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  1. There is something satisfying to realise that the origami meisters at Eduard's haven't actually set an impossible folding task, not the most challenging part of the pom-poms just rather a lot of them to make up.
  2. Enough of the procrastination, I have a ship that needs finishing, cannot have her languishing in the dockyard gathering dust and calling to me every day to pull my finger out and get going again. Starting on the pom-poms this morning!
  3. Indeed it is, one day I will get round to moving it forwards.
  4. A bit more progress this weekend, looking forward to the end of the week and no more work until the 4th. Hopefully will make rather more progress in that period.
  5. Still moving ahead at a snails pace, not forgotten.
  6. Slower at times, juggling the kit instructions and then 2 sets of the PE instructions certainly makes you think a lot more about the build sequence and what is sensible vs what will makes things much harder. All a learning processes.
  7. Slowly edging forwards. Very first piece of railing installed without too much of a drama.
  8. Starting to work on the superstructure, so more PE fun but at least am starting to manage to fold the stuff without causing it to fall apart in my clumsy fingers. Happy to have got my first ladder in place in one piece.
  9. Forecastle starting to get there.
  10. Boats finished a couple of weekends ago, need to think about starting painting them. This weekend was the forecastle and starting on the guns.
  11. Back to business since work had unfortunately been taking precedence the last few weeks, but back to battling with the PE. Today building a small flotilla - nearly there!
  12. Vision express has delivered a solution to one of my problems, now I can see the fine bits in great clarity, however my first attempt at putting some PE on the funnel is less than stellar. The walkway has gone on ok'ish with a few supports needing reattaching, but the ladder ... well you can probably see the trail of what was supposed to be holding it away from the surface not quite being in the right place. One by one they dropped off until I decided enough was enough, the ladder will be ornamental and totally impractical to climb. I am working on the assumption that either this will get easier with practice or I realise my manual dexterity isn't up to the job. I am hoping the former becomes true.
  13. So far so good with the PE, I am waiting for new glasses before I get into the harder parts, time will tell.
  14. Well that Homer Simpson moment has come true .. how many times did I look for it to be obviously the issue and now it is the first one I picked up!
  15. Now I know my eyesight isn't great, hence waiting on some new glasses for close work to turn up at the opticians, but I have hit one of those moments. According to Tamiya there should be 3 capstans(?) part number D15 in picture here and it wasn't unti I had glued in place the two outboard ones that I realised that sprue D only had 2 of the little blighters. I am probably going to have one of those Holmer Simpson moments when someone points out it is hiding in the picture above, but for the life of me I cannot spot the 3rd. has anyone else with this kit seen the same ?
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