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    Today I have been making a curtain wall for a gatehouse.
    First I cut out the battlements in a thin section of plasticard.
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    Next I cut the walkway, heated it up with a hot air gun and formed it around a suitable diameter dowel rod.
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    I then heated up the battlements, wrapped the hot plasticard around the walkway and clamped it in place after running Superglue between th two sections.
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    Then I ran the decorative collar around the wall top and glued that in place.
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    Finally I cut the wall to length and glued it to the curtain wall around the main gatehouse.
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    Looking good so far!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Finally I cut the wall to length and glued it to the curtain wall around the main gatehouse.
    Was there a photo to go with this one?

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    There was a photo Vol.
    I have reinstated it this morning before I leave for Dorset.
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    Hells Teeth, Rob - that was clever!

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    Just started another one for one of the harbour end strongpoints when I got back this afternoon John. There are a lot of improvised walls and towers needed because none of the kit bits are quite right on this one. It is going to really stretch my ability to heat bend the plasticard on this build.

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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Well, parts for the Charger QC to make up the heart of my gal's "007 Briefcase" are starting to come together... the rub is, the main frame components aren't going to be available until my supplier gets another batch of Ruger .22 Chargers in for teardown and part-out. So until then I'm basically sniping things off $50 or $100 at a time here and there... I'll try to set up a pic with the current parts in-hand laid out later.
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    The book nook is slowly coming along. Tonight I worked on the signs. Stupid me, I forgot to reverse the signs that will be visable through the mirror and had to redo them.










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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondback View Post
    Well, parts for the Charger QC to make up the heart of my gal's "007 Briefcase" are starting to come together... the rub is, the main frame components aren't going to be available until my supplier gets another batch of Ruger .22 Chargers in for teardown and part-out. So until then I'm basically sniping things off $50 or $100 at a time here and there... I'll try to set up a pic with the current parts in-hand laid out later.
    Look forward to seeing what you have done so far DB.
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    Your Book Nook is coming along very nicely Vol. I took the liberty of spinning your pictures upright for you.
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    Oh thank you Rob, I couldn't figure out how to do that.

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    For the record, the hulls on Henry's ships are painted, just trying to find an alternate source for hopefully one-piece masts. Unfortunately, the shakes are back... which means I'm limited to things that could be called "self indexing" or "gross motor activities." Hammers, wrenches and screwdrivers okay; paintbrushes, Xacto knives and Dremels not so much. :(
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    Nice to see your projects coming along.

    Myself I've been mostly inactive. All I've done since before Christmas is adapted bowsprits for a steel rod and printed some new bowsprits.

    Oh... I ordered black paint too. I could start painting again now...

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    Doing some Armada stuff...

    But not SoG Armada - it's Star Wars Armada.

    Painting the X-Wing, Y-Wing and A-Wing squadrons.


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    Oh wow Sven, those look so cool! Who makes these minis?