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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #50 on: October 03, 2012, 09:21:21 AM »

hi all, back on restore after a spell of health problems,  i have started fitting the handrails on stern end  (Jim lane rails) not an easy task at this scale, handrail cappings have been cut out of a length of mahogany, then sanded down to fit, i have started on stairways and ladders,  (not fitted yet)  propellers now fitted  and more work on the foredeck,
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #51 on: October 03, 2012, 09:39:30 AM »

heres a few more of the model and 2 picks of the fittings Ive had to make, most of the air vents were missing  and most of the lifeboats to, new ones have been cast in resin and are at the painting stage, the new glass case is is being made and should be ready next week, I'm plodding on at a slow speed at the mo and have a stomach opp on the 8th Oct at the freeman hospital (sir bobby robson wing) and hope all goes well then progress on the restore again.    brian_c
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #52 on: October 03, 2012, 10:03:44 AM »

Brian the refit is coming along very well - you should be very pleased with her

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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #53 on: October 03, 2012, 10:04:23 AM »

Absolutely beautiful Bri, wondered what was happening.

Hope you are well now.   
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #54 on: October 07, 2012, 02:30:04 AM »



Love it  %%. Great looking refurb.

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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #55 on: October 07, 2012, 07:35:06 AM »

Great work, good to see some of these older models brought back to their original superb state. What happened I wonder to all those shipping and railway line office models that used to displayed, I remember some quite superb items in the offices around Trafalgar square more years ago than I care to remember.
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #56 on: October 07, 2012, 09:45:52 AM »

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What happened I wonder to all those shipping and railway line office models that used to displayed, I remember some quite superb items in the offices around Trafalgar square more years ago than I care to remember.

Private collections or to museums who no longer wish to display them.

Great to see the restoration progressing so well.

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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #57 on: October 07, 2012, 02:46:49 PM »

Great work, good to see some of these older models brought back to their original superb state. What happened I wonder to all those shipping and railway line office models that used to displayed, I remember some quite superb items in the offices around Trafalgar square more years ago than I care to remember.

Theres quite a few in the NRM at York, theres a cracking model of the Holyhead Ferry 1 which our maritime museum ewanted to lend but unfortunately weren't allowed
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #58 on: October 07, 2012, 03:23:55 PM »

Theres quite a few in the NRM at York, theres a cracking model of the Holyhead Ferry 1 which our maritime museum ewanted to lend but unfortunately weren't allowed

many thanks Colin, i know your a traditional liner enthusiast,   Ive now started on the lifeboats and davits, there were 11 boats missing and many davits,  i have now duplicated them and ready for fitting then its more handrails on the top and boat decks,,,,,,,,,,  i have spoken to the NEW owners of the model after a visit to my home this week  (TRUST HOUSE INNS)   they have just taken over the MAURETANIA PUBLIC HOUSE  from  SCOTTISH & NEWCASTLE BREWRIES   and they are very pleased with the restoration work that i have done so far,  i still have to make the docking bridge that was missing, along with many other small parts that were never found after the damage was done,,,, Ive also just found out that the two idiots responsable for vandalizing the model with a pool Que were let off with no charges because of lack of evidence and witnesses wont come forward, :(( >:-o   (sign of the times)     regards brian_c  :-))
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #59 on: October 07, 2012, 04:30:20 PM »

Its coming on really well, sorry if this has been said before but did you change the props to brass ones?
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #60 on: October 07, 2012, 06:05:59 PM »

hi SAM, yes i changed the props,,, it did originally have brass props and were stolen, then white plastic ones were fitted by someone unknown app 15 yrs ago, perhaps they thought they were gold or some other precious metal
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #61 on: October 09, 2012, 11:20:06 PM »

Looking good Brian, looking GOOD !  :-))

Another subject (PM sent).

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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #62 on: November 09, 2012, 10:51:09 AM »

hi all,  heres the latest update on mauretania restoration,  just finished fitting funnel stays and handrails to top decks and cappings to the handrails, docking bridge still has to be made yet,   now ready for the davits and lifeboats to be fitted,   nine of the lifeboats were missing so ive had to make a mould and make them,   all done and painted ready for fitting this week,   any comments welcome ladies & gents, the boat deck should be completed in the next 10 days,   regards brian_c
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #63 on: November 09, 2012, 10:55:13 AM »

You are making a really lovely job of it Brian.
 
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #64 on: November 09, 2012, 12:39:51 PM »

Excellent Bri, really is a great job you are doing. Wondered how you were getting on.
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #65 on: November 09, 2012, 03:47:34 PM »

WOW!!!!......that is looking beautiful.......top marks brian.............wonderful work.
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #66 on: November 09, 2012, 04:45:09 PM »

Stunning!!!

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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #67 on: November 09, 2012, 07:18:45 PM »

hoooo we will make a modeller oot o yee yet bonny lad


you are making a good job of this though - when you going to tell them arl its a Revell kit like


aye
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good job Brian
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #68 on: November 09, 2012, 07:24:14 PM »

Hi Brian
I have been watching this rebuild since day one. You have done a realy good job on restoreing this old model.

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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #69 on: November 09, 2012, 07:33:17 PM »

many thanks to you all for your comments on the resoration work,   and thanks bluebird revell kit my a**e   the guys at legoland say im doin ok considering the plans are in dutch {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) :-))
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #70 on: November 09, 2012, 10:12:06 PM »

How bluebird you would have thought Brian would have moved that bit of scrap from the background when he took his photo of ghe revell kit :}
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #71 on: November 09, 2012, 10:34:23 PM »

revell kit i like it lol
but seriously  your doing good job on restoring her  :-))
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #72 on: November 10, 2012, 02:28:16 PM »

How bluebird you would have thought Brian would have moved that bit of scrap from the background when he took his photo of ghe revell kit :}

that bit of scrap in the background ha ha ha    that is mauretania at 96th scale ready for the fibreglass stage,,,,,    %% %% %% :-))
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« Reply #73 on: November 10, 2012, 02:48:40 PM »

Brian bout time you got a move on with that 1:96 bit of scrap - or we might have to get Riggers in to give you a lesson on storage of unfinished models :-) :o :o %% %% %% %% %% %% %% %% %% %% %% %% %% %%
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« Reply #74 on: November 10, 2012, 03:06:04 PM »

ooooooooooooooooooooh john  {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) O0
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