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Bob Wilson28/06/2009 12:27:27
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I fitted it into the sea this morning.     The pen is not very old as I use it as well.    Eventually, I either lose them or get glue on them making them unsuitable for photographs.  
Bob

 
Bob Abell28/06/2009 17:12:19
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It`s a lovely little masterpiece, Bob!...................and the sea is excellent..................How come your wife makes all the seas?
 
Bob
Bob Wilson28/06/2009 17:47:10
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She is interested in the sea anyway, her late grandfather was over 30 years at sea, mainly in deepwater ships, including  some quite famous square riggers such as COUNTY OF PEEBLES, BALCLUTHA, PERSIAN EMPIRE and EUDORA.     When I was at sea, she accompanied me on long voayegs from the UK to Cape Town via the islands of the Canaries, St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha and so had plenty of time to observe the sea in all its moods.     She volunterred to paint the seas shortly after we got married 22 years ago!
Bob.
Barry Foote28/06/2009 17:50:28
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Another beautiful model Bob...
Bob Abell28/06/2009 18:01:13
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Can we see the finished product, complete with case please
 
.......and also.....................alongside the SS Politcian................As promised
 
Bob
Bob Wilson28/06/2009 18:44:48
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I made a complete mess of the case I am afaid - it is not tall enough!   I am going to make another one.   Not a complete disaster because I can still use the orignal quadrant moulding round the bottom of it.
I took a picture alongside POLITICIAN and will put it on tomorrow.
Bob
Bob Wilson28/06/2009 18:50:59
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Decided to do it now, so here it is:
Bob

Bob Abell28/06/2009 19:17:15
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Thanks Bob...................I`m surprised Mary Celeste is as big as she looks?
 
Both nice models..............but from what you`ve been saying lately.......you got a bit fed up half way through the build!.....................are you planning on making any more?
 
Bob
Colin Bishop28/06/2009 21:17:04
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Bob,
 
If you do another build, would you consider recording it as a article in the member contributions section?
 
Colin
Bob Wilson28/06/2009 21:20:17
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I always get fed up three-quarters way through a model.   This never changes - very little patience!    It amuses me when people say they haven't got time to scratchbuild and then tell me how many hundreds of hours they have spent on their kits!      I now have to make a taller display case, but that shouldn't take too long.    The original was only an inch above the mastheads and that is not really enough.    The model looks bigger than it is alongside POLITICIAN because it is not in the sea.    Ships always look bigger out of the water than they actually are.     Most people think VICTORY is enormous, but in reality, not much bigger than a trawler.
Bob

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