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Miniature barque

Post by shipbuilder » Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:20 am

My last sailing ship model completed in January this year. Haven't built anything for months now! Generally lost interest!
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Post by eric61 » Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:24 am

Hi Bob, that is a lovely model, pity you've lost interest. People are more interested in large scale models these days. I remember when I was a kid at a friends house, his uncle's actually, and all around the the house were miniature models of ships including ships in bottles all done by his uncle. He even had a model of the sinking Titanic inside a flagon bottle (2litres I think) it was set in some sort of coloured resin and the ship could be seen from any angle.
Hope you get your interest back Bob, all the best.
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Eric

BTW Bob how do you do the ocean, wake etc.?
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Post by shipbuilder » Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:31 am

Hi Eric.
I make the models and display cases and form the seas. My wife paints the seas. No shop bought parts at all. They usually take between 50 or 60 hours to complete. Masts, spars and rigging are all metal - brass tubes and rod, fine copper wire. See my website for further details (via my profile here).
I am still interested in the subject, but stopped building when I got Tennis Elbow a couple of months ago, but when that got better, I realised that I had plenty of other things to amuse myself and never got round to starting again.
Bob

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Post by rwiederrich » Sun Nov 02, 2014 7:08 pm

Awesome build....I love your sailing ships.

Rob
Current builds: 1/96 Medium clipper Glory of the Seas
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Re: Miniature barque

Post by shipbuilder » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:58 am

Thaks Rob,
I haven't built anything for months now! I am fully recovered from Tennis Elbow, but have really lost interest in building model ships. Kits now rule supreme, and I concede defeat! I am now writing books that are enjoying far more success than models! See my website: http://www.miniatureships.blogspot.com
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Post by 1492 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:48 am

Hi Bob,
I recently purchased your latest offering and once again I must congratulate you on another masterpiece. You make things look easy and now that I have completed two ships following your methods I can attest that your methods are easy. But more than easy it's the enjoyment of seeing lots of progress as the project moves along quickly- even with my long, long breaks in between.
So once again Bob, thank you for the service you have given to the ship modelling community.
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Post by shipbuilder » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:18 am

Thanks John, I am very pleased with the success you have made of it, and look forward to seeing what you build next.
Bob

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Post by rwiederrich » Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:30 pm

shipbuilder wrote:Thaks Rob,
I haven't built anything for months now! I am fully recovered from Tennis Elbow, but have really lost interest in building model ships. Kits now rule supreme, and I concede defeat! I am now writing books that are enjoying far more success than models! See my website: http://www.miniatureships.blogspot.com
Bob

Bob..I wouldn't denote it as a concession..but more like expansion. You've expounded your skillset and interest. Nothing is forever and maybe with time, a new fire will begin to burn brightly within you to build again. I know I jumped from building a room size HO period model railroad...to stopping and then building my 10" f/15 refractor telescope and its Observatory......shifting gears again..to begin my current passion for my clipper ship models. Every hobby takes me into a new world of excitement and interest..each with its passion and technical expertise and requirements.

I love your builds.......Very impressive for sure.

Rob
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1/96 clipper Donald McKay
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Post by shipbuilder » Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:49 am

Thanks Rob,
Since the Caithness-Shire, I have built the 10,000 ton cargo liner Tuscan Star and the steel barquentine Mary Isabel :D Both are now in the USA. The Mary Isabel proceeds funded the model shipbuilding book that is now in its 2nd reprint, and proving very successful. But most responses are that they like the book, but "I could never do that!" Maybe I should start designing and producing kits :lol:
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Post by eric61 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:53 am

Wow Bob! in light of your earlier feelings regarding kits, "That would be sleeping with the enemy"
Seriously though Bob, that would be an excellent idea, perhaps someone with a CNC could do the basic hull carving etc.
Glad to see your elbow is now better and congrats on the book being a success.
Regards to your Admiral.
Eric
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