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King of the Mississippi by Paul Jarman - Artesania Latina

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Hi all,

I am back after a long absence. I have now retired so have lots of time for my favourite hobby.

I have started to build the AL King of the Mississippi. I like AL's kits. The instructions can be a bit vague at times, but the photo instructions are mostly easy to follow.

Paul

 

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Hi Paul

welcome to the world of retirement.

Sometimes you get the feeling you are busier now then when you worked but it’s all totally enjoying.

Did this model and thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip.

Enjoy,

Eddie

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Thanks Eddie,

Not only busier but unbelievably better off money wise. All my work colleagues were trying to convince me to carry on working.

Glad I didn't listen.

I now work on the models full time instead of being a weekend modeler and as you say totally enjoying it.

Paul

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Still working on model. Unfortunately my pc has broke. Waiting to get a new one, so am writing this on my mobile.

Can't find a way to download pictures from mobile. Is it possible to do so, if so how.

Paul

 

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I just started this as well, I am still working so most likely you will stay ahead of me which will be a fantastic reference for me to use when the directions are less than satisfactory.

 

Also, yes, you can post from a mobile device. That is almost entirely how I post my images as I don't upload them to my computer. At the bottom of the "post" page, click the link next to the paper clip that says "click to choose files" and just upload directly from your device. The only issue I have found is that it often uploads them in a random order, not necessarily in the order you have selected them.

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I have clicked on choose files but nothing happens. Do I need to alter something on the phone settings?

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I’m not sure, it shouldn’t? Here are screenshots of what I see. I click choose file and then I click “photo library” and it takes me to my photo album 7C6C43D5-B912-4A3D-B6A6-7654076D8105.thumb.png.aaf9ded9ef4334d1b27a35724f1bdda7.pngD1A207C8-A370-4B29-9751-851C3EAED0C5.thumb.png.bcbec6af27c83e7ec409c214a1d3e9b0.png

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 Nothing. I have even saved the pictures to Google drive. It has to be some setting on the phone. The phone is sim only. Do I need a card of some type. I am new to mobile. Only had it a few weeks so still getting used to it.

 

 

 

 

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finally I have a new PC. spent most of this morning reinstalling all the protections and getting it set up.

unfortunately my camera connection is broke so can't download the pics I have on the card. will have to buy a card reader.

below are what pictures I had on the mobile. cheap phone so quality is not great.

I don't like to see bare wood, so I am painting the model. Looking on the web at these boats most where painted all white.

But some had some nice colour schemes. the windows are a bit bright but I like them. Building the spiral staircases at present.

Paul.

 

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Work is progressing well. There are a few mistakes to the model. The spiral staircase did not fit too well, but is mostly hidden so not too bothered.

I measured the distance of the posts using the rails. This worked fine, but when I glued them all in place I was out by just 1mm or so. This of course meant that the posts are not a perfect fit by the third deck. Also I glued the top and bottom stiffeners that hold the rails incorrectly. I have put them width up on the second deck by mistake. this has been corrected on the third deck. I was left with a choice of stripping the whole lot down and starting again or excepting that it is wrong. As it does not really show that much I can live with it and will keep as is.

Paul

 

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On 5/9/2020 at 4:47 PM, Paul Jarman said:

The spiral staircase did not fit too well, but is mostly hidden so not too bothered.

I found this too. Admiral says she wants normal stairs, so just waiting on the order delivery of sheet wood to make them.

As for putting the railing bars width up - I think at least some of these boats were built to owners specs, and you're the owner! 😁

Keeps safe,

Bob

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