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John Ballard17/01/2018 02:48:33
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John I once said that to my wife, and lived to regret it.

Simon Cold winters and retirement mean lots of bench time. Between shovelling snow that is.

Wallace is now ready for his clothes. He seems to be doing an impression of Michealangelo's David in the mean time.

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John

Peter Day 117/01/2018 08:10:17
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Fantastic work John

The last surviving Dambuster, George 'Johnnie' Johnson has just been on breakfast news. They're reforming 617 Squadron.

Peter.

Andrew Belsey 217/01/2018 09:04:19
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John,

Please put some clothes on him quickly - it's looking a bit weird!!

Great characters! Really enjoying this one!

Andy B

John Ballard17/01/2018 23:17:49
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Peter Nice to hear that 617 is still remembered

Andrew The winter chill was getting to him so he is now mostly covered up.

Wallace seems to have been a snappy dresser from the photos I have found so I am giving him a flashy 1940's Austin Reid (does that name still exist?) double breasted number..

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Onward and upward.

John

Richard Foenander18/01/2018 00:29:05
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Nice, nice John,

In between shovels, you're progressing rapidly on this. I like the unnameable dog sculpt with his lazy sit like most labradors do.

Cheers,

Richard

Andrew Belsey 218/01/2018 09:01:25
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Phew, that makes me feel less awkward! Love the suit, but does his left inner thigh look a little thin from the angle you photograhed? Just trying to help of course. My first impression?

Andy B

Sean Emmott18/01/2018 10:20:56
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Fantastic stuff as usual, John. I think that Austin Reed are still in existence, but I am FAR from a snappy dreesser, so I'm not a reliable witness on this account!

I agree with Andy's impression about Wallace's left thigh, but this is wonderful, nevertheless.

beerbeer

Sean

jimbo18/01/2018 12:28:33
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Hi John

Always a treat to see your work and the progress photos are very welcome. As usual your skills at this kind of thing are impressive.

Jim

Tim Marlow18/01/2018 13:08:57
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This is coming together really well. Nice job John.

If I could hijack this for a minute......

Interesting to hear Johnnie Johnson mentioned as well. I saw him as part of a talk at the History festival in 2016. The focus of e talk was a Lancaster crew, and they had a survivor from each of the crew positions. He was far from complimentary about Gibson 😉 If you want to hear it, go to CVHF.org.uk and put "Lancaster" into the search engine. I thought it was a real privilege to hear them

Cheers

Tim

John Ballard19/01/2018 02:40:44
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Thanks Richard. I know you like to move things along, btw you should try retiring. Its great for the bench time.

Andrew Great spot and I think you are right so I have fattened his thigh up a bit.

Sean You look snappy enough to me, and you certainly are a snappy builder. Thanks for the encouragement.

Jim I'm glad the progress shots are of interest. You know it's all seat of the pants stuff as far as I am concerned.

Tim Thanks for the reference I watched the interviews, great stuff

So here is wallace with his thigh fattened up, a little more detail on his whistle, and part of his left arm. I decided that the right arm needed to be detachable in order to allow for painting, so this part is laying by his feet.

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John

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