British cargo liner Amarna, 1949

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Thanks, the secret behind the sharpness of the painting is that the blue stripe along the topside is blue-sprayed masking take stuck on! The junction between white and green, lower down is a white strip stuck over the junction!
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Your work is very impressive Bob, As a plastic builder ( hope to get into wood asap) I have to ask are your ships scratched or kits ?

Tony
 

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yes Bob a splendid work , please continue to amaze us with these beautiful ships
 

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As always, I am amazed by the quality of your work, Bob. Neat and beautiful work !
Like you, I can not afford to buy a kit and I do not think I would like this solution. I'm still looking for a plan for my Seven Seas - basically a Cargo C3. OK it is a boat issued from Sun SB & DD co Chester Pa. Where can I ask to obtain a plan ? Another interrogation : is possible to work partially with metal ?
 

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A plan from Sun SB would be of no help at all, as it started life as a cargo ship. After it was converrted to a passenger ship, it was completely different. This is a C3 cargo ship and as you will see, only the hull is the same. This one, Rhodesia Star, was my first ship to Australia and back in 1961. All my masts, spars and rigging are metal. So is all the deck machinery.
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This modeling is also very well done.
I am not always certain to understand well English. Do you say that you navigated Rhodesian Star or you say that it is the first boat which you built?

Indeed, the SS was accommodated later for passengers. If I used the plan of Rhodesian for the hull, while respecting dimensions, I could already start…with something ;) Then, with some pics an a little imagination , I could try to reconstitute the rest more or less. I had thought of adding some windowboxes representative of the interiors. I possess some photos and postcards of the bar, the engine room, the lounge. Building the ship is a priority. Christine
 

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No, I did not navigate the Rhodesia Star. I joined it in May 1961, as junior radio officer, and went to Australia and back in the vessel. I did not build the above model until 1999! Incidentally, the Rhodesia Star was a "ship" not a "boat!" :) I would not recommend anyone to try building a ship like this without a plan, and without having some experience in building steamers. They are far more difficult to build than sailing ships, as they have lots of portholes, windows, lifeboats deck machinery ladders and rails. Here is a Utube presentation of building the passenger liner Kenya (pictured below) .
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I hope receiving help at the local modelingclub but indeed they don't do cargos or such boats (except very popular ships). As you can see on the picture, lifeboats are not at the same place on the Seven Seas.
 

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Very few ship modellers ever build steamships. The Seven Seas has lots and lots of lifeboats, some mounted on top of others - a very complicated build, even if you could find the plans. Bob
 
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