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  • UPDATE - The main upgrade is now finished. The site should now be functioning as normal, I will be making tweaks over the weekend, particularly to look of the site. If you notice something is broken or have any comments please let me know. Many thanks Matt (Lithril)
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    Modellers Corner

    I've done another batch of ships I ordered before xmas to take advantage of the December freebies offer the makers run each year ( worked out at 6 extra ships this time) I've still got two big merchantmen to do and get the youngest to print off some Red cross decals to go on the slightly...
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    What did you buy today?

    Inspired by a earlier post I blew my xmas gifts from my mum and middle son on a Douglass Studios Field S in Brass. Ordered on the 23rd from Japan and arrived today. I'm chuffed to little mint balls over the quality of it. I'll make a leather case with a billy cord on it as I'm loathe to...
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    New Carboot Tools

    I had a bit more luck on the Thursday Flea in Accrington, among the Xmass tat I picked these bits up The dressings were a quid a pop but it was the other two items that pleased me no end. The wooden handled thing is a Armourers tool for removing wood from the inside of the fore end on a...
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    Something a little different.

    No worries, you're the first so the're yours. Just PM me a address you want them to go to and I'll get them off as soon as I go near a PO. ATB Tom
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    Something a little different.

    Cool! and on that recommendation does anyone else have the urge? if not they are off to the charity shop from whence they came! ATB Tom
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    Something a little different.

    Lovely stuff! having to rewrite this as I can see you have one of them already,(D'oh!) on the off chance you don't have the one on the right if you would find it useful? They are in the to get rid of pile so I thought I'd give you first refusal. "Paint Roses & Castles" by Anne Young I see...
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    Modellers Corner

    Uw. now that's a proper loft, full of treasure. Mind, real engines scare me, I was given a little diesel engine a few months back and i've still not cleaned it up or tried it. Free flight rubber is my level of tech! ATB Tom
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    New Carboot Tools

    I have cleaned up the 1 3/4lb axe head, reprofiled the bit behind the cutting edge but not put the final edge on it. that will wait until I have a handle on it. The saw i got on Saturday from my tool guy in Colne. I actually paida whole tenner for it. Why I hear you cry in horror...
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    Scissor addiction

    As ever carboots and junk shops are your friend. They rarely want more than a quid and its easy enough to learn how to see if they are worth restoring. saying that even second hand tool shops don't charge much, under a tenner for stuff that was over a hundred new. if you are in a area where...
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    Modellers Corner

    Not had much time for modeling but I have finished a few more boats for Cruel Seas, another two Vosper MTBs (5 quid a sprue with two off of ebay, the makers charge twice as much) and a Fairmile D dogboat MGB based on MGB558 in early 1945. 8 MTBs seamed a better number for either a half...
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    New Carboot Tools

    Well the problem with the PC is finally cured ( and the Luddite (me) was right all along, a cable and power converter thingy needed replacing, nothing more!) so I can now post stuff again. The ipad is so old it will only let me look not log on, don't ask me why. Anyroad I'm back. Finding...
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    Modellers Corner

    Well folks, finally had some time to do my own thing so actually did a bit of modelling. We went camping at robin Hoods Bay st the very end of the summer holidays ( OK we spent the last night in a motel, I didn't fancy testing my shiny new 2 season family tent in the 40+ mph winds they had...
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    New Carboot Tools

    Hi There MW, there's a few similar threads on here including one or two i started but had to close down for various reasons, mainly because of trouble with photo hosting sites. Oddly one of them have reinstated a bunch of my photos but with their log across them. as the cousins say, go...
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    Cloak Wearers - Step Forward

    I did a thread about making this a while back but here's my Birrus based on the pattern kindly supplied by Mary, any deviation from that was my own fault! its been treated with lanolin a couple more times since it was made so is slightly darker in colour now. the linings flax linen and...
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    What did you buy today?

    I've not posted in this thread for a while so this is a bit of a catch up job , If I'd got all this on one day I think I would have expired with joy! New, ( much smaller to pack than the old Wild Country Citadel XL) , family tent Wild Country Zeyphros 4 Living with Footprint ( both in sales...
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    Green Fayre West Lancs 20-21 July

    Cheers! I assume most of the good stuff was at the top end and in the bit you turn off that loops under the trees? This assumes it was in roughly the same layout as last year, big reenactors field off to the left as you come in, a long track off to the right and the woodworkers mainly in the...
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    Green Fayre West Lancs 20-21 July

    So anybody actually get there? I'm interested to know what I missed. ATB Tom
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    Green Fayre West Lancs 20-21 July

    Well that was farcical. 2/3rds of the way there white smoke started puthering from under the bonnet. We pulled over on the hard shoulder of the M65 somewhere past Blackburn and it would seam there was no water or oil in the wifes Mondeo. The RAC were great but couldn't fix the water pump that...
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    A craft in the bush rather than a Bush craft

    Very nice! Bizarely, although I've handled all sorts of live stuff at the Pattern Room (that was), NFC, Warminster, etc I've never actually fired a gun in my life! That is a lovely L42! Nice early 37 pat bino case as well ( Once upon a time i could have quoted the LoC that put the buckles on...
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    New Carboot Tools

    Not a lot on Accrington flea today but the tool stall had some full boxes of good quality brass screws, something I try to hoover up when ever they come along cheap. The 1.5" dome 1.25" countersunk flat slotted boxes of 200 were £3 each and the !" £2. The big jug, flagon / jar is the one...