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Hi all we due to the kind generosity of CPNGROATS (a member on another forum who was so impressed by my model ships he gifted this to me from his own stash)I have received this 
 
 
today.
Thank you very, very much George, very kind indeed.
I hastily opened it tonight eader to start but my missus says NO!!! "you have enough models on the go, cluttering up my house. you finish some of them off and get them out the way". to be fair I do have 9 on the go and bits are all over the place, she's generally ok so I cant complain ( but I have found in the past a bit of sweet talking can bring her round ) so watch this space, in the very near future.

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That's a very nice gesture. But I agree with your wife on this one and no amount of sweet talking will change my mind. Your life should be all 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant all the time! 

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I built one of these - in my early teens - I still have the model but it is very dusty and slightly damaged.

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Hi all well since I'm having a rest from the darn Citroen I need something to fall back on (this addiction will be the death of me)I thought what be better than this,TBH I've been looking forward to this since I was kindly given it (I just hope I can do it justice) 

 

 

 

 

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A word of warning, ship building can be very frustrating but very rewarding and addictive. I am sure that you will do this model justice. Good luck and happy building.

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A word of warning, ship building can be very frustrating but very rewarding and addictive. I am sure that you will do this model justice. Good luck and happy building.

Agreed. I'm drooling over both a Revell 1:72 Type IXC/40 U-Boat and Hasegawa 1:350 Akagi right now, hope to have both next year sometime. 

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Hi Kenneth, that's a nice one!  Not many of those kits around these days.

Don't worry about the wife, she'll get over it. 

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Hi all here is the next update, most of the deck colour is done with pastels

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Hi all well I've tried a little experiment, I got some copper and brass leaf with the intention of guilding the copper plates and spraying it with salt water to get the patination of the real plates, well they dissolved so that's out so now I'm thinking I will guild it then distress it with a combination of washes and such my question is ( as there is some debate as to weather it was copper or muntz metal which is an alloy of zinc and brass I think) should I guild it with copper or brass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I've never heard of anything other than copper being used, but can't claim with 100% certainty that alloys were never used.

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Hi all I've gone for the copper leaf (needs a bit of patching) but I think its ok

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Hi Kenneth, the plating looks fantastic from what I can see.  Will you give the hull a wash?  I know it's very difficult to alter anything to a real metal application on a styrene build, just curious.

Also, it appears the round deck stays are metal up on the bow.  Good choice, they'll have to deal with some tension later on for sure.

By the way, I haven't looked in a while, is the Cutty Sark being restored?  Finished?  (edit)  The real Cutty Sark.

Michael

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Hi all given the green a coat of paint and weathered that and done a bit more to the copper

 

 

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Hi all here I another update (think I've managed to hide the black around the rear cabin area now)

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