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New Hire

Posted - 10/27/2020 :  1:59:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I was doing some research for the CNE, and came across this sight. I thought of you and included this link in case you have not visited the site.



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Posted - 11/15/2020 :  4:45:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Greg!

Thanks Greg R for the tip on the book. I'll see if I can find it.
And thanks Scott for the information link.

There has been little progress on the Spray. I found some small wooden blocks (3 and 4mm) in UK which arrived yesterday. They look very nice and I hope they will come out as nice as Gregs.

This is very off topic
I got sidetracked these couple of weeks when testing my new 3D printer and printed a small naval ship in 1/900 scale. It came out so well I decided to make a small sea diorama. Here it is nearly painted. Compare the size to my thumb.

That was very off topic. Next time will be trains again.

Happy modeling!

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Tyson Rayles

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Posted - 11/16/2020 :  08:11:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Neat ship!

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Posted - 11/16/2020 :  09:42:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Håkan, your 3D printed ship looks incredible!
I can't believe the level of detail it has, and what a beautiful job of painting you did on it.

Greg Shinnie

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Bill Gill

Posted - 11/16/2020 :  10:16:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg said it: incredible paint job.
If you had a large scale british railway diorama that ship could almost be an admirality model seen through a naval dept window.

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Greg Rich
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Posted - 11/16/2020 :  6:15:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That ship is incredible. I think you have been flirting with another hobby.
Have you given any thoughts to rigging and sails?
I happened upon a couple of very small sailing ships at a museum near me. these were about 2 1/2" long. I wonder if the guy who built them can still see?

Greg R.

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Posted - 11/16/2020 :  7:24:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love the little ship Håkan, Can you use in you harbor to force perspective?


It's only make-believe

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New Hire

Posted - 11/17/2020 :  9:47:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Love the ship! I can appreciate the small scale. By the way, is that a ship of the line?


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Posted - 11/21/2020 :  01:44:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Tyson, Greg and Bill!

Greg R those ships are beautiful. At 2 1/2" they seem to be 1/600 or 1/700 scale.
Too many hobbies. I got a bit carried away building on the Spray schooner model. I found on Thingiverse a 3D model of the ship and thought I try to print it as small as possible without loosing much of the details. 1/900 seemed possible.
I have started on the rigging. The masts are made of brass wire and soldered together for strength. The ratlines will be printed and the standing and running rigging will be thin thread. No blocks though.

Thanks Bob, well it could but its a vessel from the 17th century so it would look a bit strange. Perhaps a ghost ship

Scott its a french vessel Le Soleil Royal from about 1670. Its a first rate ship of the line. It was a very large ship for the time:


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Michael Hohn

Posted - 11/21/2020 :  08:34:33 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote

You achieved incredible detail. And your painting is similarly excellent.

That was quite a ship in its day.


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