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Offline macsporran

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At last I'm free of the polar ice.....
« on: December 10, 2019, 02:48:10 AM »
After an interminable time completing the ancient Airfix model of the RRS Discovery I can stick it in the display case and get back to a WWI subject!
Discovery was built in Dundee and is now on permanent display there beside our spanking new V&A museum. She is only forty miles from me so I just had to scour ebay for the kit, little knowing it would take me longer to build than she was stuck in the polar ice!
I suppose I could claim I was practising my rigging techniques.
If anybody is up this way she is well worth a visit as is the museum and indeed the frigate Unicorn, a few hundred yards away - dating from Nelson's navy, the oldest Royal Navy ship, still afloat.
Sandy
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Re: At last I'm free of the polar ice.....
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2019, 03:03:35 AM »
We need more pictures, SANDY!!
Looks superb.

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Offline macsporran

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Re: At last I'm free of the polar ice.....
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2019, 03:34:54 AM »
Thanks VonB, I spent a long time working with various oils to try to get the warm wood colour right - Windsor & Newton's Fast Drying Medium is a godsend and cuts drying time dramatically: this will be used again often!
I'll try to get some better pics in daylight - if we ever see it again in December!
Cheers. S

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Re: At last I'm free of the polar ice.....
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2019, 04:25:19 AM »
Yes, Sandy...totally on board with Bob V...pun intended....more pix! She's beautiful.
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Re: At last I'm free of the polar ice.....
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2019, 05:47:10 PM »
Thanks, Doug. Time now to put away all the books about Scott, Amundsen, Shackleton and Nansen and re-read Winged Victory to get the creative vibe tuned onto the Western Front!

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Re: At last I'm free of the polar ice.....
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2019, 03:57:23 AM »
Beautiful work! Like the others would love more pics!
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Re: At last I'm free of the polar ice.....
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2019, 02:42:44 AM »
Thanks Rick. I'd like to take some pictures in natural light but we're in depths of winter with first snow on hills today. Mind you, maybe some snow and ice in shot would be quite appropriate!
S

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Re: At last I'm free of the polar ice.....
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2019, 07:03:43 AM »
Lovely ship, I would like to see more pictures like other forum member suggested. You did an excellent work.
Ciao
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Re: At last I'm free of the polar ice.....
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2019, 08:27:44 AM »
Grazie mille, Giuseppe.

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Re: At last I'm free of the polar ice.....
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2020, 06:55:16 AM »
I missed this one!! Those are some fine Aurora Knights in the background too - feathers and all!!

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Re: At last I'm free of the polar ice.....
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2020, 07:34:23 AM »
Thanks Steve, the Gold Knight is just out of shot on the left - I always wanted him as a kid, but couldn't afford. Some fairly inexpensive Revell re-pops came up on eBay, so I couldn't resist - but I had to source the feathers elsewhere!

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Re: At last I'm free of the polar ice.....
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2020, 05:02:21 PM »
Looks great Sandy,another vote for more pictures.

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Re: At last I'm free of the polar ice.....
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2020, 05:57:14 PM »
Thanks Dave. The cabinets are all jammed into a corner of the room as I'm laying laminate flooring just now - uugh! I'll take some more pics once I can get access again!

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Re: At last I'm free of the polar ice.....
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2020, 06:37:53 PM »
Ha,I've been replacing my carpet with that a room at a time over the past few years,only one to go now,looks great when down but what a nightmare moving stuff out,and all that kneeling!You'll probably need to spend a lot of time resting,preferably at your modelling desk,after the job's finished.

Dave.