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joe100 last won the day on October 25

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About joe100

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    Ships of all eras

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  1. My latest little creation, SMS Seeadler as she appeared early in her career in 1917. The model is made almost exclusively from boxwood and brass. The sails are a fine tissue paper that has been primed and painted, the rigging is several grades of tungsten wire. The sea base was made from carved basswood, then painted and sealed with epoxy resin.
  2. Thanks! Nothing beats natural light for photographs
  3. Thanks!!!! It was a pretty straight forward build thankfully, no issues. I was looking at my extensive collection of ship memorabilia, photos, autographs etc. and I realized I have a photo signed by Felix von Luckner, so next I think I’ll build Seeadler. As good a choice as any.
  4. They’re made of boxwood, carved using scaled plans. The windows on the steam launches are brass, as are the funnels and roofs. the open boats are also boxwood. The seats are made of tungsten wire, the oars are brass
  5. Ships boats. I made all of them, but as I plan to depict the ship fast to buoys, I’ve installed all but 3. I still have 2 yet to go on, but they aren’t quite finished yet.
  6. Additionally I get flack for using the old imperial scale comparison, which is just easier for the average person to comprehend. A fraction doesn’t really convey size.
  7. Thanks guys! I use the old shilling because it looks good and it’s a neutral size. I can’t tell you how much flack I get sometimes though! One guy said I was worthless because I didn’t use several internationally known coins for size, and that it was very rude of me. He meant it too. Had to ask him to stop contacting me in the end. It’s just a coin! He hasn’t been the only one though, it’s bizarre.
  8. Here are some photos of my progress on my scratch-built, 1/1500 scale HMS Dreadnought, 125’ to 1” at just over 4” long overall. The hull was made from boxwood, the deck planked with bass. The balance of the detail is mostly brass, with some styrene, aluminum, and tungsten wire. The funnel was made from aluminum sheet, and is hollow all the way through. Probably overkill, as I included not only the external piping but internal as well. The handrails are brass, awning stanchions are tungsten wire. The bridge has a full interior, ship’s wheel, telemotors, binnacle, chart table. They can all be seen through the bridge windows and through the bridge wings. The bridge windows will receive glazing but not until the model is finished and clear coated Total parts count at the time of this post is 702.
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