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Matters o' miscellany are to be dealt with o’er this holiday weekend, and being the wind-bag that he is, ‘tis to be suspected that CaptainSteve will make-eth many an entry in the coming few days.

“But a-fore we go-eth on,” he were to go-eth on, “there be the matter o’ the list.”

 

Begin-ething his weekend in earnest, Our Hero didst make-eth his final touch-ups to the bird-droppings along the spars.
“A touch ‘ere, a bowel movement there … “, he were to explain-eth. “And it be done !!” 

 

Thusly, wi’ his rigging now complete, ‘twouldst appear-eth that he hath been photo-shopping again.
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Moving along-eth, and CaptainSteve did happenstance to notice two things …

 

Firstly, there be the matter o’ baked goodies to be baked …
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... but there be more on those another time.

"Likely, in the next postin'", he were to posit, "when the paintin' o' them be done-eth with." 

 

And, secondly, there be the matter o’ something to place aforementioned baked goodies into.

 

Verily, CaptainSteve be most excited by Ken’s suggestion above to re-purpose-eth tooth-paste tubes to become-eth sacks.

("Try sayin’ THAT”, he were to interlocute, “three times most hastily !!”)

 

“But, then”, Our Hero continued on, “I were to be noticing that I doest still have a goodly amount o’ the sail-cloth left-over.”

 

And so, after a liberal application of the Fray-Check to make the whole operation easier (“And possible !!”), CaptainSteve didst cuteth strips of cloth.
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Thence, utilizing the same method employed whence making his sail-bands, he didst take-eth a strip some 2½ inches in length, fold it o’er ‘pon its’ own-self, and didst proceed-eth to sew up the sides.
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Verily, each sack be 1" in height and it be 13/16" in girth ...

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“Here be me production line upon having made-eth four o’ these”, Our Hero were to explain. “There be a fifth underway in the background. There also be me first, crude attempts at writin’ ‘FLOUR’ on a spare piece o’ scrap cloth wi’ a Sharpie pen.”
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“I were to end-eth up”, CaptainSteve didst tabulate, “wi’ eight seven six sacks eventually. As I shall only be a-needin’ four or so, I shall pick-eth thee best o’ the bunch. ”
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Next up, matters of colouration were to be considered ... when aren’t they ??

Some light dry-brushing with yellow and even lighter flicks o’ brown paint were added thusly …
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Finally, stealing an idea from Cutty Sark scratch-builder, NenadM, Our Hero were to take-eth up a sharpened tooth-pick and didst, most pain-stakingly, dot-paint the wordin' on his sacks.

 

“It be the earliest form”, CaptainSteve didst conclude-eth, “o’ the dot-matrix printer !!”
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"I jus' be a-hopin' that at least four o' these will pass-eth through Quality Control !!", was his closing comment.

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Now there's some wonderful looking flour-sacks there Captain! Good to see the list be nearly complete!  But no pictures of the bird turd touch-up?  :D

 

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A-fore continuing further wi' the matters o' miscellany, CaptainSteve didst take-eth a journey unto his local bakery, whence he travelled in search of Hot Cross Buns. He were to explain-eth, “Being the Easter season, and seeing as how me Launch be nearly complete, I didst wish to purchase a treat for Bligh et al.”

 

But even a-fore some sharp-witted member o’ the Horde could begin to point-eth out the many, many historical - not to mention, logistical - difficulties in such an under-taking, Our Hero were to go on, “Howe’er, the queues be-eth so long that I didst abandon this folly in the end.”

 

Instead, he didst settle for applying some colourations unto his Sculpey baked goodies which had been made on the yesterday.
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As he didst mention above, CaptainSteve were to select-eth the four better-looking Flour sacks. However, e’en as he were to be a-doing so, Our Hero didst contemplate trimming the count o’ them to three. Time, and interior design layout, will tell.

 

“These”, he were to hypothesize, “wouldst be holding the Loyalists remaining measly stock o’ bread taken from the Bounty. As such, I doest figure that Bligh would be a-keepin’ a close eye on them, and they be kept up the stern end o’ the boat wi’ himself and his officers.”

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“The other two bags be left empty,” CaptainSteve were to point out, somewhat needlessly. “I shall fold-eth ‘em over so that none couldst see-eth the appalling look o’ the writings on their fronts.”

 

Our Hero be a-figuring these empty sacks couldst be lazily positioned somewhere in the front sections o’ his Launch as an additional detail.

 

And, as he were to turn-eth his attentions unto an afternoon spent a-lathe-ing, he didst quickly remember the List:
“Arr …. “
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AHH THE LIST, looks to be completed from what I can see.

 

Yet another great addition to a wonderful little boat, I reckon the finish line is beckoning mate.

 

I'd shoot those bloody birds though, they've pooped all over your boat.

 

Be Good

 

mobbsie

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AHH THE LIST, looks to be completed from what I can see.

Yet another great addition to a wonderful little boat, I reckon the finish line is beckoning mate.

 

That it is !!! There be just the barrels to go. A few pages back, these were re-added to the list, since Tuffarts and Matt put mine to shame. I'm a-working on them at this very point in time (Well, that is, I'll be getting back to working on them shortly.)

 

I'd shoot those bloody birds though, they've pooped all over your boat.

Be Good

 

mobbsie

 

Arr ... If only that were possible, Mobbsie !!!

 

But that low-life scoundrel, Fletcher Christian, refused to give us any fire-power whatsoever when he cast us adrift. Forsooth, them birds have been a right PITA e'er since we first took sight o' land !!

Land-sakes alive, I but wish we could skewer a few more o' them for our dinner !! The only thing that seems to curtail the constant swoopin' and a-poopin' is when it be teeming down with rain.

I just cannot seem to enjoy my dolphin fillets as much when flavoured with added noddy/boobie poopin's !! 

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Hi Captain Steve,

 

I am very late to your build, but been really enjoying seeing all these great details coming together. Wonderful stuff!

 

Looking forward to seeing your launch loaded up and ready to set sail!

 

Cheers,

 

Nigel.

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That bread looks good enough to eat ...

 

Thanks, Phil.

But I fear that bread may be getting a little old and moldy.

 

Indeed, I did actually flick some black paint onto the face of each an' every 'loaf' ... that's supposed to be mildew.

(Oh well, CaptainSteve has ne'er claimed his family name to be Rembrandt)

:cheers:  

 

Hi Captain Steve,

 

I am very late to your build, but been really enjoying seeing all these great details coming together. Wonderful stuff!

 

Looking forward to seeing your launch loaded up and ready to set sail!

 

Cheers,

 

Nigel.

 

Welcome aboard, Nigel !!

However, you are correct, as my build is coming to an end.

Indeed, the stewardesses will soon be asking people to return their trays to an upright position.

(Although, there be nothing stopping you from going back to the beginnin' at any time you so wish)

:dancetl6:  :dancetl6:  :dancetl6:

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The sacks and bread look very real there captain!! Then after the barrels and placement, you're almost finished? I'll almost be sad to see this build end, and the stewardesses--I mean, the trays, returned to their original upright position.  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:

 

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At precisely 'leven hours and twenty-five minutes past Noon-tide, on the Fifth Day of the month o’ April, in the Year of Our Lord, Two thousand and Fifteen (Anno Domini), CaptainSteve didst, finally, re-insert-eth the final bung into the final bung-hole o’ the final barrel o’ his Launch build.

 
“Verily,” Our Hero were to declare, “the matters o’ miscellany have-eth, at last, been put-eth behind me.”

 

Indeed-eth, his legendary list doth finally appear-eth suchly ...

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Uncharacteristically, he refused to go into any great detail, saying only, “I doth refuse-eth to bang on further as to the details o’ me barrels. Shouldst thou wish-eth to learn more, then see-eth Tuffart’s brilliant barrel tutorial ‘ere.”

 

Suffice-eth to say, his only comment were, “’Ere be pictures.”
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In addition, minor surgery didst prove-eth necessary on the rudder, as Our Hero doth explain-eth.
“Some clumsy buffoon were to be a-breaking the bulbous bulb a-from the end o’ me tiller-arm,” he didst state, most accusingly.
(And, precisely, who might-eth THAT have been, CaptainSteve ??)

 

“Ahem … “, he didst bluster, “That matter-eth not. But ne’er fear, for I didst make-eth one anew.”
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Finally, Our Hero were to use-eth the dot-matrix printer employed most pragmatically upon his flour sacks ‘tother eve.

 

“I be a-seein’,” CaptainSteve were to mention, “that in Cap’n Rat Fink’s log he be a-adding initials to a replica o’ Bligh’s personal feed-bowl …”

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Nice job on the tiller repair and barrels there Captain. Since the last of the list is complete, I expect there's only some touch-up left?

 

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Thusly, wi’ the completion o’ the construction stages, Our Hero didst look-eth ahead …

“Indeed-eth,” he were heard to bemoan, “e’en matters o' colouration be-eth behind me.”

 

Now, to say that CaptainSteve hath allowed his ownself to get-eth a little carried away throughout the past 38+ pages wouldst, verily, be-eth an understatement !!

 

“Arrrrg-eth …” Our Hero were seen to hang-eth his head. “In sum total, there be some 79 pieces, bits ‘n’ parts that hath been made and await-eth permanent fixation unto me Launch ?!?!?”

 

“Methinks, mayhaps, I didst go-eth overboard, just a tad !!”
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Verily, o'er the next seven-day, CaptainSteve shall be giving most serious considerations unto matters o' Interior Decoration and Home Design.

 

EDIT: For those amongst the Horde who are pedantic enough to count, the total of seventy-nine includes the grapnel anchor, already affixed into position upon the bow grate.

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As nice of a job you've done on those scantlings there Captain, it would be a shame to cut back?  Maybe a net-sling set-up resembling what the mighty "Squirrel Whisperer" has done?

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Maybe a net-sling set-up resembling what the mighty "Squirrel Whisperer" has done?

 

In truth, George, and verily, the Squirrel Whisperer were to grant-eth me access to his squirrels ... as such, I be most strongly considering a suggestion to suspend-eth the oars alongside me boat.

 

Whilst I would assume that some paddling did occur, there were only a couple of mentions of oar usage in Bligh's log. 

 

As nice of a job you've done on those scantlings there Captain, it would be a shame to cut back? 

 

Scantlings, huh ?? I was a-wondering what that word meant.

:piratetongueor4:  :piratetongueor4:

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