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Sugar Embarkation and Palace

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Sugar Embarkation and Palace

Postby tudorcook » Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:19 pm

Mod Comment By Tudorcook: Split this from the thread they were originally in as they deserve a home of thier own!

only ones that I have to hand.....and not a very good ones at that!

should point out that this was mainly the work of Lawrence, who used to work with us, with Dave and Adrian....a collaborative effort involving a lot of skill and talent....and no small amount of bickering I think ;-) :-)
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Re: One Of David's Pieces

Postby TerryL » Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:35 pm

Where is the "Like" or "+1"button?

I can imagine the bickering though - still, that's what friends do...
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Re: One Of David's Pieces

Postby Elise_Fleming » Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:46 pm

What great photos! Wowser!! :yay: And there are even people in the boats! What an inspiration - or cause for envy!

Got to thinking... How many months did they work on the diorama?
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Sugar Embarkation

Postby tudorcook » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:13 pm

there's even writing on the pennon of the little row boat....it says I ♥ Henry

I can't remember how long it took, but given that "back in the day" (as the kids say) we only worked Xmas so I would say they took a week...though Lawrence did tend to do some prep work beforehand and bring in a few things pre started....I may be wrong on the time scale though. It's possible that it was the year we did a load of weekends in the autumn (I have to guess as the files have had their meta data stripped out and are dated to when I copied them last)...this was well before we did regular events through the year...if so then they would have had about 4 weekends and the 7 days of Xmas to do it.

I do recall that the sea was a complete pig...it was supposed to be boiled sugar, but didn't set completely...probably due to a combination of damp conditions and poorly boiled syrup.

Hopefully one of the others will pipe up and correct me where I'm misthinking
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Re: One Of David's Pieces

Postby tudorcook » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:14 pm

TerryL wrote:Where is the "Like" or "+1"button?

I can imagine the bickering though - still, that's what friends do...



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Re: One Of David's Pieces

Postby tudorcook » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:16 pm

I'm thinking now that Edmund had something to do with it too.....he may have worked on the little row boat.....or I may be very, very confused and thinking of something else entirely :huh:
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Re: One Of David's Pieces

Postby tudorcook » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:25 pm

have just scoured my image backup and found another folder with the same images in that dates them to autumn 2002....so they could have had 2 weekends plus the 7 days at Xmas to do the event...that year we did 2 weekends of Tudor then 2 of Stuart then 2 of Georgian (or possibly not in that order!)....but what we actually did I could only guess at from the surviving images.


Proves how difficult any research into the past is if an event from a decade a go has to be deciphered from a handful of poor images :-D
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Re: One Of David's Pieces

Postby TerryL » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:27 pm

I was just thinking of a button to say "Nice One" on here without having to post a message. I'm not sure if a G+ +1 would add much
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Re: Sugar Embarkation

Postby tudorcook » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:57 pm

you could always use the "thanks" button I suppose
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Re: Sugar Embarkation

Postby Elise_Fleming » Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:02 pm

And a "duhhh" from me. So, I have just "thanked" you! Lovely photos and am filled with envy at how certain people can create three-dimensional figures. I can do flat work. Tried to do a hedgehog once and ended up with a pretty good swan...
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