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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:37 am 
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A superb job on a very old plastic kit... Wonderful presentation showing her at dock loading coal..


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:55 am 
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Now that is simply awesome work, and transforms the kit base into something from quite another league.

Hats off to so much dedication and skill!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:21 am 
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That is a most impressive piece of modelmaking
I am impressed by the transformation of the basic starting point
into a really interesting and unusual shp modelling subject

BRAVO !!! :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:43 am 
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Fantastic project! Beautiful work.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:00 am 
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An impressive build indeed..top marks...

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:15 am 
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A true artisan, and clearly dedicated to his craft. And, by the way, his other works are equally as impressive.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:22 am 
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Impressive workmanship, staging and arrangement. Terrific use of an old kit as well.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:27 am 
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Amazing! :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:26 pm 
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Fantastic job and great presentation!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:17 pm 
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Knowing the original kit all I can say is that this is an amazing transformation - the end result is not just a model, it's a wonderful work of art!


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I agree that the workmanship, artistry and patience level here is off the charts. Thank you Mr. Franklin for pointing me to his masterful gallery. Magnificent. :faint:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:36 pm 
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A stunning ship build and display, one of the best I've seen in a long time.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:41 pm 
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Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:32 am 
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Super dio! Hat off...

And this is the first sailing ship that I see 'coaling'... :big_grin:

Okay, coal was transported too in the age of sail

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:31 pm 
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Very impressive nice all the way around


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All above sentiments echoed! Phenomenal work! :nod_2:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:50 am 
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A wonderful ship model, and a great diorama indeed!
Very impressive, and inspiring!
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sails and rigging are outstanding! :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:






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The sails indeed look very good, but I am rather concerned about the longevity of the material, cling-film, if understood correctly. Cling-film is a polyethylene foil and the softeners will diffuse out with time, leaving the material brittle and disintegrating. I was also wondering, how well the paint adheres and what kind of paint was used.

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