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Anton Ryzbak14 Jun 2018 1:15 p.m. PST

Actually, more of a cartoon rather than a scale model


Some more progress here link

Chuckaroobob14 Jun 2018 3:47 p.m. PST

That is just too cool!

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2018 4:47 p.m. PST

With those brightly colored smokestacks, Blue Meanies would work perfectly as deck crew.

But then you went and ruined the cartoony flavor:

The rivets totally make this model (though they're hard to see without a close-up). How did you do those?

Do the roofs of the superstructure or turrets lift off?

- Ix

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2018 5:57 p.m. PST

It just occurred to me – those stacks are big enough to make actual smoke. A little water in the bottom, and start dropping in dry ice to "raise steam"…

That would be cool. Uh, literally.

- Ix

Anton Ryzbak14 Jun 2018 7:29 p.m. PST

Yellow Admiral,
The rivets are dotted on using T-shirt paint this link; link shows the size and shape that can be achieved. I find it very relaxing, throw a DVD into the player and listen as I go.

The dry-ice idea sounds intriguing I must explore this approach

In most cases I do not make the roofs lift off, turrets traverse but they have no interior

Bob the Temple Builder15 Jun 2018 2:39 a.m. PST

Yet another great model ship! I love the cartoon style of model, which is similar to the style I use.

Durando30 Jul 2018 5:52 a.m. PST

Could do with some of those for my 1885 Chinese navy

Anton Ryzbak02 Aug 2018 5:08 p.m. PST

I do sell/accept commissions from time to time link
In fact almost everything on this page could be had for a price link
I was giving away Pirate Sloop kits a while back, maybe I could be convinced to do the same with a "rough cut" pre-dreadnought

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