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Re: QE2 At Anchor
« 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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Re: QE2 At Anchor
« 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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Re: QE2 At Anchor
« 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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Re: QE2 At Anchor
« 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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Re: QE2 At Anchor
« 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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Re: QE2 At Anchor
« Reply #71 on: Oct 17, 2019, 02:03 PM »
Excellent stuff Lynda, 1 handed as well!!, could just leave it there & look & look :D
  please don't rush, as you know I'm in no hurry, take yourtime & njoy , good ol QE2

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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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Re: QE2 At Anchor
« 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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Re: QE2 At Anchor
« 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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Re: QE2 At Anchor
« 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 :-
Site to convert heic to JPG

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Re: QE2 At Anchor
« 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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Re: QE2 At Anchor
« 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. 

« Last Edit: Nov 10, 2019, 10:41 AM by Lynda Bradford »
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Re: QE2 At Anchor
« 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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Re: QE2 At Anchor
« Reply #79 on: Nov 09, 2019, 09:25 PM »
 :)


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