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ashley needham27/03/2008 13:55:00
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ALSO, and in no way a criticism on this very nice boat.. Personally I do like to see POEPLE on boats. I dont know if there are any to go with this example, but I feel that these things can look a bit lifeless, or even silly, with no-one at the helm. Is it that a majority of this type of vessel are never completed with pilots? thoughts on that please.
ashley needham27/03/2008 14:06:00
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ALSO, and in no way a criticism on this very nice boat.. Personally I do like to see POEPLE on boats. I dont know if there are any to go with this example, but I feel that these things can look a bit lifeless, or even silly, with no-one at the helm. Is it that a majority of this type of vessel are never completed with pilots? thoughts on that please.
Vinnie Branigan27/03/2008 14:06:00
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Being a newcomer to model boats in general, and primarily an armour modeller, I often wonder that so many model boats are depicted without crew. One of the biggest differences between the two types of modelling, leaving aside the differeing subject matters, is the pristine cleanliness of many of the boats I see. Only in a few examples have I seen realsitic attempts at weathering, and crew members, where I have seen them, are often 'blocky' figures and quite unrealistic. Does this generally reflect what's available, or is realism as far as weathering and crew figures are concerned, unimportant?

Vinnie

neil howard-pritchard27/03/2008 14:18:00
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On the figures Vinnie, I think you have hit it on the heasd so to speak, ad that is that unless you convert other figures such as  pit crew or army figures thate has until recently been very little in that way on the market, andbecause of that the older modeler has grown up with models devoid of crew, and are reluctant to shange.

also for the average modeler, who can make a beautiful model, the actual modeling of figurines is a somewhat specialised process and not one which most modelers want to set about doing. I for one would feel alien about making figures, being somewhat childish and plastecine type in my process.

give me a clinker lifeboat or a radar mast anyday.neil.

mick27/03/2008 17:09:00
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hiya neil

i always put figures on my models i get them from various sources ie car boots and with

a bit of modellings clay or milliput and a bit of paint they usually look right i dont always

go on scales if they look right by eye they will do for me thanks lads mick

and i realy like the boat its a cracker  and the decking looks great 

ashley needham01/04/2008 17:04:00
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on the switch thing, couldnt it be painted white? I`m sure it would disappear then..
John Kasch02/04/2008 18:08:00
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Hi great model any chance of info on type of engine and decking technique.

John.

Jake Knight20/05/2008 16:43:00
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lovely boat

(better than my version)

how did you go about making the seats

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