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...let's start by laying the keel down in the dungeon! We'll try to keep this a secret for as long as possible. I know that I'll eventually get caught, but let's see how far we can get before that happens shall we? This will also give me a little breather from rigging the Bounty there. You know, when your patience in tying knots starts to run a bit thin and you just want to cut and sand stuff?

 

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34 minutes ago, Ryland Craze said:

Looks like a nice kit and you have a good start on it.  I will not tell anyone your secret.

I've cleaned out a little hole under the workbench so when I hear her coming down the stairs, I can try to slide it under there out of sight and act like I'm just working on the Bounty. I'm keen to see if I can pull this off until the end, I doubt it, but It'll be a fun game.

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I also like astrophotography. Here's my latest project, the Andromeda galaxy, which is sitting at about 7.5 hours of total integration time. I'm in a heavily light polluted area so it takes a lot more data to get something presentable in comparison to someone who shot images in, say, BFE Arizona who can match this result with 2 hours of data or less. 

 

 

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Just plugging along with the veneer on the engine room.

 

Oh, and by the way, the cat's out of the bag regarding the secret build. I questioned whether she wanted a painted model or natural wood. So, I had to show her what I was doing because I'm at that pivotal point of the build where it's one or the other. She was really happy and surprised that I had so much finished already and decided that she would prefer the natural wood look for her river boat.

 

So, let's continue...

 

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23 hours ago, Paul Jarman said:

Nice job so far. Just completed This kit myself. I chose to paint it.

Paul

I would have liked to have painted it to resemble a more true to life river boat, but it's her model and she chose the natural wood look. I showed her several photos from the forum here of painted versions side by side with natural wood builds, maybe even showed her yours, but that's what she decided on in the end. 

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Personally, one thing I didn't like about this kit was the enormous hinges and nails on the double doors, so I decided to take a different approach. I backed the doors with some scrap veneer and changed the hinging a bit. I like the way it came out; didn't want people to be able to see the ply backing inside the room anyway:

 

 

 

 

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