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  1. Great pics of wonderful models I wouldn't have known if I hadn't seen a glimpse in Maritime... I bet you can guess my top two Tractor slightly underdone in my opinion Mirror dinghy Thanks for sharing Kev
  2. It's plain to see you're missing work Thank you for your research pics. Being from the Newlyn School I had something more like this in mind St Ives Harbour by W. G. Firth Royal Cornwall Hospital Perhaps we've found a home for Nisha No progress for the last week, I've been wiped by the heat wave Kev
  3. Congratulations Ray A fine representation of Endeavour, looking forward to next project Kev
  4. Your absence had been noted I guess your note gives you an excuse Shame about the job but I'm sure your next adventure will turn out well. You say about relocating, to the UK? In the mean time we'll be here when you're ready Take care Kev
  5. Looking good Mate. Saw this and thought we might all benefit ..... Kev
  6. Thanks Rob, thought I needed something to lighten it.... Oh dear! Just had a look a look Not very romantic, think Newlyn school here..... Perhaps they could have gone to see the skippers Mum for tea at Tenby Kev
  7. Could the Scrumpy have something to do with it Capping rail added Along with Taff rail and transit rail. I cut a new deeper taff rail to cover timber heads and transom trim. Rudder gets additional pintle & gudgeon above deck Dandy wink gets a Dandy Score (Scratch built). Roller fairlead for aft end of trawl beam Current thoughts are having the Nisha dried out with beach legs and the Trawl beam resting on the the sand Transom finished off with trim Thanks for the comments and likes Stay safe Kev
  8. Welcome back to the real world Ray I can't recommend Vanguard Models to highly for a first voyage into wood boat building Keep on rigging Kev PM sent
  9. Moving onto deck furniture.... Dandy wink. Used to hoist rear of towing beam I chose to have the hatch boards open Drilled holes, punched disc to fit. Stretched sprue for handle Tissue/dilute Pva to make tarpaulin Tarp, boards and metal bands to lock down the hatch boards I hope you like the progress Thanks for looking in Kev
  10. Good to see you back at the bench.... Defo going to be the summer of sexy camo schemes How is retirement treating you? Stay safe Kev
  11. Only a few pics but big steps forward................. Deck fitted. This has had numerous washes of lifecolour 'Wooden Grey Umber' You can see the original maple colour where the boiler plate is missing Rubbing strake painted Vallejo Emerald knocked back with pale grey. The hair grips have been shortened on the inboard side Thanks for stopping by and for the likes Kev
  12. As you say... I'm not a fan of large monochrome colours especially on my working boats Thanks Kev
  13. and how else are you going to get experience..... not to mention providing us with such an entertaining and informative build Devil is in the detail and you're doing a great job Stay safe Kev
  14. I look in the mirror It's been a while since we've seen your blueberry ripple, I trust all is going well. It's all been done before. I just wish I could remember them all A change can be as good as a rest, just a thought Stay safe Kev
  15. Thanks for the comments / likes Slow progress but.... Working the hull above the waterline White, grey and raw umber oil Rudder temp. added with pin for strength. Note scupper line has had the stanchions picked out with shadow I reckon were close to moving on deck now. I hope you're enjoying the developing boat Thanks for looking in Kev
  16. Superb I feel you should leave museum quality Kev
  17. Looking forward to seeing this progress.... Kev
  18. Good question Keith.. The sailing trawlers were built for power/speed needed to pull the trawl through the water. Any growth on the bottom is going to have an effect on speed. The quick way to clean the ladies bottom was to pass a burning pitch soaked torch along the skin. The notes I have don't say whether the shell fish was ready to eat. As most of these boats were based in drying harbours I would guess it was fairly easy to keep on top of this chore. HTH Stay safe Kev
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