Coal Hulk

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Sadly, my miniatures seldom attract more than a casual glance at the local ship model club once a month. I have never really understood why fellow ship modellers seem so indifferent to them, when collectors of ship models cannot get enough of them. At the moment, I am working on the 270th model since I started counting in October 1992.
Bob
 
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I cannot understand it either Bob, they are beautiful and totally fascination. There seems very little cross-over in the hobby which is a real surprise to me as a newcomer. I have a large collection of Model Shipwright magazines and I see there much talk of following tradition, acceptable rules, many of which do not add up to scale representation which seems quite odd to me having modeled in other fields for many years. Plenty of room I think today for a bit more expression and doing our own thing. That is not to say others cannot do what they think is 'right'. For what it is worth I cannot get enough of seeing your work, these tiny models really work for me.
 

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Hi, I am always enamored by the detail on small ship models I wish I had the steady hands for small work.
Well done thanks for sharing. :text-thankyouyellow: :music-rockout: :handgestures-salute:
 

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Absolutely Bob, it takes time and effort to share our work on the internet (time we could be spending modeling). So if there is no food for thought generated, we can easily lose interest. We all need to support each other on SOS and keep the feedback up and add to discussions. I have absolutely no doubt plenty of people find your work interesting but we all need to take that couple of seconds just to say so and encourage each other. My Model Shipwright collection runs from 1 to 93. I will have to complete the collection and catch up with your articles and your wife's on painting seas, she has a real talent for it.

There is another side too. To keep the forum active and busy we can all promote SOS. Put links on our social media pages, another I came up with was putting my build log on Pinterest. I included it on a board of The Black Pearl, so any modelers looking for reference images of the Pearl on Pinterest stand a good chance of finding my build log and SOS.
 
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hi bob
what! I simply cannot "play to an empty theatre!" not a chance, not here, for one thing I would love for you to expand on how you painted the hull of the coal hulk. I have had in the back of my mind doing a steam engine room diorama. What I find spooky is how to achieve that greasy used machine look with old paint rust etc.
 

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I think I have a practical project to do now Bob, a little Black Pearl might be tricky, but locally we have London sailing barges. I had in the back of my mind to model one, but display space etc made it seem to be a difficult one to fit in. A miniature though makes perfect sense. I have seen some plans and I have the real ships I can go visit any time I like, so after I do the Pearl and before starting the Bounty I think I will have a go at doing the 'Hydrogen' in miniature.
 
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banned from MSW a couple of years ago, I am a pretty "needy" sort of guy, and I quickly lose interest if there is no two-way discussion on models. I don't mean that I expect continual praise for my work, or anything like that. More of seeing what others are building, and exchanging views and techniques. That is why I have been absent from here for quite a long time now - I simply cannot "play to an empty theatre!"
If we all make the effort, SOS will become "The best!" But becoming "The Best" does require some effort on the part of the members! I look forward to hearing more from all of you!
Bob


Absolutely Bob, it takes time and effort to share our work on the internet (time we could be spending modeling). So if there is no food for thought generated, we can easily lose interest. We all need to support each other on SOS and keep the feedback up and add to discussions.

welcome to the club Bob i guess i too am a needy kind of guy i need research information, i need feed back from fellow model builders, i need to know how you did this or that, i need someone to tell me i did that wrong or right, i can go on and on, i need a lot of stuff.

the theatre is filling up faster and faster as the word is spreading have you ever given thought to shipwreck dioramas?
 
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