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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    I would love to be able to see those early historic guns in the flesh asit were DB.

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    I probably won't be getting into that for a while, but I'll see if Andy's good with sharing pics of his table-o'-smokepoles from one of his old Mountain Man reenacting sessions. :)

    Okay, my prior isn't entirely accurate... there are a very few Not-Built-Here that if I could somehow track them down would be welcomed home. Grandpa's old Air Force service 1911, and Uncle Frank's bringback Garand and M1 Carbine. Kinda hard to find them since I don't have the serial numbers to look for, though...
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    No there is nothing there except the text now. Well here are some more for you to turn. I don't understand why they are lopsided when they aren't on my device or anywhere else I post them. Weird!

    Now there are some lights added
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    DB, my dad and I hunted with muzzle loaders for years. I have several, including my great grandfather's old muzzle loading shotgun. One is a home built 50 caliber percussion that an old hunting buddy built for me.

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    A first rate wreck…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volunteer View Post
    No there is nothing there except the text now. Well here are some more for you to turn. I don't understand why they are lopsided when they aren't on my device or anywhere else I post them. Weird!

    Now there are some lights added
    I can still see them O.K.Vol.
    I dare not turn these in case the same happens again.
    let me pondewr the problem for a while.
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    These outerworks are now complete and re4ady for the building complex inside them to be made.
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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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    Yesterday's work comprised of completeing the building complex within the outer works.

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    Wow that is turning out amazing Rob!

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    Thanks Vol.
    It is actually turning out to be the most difficult bit of model work I have taken on simply because of the amount of scratch building I'm having to do to get even a semblance of accuracy to the actual town.
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    Which makes it all the more impressive to me Rob. Oh and your post was the first email notification I've received since before Christmas.

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    Huzzah, notifications are working again here too! *cannon salute*

    Better pic, I hope, with latest arrivals... looks like I'm gonna have to write off most of the case's standard foam, at least the last 2" to make room for the long barrel.


    Tools in the lid organizer, forgot to move the grip over from the project box for snapping this. Funny story here: list price was on the case was $40, website price was $28, with a 25%-off-anything coupon it walked out the door with me for $21. Even having to spend an extra $10 to buy a better shoulder strap (half-off Daily Deal at a camera shop) that's still coming out ahead. I don't know whether I should have taken it as a compliment or an insult when my gal told me "you powershop like a girl"...
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    Glad to hear that Gents.
    I have not been getting them for a couple of weeks now, either here or on the Drome. I hope that my service will soon be resumed also.
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    That is definitely a compliment DB! I live with three "Power Shoppers".

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    Meanwhile, back at the ranch someshopping of my own today.
    Arrived on overnight delivery my large Plasticard sheet for the base of the town, and ordered some more wall and towers, as all this double walling has just about run me out of curtain wall for now. So for tomorrow I will be mostly building more of the significant large buildings whilst I await my delivery.
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    Here are the ones I managed to get done today.
    You may spot them on the other picture.
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    Can you put a ruler on that town photo Rob for a size perspective please. Did you print out a map of the town, is that what I'm seeing? You have been calling the material platicard, but it looks like what we call foamcore, is that the same thing? This is really going to be something!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Volunteer View Post
    Can you put a ruler on that town photo Rob for a size perspective please. Did you print out a map of the town, is that what I'm seeing? You have been calling the material platicard, but it looks like what we call foamcore, is that the same thing? This is really going to be something!
    The blue is foamcore, but the white material used alongside the cream resin(?) and white metal castings is sheet or rod plasticard (styrene) glued together and cut to match the style of the existing resin walls where non-stock parts were needed, and to add elements to surgically altered castings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volunteer View Post
    Can you put a ruler on that town photo Rob for a size perspective please. Did you print out a map of the town, is that what I'm seeing? You have been calling the material platicard, but it looks like what we call foamcore, is that the same thing? This is really going to be something!
    I will measure the town today Vol.
    The Plasticard is the white thin base material that the whole thing is standing on.
    The blue is the insulation material used in caravan walls. Probably what you would call foam core, but I call it High Density Styrofoam.
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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.