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Got this kit for £12 (free postage). Added a few bits to it like the metal barrels and wooden deck which was about £10. Had to add some details using brass tube and plastic card. There are a lot of features or details missing as it was originally a radio controlled model. Still work to do on it like railings, rigging and detail painting.

 

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Got this kit for £12 (free postage). Added a few bits to it like the metal barrels and wooden deck which was about £10. Had to add some details using brass tube and plastic card. There are a lot of features or details missing as it was originally a radio controlled model. Still work to do on it like railings, rigging and detail painting.

It is an Italian cruiser from WW2, isn't it ? White and red lines on the front of the deck are typical of Italian ships.

Do you know the game World of warships by the way ?
 

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Yes, it is the Pola. I know the painting and colours are not quite correct but there aren't too many colour photos of it (or any?). Same as the hull colour, some were green rather than the usual red/brown depending on the time and if they have had a refit. The kit is really basic, only about 30 parts for the hull and superstructure. Has been good practice though for paining and masking plus making the missing parts. Can afford to screw things up at this price. The Zara, same class of ship is £80 for the kit and you still don't get brass barrels and wooden deck.

Have seen that game but have never played it. Saving up for Flight Sim 2020 though suspect that might need a new PC to run it.
 
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Didn't know about the Pola but the Zara yep.

You should put an eye or two on this game. On PC, this is free to play, there are lots and lots of various famous and historic ships from WW2 from various countries : US, UK, Japan, Germany, France, Russia, etc. This game is quite fun because it's teamplay and strategy by playing some magnificents historic ships and some giants projects from WW2. There are currently 4 class : destroyer, battleship, cruiser and aircraft carrier. (And submarines in progress). But it's not a simulator, it's a real game with interested battues. Let me know if one day you'll join ;)

Yep heard about Flight Simulator 2020, I had FSX in the time but this 2020 edition is crazy lol 150GB + amazing quality of graphics.(y)
 
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Trouble with FS2020 is £59 for basic then you have premium and super duper premium which is £110!! Will have a look at that game. With FSX it was fun to play and realistic enough that when I got a chance to go in a mates Cessna 170 it was familiar enough to fly in a straight and level fashion an even turn without crashing. Was a bit daunting queuing up to take off at Edinburgh Airport with BA 757 in front and an EasyJet 737 behind! Would like them to do a system check before hitting buy - but they don't as far as I can see.

So today was interesting! Started taking up the spiky carpet edge holder thingies in the bedroom so I can paint the woodwork before laying the laminate flooring. These things are lethal, you just look at them and the tiniest prick from them and you are bleeding. Mange about five different blood flows. Then started the painting which was fine. Didn't do much as we need to move stuff, paint, then put it back. Then next door neighbour asks for help. Her husband has cut himself. Sure not a problem. WTF! It was gushing. He has slit his wrist with a Stanley knife (accidently) so had to help stem the flow till the ambulance came. 🤢🤮 He is OK but has a few stitches. So now for some BF!
 
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So the final rooms in the house to be decorated are the bedrooms. The current colour is meant to be mocha, which should have been white with a hint of coffee colour so they were brightish but with a subtle shade. The actual colour has a slight purple tint and was really nothing like we wanted. But doing a laka, we were too lazy to change it.

So, as we are going for a greyish wood laminate flooring we (Mrs) thought that a subtle beige colour would again be suitable. Wouldn't be to clashy with bed linen or (floor) rugs. So we got a sample pot which suggested a pale latte colour. Painted a few patches. Thought that is a little bit darker but it will get lighter when it drys.

🤢🤮 Plan B it is, plain white walls!!

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2 Weeks ago

Wife: You can move your PC/work desk into the other room
Me: 😆 😳 leaps up and down

Intervening two week:

Plans network cabling ✅
Plans desk and workspace for tools, paints etc.✅
Create list of storage for paints etc. ✅
Plans power wiring and cable management ✅

Today

Starts moving stuff ready for painting the room.

Wife: I think we should just leave it as it is but redecorate.
Me:
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I think we should close this thread if people are going to post depressing pictures like the ones above!! 😁

Depressing because the weather we have at the moment is just grey and cold, none of the colours like above. Seemed to have skipped late summer and autumn and gone straight to winter. Love how two images probably a moment apart can have such subtle, different light.
 
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By the way:

Llama: Lama Glama
Alpaca: Vicugna Pacos

Both are in Cameidae mammal group but are different species. Alpacas are delicate creatures bred for their fur whereas llamas were bred to be a working animal that can be eaten once we get old.


More of this today.
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