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    by Published on 04-22-2020 09:16
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    With the arrival of the Dry dock and some more buildings plus ships and impedimenta from Langtons the Dockyard module was now ready for construction.

    Firstly, I cut out the base from plastic sheet.

    Next I sculpted the contours from insulating foam.

    Then I completed the basic shaping and glued up the two parts securing them with Duct Tape..

    The following morning I unwrapped the glued ...
    by Published on 07-28-2019 08:17
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    I have kicked off January by amputating some ships to start building my Chilean Navy Squadron.


    Now to remove unsightly midriff bulge.

    After gutting the ship's mid section cut off the peg for use later.

    Drill a hole in the end and superglue in a steel pin ready for re attaching to the ship's hull at a later stage.

    Just ...
    by Published on 02-07-2019 05:27
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    Starting a new project today with a new fort on a headland ideal for the War of 1812.

    Working up ideas for the layout.

    The final layout.

    Cutting out, and fitting to existing coastline.

    The next stage in the process is Routing out the covered way,

    Then the final fitting of the fort before taking it off to paint.

    Next a coat of ...
    by Published on 02-07-2019 03:32
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    The building of the HMS Thunderer.
    " How to" on a Victorian Pre Dreadnought.

    The kit.

    I start building the Bridge and upper foredeck.

    Next job was opening up all the holes for fittings.

    and trial testing the parts for fit and the easiest order for assembly.

    Now the undercoat.

    Next the hull got a coat ...
    by Published on 01-16-2019 03:13
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    On the rocks!

    Just started work on three sets of rocks to go with my shoals.

    Basic brown undercoat ready for a bit of painting.

    Got started by matching up the sea colour to my mat and getting that on whilst the paint dried on another project.

    Next move, getting the surf up.
    by Published on 04-12-2018 06:13
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    Marking out the ground on foam ready for Fort Corral.

    Today I routed out the headland to fit the fort into the cliff face,

    The cutting out of the coastline in rough with my Abra saw.

    I did get a chance to begin some Terra forming before leaving this morning.

    First chance to get back to it today.
    More Terra forming in relation ...
    by Published on 04-12-2018 05:46
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    San Pedro Fort Valdivia.

    Marking out for the Island using a google image of the Isla Mancera.


    And here is the basic shape cut out and ready to add the beach.


    This morning a little marking out ready for the Router.


    Leaving the contouring for a while, today I am now starting to cut up and assemble the parts for the fortifications.


    Here is today's progress. Being snowed in is a wonderful thing to get some work done.

    Cutting filing joints to fit and assembly of the Fort.

    Marking out the base.

    Cut out base being checked for accuracy with the cliff top.

    Rob. ...
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