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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #500 on: July 23, 2016, 04:25:19 AM »

Stunning work Joe, she certainly looks the part. :-))
 
The weed is annoying, our Club had to abandon one of our lakes because of it, Council refused to do anything to solve the issue, despite the fact that we paid for the privilage of sailing there. Our main lake now is very good, with minimal fouling......got to watch out for the Turtles though, little heads pop-up once in a while.
 
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #501 on: July 23, 2016, 07:13:31 AM »

Guys thanks for all your kind comments, always appreciated. :-)) :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #502 on: July 26, 2016, 07:15:12 AM »

Stunning Joe, absolutely stunning! Well done. U2
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #503 on: August 06, 2016, 11:00:45 AM »

Not done much to Brock for a while, I've been catching up on some home redecorating ugggg, the hints from SWMBO were getting more insistant, LOL  and as I've decided this will be my last warship build I thought I would take my time with it and do bits now and then, so this is a few bits I've made recently ready for painting, the lockers will be bonded to the superstructure to make removal of same easier.

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #504 on: August 06, 2016, 01:32:06 PM »

Looking really nice Joe :-)) Why is this to be the last warship then?  <:( I have had a great time watching your builds.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #505 on: August 06, 2016, 03:53:31 PM »

Hi Phil, there's a few reasons really, I'm running out of places/shelves to keep them, yes I could put each one in a box under the bench in the garage, and get them out when a show comes up but I doubt they would ever get sailed plus it dose get damp in the garage in the winter, another thing is my workshop is in the Dormer so there are two flights of stairs to carry heavy 4 footers down every time there's a show, if I take just 4 to a show that's 16 flights of stairs just to get them down and after the show to get them up again and with my blood pressure and a bit of Angina I'm starting to find it a struggle, and the wife and I have been talking seriously about down sizing in the next two or three years, if this happens all my large warships would have to go so it doesn't seem wise to build any more.

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #506 on: August 06, 2016, 08:43:59 PM »

Selling your warships?  <:( <:( <:( <:(

Thats a bit drastic Joe. Anyhow, look after yourself and make sure you have loads of fun, but try and find a new home that can accomodate a good proportion of your models.

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #507 on: August 06, 2016, 10:21:35 PM »

Hi Ian, Not on the cards yet just a possibility over the next two or three years, IF we go ahead with moving to a smaller property.  ok2
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #508 on: August 06, 2016, 11:45:55 PM »

I trust you will not be denying us the pleasure of watching your builds, just smaller ones I hope. As Ian said look after yourself but keep building please.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #509 on: August 07, 2016, 04:06:07 PM »

Cheers Colin, I doubt I'll ever give up building something or other, I enjoyed building Diva and Gopha Girl so if we do move to somewhere smaller as long as I've got a bit of space or shed I'll no doubt build something like them.  ;) :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #510 on: August 07, 2016, 04:11:31 PM »

You must have a shed Joe. I am sure we would all put our hands in our pocketses and help get you one if need be in the future.

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #511 on: August 07, 2016, 05:28:52 PM »

I may just hold you to that Ian.   %% %% {-) {-) {-) {-)
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #512 on: August 08, 2016, 11:18:50 AM »

The latest batch of items now painted and fitted on board, ie lockers and vents, and also made a mould for the life raft canisters, not exactly the right shape but my version of them which should look OK when they are in the racks, there's four of them on the mezzanine deck, and four different ones forward so need to make the other mould next.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #513 on: August 08, 2016, 11:30:04 AM »

I may just hold you to that Ian.   %% %% {-) {-) {-) {-)


Think this might get expensive Ian  {-)
Really like the new bits Joe especially the liferaft canisters
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #514 on: August 08, 2016, 11:45:21 AM »

It's quite remarkable how those little items add "atmosphere" to the overall appearance of the model.

Regarding cannisters - I messed mine up when gluing together - had to use a hammer to split them for realignment. {-)

Your model is looking the business Joe. :-))

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #515 on: August 09, 2016, 07:49:08 PM »

I'll put a tenner in the pot  :-))

The Brock is coming along nicely Joe. I like the rafts very crisp casting.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #516 on: August 17, 2016, 12:26:57 AM »

Hey Joe, been awhile since last I say your build on here. Looks amazing on the water. Wouldn't know the difference from the real ship. All the details gone into this build is simply amazing. Well done!! :-)) :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #517 on: August 21, 2016, 06:59:27 AM »

radiojoe
Your HMS Brocklesby is looking great . I gather getting closer to the water soon?

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #518 on: August 21, 2016, 10:18:45 AM »

Thanks guys,  Hope all is well with you Dennis,   I've not done much to Brock lately, we've been dealing with the problems of our elderly and ailing Labrador and had to say goodbye to her last week, so I haven't felt much like doing anything really.
I did a bit more on the aft life raft racks a couple of weeks ago they need finishing and painting when I get around to it.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #519 on: August 21, 2016, 11:33:46 AM »

Joe,

Impressed with your mouldings, I have bought a resin starter to kit to start casting my own and hope they come out as good as yours.

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #520 on: August 21, 2016, 04:40:22 PM »

Many condolences on your loss, hope she had a good innings
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #521 on: August 21, 2016, 10:27:03 PM »

That is sad news Joe. I wish you well and take your time in gettig back on things as this is your hobby and you have no deadlines to meet on here. We will wait patiently and eagerly to see your next progress when it comes.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #522 on: August 21, 2016, 11:18:03 PM »

I know what you are feeling Joe, one of the worst possible. When my family lost our last dog it left a big gap, worse for me because I was stuck at work and didn't find out until late at night and never got the chance to say goodbye.
I wish you well and remember her with fond memories.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #523 on: August 22, 2016, 02:37:58 AM »

Same here Joe, wish you and your family well. Lost of a pet is the same as losing a family member. Take care.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #524 on: August 23, 2016, 02:25:35 PM »

Joe
 superb double page spread in Warships magazine, which has just arrived in the unit showing Brock inside the refit hangar, she actually looks lost inside there.  lol
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