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Bob Abell16/01/2008 06:47:00
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Alex!........I`m staggered by your model boat output! How have you managed to construct so many? Over how many years do all these models represent?
Sandy Thomson16/01/2008 09:13:00
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Hi Bob,

49 years modelling and one hundred and three models built as I keep a record of them all, but have only 38 models left in my collection


Manxman16/01/2008 18:23:00
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Clan MaCleod - looks superb Alex - a credit to your modelling skills.


Sandy Thomson16/01/2008 22:41:00
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Thanks Ken,

 but not a true scale model, built from photographs and a bit of poetic justice!      A.T.

Bob Abell17/01/2008 07:59:00
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I`m glad you said that Alex.................I`m doing the same thing with Great Eastern.......but with more poetic justice and artist`s license. The finished result may raise a few eyebrows.........but it should look quite spectacular on the water!

John W E18/01/2008 21:02:00
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hi there Alex, or Sandy  hey you got more names than me mate

Nice to see one of your lovely builds on here - I see it floats too.

BY the way is that pic from BYs collection????


john e  

Sandy Thomson18/01/2008 21:49:00
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To John Elsy,

As you can see, my boats get wet unlike others I can mention!

And most of the photos in the gallery are mine although I must give credit to BY for some, but I had to pay for them 

Manxman19/01/2008 06:04:00
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Hi Bob, Alex,

I don't know why some people are obsessed with being "true scale", I'm like you, and use a lot of poetic licence - using matches it is difficult to get the accuracy required for all the detail, so a lot of it is left out - So long as I have the feel and atmosphere of the boat then I'm happy - after all I'm the one I'm making it for !

Cheers - Ken

Bob Abell19/01/2008 06:24:00
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I really do agree with you there Ken................."true scale" must be absolute torture!....and where does one deaw the line?

I make my models for fun and self satisfaction!


Sandy Thomson19/01/2008 12:37:00
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Hi Bob and Manxman,

I think your attitude to model boating sums up the majority of us,  in that if the feel and atmosphere are correct, and it gives us fun and self satisfaction, well thats what its all about.

I get a lot of pleasure from my hobby and I don't claim them to be "true scale" models, but they satisfy me and if you look at the new photos I've put in my gallery of "Mandini Palm" you'll see what I mean.

This model is built to my own design based on photos of several real ships, and I like the look of her even if she isn't true scale. I just built her up as I went along and I'm no naval architect.

 Even her name is ficticious. It came about just by wanting to build a model with a green funnel!                A.T.

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