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Re: The Andrea Gail - 1:20 scale - scratch using Billing's plans

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:48 pm
by Donnie
Man !!! This is such an incredible lifelike ship (representation). This would have been even more dramatic if it were in some type of Diorama scene. Very well done Popeye. I appreciate your presence on this Forum. You and others certainly lead the way to help me and others.

I know there are other fine craftsman on this forum and I appreciate everyone of you. I know I am breaking my own rules (being off topic) , but for those just starting out, this is truly a great place for such fine people that join together !!!

Donnie

Re: The Andrea Gail - 1:20 scale - scratch using Billing's plans

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:58 pm
by popeye
thanks Donnie......the idea for this vessel had been on my mind since I assembled the Boulogne Etaples hull frame. I had cloned three other hulls for the Holiday Harbor build. it was karma that one of the hulls ended up without a subject. as it turns out, I have another hull without a subject......if I go any further with it, it will lose the concept I have for it. it will be another fishing boat........I made another hull for the Christmas tree boat :D I know I have been spotty here of late..........I have so much to catch up on....especially the Holiday Harbor build {wait till you see the hull I made for the tree boat}. hopefully, I can find the time to visit more frequently.

I hope you are feeling better, and I hope you've found a build that will pique your interest.

Re: The Andrea Gail - 1:20 scale - scratch using Billing's plans

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:53 pm
by Donnie
Yep Popeye, I am doing better these days. Thanks for asking. Well as a matter of fact, I have chosen my next build. It will be the OcCre Montanes. It will be an end of year gift (most likely as a Christmas gift). The Admiral has it on her list !!!

Donnie

Re: The Andrea Gail - 1:20 scale - scratch using Billing's plans

Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:17 pm
by popeye
very glad to hear it Donnie.........the Montanes is quite a ship........big too, as I recall. I will be on the look out for your build log. I do believe you've found your calling ;-)

I smile over a bowl of New England style clam chowder........gett'in to be soup weather up here!

Re: The Andrea Gail - 1:20 scale - scratch using Billing's plans

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:55 am
by modelshipwright
What a great representation of this ship Popeye. Very nice workmanship and great attenrion to the details.

Regards,
Bill

Re: The Andrea Gail - 1:20 scale - scratch using Billing's plans

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:30 pm
by popeye
thank you very much Bill....very kind to say. it was an 'off the cuff' build, that went right. :text-thankyouyellow:

I've seen your work......awesome stuff! :handgestures-thumbupleft: