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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:12 am 
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Thank you gentleman for your encouragement!

The model is now about as complete ( I think so--maybe more fiddling still)

I will- in the next couple of weeks -shoot some " Proper " photos with the 'proper ' camera

In the meantime-- here are some workbench point-and-shoot snaps-- no depth of field sharpness etc,,,

but one can get the flavour!

I managed to complete the rigging with only a few breakages of previous installed rig;
but I have spent quite some time on the sea.

Paddle steamers produce vast amounts froth, foam and disturbed water which often extends a long way behind the ship when running at speed,
though-- as there is no propeller-- the 'central' wake is pretty undisturbed, bar a small bit of turbulence from the rudder
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I this image, I think the ship is accelerating away from a pier - hence the ' kick-up' of the water as the paddles really dig in

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cleaner once running at speed...

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The sea colour was based on( colour!) Ariel photo views of the North Sea trawled on the net

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What is nowadays the A flag ( diver down / underwater operations)

was in WW1 the U flag which had the meaning of :

Disposing of ( underwater) ordnance.

These flags --in real life were quite huge-- bigger than the Ensign !

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The dan-buoys for temporary marking of the swept areas--
( -made of wire,small brass ring and a load of white glue to make the floats were carried on the aft -and sometimes also fwd shrouds

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These can be seen in this snap shot--- as well as the tan coloured straps for the outboard swung sea-boat along with one of the liferings

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Overall--despite the initial stumbling blocks presented by the starting point, ( complete lack of sheer / excess portholes etc etc

I am now fairly pleased with it--certainly --especially from the overhead viewpoint-- a very different kind of vessel.

and a few general views.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:13 am 
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Congrats Jim!
Another sublime build finished. :) :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:

The ship looks wonderful. 'Different' is good! :big_grin:
Good job on the seascape too.

Cheers,

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:27 am 
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Hey Jim,

what a gorgeous ship! And what a beautiful build you made of her. :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:

Thanks once more,

Maarten

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Fantastic work, artfully done.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:24 am 
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Thank you Gentlemen

I do now rather love the outline of ship in side elevation, ( as what we see in photos of the real thing! )

...the overhead view of the almost symmetrical ( dare I say cumbersome?) 'lozenge' shape
caused by the width of of paddelboxes ...

I am slowly getting used to!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:11 pm 
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Thank last shot is simply wonderful; great work :thumbs_up_1:


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The last shot shows the famous JB magic again: wonderfully realistic in every tiny detail yet instantly recognizable as one of his masterpieces. A true delight to behold!


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Your quality of work and exposition are peerless, Jim. Thanks for sharing your processes with us.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:48 pm 
Crazy good, as usual! :thumbs_up_1:


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I have long considered myself to be pretty anal when it comes to research, details and accuracy.

This model sets new standards of excellence in all 3 categories plus workmanship.

Incredibly well done. Congrats and please continue to share your work and progress info with us.

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