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TailUK

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I've finally finished one! WW1 50ft Steam Pinnace.
« on: July 29, 2016, 10:31:43 am »

I actually got the Steam Pinnace the way I wanted it to look.  This is the Chyldes Hall 1/48th scale Steam Pinnace.  I wanted it in wartime colours with a slightly Steampunk vibe to it.  The biggest problem was finding a crew.  In the end I converted the figures from 1/48th scale aircraft mechanics and added a Royal Naval Air Service officer as a passenger. 
What do you think?
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Re: I've finally finished one! WW1 50ft Steam Pinnace.
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2016, 12:13:20 pm »

Goggles! If it's even only a slightly Steampunk vibe, there should be goggles!

Olther than that - sweet! Very sweet indeed.
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Re: I've finally finished one! WW1 50ft Steam Pinnace.
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2016, 12:24:06 pm »

This is the Royal Navy, shuggie!  They don't need no stinking goggles! {-) {-) {-)
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Re: I've finally finished one! WW1 50ft Steam Pinnace.
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2016, 12:54:32 pm »

Very impressive :-))
Surely the RNAS officer
could wear his flying goggles :embarrassed:


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Re: I've finally finished one! WW1 50ft Steam Pinnace.
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2016, 01:18:33 pm »

Unfortunately the figure didn't come with goggles!  Generally flying gear was frowned upon while in normal uniform but goggles would have been worn with the "Sidcot" suit, a leather flying suit.  RNAS and RFC officers tended to dress very much the same until later in the war when blue navy caps and jackets started to appear on RNAS officers.
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Re: I've finally finished one! WW1 50ft Steam Pinnace.
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2016, 03:44:15 pm »

Nice work. You must be very pleased.  :-))
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Re: I've finally finished one! WW1 50ft Steam Pinnace.
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2016, 04:09:46 pm »

Thanks, I am even though I had a couple of false starts with it. I'm happy with the way it's turned out.
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Re: I've finally finished one! WW1 50ft Steam Pinnace.
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2016, 06:11:42 pm »

Love the diving helmet look up front :-)) Both Nemo and those pesky Martians would think twice about approaching this vessel..very nice indeed.
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Re: I've finally finished one! WW1 50ft Steam Pinnace.
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2016, 08:17:36 pm »

Love the diving helmet look up front :-)) Both Nemo and those pesky Martians would think twice about approaching this vessel..very nice indeed.

Actually that's a project I've been thinking about; A Martian Canal Paddle Steamer
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Re: I've finally finished one! WW1 50ft Steam Pinnace.
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2016, 09:15:54 pm »

Lovely work Tail! You could have ordered the saluting gun and convereted it into a Tesla cannon to mount on the forecastle!
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Re: I've finally finished one! WW1 50ft Steam Pinnace.
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2016, 11:17:28 pm »

That's a nice looking model you have there, quite atmospheric detailing, well done. :-))

Regards,

Ray.
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Re: I've finally finished one! WW1 50ft Steam Pinnace.
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2016, 05:22:06 am »

Like it, love it, want to build one now! Beautiful work, absolutely brilliant :-))
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Re: I've finally finished one! WW1 50ft Steam Pinnace.
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2016, 10:37:33 am »

Blooming lovely. Has certainly wet my appetite for one :-)) :-)) :-))
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