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6 minutes ago, Brandy said:

Looking very nice with all the PE. That seam is the perfect job for PPP. You don't need to sand it, just wipe it smooth with a damp cotton bud or similar. 

 

Ian

Thank you Ian. But what is PPP?

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Perfect Plastic Putty.

Water soluble filler. You can thin it, and wipe it off with a damp finger tip, cotton bud or whatever you like!

 

Ian

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1 hour ago, Brandy said:

Perfect Plastic Putty.

Water soluble filler. You can thin it, and wipe it off with a damp finger tip, cotton bud or whatever you like!

 

Ian

Never heard of it, I'll have to look into it and give it a try. Cheers. 

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The plan was to have this model finished before the birth of my child. But I have failed miserably at this as the baby is only a matter of weeks away and I haven't touched the model since February.

 

The house I've bought past year is old and every room is needing done. Luckily I've completed downstairs but I didn't realize how much work I've taken on decorating upstairs for the nursery and our master bedroom between days off and work. Now I've started the garden and that's a whole different level of project. 😂

 

But I haven't gave up on the model, upstairs I've just got a new carpet to install, build a few bits of furniture and a few wee electrical jobs in the master bedroom and then fingers crossed, I can restart King George. I've bought a few extra details for her and I'll be working on a case to keep the dust off. 👌

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6 hours ago, Boydie said:

Now I've started the garden and that's a whole different level of project.

Oh Boydie, you've taken on GARDENING? I'm so sorry. House renovations I can understand considering your expected new arrival, but GARDENING? 😲 I hope you have a good therapist in your neighborhood. Oh well, if you must do these things I wish you well with them.    (But crikey, gardening)   😁

 

Seriously, all the best with the baby when he/she arrives.     Regards, Jeff.

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7 hours ago, ArnoldAmbrose said:

Oh Boydie, you've taken on GARDENING? I'm so sorry. House renovations I can understand considering your expected new arrival, but GARDENING? 😲 I hope you have a good therapist in your neighborhood. Oh well, if you must do these things I wish you well with them.    (But crikey, gardening)   😁

 

Seriously, all the best with the baby when he/she arrives.     Regards, Jeff.

 

Trust me, I've only taken up gardening as it's essential just now. 🙃 It's quite a big garden but the previous owners decided to replace all the lawn with pebbles. So I'm lifting what must be tons of these pebbles and putting them into heavy duty gravel bags. I want to put grass down so my partner and the baby have a nice private place in the sun. But the best time to lay the grass is in Spring or Autumn so that's why I've got into gardening. 

 

Don't get me started on the rest of the garden though, decking - rotten, shed - rotten, pond - needs repairs. 😵💫

 

Also thanks Jeff, got my fingers and toes crossed everything goes fine. :)

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Gidday Boydie, Yeah, a nice patch of lawn will be nice, but don't run the lawn mower over the pebbles or they might become airborne and do your windows no good at all. Bagging the pebbles up could be a good idea if you don't want them - others might buy them off you. All the best to your you and yours. And we can expect a photo of you all on the big day? 👍 Regards, Jeff.

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33 minutes ago, Boydie said:

 

Trust me, I've only taken up gardening as it's essential just now. 🙃 It's quite a big garden but the previous owners decided to replace all the lawn with pebbles. So I'm lifting what must be tons of these pebbles and putting them into heavy duty gravel bags. I want to put grass down so my partner and the baby have a nice private place in the sun. But the best time to lay the grass is in Spring or Autumn so that's why I've got into gardening. 

 

Don't get me started on the rest of the garden though, decking - rotten, shed - rotten, pond - needs repairs. 😵💫

 

Also thanks Jeff, got my fingers and toes crossed everything goes fine. :)

Eek. Watch out for your back, but sounds like you've already got yourself a ton of stones to put as a top layer on your pots, so win? I also replaced some of my rotten decking with stones from a previous like-minded owner.

 

I quite like gardening, but that's mainly because all I grow is food, even all my flowers are edible: https://www.thompson-morgan.com/edible-flowers . I heartily recommend beer to aid in your gardening appreciation.

 

David

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6 hours ago, ArnoldAmbrose said:

Gidday Boydie, Yeah, a nice patch of lawn will be nice, but don't run the lawn mower over the pebbles or they might become airborne and do your windows no good at all. Bagging the pebbles up could be a good idea if you don't want them - others might buy them off you. All the best to your you and yours. And we can expect a photo of you all on the big day? 👍 Regards, Jeff.

 

Each bag of pebbles is over 50kg each, got over 10 bags filled but I'm not even halfway in removing them. 🤮

 

I'll be giving them away to a friend for free for timber and railway sleepers. So that will save me a small fortune. 

 

6 hours ago, Adm Lord De Univers said:

Eek. Watch out for your back, but sounds like you've already got yourself a ton of stones to put as a top layer on your pots, so win? I also replaced some of my rotten decking with stones from a previous like-minded owner.

 

I quite like gardening, but that's mainly because all I grow is food, even all my flowers are edible: https://www.thompson-morgan.com/edible-flowers . I heartily recommend beer to aid in your gardening appreciation.

 

David

 

Half the decking can be saved I think, so I'll just half the size of it as it's quite big already and lay some grass where I'll be removing it. 

 

As for growing plants, my girlfriend already told me she wants to grow plants to eat so I'll be making some raised beds out of railway sleepers so that will keep her happy. I'll give that link you shared a read too. 

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Good luck with all the DIY It's hard work trying to do it all in what free time you get and all the best with the impending new arrival, sounds like  you've got your hands full for while😉 but, if you could spare any time for KGV, only I'm following your build for "tips" !! Lol

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On 20/01/2022 at 23:07, Boydie said:

What took me a while to figure out was unfolding the steps

A real mind bender 😂😂😂😂😂

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On 3/19/2022 at 3:46 PM, Boydie said:

 

Each bag of pebbles is over 50kg each, got over 10 bags filled but I'm not even halfway in removing them. 🤮

 

I'll be giving them away to a friend for free for timber and railway sleepers. So that will save me a small fortune. 

 

 

Half the decking can be saved I think, so I'll just half the size of it as it's quite big already and lay some grass where I'll be removing it. 

 

As for growing plants, my girlfriend already told me she wants to grow plants to eat so I'll be making some raised beds out of railway sleepers so that will keep her happy. I'll give that link you shared a read too. 

Have a look at those old railroad ties (what we call them here in Newfoundland) as they are often soaked in a chemical to prevent or slow rot. 

This chemical is poisonous to people, and animals, and if it gets into your edible plants, and then into your family it can be very harmful. 

Just a heads up, in case you were not aware of that. 

And happy planting for you and your family.

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