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I have been using Affinity Designer (AD) to correct and amend five files – plywood model boats and helicopter, which means opening the Adobe Illustrator .ai file, working on it then ‘Exporting‘ it in .svg format, AD can only Save in it’s own format, .afdesign. This is a weakness in the AD setup and doesn’t …

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This is a proper Autumn recipe, it works for festival nights as well. Three bean chilli, serves 4-6 Fresh chilli, finely chopped – use the amount you are comfortable with 2 onions chopped small 2 large shallots chopped small 2 or 3 cloves of garlic chopped small 100 gram of grated fresh ginger 1 red …

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This model is one of four laser-cut boats which I will soon be cutting a batch of, ready to sell.  Having recently tidied up the .svg file of this boat – a trawler – using Affinity Designer I thought it would be fun to see if I could add a livery of sorts.  I have …

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I have been using Affinity Designer to draw the re-modeled plywood ‘copter, no problems at all although I am still finding my way around.  One tool it does not have is 3D view or the ability to move objects around all three planes.  This is a useful feature of Illustrator although it can be frustratingly …

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I recently bought Affinity Photo, a graphics app that costs just £50 and will accept many Photoshop plug-ins.  As with most software this means a learning period during which novel combinations of swear words can be heard echoing from Miller Towers.  But thankfully this has been minimal with Affinity Photo, which is well designed, pretty …

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I love using foamboard, cheap of course but it’s main attraction for me is the speed at which I can work – I am an impatient person, at times. One of the laser-cut plywood construction models I make is a helicopter and as a flat pack it fits on a 30cm square.  But this is …

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