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DickyD

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Dick Hoppers fantastic models
« on: February 01, 2008, 05:17:08 PM »

Have you chaps checked out Dick Hoppers models on Mayhems Home Page yet ?  :-\

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Modellers/Hopper/1ndex.htm

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Re: Dick Hoppers fantastic models
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2008, 05:52:03 PM »

Very impressive aren't they? Lovely liners too!
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Re: Dick Hoppers fantastic models
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2008, 05:59:22 PM »

Lovely models and a model boat pond in the garden. Bliss  O0
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Re: Dick Hoppers fantastic models
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2008, 07:06:47 PM »

  Bert Kampfert and Zambezi, from Swingin' Safari, wasn't it? Must have played that hundreds of times as a demo disc at Audio Fairs. Brings back some memories.
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Re: Dick Hoppers fantastic models
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2008, 11:23:28 AM »

And what planet are you on Jonty ? :-\
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Re: Dick Hoppers fantastic models
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2008, 03:12:17 PM »


Via email to Mayhem....

Martin, greetings from t'other side of the Oceans.
This image shows my three liners at sea, but pausing for the media plane. The dark vertical line leading to starboard side of Northern Star is not, fortuneately, a torpedo.
The other two are Pretoria Castle with the huge red funnel, and Strathmore. The liners
cover 40 years of service, from 1935 (Strathmore) to (Northern Star) 1975, with the other line, Union-Castle, for example,  sailing for over 120 years. Great fun to build, the models took over six years to build from scratch, from plans purchased from your National Maritime Museum.
 
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dick hopper. - ( Dicks other wonderful models - http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Modellers/Hopper/1ndex.htm )
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Re: Dick Hoppers fantastic models
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2008, 03:29:59 PM »

Terrific models there and on your other link! I can see that it requires best friends to lift those into the pond with all the detail!
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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2008, 03:32:02 PM »

Absolutely supeb models and a real picture together on the water.
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Re: Dick Hoppers fantastic models
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2008, 03:46:54 PM »

Beautiful work and beautiful subjects too. They knew how to build good looking ships in those days. The models bring them back to life.

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Re: Dick Hoppers fantastic models
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2008, 03:53:59 PM »

Please Mr Hopper, ask someone to make a video of your wonderful ships on the lake. Some internal photos would also be great if it's not too much to ask for. What an effort to build these three ships, they look absolutely fantastic! Thank you for showing them to us!
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Re: Dick Hoppers fantastic models
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2008, 06:55:36 PM »

Magic boats, was a pity the wind was so strong at Waihi for them to sail.
wish I could build like that
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Re: Dick Hoppers fantastic models
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2008, 10:10:27 AM »

WOW! those are stunning!
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Re: Dick Hoppers fantastic models
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2011, 07:31:36 PM »

Full page and updates now here on the Forum!

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=28552.0
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