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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

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

You really are a jigsaw master, Peter! When I had got to that stage (i.e. most of the sky still to do), I would be happy to manage 2 pieces within half an hour...

I'd love to know your method!

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I'd love to know your method!

I'm comparing the shapes visually as well as the colours....  When I look at the spaces I build a picture in my mind of the likely shape of the piece that goes in it and then I go looking for that piece; I don't spend too much time searching for any one piece though - if I don't find it quikly I'll move on to another piece.  quite often I'll then recognise the earlier pieces while searching for the later ones...  :)
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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

I'm comparing the shapes visually as well as the colours....  When I look at the spaces I build a picture in my mind of the likely shape of the piece that goes in it and then I go looking for that piece; I don't spend too much time searching for any one piece though - if I don't find it quikly I'll move on to another piece.  quite often I'll then recognise the earlier pieces while searching for the later ones...  :)

That is pretty much what I did when it came to my final efforts on the sky. As colour was of very little help at that stage, I focused on shapes and laid out the pieces in accordance with their shapes so as to find them more easily. I had never done this before, but ended up enjoying it a lot!

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There are noticable differences in the colour of the parts of the sky, which helps.  Anyway, fingers crossed I'll get a bit of time tomorrow evening to do a bit more...
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Very good !  It sounds as if the meteorologists will be back at work soon !   ;D
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I finished it in a two hour session tonight - photos to follow very soon...

As to the missing piece, if it does not turn up I will fabricate a subsitute piece as closely as I can to the original.

Alan - please allow a week or two for the previous and current ports to both be thoroughly searched and then a few days more for any repairs that are required before the next sailing commences.
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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Congratulations and thank you!

Yes, the previous port too will be thoroughly searched within the next two weeks, and should the piece of hull (hopefully) appear, it will be expedited.

I am in admiration of your hull making skills, Peter, as well as your good relations with the meteorologists :) .

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Let's wait and see the results of the search first! :)

I have two possible methods for carrying out the hull patching should it prove necessary:

1) Cut a piece of stiff white glossy card to the correct size and shape using the hole and an outline on ordinary paper as a template and then try to colour it to match.

2) As above as far as preparing the piece goes, but then printing part of the image of the jigsaw to the correct size and then cutting out the matching piece from that and fixing it to the blank piece with UHU.

I favour the second method, but I will need an extract from the master image ( not the entire file! ) of the relevant area of the hull e-mailed to me in the same size format as was used by Ravensburger in order to do it this way.
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Hi Peter -

Congratulations to you on completing QE2's (jigsaw) refit.  I can't wait to see pictures.  I am sure the missing piece was removed for repair after damage by tugs.  And if the hull piece can not be repaired, a new one can be made as you say.  I will send you by e-mail the file used by Ravensburger to make the jigsaw.  In the meantime, hoping a search of each port will find the hull piece.  If only our beloved real QE2 could know the attention being lavished on her through the jigsaws !!

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Image received and standing by just in case, thank you.
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Great !!   :)
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Good news! Following unsuccessful searches around the dry dock, we finally went out again with sniffer dogs and had a good scout around all the workshops.

One of our workers then found the piece of hull, hidden away in a dark corner where it was barely visible.

It will be expedited to rejoin the ship and to take its rightful place in the jigsaw :) .

Great relief all round... and apologies for the loss and the anxiety caused...

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Great news indeed Isabelle,

I shall have to get the shore party ready in Cornwall for her arrival.
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That's great news - Alan, as soon as the piece has been inserted I will do a "completed" photo, post up the lot of the photos and then forward the puzzle on to you.  It'll probably take about a week for the piece to reach me from Isabelle, so watch this space. :)
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Great news !  I just knew that was the plate taken out for repair after having a run in with the tugs !   ;D 
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The errant piece arrived in the post this morning and has now been inserted into place in the puzzle, which is therefore now complete. ;D

Photographs will follow. :)

Alan - I will probably post the puzzle on to you on Monday by Special Delivery so you should get it on Tuesday. :)
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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

That is excellent news.

All the more so, since I received a message today that a Christmas card I had sent in mid-December had finally reached its destination -- today. But I should not complain -- it did at least arrive  ;D .

Looking forward to the pictures, Peter!

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I must say, the envelope the missing piece arrived in was both appropriate and appreciated!  :)
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I thought you'd like it  ;D .

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Sorry Alan - there is going to be a 24 hour delay in departure; two urgent things have cropped up relating to my wife's care agency ( monthly invoice on one hand and quarterly financial reconciliation report for the council's Adult Services on the other hand ) which I'll have to deal with during lunch time tomorrow...  :(

Just bad timing, but I won't be able to fit in a visit to the Post Office as well...
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