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    Newby7
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    I heard something about putting a band together .
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    MouldBuilder
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    Brilliant Martin. I think he needs a guitar player with him.๐Ÿ˜
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    I promise I will finish a boat project before I start another......Maybe.
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    Lucas Fox the drummer from Motorhead ๐Ÿคฃ
    Cheers Marky ๐Ÿ‘
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    Scratchbuilder
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    Nerys.
    Facinating, and memories to cherish for a lifetime
    Regards.
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    Hi Bill,

    No, I'm sorry I have no pictures of his work at all. In my childhood he made me loads of model boats, from waterline models when he was at home to larger models when he was away at sea, A model of the Breaksea light vessel coming to mind. She was mooored off Barry, where we lived. In latter years he did a lot of woocarving from miniature figureheads to chinese style chests. My sister has most of these at her home in France. As a matter of interest he designed a number of ships badges for the Prince Line Shipping Co. my sister has miniature replicas of these that he was given by Prince Line. If I manage to get over there again, I will photograph everything.

    Ships. He only held two commands during the war. LST368, all the landings in the North African and Italian campaigns. There was also an armed trawler capable of three knots that he took from Simonstown (Aouth Africa) to Colombo (Sri Lankar). Rest of the time he had shore jobs, like Extended Defence officer for the Maldives. Boarding Officer in South Africa, Thames Turqo (ship movements in the Thames around and after D Day.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
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    Nerys.
    Not wishing to take the blog away from Skinโ€™s,but....
    Do you have any pictures of your Dadโ€™s work,would love to see them.
    What ships was he on.
    WW 2 Naval history fascinates me.
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    Then even more congratulations Martin. You'll be whittling all the members of your crew on your next model. A childhood memory, I remember when my father was at home 'between ships' before WW2 he decided to do a bit of whittling and produced several small wooden figures for me. My favourite was a cowboy sitting on his, carved separately, horse. I treasured it for years.

    All the best, Nerys
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    Hi Nerys,
    It is my very first attempt.
    I did learn a lot doing this guy, so maybe i might do another one, hopefully better LOL!!!

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    If it looks right it probably is.
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    "Unfortunately it is more like a washing machine LOL!!!
    An idea just keeps going around and around until i do something about it."
    Welcome to the club Martin๐Ÿ‘
    Too many ideas, too little time - or energy!๐Ÿค”
    The spirit is willing but ...
    More power to your imagination ๐Ÿ‘
    Cheer, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
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    "I think he would look fantastic if he were automated. That would really make us smile ๐Ÿ˜†"
    Not me Graham!
    My jaw would have dropped so far it would be scraping the floor and render me incapable of smiling๐Ÿ˜ฎ
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
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