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Title: POLAR STAR
Post by: ron h on May 21, 2006, 11:18:41 PM
This is Jimmy Woods scratchbuilt Polar Star,
Title: Re: POLAR STAR
Post by: ron h on May 21, 2006, 11:19:45 PM
more,
Title: Re: POLAR STAR
Post by: aston on May 21, 2006, 11:57:38 PM
I met Jimmy once a few years ago, I still can't understand why I hate such a nice guy ???  My analyst says its jealousy 'cos he builds such beautiful models :P

Back on planet earth, he really does build some absolutely amazing models, and I really do wish I could build half as well as him :-\

Aston
Title: Re: POLAR STAR
Post by: Doc on May 22, 2006, 01:57:57 AM
....and I'll bet he's very very sick of hand rails!
 - 'Doc
Title: Re: POLAR STAR
Post by: chicoutimi on May 22, 2006, 05:52:21 AM
OUTSTANDING........
What a great job.
 




   chicoutimi
Title: Re: POLAR STAR
Post by: Pointy on May 25, 2006, 08:11:34 AM
     :o    Any idea how long it took him to build?
Title: Re: POLAR STAR
Post by: Made it to 80 (25p Richer now) on May 25, 2006, 08:29:33 AM
Great piece of work , wish I could build like that
                 Cheers
                   Bob B
Title: Re: POLAR STAR
Post by: ron h on May 25, 2006, 06:03:01 PM
? ? ?:o? ? Any idea how long it took him to build?




ABOUT 2 YEARS. ;) ;)
Title: Re: POLAR STAR
Post by: ron h on May 25, 2006, 06:03:58 PM
Great piece of work , wish I could build like that
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?Cheers
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?Bob B



ME TO,  ;) ;)
Title: Re: POLAR STAR
Post by: flag-d on June 02, 2006, 11:04:05 PM
Stunning!  I wouldn't know where to start.  Two years to build?  I spent over a year on a semi-kit - if I tried something like that I'd need some sort of elixir of life (other than beer) to guarantee I had the time to finish it!

Mike
Title: Re: POLAR STAR
Post by: dannymax on June 18, 2006, 09:16:11 PM
....and I'll bet he's very very sick of hand rails!
 - 'Doc


I`ll second that , he can come and help me out on my measly hand rail any day... Beautiful model would love to see more shots on the water..
Title: Re: POLAR STAR
Post by: ron h on June 18, 2006, 10:33:23 PM
....and I'll bet he's very very sick of hand rails!
 - 'Doc


I`ll second that , he can come and help me out on my measly hand rail any day... Beautiful model would love to see more shots on the water..


I would love to see more shots on the water, I dont think Jim would, as it is a static model. ;D ;D
Title: Re: POLAR STAR
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 19, 2006, 12:07:59 AM

Great Pictures Ron, thanks for sharing them with us.
Anybody else got pictures of jimmy's wonderful builds?



Also have a look at - http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Shows/Midlands_2004/Seawell/index.htm

Title: Re: POLAR STAR
Post by: ron h on June 19, 2006, 12:13:28 AM


Also have a look at - http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Shows/Midlands_2004/Seawell/index.htm





Yes, that to me has been jimmy,s best model, I watched this being built and took photo,s of it in stages at our society meetings, supurb model, from a master .crafts man
Title: Re: POLAR STAR
Post by: cbr900 on July 02, 2006, 08:09:40 PM
My best build so far is a model of the Amsterdam, I thought I had done a pretty good job on it, But that is mind blowing, I feel like taking the Amsterdam out to the back yard and burning it as that model makes it look like a card board cutout model, the best build I can ever remember seeing..

Roy
Title: Re: POLAR STAR
Post by: Pointy on July 02, 2006, 11:05:35 PM
It is a beautiful model and an amazing object but imagine how scarey it would be putting it into a car- driving to a lake, putting it into the water with the great and weird general public around....If it were me I just wouldn't take it out of the case and what kind of fun would that be? Does anyone know if that gifted builder puts it on the water at all?
Title: Re: POLAR STAR
Post by: ron h on July 02, 2006, 11:54:26 PM

Great Pictures Ron, thanks for sharing them with us.
Anybody else got pictures of jimmy's wonderful builds?



Also have a look at - http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Shows/Midlands_2004/Seawell/index.htm





loads,  ;D ;D
Title: Re: POLAR STAR
Post by: ron h on July 02, 2006, 11:56:42 PM
It is a beautiful model and an amazing object but imagine how scarey it would be putting it into a car- driving to a lake, putting it into the water with the great and weird general public around....If it were me I just wouldn't take it out of the case and what kind of fun would that be? Does anyone know if that gifted builder puts it on the water at all?


As I stated in a post just up the board, it is a STATIC model, Jimmy only builds STATIC MODELS. ::) ::)
Title: Re: POLAR STAR
Post by: Pointy on July 04, 2006, 08:16:43 AM
What part of "IMAGINE" don't you understand?  ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: POLAR STAR
Post by: anmo on July 04, 2006, 08:29:58 AM
I had a fascinating chat with Jimmy Woods at a show a two or three years ago, and he told me then that his models are built almost 100% from WOOD, he doesn't like working with plastic of any kind, and only uses it for some detail work. Unless he's changed his techniques recently, which seems unlikely, the hull of Polar Star will be an old fashioned plank on frame job, probably using 1.5mm ply planks on 3mm ply frames, and the superstructure is nearly all plywood too. The hull on the model we'd been discussing had that look of solidity and uniformity that you get with those old pre-WW2 shipyard models you see in museums, that were mostly shaped from solid pine planks, what some older modellers still remember as 'bread & butter' construction. He showed me photos of the hull being built, and it was clear that he doesn't have to use very much filler to build hulls that are as good as anything I've ever seen.
Title: Re: POLAR STAR
Post by: ron h on July 04, 2006, 08:42:36 AM
Does anyone know if that gifted builder puts it on the water at all?


would you put a static model on the water that is valued at over ?5,000.00, imagine
Title: Re: POLAR STAR
Post by: Ghost in the shell on July 15, 2006, 01:04:01 AM
that is one georgeous model :)