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Re: EMPIRE WOLD build
« Reply #30 on: February 25, 2014, 01:22:35 »
^-^  Pete   It's amazing the difference a few fittings make isn't it.

Hi Geo. Yes it sure does. With only the funnel on it the boat deck looked like the flight deck of a carrier. Now its suddenly shrunk!!. Hope see you soon at Bluewater

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Re: EMPIRE WOLD build
« Reply #31 on: February 25, 2014, 04:12:39 »
Coming along nicely, sir.

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Re: EMPIRE WOLD build
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2014, 06:53:27 »
Thanks all for comments

Have now managed to get the bulwark gussets/knees made and fitted. [Does anybody else on this forum hate this job as much as i do? I absolutely detest it and when they are all fitted there always seems to be one that stand out like a sore thumb by being either wider or thinner than the rest. Or is it just me?]

Also managed to get the first sacrificial coat of primer on which shows up the blemishes to be fettled. Anyway it was a great day weather wise to be outside spraying.
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Re: EMPIRE WOLD build
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2014, 06:18:04 »
Oh.  yes looking good Pete.   ;) ;)
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Re: EMPIRE WOLD build
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2014, 05:33:32 »
Thanks Geo
Managed to get the odd blemishes on the hull filled and rerubbed down over the weekend and the bottom of the hull painted this morning.
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Re: EMPIRE WOLD build
« Reply #35 on: April 09, 2014, 06:23:07 »
Hull painted; anchors fitted; front gun mount finished [except for canvas dodger]; some deck furniture painted and laid on. superstructure primed.
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Re: EMPIRE WOLD build
« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2014, 04:24:49 »
Got some detail on the superstructure and started on the funnel now
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Re: EMPIRE WOLD build
« Reply #37 on: April 20, 2014, 04:26:03 »
The port coal bunker lifts out to give access to the on/off switch
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Re: EMPIRE WOLD build
« Reply #38 on: April 20, 2014, 05:56:28 »
Hah a very neat idea Pierre.
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Re: EMPIRE WOLD build
« Reply #39 on: April 24, 2014, 06:11:47 »
Hah a very neat idea Pierre.


Thanks Geo. One of the better ideas I have had on this one!!

Funnel fitted and finished now; Mast in progress; one of the aft gun tubs fitted.
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Re: EMPIRE WOLD build
« Reply #40 on: April 30, 2014, 04:49:45 »
Bit more progress between bouts of raging hay fever.
Funnel stays made and fitted and dodgers fitted to two of the gun tubs. Wheelhouse next I would think.
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Re: EMPIRE WOLD build
« Reply #41 on: April 30, 2014, 06:25:29 »
Nice job on those dodgers!!!
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Re: EMPIRE WOLD build
« Reply #42 on: May 01, 2014, 16:54:08 »
Very museum-like quality cool
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Re: EMPIRE WOLD build
« Reply #43 on: May 06, 2014, 07:59:27 »
Thanks MTM and 53


Wheelhouse glazed and fitted out.
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Re: EMPIRE WOLD build
« Reply #44 on: May 06, 2014, 08:47:53 »
Nice !  :)