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    First sail for a while.
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    Newby7
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    Thank you Nerys the pictures are great and a barge at that
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    Colin. There weren't very many people around Gloucester Docks. Few wandering around. The Waterways museum was open so walked in, there was a big school party in there, we bought an icecream and were told that they were really closed and only open for the school party. So that was that. Interesting to see a figurehead in there which came from the nautical training establishment Vindicatrix in Sharpness. Closed down many years ago. Only went to Gloucester to see what was in the docks and was hoping that the boat trips up the canal had restarted.

    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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    H Nerys,
    Glad you and Alice enjoyed your trip out.

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    If it looks right it probably is.
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    Sounds like a great day out Nerys.
    Lovely pictures as well.
    Regards Bill πŸ‘
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    Another nice adventure for you and Alice, looks very quiet, last time I visited there it was packed and hard to enjoy.
    Cheers Colin.
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    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
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    Hardly a sail, but a little run out this week took us to Gloucester Docks. There, to my delight was the Thames Sailing Barge 'Gladys' of Harwich, a long way from her home waters. She looked as if she is coming towards the end of a period of restoration/refit, painting in progress, new running rigging and a scaffold tower around the mizzen presumably aiding the installation of radar.
    The other vessel depicted is the 12metre class yacht 'Sceptre'. She was built as the UK challenger for the America's Cup of 1958. This was the first challenge after WW2 and in those days there was no involvement of other countries and series of racing, it was just the straight forward challenge. Need I say,the UK challenge was unsuccessful, but at least it started the whole thing off again. She looked a bit neglected, but I would have thought it wouldn't take long to bring her back to pristine condition. She's a big old boat and it would cost a lot of money.
    A pleasant trip for the near completed campervan. Still some communications equipment to be installed and cosmetic work to the outside.

    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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    Good show Nerys πŸ‘
    I heartily approve.😊
    Don't forget though to flat off (take the shine off) the gloss (ca 360/400 grit wet n dry) to give the matt/satin paint some grip.
    Sorry if instructing how to evacuate eggs! 😌
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    Young at heart πŸ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
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    Hi Nerys.
    Spot on.You are quite right.
    It’s as original as you want it to be.
    Originality always wins.
    Regards Bill.
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    Doug, You are as usual quite right but the gloss is not the final finish, we are only using that as a seal for the undercoat and the fact that we had it, but when that is done I want to battle weather her to make it look as if she has landed on umpteen beaches and been under heavy gunfire. 368 was pretty tatty when I saw her in dry dock in Barry in 1943 and I want my model to look as I remember her.

    cheers, Nerys.
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    RNinMunich
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    Hi Nerys,
    Re "The LST has had one coat of gloss but needs another."
    I'm pretty certain that no warship, especially in wartime, would be gloss painted.
    Too many reflections and 'glinting' in the sunlight to betray them.
    Matt or semi matt/satin would have been the norm in WW2, and still is.
    Of course the aesthetics of your model are your affair but for historical accuracy ... πŸ˜‰
    If you use matt paint give it a final spray of satin lacquer to seal it.
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    Young at heart πŸ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
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