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Well done Isabelle, the extra piece sounds intriguing.

I believe my name is still on the list and I would be interested to see in the flesh, what I have so far only seen on my monitor screen. Perhaps when Peter has completed the build I could try it next.
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Of course Alan, just PM me your address - I doubt you'll have very long to wait; I tend to do jigsaws at quite a high rate of knots...  :D
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Great news, Isabelle !  Congratulations !  I look forward to seeing pictures.  Yes, many thanks to Alan K. and Alan S. for the wonderful photo and for preparing it for "building" into a jigsaw !  Let QE2's journeys (jigsaw) continue !

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The Liverpool QE2 jigsaw docked in Epsom this morning; haven't opened the box yet - very busy evening - but I hope to make a start at the weekend?

Who will be after me?
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Great to hear she made it in good time across the Irish Sea. My cue to post the final photos!

















And that intriguing extra piece (which appears in eavery photo sitting on the water bottom right) ...



All these photos are in the Forum Gallery, here :

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=122
« Last Edit: Jan 10, 2015, 09:12 PM by Isabelle Prondzynski »

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Now Peter! Looking forward to studying you skills and enjoying your photos :) .

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Great work, Isabelle, and congratulations on this QE2's (jigsaw) first build !  The spare piece is indeed intriguing ! 

I would definitely like to have a go at fitting her together after she has made the rounds in the UK.

I am looking forward to Peter's refit (second build) !

June   ;D
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Construction started last night ( photos to follow ) but as I only had 90 minutes to spare I didn't get very much done; just sorted the edge out and assembled it and roughly 25% of QE2 herself assembled plus a few other pieces here and there.

I did very quickly locate the stowaway piece; I am guessing that whoever had a special done immediately ahead of us is missing a piece - it must have got stuck in the die cutting equipment.
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*** Update ***

A further 90 minute session last night has seen QE2 and the Liver Building substantially completed, so I am already pretty much at the half way mark.... :)

Also, it is evident that our [sarcasm] wonderful [/sarcasm] postal system has imparted a severe dent to the metal box the jigsaw lives in; it looks to me as if the parcel had actually been walked on at some point!  Isabelle, was this dent present before or has it been incurred on the way to me?  About a quarter of the underside of the tin, one entire end, has been stove in! :o :( :'(
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Also, it is evident that our [sarcasm] wonderful [/sarcasm] postal system has imparted a severe dent to the metal box the jigsaw lives in; it looks to me as if the parcel had actually been walked on at some point!  Isabelle, was this dent present before or has it been incurred on the way to me?  About a quarter of the underside of the tin, one entire end, has been stove in! :o :( :'(

It is probable that neither Ireland nor England are to blame for the dent, as the box already arrived with dent in place :

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,6257.msg65096.html#msg65096

It reminded me of QE2 in Newport (I think), where I remarked on a major dent in her hull and was told "Those were the New York tugs... they always do that...". Perhaps the QE2 (jigsaw) started her transatlantic voyage in New York!

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Sounds like Peter is working hard on the refit. 

If there is no one else on the list I will have a try after Alan. 
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Looks as if my iMac has lost the Likes on this topic -
I Love Isabelle's post!

In her real world, QE2's funnel dents added so much character to her already profoundly Good Looks - she was no stranger to denting and subsequently carried them off with typically superb style - No worries there then, Peter! (That is, unless the tin doesn't shut as it needs to!)
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Interestingly, my "Like" button is gone also and I am on a PC.

Awesome work, Peter !  I am looking forward to photos !

Actually, QE2 (jigsaw) did leave the US through New York.  That probably explains the dents by the tugs. 

Yes, Rosie, our QE2 carried off dents with style and they added to her character. 

Lynda, that is great if you would like to have a go at QE2's refit. 

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The sky is now all that remains to be done following a further 90 minute session tonight.

Rather worryingly I cannot seem to find one piece of the hull...!!! ???
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Hi Peter -

Great progress.  What part of the hull is it ?  Perhaps that piece of the hull is being replaced after being dented by tugs. 

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It's near the stern, just above the waterline!
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Rod has explained it all !   ;D
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Of course, the stern of the jigsaw is actually midships on the QE2 - remember the picture is only of her forward two thirds...
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I only had ½ hour on Thursday and no time last night or today, so progress has been stalled for the moment - not sure yet if I'll have time tomorrow or Monday either.

I did, however, manage a couple of dozen sky pieces in that short session a couple of days ago.
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