The Mary ann - a Billing's Boat

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The Mary ann - a Billing's Boat

Post by popeye » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:14 pm

here is the finished build log on her. I could say more, but the log itself says it all

http://maryanndrydock.wordpress.com/201 ... d-gallery/


enjoy!
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Re: The Mary ann - a Billing's Boat

Post by Anja » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:02 am

Hi Popeye,

She really looks great.
Some day I hope to reach your level and skills.
Great job :handgestures-thumbupleft: :handgestures-salute:

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Re: The Mary ann - a Billing's Boat

Post by popeye » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:28 am

thanks Anja......I feel that I may have gone a little beyond the subject, but with all the good reviews I've gotten so far......it's hard for me not to be satisfied with the build. if you look back at build log #51, you should be able to read a comment left by a gentleman from Denmark. it is a very nice comment......and it's nice to know that while the ship is a bit over done......it still turned out to be a job well done. thanks again for the good word :D

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Re: The Mary ann - a Billing's Boat

Post by Donnie » Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:05 pm

Absolutely Stunning -
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Re: The Mary ann - a Billing's Boat

Post by popeye » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:11 pm

thanks Donnie :handgestures-thumbupleft:

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Re: The Mary ann - a Billing's Boat

Post by GaryM » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:14 pm

Beautifully done. A remarkable work for a Billing kits. I built a couple of their models about 30 years ago. They have vastly improved since then. Then, their materials were cheap and they used a lot of plastic and balsa. Any figures had to be carved and all wooden parts had to be cut out using a scroll saw. Marvelous how laser cutting has changed that and cut down the building time tremendously.
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Re: The Mary ann - a Billing's Boat

Post by popeye » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:05 pm

thank you very much Gary.......despite their phonetic instruction sheets, they do put out a good kit.

there's quite a bit to this build that I put in there, as well as some embellishment of the design. I love these kits.....Ideas just ran rampant.

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Re: The Mary ann - a Billing's Boat

Post by Seafever » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:30 pm

I can't say enough Popeye ! That's some Model you have built . I hope I reach 1/2 as good at building models as you are ! :text-woo: Thanks for sharing such a pleasure to Watch !
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Re: The Mary ann - a Billing's Boat

Post by popeye » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:18 pm

thanks....I had a lot of fun building it.

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Re: The Mary ann - a Billing's Boat

Post by tonphil1960 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:37 pm

Popeye as you know I love Billings subjects and your work speaks for itself !! Hopefully someday Ill have a built up Billings here too !

Tony

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