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Offline minerva

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Re: HMS Illustrious.
« Reply #450 on: 29 August 2017, 22:06:39 »
Thanks for that Paul

Offline paul swainson

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« Reply #451 on: 23 November 2017, 12:33:55 »
Just to let you know I have finished the poppy appeal and about to go and visit my family on Oz and celebrate my 50th wedding anniversary in the new year.  So will get back to my build in 2018 and continue the work.  All the best to everyone, have a great Christmas with all your family about and a happy New Year when it come. 

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« Reply #452 on: 23 November 2017, 14:31:55 »
Wow 50 years, that's awesome!! Happy anniversary to you both. Merry Christmas and happy new year to you as well.

Offline paul swainson

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« Reply #453 on: 24 November 2017, 16:03:45 »
Thanks Dennis and to you and all your family.

Offline paul swainson

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« Reply #454 on: 30 January 2018, 17:14:04 »
Well hope everyone had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Sorry I could not bring the sun and heat back from down under.  So I am now back to working in the cold, but the small heater is working over time.  Will not be bonding at this time so maybe painting the flight deck would be a good start.

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« Reply #455 on: 31 January 2018, 09:32:13 »
Welcome back, Paul! I hope you enjoyed the festivities. Keep up the good work! You probably will have withdrawal symptoms after such a long period without modelling. ;D ;D ;D

Offline paul swainson

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« Reply #456 on: 28 May 2018, 22:13:15 »
Sorry for the long delay in returning to my build but have been involved with a 1/84 build of HMS Victory for a 95 year old gent who died and did not complete the model.  So as I have took on the model to complete it for his two sons and the children. 

I have now after some long detail nights bonded the carley floats to the flight deck and bonded the mounting bracket to the the hull and the deck.  As there was four different surfaces and to be careful what bonding agent I needed to use.  Well it is on and the pictures show the full detail of the work completed showing all the floats in place.

The flight deck has been painted a lighter sea gray so the she would blend in with the water.  One coat so far.  The next build project will be the main island forward 6 barrel pom poms and the ammunition racks and mounting platforms.  Then the 8 radio mast have to work out what material to use and how to cut them out.

There is a short video here of the whole ship with a quick look into the drive motors mounting.

 https://www.flickr.com/photos/92998762@N02/27546527797/in/album-72157640833731444/