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Just completed another!
« on: August 23, 2010, 07:28:45 PM »

Very little interest though!
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Re: Just completed another!
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010, 07:30:01 PM »

nice looking work !

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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2010, 08:03:44 PM »


Now that's detail to proud of. A very nice looking ship.   :-))    Well done .

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Re: Just completed another!
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2010, 08:06:22 PM »

Yet another excellent model to be proud of Bob  :-))
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Re: Just completed another!
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2010, 01:07:45 AM »

...very "positive"..... :-)) :-))

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Re: Just completed another!
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2010, 01:14:49 AM »

I tried a model like that, once upon a time - soon found that the project was far beyond my skills - I'm jealous of your capabilities.

A beautiful model indeed :-))

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Re: Just completed another!
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2010, 07:12:41 AM »

Thanks.   
It is 16 inches long on the waterline.    A very big one for me, but there is nothing difficult about a merchant sailing ship.   Very little fancy work or carved decorations, no guns or gunports etc.     It is just tedious repetition when it comes to the rigging.    The masts, spars and rigging are 100% metal.     The rigging is fine copper wire that is infinitely easier than messing about with string or twine.   There are no knots in it anywhere.   The rigging is just glued on.    The ratlines are soldered across the shrouds.

Passenger liners and cargo ships are a lot harder to make than sailing ships.    I never had the skill or patience for kits.   This one took 119 hours, spread over 42 days.

The original was built in 1902 and wrecked at Dover in 1910 after a collision with a ferry.

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Re: Just completed another!
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2010, 07:24:05 AM »

Very very nice Bob.

Bought you CD "Svaerdstad" from specialist auctions. Haven't made a start yet, but I am looking for to 'having a go' soon. I'm not expecting this standard first time.

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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2010, 01:08:54 PM »

Hi Tony,

Great.     Look at this though.    This is either the 2nd or 3rd miniature that I ever attempted and I completed it in 1973.   I wanted 20 for it, but was beaten down to 16.   Off it went, and I forgot all about it.    Then it turned up on Ebay a couple of weeks ago where it sold for 376 to someone in America!    I was amazed.

Looking at it now, it was nothing special, but not bad for an early attempt

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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2010, 01:09:12 PM »

Hi Tony,

Great.     Look at this though.    This is either the 2nd or 3rd miniature that I ever attempted and I completed it in 1973.   I wanted 20 for it, but was beaten down to 16.   Off it went, and I forgot all about it.    Then it turned up on Ebay a couple of weeks ago where it sold for 376 to someone in America!    I was amazed.

Looking at it now, it was nothing special, but not bad for an early attempt

Bob
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Re: Just completed another!
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2010, 01:19:38 PM »

Over the years would it have made more money than investing? Any financial consultants on-board? LOL

An excellent example of your early workmanship.

Tony.
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Re: Just completed another!
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2010, 04:34:52 PM »

Very little interest though!
Bob


Sorry Bob but love to follow the builds you do, do you have any photos of the build?

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« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2010, 04:53:24 PM »

Hi Riggers,
I have been asked to write an article for a British model journal about the building of this one, so I can't really show the building pictures at the moment.   You may be interested in seeing my website though.   Go to my profile and access website from there.
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