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28 minutes ago, dave moore said:

Several years ago I did some painting for Rex Wain. He returned the favour by making me a lovely cabin block out of an elm offcut. It ended up in a corner shelf of my workshop, until I ran out of painting in the first lockdown. I dusted it off and set to work.....

 

 

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That bridge only just teaches the other side!

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45 minutes ago, dave moore said:

Several years ago I did some painting for Rex Wain. He returned the favour by making me a lovely cabin block out of an elm offcut. It ended up in a corner shelf of my workshop, until I ran out of painting in the first lockdown. I dusted it off and set to work.....

 

 

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That is fantastic

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26 minutes ago, BEngo said:

That bridge only just teaches the other side!

Look at the shadow, it's a photoshop....🙂

 

 

 

Very good Dave, lovely.

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Hi Derek

The painted faces had a few coats of primer first, followed by several undercoats in green and white. I prefer to add decoration to undercoat followed by varnish when dry....lots of coats, especially on the sides to bring out the end grain. Time wasn’t an issue here, of course. The finished block sits on the fridge in our kitchen.

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25 minutes ago, Tracy D'arth said:

Its the block under the stern end of the top plank.

Thank you! That is my "something learned today" 🙂

 

haggis

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41 minutes ago, haggis said:

I am showing my ignorance here, but what is a cabin block?  Whatever it is, it looks beautiful.

 

haggis

This shows the cabin block on Leo

 

Leo waiting at Stourton

 

 

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25 minutes ago, David Schweizer said:

Who painted your Cabin Block Rob? The castle looks very much like those painted by Frank Nurser.

I don't know, Phil Speight did some of the painting in the early days of the Heritage Working Boats but I'll see if anyone in the group knows.

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4 minutes ago, Ray T said:

See also post No 429 of this thread.

 

Thank you. When it was explained what a cabin block was I looked back at these photos and saw them. 

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17 hours ago, Ray T said:

 

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Ray, Do you know the date of that picture and the identity of the motor, still in its GUCCC wartime livery, and still sporting it's original pigeon box?

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3 hours ago, Rob-M said:

I don't know, Phil Speight did some of the painting in the early days of the Heritage Working Boats but I'll see if anyone in the group knows.

Phil's castles are usually a lot more detailed and colourful but he has been known to copy other decorators work on occasions. Here is one of Phil's typical castles:-

 

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And this is one he did copying Frank Nurser's work, similar to, but not the same as yours.

 

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1 hour ago, David Mack said:

 

Ray, Do you know the date of that picture and the identity of the motor, still in its GUCCC wartime livery, and still sporting it's original pigeon box?

Got the information somewhere, will have to trawl my PC.

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20 hours ago, dave moore said:

 

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Those towers have very surprised expressions Dave - one's even scowling  😀

 

Tam

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21 hours ago, Ray T said:

 

Capricorn & Raleigh at Griff .jpg

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Just noticed the bloke laying on the cabin top in the first picture, looks like he's had a busy day!

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2 hours ago, BWM said:

Just noticed the bloke laying on the cabin top in the first picture, looks like he's had a busy day!

I like to think he's just finished painting the roof blue and realised it should have been red!! :D

 

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