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Tug-Kenny

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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2008, 11:36:50 AM »


Dicky, that's real nice. Well done so far, it's coming on great.

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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2008, 01:43:46 PM »

Thanks for the remarks guys, still struggling on. ;)
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2008, 11:51:12 AM »

Keep up the good work Richard. Will you finish the model in pristine condition or will you weather it (I know that this is jumping the gun a bit!)? Personally I think this model looks great when it's weathered and has a tatty look about it.

Cheers
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2008, 09:36:54 PM »

Looking good Richard, looking forward to the next installment.  O0
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #29 on: September 06, 2008, 09:43:27 PM »

Will do some more when and if I feel a bit better.
No Simon I dont intend it to be pristine.
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2008, 08:00:34 PM »

The pristine look just doesn't seem to suit models like this (or tugs for that matter). In my view too many well built boat/ship models are let down by a lack of ageing and weathering. As I've said before in an earlier posting on weathering, as we all know the sea is very corrosive and coupled to the ravages of the elements, the pristine look of the newly launched boat/ship will soon start looking tatty with salt bloom, paint deterioration and finally rust. It is a very contentious subject and there is no right or wrong to either approach. Of course one major reason why many modellers do not weather their models is due to the sheer cost of the investment in terms of time and money, and the subsequent concern that a bad job may be made of the weathering process, thus ruining hours of work. And then there are those who just like to see models in showroom condition anyway.

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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #31 on: December 04, 2008, 05:37:42 PM »

Well I am back doing a little bit each day.

I have all the electrics installed.
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #32 on: December 04, 2008, 05:40:31 PM »

A couple of photos to show what I am up against
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #33 on: December 04, 2008, 05:43:55 PM »

Nice top see that you are back in the saddle :-))


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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #34 on: December 04, 2008, 05:50:33 PM »

All set up in my new work room thanks to my wifes hard work and our MP Alan Whitehead who managed to get the social services to supply me with a stairlift even though I am likely to live more than 6 months which is apparently their criteria if you were born and bred in this country and had never been out off work or drawn any benefits until you became terminally ill.
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #35 on: December 04, 2008, 05:51:26 PM »

Nice top see that you are back in the saddle :-))


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Thanks for that Stavros
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #36 on: December 04, 2008, 05:55:48 PM »

Have painted the hull today.

Just what I needed, paint fumes.

Had to give up for the day after that.

On with the superstructure tomorrow
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #37 on: December 04, 2008, 05:59:01 PM »

looking good dicky  :-)) cant wait to see it finished, how many hours have you spent on it so far any idea?
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #38 on: December 04, 2008, 06:06:15 PM »

Sorry I havent got a clue as I was not very well at the beginning and did nothing for several weeks.

I would say however that I would not recommend this kit to a novice, they would end up shooting themselves. {:-{
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #39 on: December 04, 2008, 06:12:04 PM »

Come on Richard you know im only up the road and could of popped in to help with painting especially with your health >>:-( <*<

Besides that good to see your in the spare room and in from the cold, she is looking rather good in her new colours keep up the good work.

Jay :-))
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #40 on: December 04, 2008, 06:12:57 PM »

Richard,

I am absolutely delighted to see you back doing what comes so natural to you. Workroom looks great and the hull is coming on a treat.

All the very best amigo.

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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #41 on: December 04, 2008, 06:21:18 PM »

Looking good Richard. Obviously a case of "when all else fails DON'T read the instructions!"

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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #42 on: December 04, 2008, 06:47:10 PM »

Sorry I havent got a clue as I was not very well at the beginning and did nothing for several weeks.

I would say however that I would not recommend this kit to a novice, they would end up shooting themselves. {:-{
as long as your ok now that what matters. and i think that everyone has a time where they want to shoot themselves or throw their model out the window, in fact iv just walked away from my build as i was about to destroy it.
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #43 on: December 04, 2008, 06:51:13 PM »

An interesting question. Which is the most frustrating?

A kit that doesn't go together the way you think it should so you curse the manufacturer.

OR

A scratch built model which just doesn't seem to go right and you know it's all YOUR fault.
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #44 on: December 04, 2008, 06:55:34 PM »

Looking good Richard. Obviously a case of "when all else fails DON'T read the instructions!"

Colin
Instructions went in bin ages ago Colin.

The most frustrating is the kit that doesn't go as it should and you end up scratch building it. This is what I am doing at the moment. >>:-(
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #45 on: December 04, 2008, 07:12:04 PM »

Snap!

But I think I'm winning on mine now. Hang in there!  :-))

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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #46 on: December 04, 2008, 07:34:23 PM »

woooo yeeeee me owld mate, your workshop looks canny there - and you arent doing too bad with that model either - you tell me you are struggling with it - and you have a picture on the wall of her - what more do you want?  %) ;) :-) :D :D :}

How are you going to explain yourself to the better half that you have used the ironing board to spray paint your model on  <*< <*<

Its looking canny mate, keep up the good work.

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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #47 on: December 05, 2008, 09:09:55 AM »

Doesn't everyone use the ironing board John ? {:-{
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #48 on: December 05, 2008, 12:40:26 PM »

Richard,

Good to see your back at work mate, how do
you paint with your chest and not being able
to wear a mask.........

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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #49 on: December 05, 2008, 01:38:01 PM »

Not easy Roy. Painted it yesterday, breathing bad today, might be able to do a bit more later today, though not painting or gluing.

Should be fairly alright (for me that is) on Sunday.

Have to do a little at a time if I want it finished before I leave this mortal coil. :-))
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