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Tea Clipper NORMAN COURT
« on: November 07, 2009, 08:00:50 AM »

Here is a dandy little Tea Clipper, the NORMAN COURT, modelled at 32'=1".
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Re: Tea Clipper NORMAN COURT
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2009, 10:26:36 AM »

Fantastic as usual, I wish I had your steady hands.
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Re: Tea Clipper NORMAN COURT
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2009, 10:59:59 AM »

You hit the nail on the head there.   Most people say you need good eyesight, but glasses can correct that, what can you do about shaky hands?     With miniatures, however, you can correct a shake by resting forearm on table and working with tweezers in thumb and forefinger!
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Re: Tea Clipper NORMAN COURT
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2009, 11:36:07 AM »

Wow, that's beautiful. And small! How on earth did you mange to rig that!!? Any chance of a close up?
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Re: Tea Clipper NORMAN COURT
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2009, 12:10:29 PM »

If you do a search on the index page for "Positive" you should find several more of Positives models posted on here in the past, all worth looking at. :-))
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Re: Tea Clipper NORMAN COURT
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2009, 02:18:38 PM »

Here is a picture of it just before I put it in the sea.   My wife painted the sea that is made from plasticine.
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Re: Tea Clipper NORMAN COURT
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2009, 05:55:39 PM »

Wow!, I'm very very impressed and marvel at your workmanship, steady hand/s and eyesight.

 More VERY closeup shots would be appreciated.

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Re: Tea Clipper NORMAN COURT
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2009, 06:07:57 PM »

I can't take any closer ones because it is no longer in my possession!     In any case, it is not always best to look too close as it then looks like clumsy and bad workmanship.   The picture above, for instance, is larger than the actual model.   If you look too closely at a real ship you see lumpy, flaking paint, dents and scrapes etc and it look awful.   To appreciate them, you have to stand off a distance.    The rigging is not all that difficult because it is all made from fine wire.   There are no knots in it at all and each end of the wire is just dipped in glue and then the wire placed in position on the model!    The running blocks are only paint blobs.
This one of the brig MEDIUM is about as close as I can get.
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Re: Tea Clipper NORMAN COURT
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2009, 08:47:15 PM »

Both Models are super But I really like the Brig...Thanks for showing them to us
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Re: Tea Clipper NORMAN COURT
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2009, 09:47:31 PM »

Marvellous, Bob, as are all your models I've had the pleasure of seeing. Wonderful workmanship.

Co-incidentally, I worked with a chap called Norman Court for a number of years. He was the mechanic for the coach company I drove for, but sadly passed away from cancer about 4 years ago. He would have loved to have seen your model.

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Re: Tea Clipper NORMAN COURT
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2009, 11:58:34 PM »

Welcome back Bob,

Nice to see your marvels in minature again  :-))
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Re: Tea Clipper NORMAN COURT
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2009, 08:31:11 PM »

Wow! Works of art! I can't get over how beautiful but small they are! The Brig is brillant and soooooo tiny. :-))
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