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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #160 on: Dec 07, 2015, 11:12 PM »
You no doubt noticed that QE2 was present on "the rival's" newest boat, quite possibly even on the maiden voyage...?  :)
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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #161 on: Dec 08, 2015, 01:39 PM »
Yes, Peter, I did notice that and thought that it was very good !  Our beloved QE2 (jigsaw) perhaps gave "the new kid on the block (er, ocean)" a few pointers.   :)
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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #162 on: Dec 16, 2015, 03:06 PM »
Hi Isabelle - How did our QE2 (jigsaw) fare during the storms that lashed Ireland ?  Did she have to put out to sea, or are your mooring in a sheltered area ?  June   :)
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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #163 on: Dec 16, 2015, 10:43 PM »
QE2 (jigsaw) found a sheltered cove at the right time, where the storms were not as bad and the downpours not as severe as elsewhere.

But the jigsaw crew absconded when they were really needed... negotiations are on for them to come back soon, now that fairer weather has returned.

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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #164 on: Dec 16, 2015, 11:13 PM »
Good to know that Isabelle is continuing the family tradition of getting the refit crew together for the Christmas refit.  :)
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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #165 on: Dec 17, 2015, 02:01 PM »
Great to know that QE2 (jigsaw) found safe shelter at Isabelle's moorings.  It is no wonder that the jigsaw crew absconded under the conditions.  Glad to know that they will be reassembling !  QE2's (jigsaw) excitement must now be building as the Christmas tradition of her refit approaches !   :)
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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #166 on: Jan 01, 2016, 01:35 PM »
Happy new year to everyone here in the Forum! And happy new year also to our QE2, still awaiting her next refit :


Happy new year!
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The jigsaw is a bit more advanced at this stage, and the refit crew is making (slow...) progress!

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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #167 on: Jan 01, 2016, 01:40 PM »
Oh goodness - don't catch any of those pieces on a sleeve or something when leaning across to pick something out will you?!
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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #168 on: Jan 01, 2016, 03:40 PM »
Glad to see that the refit crew is assembled and off to a good start !  :)
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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #169 on: Jan 11, 2016, 11:27 AM »
Well, the (jigsaw) refit crew regarded this as a tough assignment! And so, they took on the easiest and most pleasant tasks first :


The frame and the centre
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Jigsaw at New Year
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... leaving the more difficult and taxing bits to be tackled later. And then, they drifted away...

As all skilled tradespeople the world over, they were only too happy to abandon a project that had become challenging and needed to be completed, when other work called!

I shall do my best to reassemble them (and assemble the jigsaw) as soon as possible!

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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #170 on: Jan 11, 2016, 06:00 PM »
Hi Isabelle -

Thank you very much for the marvelous pictures of QE2's (jigsaw) refit.  I am sure she is enjoying the attention being lavished on her.  It does look as if great progress has been made so far.  The perimeters of her "floating dry dock" have been outlined and then it does appear as if the crew are working on her exterior.  Very good !  The refit crew probably were called away to an "emergency" knowing full well that QE2 (jigsaw) is safe and sound and enjoying her stay at your shipyard.  And since she does not have a deadline to meet, she can relax and relish her time off. 

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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #171 on: Jan 11, 2016, 07:42 PM »
Well done Isabelle for mustering the crew to try this challenge and hope they return soon to finish the refit.
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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #172 on: Apr 02, 2016, 11:13 PM »
A little bit of progress has been made, so I thought I would post a wee update :


A little more progress
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Only red and black pieces remain -- it will take a fair while more I think... but she will look so beautiful once the refit is complete!


All black and red pieces
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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #173 on: Apr 02, 2016, 11:17 PM »
Only red and black pieces remain -- it will take a fair while more I think... but she will look so beautiful once the refit is complete!

Ah... the fun part!  It's challenging, but not as bad as you might think at first sight.
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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #174 on: Apr 03, 2016, 10:35 AM »

Only red and black pieces remain -- it will take a fair while more I think... but she will look so beautiful once the refit is complete!


......and it looks like there are a lot of red and black pieces......

Well done Isabelle for keeping with the jigsaw challenge. 
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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #175 on: Apr 05, 2016, 05:56 PM »
Good work, Isabelle, and no need to rush her refit.  She appears to be very content to be worked on as time permits.  Thanks for posting the photos and please continue to post photos as work progresses.  June   :)
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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #176 on: Aug 02, 2016, 09:54 PM »
She's done! Evening, sea, ship and all :) .

This is how I started, last week-end :


A couple more pieces found
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And it's all done now. Too dark at present to take a picture, but I shall do so tomorrow.

Now, who would like to take on this challenge? One good thing though...these evenings at sea are long and leisurely... no rush!

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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #177 on: Aug 02, 2016, 10:15 PM »
That's good - now do tell, please, how much of a challenge did you find the sea and the sky?  I'm guessing you were cursing a bit while doing it, but once finished you were wondering why it wasn't a bit faster?

It's probably clear now why it took so long to do the actual painting in the first place, bearing in mind that I don't paint "wet on wet"?  :)
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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #178 on: Aug 02, 2016, 10:34 PM »
Luckily, I am not much prone to cursing -- but I did find it a huge challenge, the most difficult jigsaw I've done!

Finally, with the black areas (the sea), I tried out an entirely "new" technique which worked for me amazingly well. And yes, you are right, once it was finished, I did see lots of shades and streaks and wondered why they helped so little during assembly...

I really liked the challenge and eventually wanted the pride of having carried out the refit all on my own -- but I believe that, while my back was turned a fortnight ago, Pia and a couple of friends also helped and deserve some thanks!

The list of interested Forum members is here :

QE2 Jigsaw No. 4 "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
    Isabelle P. (current holder)
    Pete C.
    Alan S.
    Jim B.
    John
    Catherine
    Rod
    June

Pete, would you like me to send the jigsaw to you? If not, are any of the others on the list interested?

As for myself, I was recently given a 1,500 piece jigsaw as a birthday present -- nothing to do with QE2 for once! It will be very different, and will keep me occupied for the next few months... :) .

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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #179 on: Aug 02, 2016, 10:39 PM »
Ah... the shades and streaks don't help much on the jigsaw simply because there are so many of them with little size differential; they are after all the waves in the sea and it's a calm sea...
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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #180 on: Aug 03, 2016, 06:10 PM »
Congratulations, Isabelle, and a fine job indeed !  Peter's capture of QE2's elegance at sea in her element is marvelous !  I am sure QE2 (jigsaw) enjoyed her stay at your shipyard.  QE2 Liverpool Calling is currently in my shipyard so having my name at the bottom of this list is good.   :)
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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #181 on: Aug 03, 2016, 08:41 PM »
Isabelle, please count me out this time, am still getting through 'Pride of the Clyde ' photo to follow, am done with Jig saws for some time!!!!!!

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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #182 on: Aug 04, 2016, 09:26 AM »
Well done Isabelle!
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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #183 on: Aug 04, 2016, 04:02 PM »
And here are the final stages of the jigsaw :


Four gaps remaining
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Three gaps remaining
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Down to two gaps
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Just one gap
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The final piece of 1000!
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The very last piece to go in
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Completed!
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Back into its box it goes
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Ready to send to the next naval architect ready to give her another refit!
« Last Edit: Aug 17, 2016, 12:32 PM by Isabelle Prondzynski »

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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #184 on: Aug 04, 2016, 05:54 PM »
Absolutely marvelous, Isabelle ! QE2 (jigsaw) looks wonderful on completion of her refit, and her Naval Architect looks very happy with the outcome !   :)
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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #185 on: Aug 21, 2016, 08:54 PM »
Pete C has let me know that his shipyard is not available right now for "Evening at Sea". Quite a number of other shipyards (i.e. Forum members) were tendering to undertake this refit -- if you see your name in the quote below, would you like me to send you the jigsaw? Please let me know. I would then ask you to PM me your address, so that I can ship her off to you :) .


QE2 Jigsaw No. 4 "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
    Isabelle P. (current holder)
    Pete C.
    Alan S.
    Jim B.
    John
    Catherine
    Rod
    June

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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #186 on: Dec 14, 2016, 02:46 PM »
Pete C has let me know that his shipyard is not available right now for "Evening at Sea".

Pete's shipyard has been refurbished, and QE2 yesterday set sail with pride (and in the package that already brought her here!) to have some fine rebuilding done.

And so, the updated list is this :

QE2 Jigsaw No. 4 "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
    Isabelle P.
    Pete C. (current holder)
    Alan S.
    Jim B.
    John
    Catherine
    Rod
    June

Pete, Mrs Pete and Jim, enjoy having QE2 to take care of, and let us know from time to time how she is faring :) .

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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #187 on: Dec 14, 2016, 05:02 PM »
Hi Isabelle -

This is very exiting news that QE2 (jigsaw) has set sail for Cain International Shipyard.  I am sure supervisor Jim is ready to receive her along with docking crew.  I understand that Jim is able to get together exceptional staff in all areas of his and Pete and Mrs. Pete's shipyard. 

I look forward to hearing of QE2's arrival and hopefully photos of her and shipyard staff !

June   :)
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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #188 on: Dec 14, 2016, 05:25 PM »
Well done Isabelle, I'll give it a go, but wait till post Christmas postal rush I think. Don't know if you have my postal details , let me know & I'll send a PM, once again well done,     pete ;)

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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #189 on: Dec 20, 2016, 07:55 PM »
Well travelled jigsaw arrived without ceremony today trusted postie Martin, opened door & she slipped in....
local customs have  been cleared(i'e the many knots hand tied by Isabelle, have been released) & crew have been given shore leave until new year 2017. How not to do a jigsaw done by Ian McNaught???????????????

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« Reply #190 on: Jun 26, 2017, 06:03 PM »
Just look at the date, I've had this jig saw  for 6 months & have no excuse  whatsoever for not starting & completing it, however events have overtaken me , it looks like I should send it on to a more deserving place (Alan perhaps), pls send me a PM & I'll forward it to you
Pete....

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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #191 on: Jul 16, 2017, 06:27 PM »
It looks like I should send it on to a more deserving place (Alan perhaps), pls send me a PM & I'll forward it to you
Pete....

Yes, Alan is the next person on the list. Alan, are you ready to take on this refit?

 

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