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Marvelous, Peter, absolutely marvelous !   ;D
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The result of a cold wet Bank holiday weekend, better weather now becons as does external paintwork on the house, what's worse all the water pieces on this jigsaw or rubbing down filling & painting before the winter???.
 Looks like the common  approach to doing this, is easy bits first  then the grind, or is that the normal way seeing as how I'm not an afficianado on these

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Great picture, Pete! I love to watch progress on jigsaws.

What you are describing is certainly how we do it in my family -- first the frame, then the identifiable bits -- here, the ship and the landscape -- and finally the more difficult bits where there is very little pattern and one has to work mostly by shape...

It is immensely satisfying when more and more of that gets done, and the final bits become easier and easier as so few pieces remain to fit in!

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Great work, Pete ! and help from Mrs. Pete and Jim ?  QE2 looks so very good !

I follow the same priority in doing QE2's refits (jigsaws) also.   :)
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Yes, I tend to do them that way but that's mainly because I can see at a glance where the pieces of the ship go so it gets that bit done faster.  If you look at my photographs, you'll notice something slightly different in my own approach, however, in that I'm not really laying out many loose pieces next to the puzzle - I generally take them straight from the box to where they are going.
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Hi Peter -

I have noticed that you take the pieces right out of the box.  How do you manage to find the pieces when they are all in the box without a lot of shuffling of the pieces ?

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There is a fair bit of shuffling, but not too much - in this particular jigsaw's case of course just picking out all the bits of ship one at a time you know straight away where they're going to go.  So I build up the ship like that - I should say piece by piece, literally! - and at the same time I'm doing other obvious pieces like the shorelines and accompanying flotilla.

When I've done that lot, I'm already half way there and I repeat the trick with the distinctive areas of water; the waves are all different sizes and colours specific to where they are in the image.  Done that - three quarters of the way there and  the remainder I'm literally looking for specific pieces that I can see join to the ones that are already fitted, plus any obvious pairings of pieces.

If you look back at the pictures of all the jigsaws I've borrowed from the forum library you'll see I'm doing pretty much the same technique with not an awful lot of pieces spread out around the puzzle.
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Hi Peter -

Thanks very much for your reply.  I may try your method on QE2 (jigsaw) currently at my shipyard awaiting refit.  It is always a bit tricky having the ship's parts (puzzle pieces) spread about especially with little students descending on the studio at various times !

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Have you got one of those fold up carry cases for doing jigsaws on so that you can tidy away when not actually working on it?

Fold up flat type is important; don't get the roll up versions - those can damage the bumps on the pieces.
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Hi Peter -

I do not have one of the carry cases for doing jigsaws, but I want to get one before I start on Farewell Liverpool. 

I will get the flat type and thanks very much for the advice.  I have noticed those kinds of cases in your photos and others' photos. 

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Have you got one of those fold up carry cases for doing jigsaws on so that you can tidy away when not actually working on it?

Fold up flat type is important; don't get the roll up versions - those can damage the bumps on the pieces.

Now that is a brilliant idea -- I had never heard of them! I have a jigsaw in store -- 2,000 tiny pieces which will end up when finished the size of a 1,000 piece jigsaw. For this, I need a table that is also used for many other things. A case of the sort pictured above would be ideal! Where does one get them...?

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Any decent large hobbies store like Hobbycraft or The Works will have them - or maybe online, but they're fairly big ( obviously ) so you'll need to make sure someone's in for the delivery...

Google throws up quite a few results:

https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=jigsaw%20carry%20case
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Well here we are , so many months down the line, roofing work --Complete, building work -- Complete, Liz's broken hip-- not so!
 however, work has re commenced, however so slowly, so here's progress so far.
 However we have a problem peoples, the jigsaw has been out for so long,  the remainder of pieces still in box , there is a bit of  fading on the part assembled jigsaw, sorry to report. I intend to complete the whole, & leave it assembled for a while in the hope
that it all sort of merges , if you know what I mean.
The glass of red in the background , my backup..............................

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Looking splendid, Pete!

Excited to see the finished refit when all is assembled and in good working order and both weather and seas are favourable :) .

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Great work, Pete, and all the best for continued success with QE2's (jigsaw) refit at your shipyard.  I hope all will continue well !   I trust Jim is supervising and overseeing !  :)
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Well here we are (computer working at the moment , so able to post), not as able as Peter to do these things, even got LiznJim on board to help. but, the nearer it gets to completion the harder it seems to do ,maybe (or not) by the weekend  :-\

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Great work, Pete, and thanks to Liz and Supervisor Jim for their assistance.  QE2 (jigsaw) is looking great, and I am sure she is in no hurry to leave the safe and happy environment of Cain International Shipyard !   :)
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Be finished by the weekend I recon, this shipyard struggles to compete with others , inspite of International mascot JIM , (in absentia yet again)
I post this for others, who might take on board the construction of said refit, for reference only.

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Hi Pete -

Thanks very much for your message, photo, and update about refit work.  I do see Mascot (supervisor) Jim is making his presence known on your computer screen !  QE2 does indeed look very good - excellent work on her refit !

June   :)
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Thanks June, been a bit going on in our houshold lately, so glad to report some progress on the refit, Jim (the latest screen saver) is
Omnipresent if somewhat absent, get your head around that & explain if you can (don't bother ::) Pete...............

 

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