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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2018 8:37 p.m. PST

You know. For crossing the Delaware. grin


Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2018 8:51 p.m. PST

They are very flat-bottomed, and double-ended!

But I thought Durham Boats were a bit pointier-ended to navigate the Delaware in its icier days.

If you ask nicely, Joerg might make a double-pointy-ended version ^,^

Or you could add your own pointy ends with Durham's Rock Hard Plaster for real authenticity.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2018 9:22 p.m. PST

I bet I could also mount a giant propeller on it for a swamp boat.

jdginaz29 Apr 2018 10:28 p.m. PST

Durham Boat on the Delaware River


Cacique Caribe Inactive Member30 Apr 2018 12:54 a.m. PST

Or add a balloon.



Personal logo Ironwolf Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member30 Apr 2018 1:01 a.m. PST

If they were in 15mm, I'd use them.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2018 3:28 a.m. PST
Cacique Caribe Inactive Member30 Apr 2018 3:46 a.m. PST

That's gospel right there!


Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2018 4:59 a.m. PST

I have indeed picked up some of those flat-bottomed boats to make small steampunk balloon gondolas. Joerg also has dog sleds in the Frostgave range that make great personal air-conveyances!

But back to Durhams be sure to paint one of them black and name it "Popeye"
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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2018 5:57 a.m. PST

Going by the historical evidence, the GEICO commercial, they did indeed have pointy ends. So maybe I will ask for a pointy version.

I may be speaking out of school here, but it seems to me that making a CAD program for a CNC cutting program is a lot easier than sculpting a new master and producing a new mold.
I know it's more complicated than that, but I was a CAD man for many years. grin

After that I corner Nic from Eureka or Allan Perry at Historicon for the figures. I have wanted the Leutze painting for years. And every time I see it hanging in the Oval Office watching yet another 25th Amendment tv series, it just reinforces my need.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2018 6:45 a.m. PST

Wikipedia is also in the bunch of organised sticks with pointy-ends camp.

Even the View History link doesn't show any editorial jousting over that point.

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