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Getting drunk on blood (and other historical oddities)

For a 28 year old, my Andrew has a larger-than-average appetite for History. It’s one of the things I love about him – unlike me, he doesn’t spend reading time escaping into the love lives of ditzy London/New York/Paris career girls, but rather absorbing facts and figures from years gone by. 799 more words

What have I let myself in for...?

After going through the instructions for both models I have I worked out that I needed 21 tins of paint (mind you one of them is just to paint the indicators on the Bus) with my numbers in hand I proceed to my local model shop and then come home again after I realize just how much they are charging, internet here I come. 88 more words

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My next project...

Since finishing my MA project, I have started many projects but, without a deadline to stick to, they have all been put to one side as something more important comes along. 206 more words

So, what am I making (II) …?

Well it is exactly what it says on the box – H.M.S. Victory

His Majesty’s Ships, particularly the Victory as their flagship, had every reason to celebrate the 21st October 1805, since they had succeeded in defeating the Franco-Spanish fleet. 235 more words

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3-D Printed Ship's Wheel for HMS Victory

A while ago, I was directed by a fellow ship modeler to some information on parts that someone had designed for enhancing the Mantua/Panart 1:78-scale HMS Victory kit. 507 more words

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Only my best is good enough for me, sometimes

You spend most of your childhood at school. Years, months, weeks, hours, minutes all ticking away as you wait to be a grown up. Just imagine how much information must have been stuffed into your head and how much of it can you actually remember now? 216 more words