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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:06 am 
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Completed the ship itself this morning. 20ft to 1 inch. Wife will be painting the sea this afternoon, so the final pictures should be available some time tomorrow morning.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:44 am 
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very nice!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:59 am 
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Thanks,
I got the plan from Schooner Sunset by Douglas Bennet. A very useful book with lots of plans of various small schooners, ketches, brigantines and barquentines. At the moment, my wife is in the other room painting the sea, so it will be completed tomorrow morning.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:17 pm 
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Hi Bob,

pretty as always, the model.

Just registered on this Web-site too ...

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:44 pm 
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Hi Wefalck,
Glad to see you aboard. A few more ships with funnels here, can get a bit tired of sail all the time.
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Came actually here because of couple of interesting steam-and-sail project under development here.

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Very nice, thanks for sharing! :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:07 am 
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Thanks,
It is now complete, but today, I find that I can't upload a picture - don't know why!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:18 am 
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Here I am trying again with an Image Shack picture.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:21 pm 
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Hi Bob,

Another beautiful miniature, I'm very impresssed once again.

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I always like it when your vessels are at sea-- much preferable to the full hulls --in my somewhat biased opinion!!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:52 am 
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Thanks Jim,

I am of divided feelings on this. A sailing ship looks completely different when shown as full hull without sails, from a waterline model shown sailing. I think I prefer the under sail ones as well.

Powered ships look just the same whether at anchor or steaming along and a lot of people prefer full-hull models for some reason.

Lately, I have become rather disenchanted with plasticine seas. They look OK, but the quality of modern plasticine is not what it was and I often find a new bar cracked in several places and it never used to be like that as it is supposed to be soft and pliable.

I have been experimenting with poystyrene seas recently and found that I can form the waves or swells very easily by blowing the gas torch over it on low flame (turned down so it is as weak as a candle flame) - it just sinks in. I then prepared the surface by gluing crepe paper over it with wood glue. I have made a couple, but they are not painted yet.

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