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    Post  kpnuts on Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:23 pm

    Hi all we due to the kind generosity of CPNGROATS (a member on another forum who was so impressed by my model ships he gifted this to me from his own stash)I have received this
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    Thank you very, very much George, very kind indeed.
    I hastily opened it tonight eader to start but my missus says NO!!! "you have enough models on the go, cluttering up my house. you finish some of them off and get them out the way". to be fair I do have 9 on the go and bits are all over the place, she's generally ok so I cant complain ( but I have found in the past a bit of sweet talking can bring her round ) so watch this space, in the very near future.
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    Post  kpnuts on Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:37 pm

    Hi all well since I'm having a rest from the darn Citroen I need something to fall back on (this addiction will be the death of me)I thought what be better than this,TBH I've been looking forward to this since I was kindly given it (I just hope I can do it justice)
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    Post  kpnuts on Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:45 pm

    Hi all here is the next update, most of the deck colour is done with pastels
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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:30 pm

    Fantastic wooden look deck, off to a great start.
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    Post  kpnuts on Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:04 pm

    Thanks mate, well I've tried a little experiment, I got some copper and brass leaf with the intention of guilding the copper plates and spraying it with salt water to get the patination of the real plates, well they dissolved so that's out so now I'm thinking I will guild it then distress it with a combination of washes and such my question is ( as there is some debate as to weather it was copper or muntz metal which is an alloy of zinc and brass I think) should I guild it with copper or brass.
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    Post  bcauchi on Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:40 pm

    Asking the wrong person here but i would go for copper. Somehow the brass does not seem right.
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    Post  kpnuts on Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:10 pm

    Hi all I've gone for the copper leaf (needs a bit of patching) but I think its ok
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    Post  bcauchi on Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:34 pm

    Looking nice indeed.
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    Post  kpnuts on Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:55 pm

    Hi all well I've started weathering the copper.
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    Post  bcauchi on Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:51 pm

    Lovely work, looks really great.
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    Post  kpnuts on Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:32 pm

    Hi all given the green a coat of paint and weathered that and done a bit more to the copper
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    Post  kpnuts on Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:14 pm

    Hi all a small update on this one
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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:38 pm

    Fantastic work that is a really nice kit.
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    Post  kpnuts on Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:18 pm

    Hi all here is tonight bit
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    Post  bcauchi on Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:51 am

    Lovely detail
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    Post  kpnuts on Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:40 pm

    Hi all done a bit more to this one.
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    Post  bcauchi on Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:38 pm

    Great work
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    Post  kpnuts on Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:59 pm

    Hi all here is the next update
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    Post  kpnuts on Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:20 pm

    Hi all here I another update (think I've managed to hide the black around the rear cabin area now)
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    Post  kpnuts on Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:26 pm

    Hi all another update on this one.
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    Post  kpnuts on Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:41 pm

    Well I'm so cross with myself, went to do some rigging on this and dropped it, snapped off the rear mast broke the shrouds on the fore mast snapped some of the rigging on the bowsprit, a few of the hatches have come off, broken some of the stanchions round the top of the rear cabin. luckily nothing that cant be fixed but its put me back quite a bit, Grrrr and no one to blame but my butter fingers. I could almost swear, flippin heck, blimey and fiddle sticks (sorry for the profanities there)
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    Post  kpnuts on Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:54 pm

    Hi all well repairs made.
    This believe it or not was the worst bit ( I glued that wheel on at least half a dozen times)
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    Post  kpnuts on Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:20 pm

    Hi all here is the next update on this
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    Baring in mind these are almost Identical scales (the thermop is 1/96 and the soliel is 1/100) I still cant believe how much heavier and bulkier and cumbersom the soliel was (I mean I know she had to be able to withstand cannon fire and such) but she must have been sooooooo slooooowwwww
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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:58 am

    Looking good indeed.
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    Post  kpnuts on Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:18 pm

    Hi all well this must be jinxed I went to get an hour in tonight and have had a catastrophe, now I've got several hours of remedial work, it's now back in the outhouse while I calm down.
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