Rollin', Rollin', Rollin' down the river...
Posted 14 October 2010 - 01:03 PM
And here's what I did with it:
I went "rogue" and laid the floor planks in a herringbone pattern on the upper deck, contrary to what the instructions instructed me to do:
The twin spiral staircases were a pain... you have to soak the pieces in water to soften them up, then bend them around a form of the correct diameter, then let the curved pieces dry, then assemble the staircases. A major PITA, but they turned out ok:
The balusters are photoetched brass, I added the round caps on the handrails (they're actually map pins):
And the "business end"...
This was one of the most enjoyable model projects I've ever done. Working with wood (instead of plastic) was a terrific change of pace, and after I finished this one, I was so stoked that I bought several more wooden ship kits, including the Santa Maria (which I will photograph and post sometime soon).
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 01:25 PM
Wow, thanks for sharing that, Harry. Is it all wood? I just seen that kit at my LHS yesterday and was interested in it, but it was on the upper shelf and I didn't want to knock myself out getting it down, it was heavy!
It's a challenge. There are a LOT of pieces, and many of them you have to make yourself. They give you the raw material, you have to cut, shape, carve, bend, etc. to make the finished part. But it sure was fun!
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 04:28 AM
Great job on it, HP
Posted 17 October 2010 - 09:01 AM
Main reason the Federal government stopped these recently is because of all the wood they contain. Too bad, used to love to watch the Delta Queen and others on the Mississippi River here in Memphis.
Great job on it, HP
I concur - it does look super good!
On another note - can you polease expand on your statement - "Main reason the Federal government stopped these recently is because of all the wood they contain"? I am afraid of whatyour answer is going to be but I have to ask.. do you mean that they mandated the stopping of the use of these vessels?
Posted 18 October 2010 - 02:06 PM
Posted 18 October 2010 - 04:02 PM
Oh my goodness, He builds!!!
Where have you been? I've posted all sorts of builds in the past! Yes, cars too!
Posted 18 October 2010 - 04:15 PM
Been in the dessert....
Too much tiramisu?
BTW... welcome home, man!