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Bob K

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Our favorite modeling subjects ?
« on: March 16, 2016, 10:31:07 am »

Our favorite modeling subjects ?

So, what type of ships do we most like to make models of?  We can each get a fairly good idea based on what we see on the water at our local club.  There are certain subjects much more prevalent than others.

So, I started to go through photographs on Mayhem from a recent and very well supported event.  I recorded a tick for each type in the first picture, then again for the second etc.  No doubt many may be repeated instances of the same vessel appearing more than once.  However, after going through a page and a half of the photos there are some obvious trends that stick out a mile.

   1   Duck, 1 Viking longboat
   2   Dingy
   3   Submarine, 3 Hovercraft
   4   Paddle steamer, 4 Canal Boat
   7   Passenger Ferry
   11   Aircraft Carrier
   12   Sailing Ship
   14   Lifeboat
   17   Other large Warships
   26   Fishing Boat
   34   Motor Launch, MTB etc
   61   Freighter, Cargo Ship
   217   Tugs and tug towed vessels

Does approximately 50% being tugs sound par for the course?

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Re: Our favorite modeling subjects ?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2016, 10:40:25 am »

I am off to the lake in an hour.
I will do a live survey and report back  %)


Bob, are you sat there waiting for glue/paint
to cure/dry  ;D ;D


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Re: Our favorite modeling subjects ?
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2016, 11:03:27 am »

We played this game at a national model show a couple of years ago,,, your results look about spot on. We did have sub-categories. One of which included Fast Launches with muscle bound wrestlers and Barbie dolls in them..after finding two of them in ten minutes we had to abandon the game as we were laughing too much {-)
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Re: Our favorite modeling subjects ?
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2016, 11:22:06 am »


Bob, are you sat there waiting for glue/paint
to cure/dry  ;D ;D

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Busted !   Waiting for an air pump plus some fittings (both well overdue) so instead of just thumb twiddling I thought I'd consume some time waiting for the Post
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Re: Our favorite modeling subjects ?
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2016, 03:46:50 pm »

Back from a very cold lake.
20 knot Easterly straigh off the North Sea.
6C - wind chill.
Very few runners :embarrassed:
3 Yachts,
1 Trent Lifeboat
1 Landing Craft Tank
1 Rescue Springer.
We got some site maintenance done, mainly to keep warm  O0


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Re: Our favorite modeling subjects ?
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2016, 04:32:00 pm »

Nice selection.  On our club's lake a similar proportion of Yachts on Thursdays and Sundays. Having at least one Rescue Springer on standby is always welcome.

For reference I have 5 warships, 1881 to 1906, plus a springer.
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Re: Our favorite modeling subjects ?
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2016, 05:48:39 pm »

My club's session last Sunday morning :-

2 x 5ft Launches
1 x 5ft WW2 Battleship
1 x 4ft WW1 Battleship
2 x Yachts
1 x Gunboat
1 Huntsman
1 Tug
1 Airboat
1 RTR Speedboat
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