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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:06 pm 
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Dear Forum,
Hi! :wave_1:
I’ve been enjoying many hours of reading and viewing people’s progress with their ship models and I am completely amazed at the level of skill and artistry. So much so, I feel rather intimidated that my work won’t be nearly as good, but on the other hand I feel inspired to keep trying and learning.

I must say a big thank you to all the forum members for their amazing models and for the encouragement I’ve often read amongst each other. After seeing the camaraderie of the forum I decided to join and I feel inspired to continue with my model building. I’m not sure how pretty my next model will be but even novices like me have to start somewhere.

I started a goal to make a model ship out of popsicle sticks (aka: paddle-pop sticks; ice-cream sticks; or craft sticks (I’m sure they have different names all over the world) The first scratch build model (not including those from my youth) I completed was a bulk carrier very loosely based on the ship below. I did not have any blueprints so I drew them myself, which turned out to be a big project as well!
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The ‘Tucker Hall’ is a made up name and does not represent any real current or historical ship. She is 60cm (23.6”) long.
As you can see, she is very rough, I’ve done a poor job with sanding and painting (I could never colour inside the lines even as a kid! LOL :big_grin: ). And the detail work also shows that I’m a beginner. Apart from the paint, glue and paper decals, she is made totally from popsicle sticks.
With the hatch covers and Superstructure removed:
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Inside the hull
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Inside the superstructure
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Completed
Bulk Carrier made of Popsicle Sticks 60cm

Drawing Board
AWD Hobart Class Destroyer (Help - looking for plans)

On the Slipways
1/136 HMAS Anzac (2015 ASMD Upgrade)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:20 am 
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Nice and clean build! Though I would recommend you to use something other than the popsicle sticks. There are many, e.g. Balsa, Styrene plastics, etc. Anyway if the popsicle is intentional, that's very OK!

Edit: I just saw your HMAS Anzac last night and must say the sticks work really well!! Just ignore my suggestions above!

Looking forward to seeing more of your builds!
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Aop

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