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QE2 At Anchor
« on: Apr 27, 2019, 04:51 PM »
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Re: QE2 At Anchor
« Reply #1 on: Apr 27, 2019, 04:59 PM »
He's already supervising -- and saying "No, you don't start until I'm good and ready!"

Maybe you need to bribe him?

Good luck, Pete -- enjoy every piece of that beautiful jigsaw :) . It is so well deserved!

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« Reply #2 on: Apr 27, 2019, 05:53 PM »
Good old Jim!!
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« Reply #3 on: Apr 29, 2019, 04:01 PM »
Yes, Jim definitely knows how to do a job !!   :)
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2019, 07:05 PM »
Jim is pleased to announce that, QE2 will up anchor en route to the preffered QE2 refit yard of Peter Mugridge,  who  has agreed to undertake the very 1st refit.  QE2 will up anchor at the 1st high tide en route to the leafy port of Epsom. No time limit is set due to the technical complexity & lack of previous knowledge (other peoples piccys).

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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2019, 08:57 PM »
QE2 docked in Epsom this morning; reconstruction has started - the edge pieces are already assembled.
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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2019, 04:19 PM »
Very good !!   :)
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2019, 06:44 PM »
Wow Pete, well done, I would have to spread them all out & ponder over a glass (or 2 ) of red.
 Told Jim to buck his ideas up for when it's our turn.........

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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2019, 10:29 PM »
I had an hour to spare this afternoon after getting home from work, so QE2 herself is now fully assembled.  Big decision for the weekend: Do I do the sky or the sea next?

I'm not spreading them out either due to a lack of space here - I'm working from within the box...
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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2019, 05:17 PM »
I had an hour to spare this afternoon after getting home from work, so QE2 herself is now fully assembled.  Big decision for the weekend: Do I do the sky or the sea next?

I'm not spreading them out either due to a lack of space here - I'm working from within the box...
    As opposed to thinking outside it Peter  ? good luck..

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« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2019, 09:30 PM »
I chose to do the sea first on the grounds that it was nearer to me as I sat at the jigsaw.  That took about two hours with some interruptions, so I'll tackle the sky tomorrow.
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« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2019, 11:17 PM »
...and it's completed. ;D

I'll take a photo of it tomorrow.

If Pete Cain doesn't have any objection, I'll let the office jigsaw club have a chance to do it before I return it; this is an informal group at work who do jigsaws in drink breaks and at lunchtime on a table in the kitchen area in our office.
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Re: QE2 At Anchor
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2019, 02:33 PM »
Great work, Peter, as always !  I can't wait to see a photo !  :)
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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2019, 04:00 PM »
...and it's completed. ;D
 I'll let the office jigsaw club have a chance to do it before I return it; this is an informal group at work who do jigsaws in drink breaks and at lunchtime on a table in the kitchen area in our office.
Not too many drinks now or QE2 might end up without lifeboats!!

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« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2019, 04:58 PM »
Excellent work Pete echo June here , can't wait for a photo, by all means let'em have a go the more the merrier
  as I said previously I would love to do it over Christmas  so there's no rush .   Anybody else on the forum please apply the usual way via June who has the lists of jig saws.
 

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« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2019, 10:37 PM »
Not too many drinks now or QE2 might end up without lifeboats!!

Ha ha - not that sort of drink; just coffee, water, that sort of thing. ;D


Excellent work Pete echo June here , can't wait for a photo, by all means let'em have a go the more the merrier.
 

Thanks - I'll take it in tomorrow for them.  Their progress will be updated regularly.  Meanwhile, photo has been taken - just haven't got it out of the camera yet.
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« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2019, 10:53 PM »
I'll let the office jigsaw club have a chance to do it before I return it; this is an informal group at work who do jigsaws in drink breaks and at lunchtime on a table in the kitchen area in our office.

This sounds so much like the jigsaw puzzling effort on board -- everyone who was around could have a go! An excellent idea, Peter :) .

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« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2019, 10:56 PM »
This sounds so much like the jigsaw puzzling effort on board -- everyone who was around could have a go! An excellent idea, Peter :) .

It pretty much is exactly that...
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« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2019, 06:34 PM »
I hope the "Office Crew" enjoy a refit of QE2 !!   :)
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« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2019, 07:15 PM »
They have been alerted to it, and  I am pretty sure QE2 is next in line after the one they are currently half way through...

One senior member of staff replied to me saying that he and his wife were on board from the maiden call at Edinburgh on 13th June 1993 while en route to Norway; he thinks their cabin number was 2151.  I have recommended he looks through the forum...  ;)
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« Reply #20 on: Jun 05, 2019, 01:07 AM »
Here's the proof that I completed it...
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« Reply #21 on: Jun 05, 2019, 02:28 AM »
Wow! Well done, Peter! It's beautiful. Please let us have some news also of the Jigsaw Team's efforts :) .

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« Reply #22 on: Jun 05, 2019, 08:28 AM »
They're still finishing the previous jigsaw, which looked nearly done when I left work yesterday evening.
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« Reply #23 on: Jun 05, 2019, 04:19 PM »
Great work, Peter !  And can we get any photos of the "office refit crew's" work ?   :)
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« Reply #24 on: Jun 05, 2019, 09:28 PM »
I have requested that any progress pictures be sent to me for uploading onto here...
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« Reply #25 on: Jun 06, 2019, 08:40 PM »
Thanks Pete, got to admit it looks pretty darn good, sure Jim would agree if he could. hope the works team do it proud also , good luck to them....

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« Reply #26 on: Jun 06, 2019, 10:14 PM »
They've finished the one they were working on, but I forgot to take into account that there's another one thatw as already in the queue, so QE2 will be next up after that.  However, the one they're about to start is a map of the world, so I guess it makes sense to do that first anyway... can't navigate a ship without a map...  ;D
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« Reply #27 on: Jul 11, 2019, 11:59 AM »
Construction of QE2 started this morning at the office shipyard...  ;D
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« Reply #28 on: Jul 11, 2019, 03:31 PM »
Awesome !   :)
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« Reply #29 on: Jul 23, 2019, 09:29 PM »
QE2 is half finished; nobody has as yet forwarded me any pictures though...
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« Reply #30 on: Jul 24, 2019, 09:42 PM »
Further to the above, I have been assured that pictures are being taken and will be forwarded to me in due course for posting up on here. :)
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« Reply #31 on: Jul 26, 2019, 10:17 PM »
...and QE2 is completed! ;D

I have been sent a series of photos and I will post them up on Tuesday when I am back at work.
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« Reply #32 on: Jul 30, 2019, 04:26 PM »
Looking forward to seeing them !   :)
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« Reply #33 on: Jul 30, 2019, 10:08 PM »
Apologies for the delay; I was too busy today.  Tomorrow looks quieter.
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« Reply #34 on: Jul 31, 2019, 10:44 AM »
Here is the first batch of pictures; second batch to follow in a moment.

I'm not sure why one has posted upside down - they're all the right way up in the folder they've been uploaded to by the people who took them!!!
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« Reply #35 on: Jul 31, 2019, 10:47 AM »
Here's the rest of the pictures.

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« Reply #36 on: Jul 31, 2019, 10:54 AM »
Here is the first batch of pictures; second batch to follow in a moment.

I'm not sure why one has posted upside down - they're all the right way up in the folder they've been uploaded to by the people who took them!!!

Thank you, Peter! It is always so interesting to see how people assemble a jigsaw, and in which order.

I love the very first picture, looking so artistic, just the outlines :) .

As for the "upside-down" one, looking at the perspective, I think it was photographed that way. I can turn it, but think it was meant to be viewed from that angle.

Well done, the jigsaw puzzlers! And many thanks to them for having taken regular pictures :) .

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« Reply #37 on: Jul 31, 2019, 04:04 PM »
Many thanks, Peter, for posting photos of QE2's (jigsaw) refit !  It looks like she was well taken care of !  And I know for a fact that her refit crew had a wonderful time !  It is not everyday that one can work with the best ship in the world !   :)
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« Reply #38 on: Jul 31, 2019, 04:22 PM »
It is not everyday that one can work with the best ship in the world !   :)

That is an interesting consideration! Peter, do you think that the jigsaw crew became much more interested in and enthusiastic about QE2 as a result of having carried out this jigsaw refit?

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« Reply #39 on: Jul 31, 2019, 07:45 PM »
I agree Isabelle that 1st picture looks ghostly , very atmospheric. Well done Peter & your Cohorts, (looking at that I need a bigger table). Peter have sent you a PM. thanks Pete C

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« Reply #40 on: Jul 31, 2019, 09:40 PM »
That is an interesting consideration! Peter, do you think that the jigsaw crew became much more interested in and enthusiastic about QE2 as a result of having carried out this jigsaw refit?

I don't know, but perhaps if any of them are reading this they could join the forum and tell us themselves...  ;D
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« Reply #41 on: Aug 01, 2019, 03:50 PM »
Right then Peoples,
    following the very successful double re-fit at Peter's - a feat never undertaken before I might add,
   Peter has agreed to hold the jig saw for a few days in case anybody shows an interest in completing this beauty.  The only restriction being to complete at a leisurely pace , enjoy, share with the forum & have it back to Cumbria  for Christmas, how does that sound?.
 Any member interested please message Peter soon, as he is incognito after the 7th for a while & won't be able to send it onwards.
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« Reply #42 on: Sep 15, 2019, 01:49 PM »
There must be somebody ready to have a go at this  & have it returned to Cumbria for Christmas?.
  I'll give it another week & if no interest at this time , I will ask Peter to send it home thanks ...

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« Reply #43 on: Sep 15, 2019, 03:55 PM »
We must be telepathic; I was thinking only this morning that it was time to follow up on this! :)

Yes, if there are no takers then I will return the jigsaw direct to Pete Cain at the end of this month.
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« Reply #44 on: Sep 17, 2019, 08:56 AM »
There must be somebody ready to have a go at this  & have it returned to Cumbria for Christmas?.
  I'll give it another week & if no interest at this time , I will ask Peter to send it home thanks ...

I would be interested in giving it a go Pete if you have not already sent it back.
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« Reply #45 on: Sep 17, 2019, 10:58 PM »
I haven't; if you DM me the address to post it to, then QE2 will make a diversion via yours...  :)
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« Reply #46 on: Sep 18, 2019, 09:46 AM »
Thanks Pete, PM sent with address.
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« Reply #47 on: Sep 18, 2019, 07:27 PM »
Nice one Lynda,  ;) ;) take your time

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« Reply #48 on: Sep 18, 2019, 09:15 PM »
DM received and QE2 will be getting prepared for the voyage this weekend and will set sail towards the end of next week.
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« Reply #49 on: Oct 02, 2019, 09:50 AM »

DM received and QE2 will be getting prepared for the voyage this weekend and will set sail towards the end of next week.

Excellent news that she has set sail for Scotland.  Docking crew ready and awaiting her arrival tomorrow morning!  :)
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« Reply #50 on: Oct 02, 2019, 10:28 PM »
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« Reply #51 on: Oct 03, 2019, 10:22 AM »
Excellent news that she has set sail for Scotland.  Docking crew ready and awaiting her arrival tomorrow morning!  :)

Slight delay in docking as the docking crew were asleep on the job!  The She is currently doing a scenic voyage around Scotland and will be ready to dock tomorrow with a planned date for the start of the refit on Saturday. 
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« Reply #52 on: Oct 05, 2019, 10:21 AM »
Docked and currently undergoing inspection prior to refit. 

Project plan at the ready with targets to complete stage one!

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« Reply #53 on: Oct 05, 2019, 10:46 PM »
Don't forget to note the arrival in the log book!  :)
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« Reply #54 on: Oct 06, 2019, 09:07 AM »
It's a beautiful photo, and I am sure that it perfectly lends it self to a jigsaw.

I am already looking forward to seeing it in next year's calendar.

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« Reply #55 on: Oct 07, 2019, 10:17 AM »
1000 parts assembled and sorted - me thinks this will be a bigger refit than I had anticipated! 

However the framework is assembled ready for the next stage.  Lots of work ahead for what will be an interesting refit and a challenge for me!  8)
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« Reply #56 on: Oct 08, 2019, 04:09 PM »
Good work, Lynda and refit crew !  It does appear that QE2 (jigsaw) is in good hands for her next refit !   :)
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« Reply #57 on: Oct 08, 2019, 04:20 PM »
Making good progress on the Hull this morning. 

If any of our members have not already signed up to reconstruct one of the Jigsaws, they should consider putting their name forward - it is good fun!

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« Reply #58 on: Oct 08, 2019, 04:21 PM »
Speedy refit crew !!   :) :)
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« Reply #59 on: Oct 09, 2019, 06:51 PM »
The refit continues and she's looking good!

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« Reply #60 on: Oct 10, 2019, 03:13 PM »
Wonderful work, Lynda and refit crew !  The work is being well done and the most beautiful ship in the world is proudly in view !   :)
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« Reply #61 on: Oct 10, 2019, 08:09 PM »
Looking good!  But I fear you may have left the difficult bit to last!
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« Reply #62 on: Oct 10, 2019, 09:17 PM »
Looking good!  But I fear you may have left the difficult bit to last!

Or to put it another way - I have started with the best!  ;D

The next part is a challenge, particularly as there are so many pieces and not enough room on my table.  I have to admit to feeling a bit seasick today!   ;)  but I have a plan to progress the refit over the weekend. 
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« Reply #63 on: Oct 10, 2019, 10:05 PM »
Don't worry; the sea and the sky are not as bad as they might at first look - there's an awful lot of helpful distinctive shaped pieces if you look closely.
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« Reply #64 on: Oct 11, 2019, 10:35 AM »
Don't worry; the sea and the sky are not as bad as they might at first look - there's an awful lot of helpful distinctive shaped pieces if you look closely.

Thanks Peter, I am working on sorting the "sea" into shades of green and distinctive pattern.  Thanks for the suggestion to look for the distinctive shaped pieces - that sounds like a good plan to me. 

I have a "run" of finding pieces then I need to rest and go back later. 

I think completing the sea before the sky is the best idea, but I may think differently when I finish the jigsaw. 
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« Reply #65 on: Oct 11, 2019, 11:06 AM »
Looking at the picture, what I like about the sea is that it has clear wave patterns, which should allow you to identify whether a piece is horizontal or vertical so to speak.

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« Reply #66 on: Oct 11, 2019, 10:25 PM »
If you look carefully at the pieces by reflecting light off the front of them, you can tell from the lay of the weave if they are horizontal or vertical pieces.  This works with most jigsaws, incidentally.
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« Reply #67 on: Oct 15, 2019, 04:07 PM »
Excellent work, Lynda !  And excellent suggestions all !   :)
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« Reply #68 on: Oct 15, 2019, 05:06 PM »
Slower progress on the sea section.  The lighting has not helped as there have been some dull days. 

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« Reply #69 on: Oct 16, 2019, 03:41 PM »
Great progress, Lynda !  But I am also sure that our QE2 (jigsaw) is in no hurry for you to finish her refit !  I am sure she is enjoying the attention !   :)
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« Reply #70 on: Oct 16, 2019, 09:25 PM »
Looks like good progress; interesting to see that the way we all do the sea area is different - compare with the previous photos for the way it's building up.
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« Reply #71 on: Oct 17, 2019, 02:03 PM »
Excellent stuff Lynda, 1 handed as well!!, could just leave it there & look & look :D
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« Reply #72 on: Oct 19, 2019, 12:16 PM »
Glad to report that I finished the challenging sea section of the jigsaw this morning  :)

Upwards and onwards as I start work on the sky!



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« Reply #73 on: Oct 19, 2019, 11:12 PM »
I will start the sky tomorrow, but it looks like I am faced with different shades of blue and no other detail OMG!
Peter your advice may be needed on how to proceed!
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« Reply #74 on: Oct 21, 2019, 03:57 PM »
Hi Lynda - Your work looks wonderful !  All the best on the sky !  June   :)
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« Reply #75 on: Oct 21, 2019, 07:43 PM »
Hi - I've fixed the photo - and removed all the other posts discussing not being able to open it! 

The following section will be moved to a new post somewhere more suitable shortly :-

The forum supports a variety of the most popular image formats, but not .heic (which is a new thing, only on some Apple devices).  Despite working in IT for 25 years, I'd not heard of HEIC files until right now. 

If you need to convert a HEIC file for the forum, you can use this site, which just worked for me :-
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« Reply #76 on: Oct 21, 2019, 10:27 PM »
I will start the sky tomorrow, but it looks like I am faced with different shades of blue and no other detail OMG!
Peter your advice may be needed on how to proceed!

Actually, I think you may find the sky less challenging than the sea because you can go by the shapes of the pieces without the wave patterns distracting you.

Thanks to Rob for fixing the picture issue. :D
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« Reply #77 on: Nov 09, 2019, 10:14 AM »
Refit complete

I am pleased to announce that the refit of "QE2 at Anchor" is complete.  Work was on hold last week as a result of work on an important forum's newsletter and some other life things that had to be attended to, but work resumed this week and the final piece was put into place yesterday evening.  I found the sky a bit challenging but perseverance paid off and overall I enjoyed working on the jigsaw. 

I will take time to admire the finished result then pack it up ready to be returned to Pete. 

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« Reply #78 on: Nov 09, 2019, 11:29 AM »
Excellent work, Lynda! The QE2 refit has gone very well, and she is ready to sail again.

Just like yourself, with these jigsaws, I always start with the frame, then our beautiful ship, and then everything else -- and I am sure that in this case, I too would have left the sky to last. But she needs the sky, the wind and the rain, the sunrises and sunsets, the clouds and the fog. Memories...

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« Reply #79 on: Nov 09, 2019, 09:25 PM »
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« Reply #80 on: Nov 11, 2019, 11:47 AM »
Refit complete

I am pleased to announce that the refit of "QE2 at Anchor" is complete.  Work was on hold last week as a result of work on an important forum's newsletter and some other life things that had to be attended to, but work resumed this week and the final piece was put into place yesterday evening.  I found the sky a bit challenging but perseverance paid off and overall I enjoyed working on the jigsaw. 

I will take time to admire the finished result then pack it up ready to be returned to Pete.

End result looks excellent!

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« Reply #81 on: Nov 11, 2019, 03:46 PM »
Wonderful stuff Lynda,just like the real thing was, it's big jig saw isn't it, you really did well what with all the bits of life to get on with, thank you, Pete..