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Kevin Aris

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  1. nothing really changed after day 96 other than i started to prep 50 sheets of accommodation blocks parts she is now covered over awaiting time on the table again
  2. i managed 100 consecutive days on her, she is now having a rest until i get back to her
  3. Good morning everyone the SD14 is still in the mancave, mainly she is to big to put anywhere at present, she will fit in the display cabinet, but getting her in there is the problem the decission to put sails onto the AV is a big game changer for me, i always wanted a fully fitted build but wanted it to be a clipper, i ruled out the Amerigo Vespucci as i didnt want to offend the AV followers, that went out of the window when i painted her green, main mast lower shrouds fitted followed by the backstays every 5th line of the ratlines is a metal bar i did the first set of lines incorrect so this is how i do them the right way
  4. good evening, everyone it was about 10 days ago lying-in bed 3 in the morning, wife breathing heavy one side and the Boi spaniel in his bed right next to me and all i could do was think about model building, the sd14 is enjoyable but 100 days on im slightly ready for a change, I have other kits new and some started but i want the WOW factor, something to get me head thinking, something to tax me without being boring, and a little out of my comfort zone, thinking we are on an adventure my boi follows me into my display area and discuss what to do next, well I talk to myself whilst the boi looks for treats in me pockets a process of elimination rules out any new build 1/200 Titanic and Shipways Syren being started as the new INDY is out later this year Next the started builds, 1/48 Enterprise is crossed off as is the U Boat and Snowberry. We have one build left the Amerigo, this is the build that should have gone to landfill many years ago, its only when I restarted her that I decided to make her in my own version Anyway she came back to the table, and im pleased with the progress my WOW and out of comfort zones will be coming in the form of putting a full set of sails on her
  5. saw this on a Facebook feed this morning, no idea which one the guy posting remembers the advert from the 1970's but never saw one and was wondering if anyone had seen, or had one i just spent a while and managed to find this https://www.longisland70skid.com/polaris-nuclear-submarine/ What a disappointment, im sure trading standards would be jumping up and down
  6. My SD14 came from Marcle models quite a beast a 7 feet
  7. good evening everyone the build is now day 96 and im still enjoying it 96 consecutive days is by far the longest period of time i have ever spent without a break the pointy end is now pretty well complete, and hope to move aft tomorrow the kit is incorrect in the marking of the hull plates where they line up over the bilge plates so remaking of about 10 plates is required, its an old kit and i dont think there would be anyone around to tell here is this weeks work the dotted line on F plates should be on the E plates as a result i butt joined the bilge plates and then had to rip them off sticky tape to hide the seam lines seal everything with varnish
  8. good evening everyone thank you for comments and likes, the wife is much better now day 91 stbd side hull and bilge plates even though the wife was ill, i still made sure a did a bit on the the build every day, maybe an hour tops, but back on it today the kit is quite clever considering, its my modelling that lets it down, but even that seams to have been taken into account, and so far the plates have gone on ok the sticky tape under the plates is my idea, and im happy i went down that road, i have ensured a better contact with the frames, and yes the tape has been glued as well so that the whole lot does not fall off the bottom of the hull plates shows the position for the top of the relevant bilge plate once i was happy the bilge plate was in the correct position i secured the hull plate over it as we get to the pointy end smaller plates are laid under the sheerstrake, these take a bit of adjusting to sit properly i will tape over these butt joints later on i just laid another coat of varnish over, hence looking a bit wrinkly
  9. hi guys thank you for comments and likes been quiet in the boatyard the last week or so, the wife has been ill with a bad viral infection, although she is well on the road to sarcasm (a sign of being back to normal) everyone is welcome to visit and see the friendly dog, in fact @bootneck was my one and only ever non family visitor and that was at least 6 years ago cakes and coffee are on me
  10. i love larger scales, 1/96 and above, so they tend to be longer term builds, whether mainstream kits or not it is always going to be hard and lonely to keep followers hanging on to watch progress, i even have the 1/200 titanic with full KA MK1 upgrade set and think i would get bored with that very quickly i love the fact that someone drops in and makes any comment, Thank you
  11. im not aware of anything else like this, lol im not in a hurry to do another though, this will last me another few months
  12. good morning everyone i have now passed the 83rd day of the build, about 1/2 way, and still not thought about going back onto another project did some stbd side framing, i think it will all have to be done, and then cut out whats not required the forepeak has been built up but not secured yet now some of the deck plates have a home i have found that using white PVA tacky glue the card still gets damp and sags between the transverse beams, although this mainly disappears when it is fully dry i have found that if i use a paper tape superglued onto the beams and then put the deck beams on that i get a better result for now i have tacked the the biggest hull plates to get an idea of the way ahead plan all the rest of the plates are individual, about 150 off them, and they are butt joined, not overlapped
  13. Very nice indeed Im starting to miss the sea time, wonder if they will let me go back aged 60+ i will always remember doing a hands to bathe off Andros ON Sceptre with a oil drum BBQ with a bridge lookout (armed), we was relieved after 5 minutes (watch change) and replaced by a another with a stick
  14. Thank you the worst bit is still to come, thats the hull plates, they are not overlapped, but butt joined
  15. Good evening everyone well im on day 76 of this epic build now, and it still impresses me i played around with the cargo ideas, and basically lost interest in it, not the right time, no real thought went into it, wrong scale, and a distraction from the build, will go back to it when the cargo spaces are ready so back to the build upper deck forpeak sorted upper deck transverse beams in and fitted to frames
  16. she looks very nice indeed, I was chatting to Chris Watton the designer (Vanguard Modes) yesterday who at present is designing his newest design the HMS Indefatigable, to be released this year,
  17. good morning everyone Yesterday was day 68 of the build in the last week most of the most side frames have been put in the upper feck midships section box girders with transverse beams was made up to be fitted soon started the after cargo hold load out so that the stbd side frames can go in
  18. https://www.bing.com/ck/a?!&&p=e570d17b9be9f4028300599f91a277d5142b8bc9a7f368afd36c546e0f70d680JmltdHM9MTY1MzE1NTIxMSZpZ3VpZD01OTk5MmQyYy0xNjRmLTQzN2QtOTFkYS0yZDgxOTEwMTQwYWEmaW5zaWQ9NTIyNA&ptn=3&fclid=feccd7b8-d92d-11ec-8989-53fee6a1ef8c&u=a1aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cud2Vibm90cy5jb20vaG93LXRvLWVuYWJsZS1vci1kaXNhYmxlLXB1c2gtbm90aWZpY2F0aW9ucy1pbi1jaHJvbWUv&ntb=1
  19. https://www.bing.com/ck/a?!&&p=80edf214fcc8e0afff5fcc953a924d1ef0b9cf9f30e0015b69ef98bb825b0cc0JmltdHM9MTY1MzE1NDkyOSZpZ3VpZD04NmEwZDA0Ny1lN2ExLTQ5MmMtODMxOC1mOTc2Y2IwOTEyNjAmaW5zaWQ9NTQyNQ&ptn=3&fclid=567300f2-d92d-11ec-acc4-ad1c09d7b046&u=a1aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cud2lraWhvdy5jb20vRW5hYmxlLVB1c2gtTm90aWZpY2F0aW9ucy1vbi1pT1MjOn46dGV4dD1Ib3clMjB0byUyMFR1cm4lMjBvbiUyMFB1c2glMjBOb3RpZmljYXRpb25zJTIwb24lMjBpT1Msb2YlMjB0aGUlMjBhdmFpbGFibGUlMjBzd2l0Y2hlcyUyMHRvJTIwT04uJTIwU2VlJTIwTW9yZS4&ntb=1 so in reality you should be able to say no
  20. Very nice, not hears of the Lanz before
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