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Sofala - British India Line - 1937 - 1955
« on: April 13, 2012, 07:40:39 PM »

Completed today at 25'=1"
Scratchbuilt.
Bob
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Re: Sofala - British India Line - 1937 - 1955
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2012, 09:48:17 PM »

Beautiful Bob!
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Re: Sofala - British India Line - 1937 - 1955
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2012, 11:11:45 PM »

Excellent Bob.
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Re: Sofala - British India Line - 1937 - 1955
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2012, 04:51:34 AM »

Magic Bob,
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Re: Sofala - British India Line - 1937 - 1955
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2012, 02:55:07 PM »

Very nice indeed. Well done Bob.

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Re: Sofala - British India Line - 1937 - 1955
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2012, 06:50:40 PM »

Many thanks for the comments.      83 viewers as well :-)       Apart from here on Mayhem, it has been something of a "damp squib" though! <:(     Took it to the local model shipbuilding society today, but apart from three interested members, it hardly attracted more than a casual glance!
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Re: Sofala - British India Line - 1937 - 1955
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2012, 09:43:40 PM »

Maybe people 'only like' a certain type of model (ie sail, speed, cargo, etc) and are simply not interested in any other type, whereas myself and a few others appreciate the skills that went into the building and have a more rounded interest in things nautical.
Your model displays your usual crisp detail and overall presents a very realistic presence. I'd be proud to display this in my home. As I said before, a magic model and excellently done.
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Re: Sofala - British India Line - 1937 - 1955
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2012, 09:53:46 PM »

something of a "damp squib" though!

You got that one wrong Bob - I even tried blowing the image up because I wanted a closer look. O0
Also there's more involved in a diorama than just the vessel. Maybe we should have a thread for
them - get a few more of them in view
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Re: Sofala - British India Line - 1937 - 1955
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2012, 07:32:17 AM »

Thanks for replies.    A great deal of interest is always shown here in Mayhem, but I have noticed on the occasions that our local ship model society has displayed models to the public, that they barely attract a glance.     With static models, there seems to be a general lack of interest after the tea clipper era (about 1870).     In R/C there are lots of supply boats, tugs, ferries, even cruise ships.   But I rarely see tramp steamers, tankers, cargo liners or passenger liners of the era 1870 to 1970.    Although I am aware that there are models  of that era, but they are few and far between!
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Re: Sofala - British India Line - 1937 - 1955
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2012, 11:31:51 AM »

Beautiful model. It can be, very often, more difficult to build a static model on a display than an RC model. In this case you've captured the water (IMHO) perfectly. It complements the model very well.

Well done.

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Re: Sofala - British India Line - 1937 - 1955
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2012, 08:12:51 PM »

Hi Bob,
your right you know, re the tramps etc, so I hope we are to see more of these from you.
I've always found them fascinating craft
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Re: Sofala - British India Line - 1937 - 1955
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2012, 02:21:34 AM »

Keep up the good work Bob, I'm always fascinated with your models. A lot harder at that size than at 1/32.
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Re: Sofala - British India Line - 1937 - 1955
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2012, 06:19:31 PM »

I, for one, think its a fantastic model.
Would love to have half the skills shown here.
Well done.
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Re: Sofala - British India Line - 1937 - 1955
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2012, 06:32:33 PM »

Hi Bob

If you have more of these vessels why not post up a few pictures.
I would love to see them  :}

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Re: Sofala - British India Line - 1937 - 1955
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2012, 08:37:35 AM »

You have built a beautiful model, a real credit to your skill. The water is just perfect. It will be admired for years to come. Display it in your home it will make a wonderful conversation piece. Mick B. 
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Re: Sofala - British India Line - 1937 - 1955
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2012, 04:09:29 PM »

I think it's beautiful, perhaps a little too good for some of the shipbuilding society! ;) Thank you for sharing it with Mayhem  :-)

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Re: Sofala - British India Line - 1937 - 1955
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2012, 08:59:46 PM »

       Brilliant, as usual.   :-))
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Re: Sofala - British India Line - 1937 - 1955
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2012, 09:16:32 PM »

Hi Bob

If you have more of these vessels why not post up a few pictures.
I would love to see them  :}

Dave
Theres some more here Dave  http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Modellers/Bob/1index.htm  and loads more if you do a search ,
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Re: Sofala - British India Line - 1937 - 1955
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2012, 02:38:13 PM »

That was a nice link you posted Dicky - sorry it took me so long to respond - I sort lost it for a while.

I can see a lot of thought can go into crafting a good diorama.

Dave
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