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    (Other) Eva
    Eezie build RAF fire boat with some adoptions ,shortened bridge ,added mast , Scenario boat is seconded for use by the red cross to transport wounded ,injured or refugees to larger hospital ships, don't know if they existed but heres my take with the help of my grand daughter Eva (6/10)
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    Eezibuild 50+RAF fire rescue boat ,laser cut from 3mm MDF oak decks ,don't know if there was a fire boat numbered 1956 but it was a good year so that's the number decided the fire sign and numbers should be air force blue laser cut from photographic paper ,vents were 3D printed still some finishing touches (5/10)
    (Tug Boat) TBC
    Scratch built loosely based on the St Chanute ,made from recycled wood the winch is made from parts of an old sewing machine the mast is copper pipe and an artists paint brush handle the rails are split pins with 1.6welding rod soldered the rigging is cord from a venetian blind dyed using indian ink ,the only bought items were the propeller ,anchors ,paint and glue (ESC: scratch build) (5/10)
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    24 days ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    Thanks for all the well wishes , Nerys the bed was surprisingly comfy it had an air mattress that formed round your body something to do with pressure points and I assume the food was fine the treatment made me lose my sense of taste so basically just shoveling food in to keep my strength up.
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    25 days ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    Hi all ,
    Just checking in , the hospital are letting me home for the weekend after keeping me in for 6 weeks to work on my immune system I'm going back in on Monday for my (hopefully ) last treatment .
    Hope everyone is well , noticed bionic Bill and his brother made it into model boats magazine ,will slowly work my way back into things soon .
    Stay safe Cheers Marky
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    3 months ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    Hi Nerys ,hope your keeping well ,yes I noticed the Prince of Wales had closed down along with a few others that the Good lady and I have used in the past ,its a shame they were Good affordable accommodation.
    Even though the restrictions have been eased here in Scotland I'm still very much shielding just can't take any chances .

    Stay safe Cheers Mark
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    3 months ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    Thanks Colin , After nearly a couple of months in and out of hospital ,the visit up to my sons did me the world of good also got to see my new granddaughter for the First time ,my wife had been up just after she was born but I wasn't allowed to go and no one was allowed into the hospital due to my immune system being really low ,a couple of jags in my stomach each day for the duration sorted that out.
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    3 months ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    Hi all , just checking in its been a rough couple of months but things are starting to look positive on the the big C front , just back from a couple of weeks R&R up at my sons in extremely sunny Aberdeenshire not that I'm allowed out in the sun .hope everyone's keeping fine ,will plow through what I've missed .
    Its good to be back .
    Stay safe Cheers Marky
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    6 months ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    Just checking in from sunny Scotland (its actually snowing as I type) chemo's going fine just seem to feel better then its the next session, hope every ones keeping safe and enjoying the new freedoms they've been given.

    Stay safe ,happy building .

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    7 months ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    As restrictions start to lift faster than expected here in Bonnie Scotland (there's an election coming up ) ,what pops through the door this morning a letter from the Scottish government telling me I should be shielding! Well just a year to late but I suppose their hearts in the right place ,and another letter telling me I can go back to work even though I'm retired.

    Cheers (from a very confused )MarkyπŸ‘
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    7 months ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    Thanks Nerys ,with any luck it will be over in a Flash now that I'm in the cycle and hopefully the weather will get a bit warmer and can spend my time sitting in the garden being pampered.

    Stay safe ,cheers MarkyπŸ‘
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    7 months ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    Hi Martin , the chemo is every three weeks my last one is on the 27th September so that's my summer taken care of ,the painting may turn out a bit abstract πŸ˜‚
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    7 months ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    Hi Martin , this chemo seems a bit stronger than the lot three years ago its taking a week to ten days to feel like myself again , its a three week cycle so back to hospital on Monday ,but I know what to expect this time round.
    Like yourself I'm not doing much building at the moment ,I'm going to have a wee try at water colour painting 🎨 🀣.
    Stay safe
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    7 months ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    Martin ,Glad to see you back and getting back to being fighting fit ,all the best stay safe.

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    7 months ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    Hi Ian, this is the second time on chemo ,had 6 sessions then 40 sessions of radio therapy 3 years ago so it feels like its back to square one again ,but at least I know what to expect this time .
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    7 months ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    Quick post ,After having not felt like doing anything for the past few weeks .Did some catching up on the site and am very saddened to see Martin has left for personal reasons ,hopefully to return in the near future, if anyone still keeps in contact please pass on my best wishes .
    That's all for now ,popping down to the quacks for bloods before I start a new series of chemotherapy on Monday ,10 sessions 1 every 3 weeks so that's my calendar taken up for most of the year .

    Stay safe and look after yourselves ,will pop on now and again when I'm not barfing into a bucket .
    Cheers Marky
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    9 months ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    Hi Martin , hopefully get on it within the next week or two ,they have done the MRI scan and am just waiting for a bone scan ,then they can do a biopsy and hey voila onto the trial🀞
    Stay safe cheers Marky
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    9 months ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    Doug ,I've got a rather nifty seal skin sporran ,but it doesn't get much of an airing at the moment 🀣
    Didn't expect that result yesterday.

    Stay safe cheers Marky
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    9 months ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    Just thought I'd check in to assure you that I haven't fallen off the mortal coil yet , they took me off my treatment (wasn't working) so that I can be put onto a trial drug 🀞,you have to have all the previous drug out your system so have been suffering from withdrawal symptoms ,so my latest cancer treatment till I get onto the trial is 8 paracetamol a day.
    Cheers Marky 😁
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    9 months ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    "fill in any ugly gaps" I think this must be the motto of all my builds πŸ˜‚,your build is fairly coming on .
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    9 months ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    Doug Once a jag always a jag ,stay safe .
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    9 months ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    Glad your getting the jag (jab)would have thought Alice would have got it at the same time as with the flu jag , my brother and my sister in law both got theirs at the same time as her mum and dad as they are their carers ,so obviously different parts of the country view it differently .
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    9 months ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    Hi Nerys ,maybe it was to see if I was immune to hospital food😁 which in fact was really good ,joking aside I just think they were being slightly over cautious it didn't matter if I said I was feeling fine they would do another type of test.
    Cheers Mark
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    9 months ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    Thanks Doug , Mum is fine as long as she has a jigsaw a book or there's a murder mystery on the telly ,we've always called an injection a jag but it seems to have been universally changed to jab ,hope your mum gets her jab soon.
    Cheers Mark
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    9 months ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    Hi Martin , I went to see the consultant feeling fine he wanted to keep me in for some tests ,kept in for over a fortnight (feeling fine) and let home yesterday still feeling fine ,tests non-conclusive .
    Seems different rules depending where you live my mum is 91 and still lives on her own with no help (lucky woman) and hasn't had her jag yet,as she says she doesn't go out except for a walk round the garden and gets everything delivered so is not really at risk .
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    9 months ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    Having just got out of hospital again and sent a letter from the Scottish government to shield again, I asked my doctor for the jab and was told I wasn't in the criteria yet ,alright I know I'm only 64 with cancer ,but the doctor couldn't tell me what the criteria was .
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    10 months ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    Merry Christmas πŸŽ… everyone ,I hope you all get what you want from Santa πŸŽ… and that you have a happy and peaceful time , don't over indulge on the turkey πŸ— and bevvy 🍻🍹🍾.
    Cheers MarkyπŸ‘¨β€πŸ¦²
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    10 months ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    Nice model of a really nice ship, did some repair work on the real thing in the mid 70s ,and met the great man himself ,they had one of the best workshops I've ever seen on a ship.
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    πŸ“ RusselBrothers Ville Class Tugboat
    10 months ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    There's a nice little double entendre in there about "liking a little tug "(carry on films ooh ah matron)
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Engine Room Air Intakes.
    10 months ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    Another great piece of craftsmanship Robb, the windows are also great ,I remember how hard it was helping my son to do car windows when I gave him a hand years ago when he used to do window films and car wrapping for a company just after he left school ,he was good at it I was a bit of a hindrance ☹️
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    10 months ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    Really nice looking tugs ,I do like a tug (stop making up your own stories ).
    Cheers MarkyπŸ‘
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    10 months ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    Thanks for the information Colin ,will give it a Good clean and take it from there .
    Also feeling a lot better thanks ,just got in from the hospital sat down for a cuppa and when I tried to stand my right leg wouldn't work ,thank goodness it didn't happen when I was driving .was taken back into hospital for scans etc. everything started working again a couple of days later they thought it might have been the tumor just trapping something and the physio had helped sort out the problem ,they are now working to shrink the tumor.
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    10 months ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    Here's a couple of photos of the marks on the wee steam unit base as you can see from the remainder of the paint it was at one time blue.
    Cheers MarkyπŸ‘
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