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Title: Where are they now
Post by: Tony Marlow on July 23, 2017, 08:36:17 AM
I don't know if this has been posted before but I just came across it today. I just wondered to myself if any of these beautifully crafted models are still in existence.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLcuSkAsSmQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLcuSkAsSmQ)
Title: Re: Where are they now
Post by: Colin Bishop on July 23, 2017, 08:49:03 AM
Lovely models.

Good old bread & butter construction. You spend a fortune on yellow pine planks and then throw 90% of it away! Must have smelt nice though.

Colin
Title: Re: Where are they now
Post by: tigertiger on July 23, 2017, 10:20:32 AM
I am guessing that yellow pine was as cheap as chips and readily available back then.
Title: Re: Where are they now
Post by: Colin Bishop on July 23, 2017, 10:40:06 AM
Don't think so TT. In the mid 60sm it was hard to come by and the alternative was parana pine which had knots and could be inclined to split. And that wasn't cheap either! Yellow pine was an excellent wood but of course in those days there were few alternatives.

The wood for the models shown must have cost a lot of money!

Colin
Title: Re: Where are they now
Post by: Tony Marlow on July 23, 2017, 11:30:41 AM
The 60 pounds in 1956 relates to around 1500 today.
Title: Re: Where are they now
Post by: tigertiger on July 23, 2017, 11:46:55 AM
As a slight aside, what were the old planks used on building sites made of? My dad used to misappropriate those for woodwork projects, back in the 60s.
Title: Re: Where are they now
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on July 23, 2017, 10:59:42 PM
Depending oh how the models were assembled and cared for, they could easily have
been maintained by a conservator, or museum. Museums have some very specific guidelines for
model ship work, and often won't accept plastics or cyano glues as part of model construction.


 :-)
Title: Re: Where are they now
Post by: Colin Bishop on July 23, 2017, 11:07:49 PM
Those models would have been built in the 1950s using traditional construction methods. Probably Cascamite or Aerolite glues.

Colin
Title: Re: Where are they now
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on July 24, 2017, 03:47:20 AM
Those models would have been built in the 1950s using traditional construction methods. Probably Cascamite or Aerolite glues.

Colin

Exactly, they wouldn't want any of my models in a museum, they may off gas and cause corrosion is a neighboring display.

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Title: Re: Where are they now
Post by: roycv on July 24, 2017, 05:29:33 AM
Hi all, sad to say but I suspect he was the 'lone modeller' in his family, after he is gone the models get looked at for a while then someone wants the space and they go into a damp garage and then.........
Still happening now.
On that gloomy note I will leave you!
Roy
Title: Re: Where are they now
Post by: FsASTSyd1 on July 24, 2017, 08:37:01 AM
Noticed the date,1956. remember it well. January 6th 1956 signed on for 3 years in the RAF, must have signed something else for I didn't leave till June 1993. :police: >>:-( :-))
Title: Re: Where are they now
Post by: Bowwave on July 24, 2017, 02:40:14 PM
Many of the models you see in the Hamburg Maritime Museum have been constructed in quite recent  times and  very few are constructed from what could be classed as traditional materials and methods of construction . There is nothing intrinsically bad about  modern materials  as  Museums in the UK  do as part of their  acquisition   policy  take models   built  using both  modern methods and materials. The dividing  line is when older models  usually so called builders models  are conserved  using traditional methods and materials applicable ,were  possible to the time period of the model. 
Bowwave