef Wellington said:

Love the last set of photos, really show how well you have subtly highlighted the small details which adds so much interest to the hull.  Windows came out really well, how much did you dilute the PVA?

Hi jason,    thank you for the comments  - the windows were un-diluted PVA the gorilla branded version.

 

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Hi all,    I managed to get outside and cut out the base board,  then after sanding the edges I glued the sub - base down onto it using PVA and spring clips,   I set this aside to set  - While it was setting I turned my attention to the gun port lids and anchor points,  the lids are opened/closed by a two point rope attachment on the lid creating a v shape with a rope coming down and attached to a spar sticking out of the hull above the port,  a rope routes through the hull over the spars rounded end and down to the v shape rope link on the lid.

First I drilled into the hull to accomodate the spar made from 2 x 2mm timber, this was cut longer than needed as the end would be glued and pushed through the hole drilled in the hull, on the ends I cut and glued a small piece of 2 x 2mm, then when set I rounded the ends,  next I glued a section of rope on the top and secured it over the rounded edge.

I finished off by gluing two of these (port and starboard) into thier positions.

 

A few pics ....

 

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Good day all,   abit more progress today  - I have been working on the two main deck port covers,  I cut the two covers from the fret, then fed the rope through and glued the ends at the back, when set I trimmed the ends then glued it to the openings on the hull,  after it  had set I as able to tie a knot  where the two sections of rope meet, after adding a blob of pva and heated with the dryer - I then trimmed the end.

I then painted and weathered the lid/bracket/rope.

Then it was the turn of the other side  - same procedure, but this time I have left the port lid slightly open,  the ropes have been attached in the same manner - just waiting to tie them.

I  have also neen lucky enough to get a replacement figurehead   (the good lady  wicked wench herself)  I have joined the two halves together and cleaned her up slightly  - just waiting on some brass paint and weathering the same as I have done to the rest of the brasswork.

 

A few pics -

 

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Evening all,      thank you again for all the likes and comments - like everyone else it really inspires ones building,    so  last time I had assembled the wicked wench,  it was now time to weather her same as I had done with the other brass bits  - first I applied a coat of enamel brass, this was force dried  then I used a diluted black and brushed that over into all the nucks and crevices,  again force dried  that last I applied a dry brush of white to highlight and age the lady.

 

Here are the pics  including her fixed in place.

 

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