Batteau 812

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by silveroxide, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    AS ALWAYS, you NEVER DISAPPOINT with your builds, and this is no exception either!!!
    You have done a SPECTACULAR JOB once again!!!
    The amount of detail that you have put into this is AWE INSPIRING!!!
    THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN FOR A WONDERFUL PIECE OF ART!!!
  2. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    The boat is not done yet, there are still a few more items to do and the display stand which is different from the plans. So here is the display stand. The next installment should be the finished product. Until then, enjoy and see you all soon.

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  3. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Here are the final photos of the Batteau. I could add more details but I believe what is here will suffice. It was an interesting build and it made me research more history for the second war of independence. The Batteau helped in the movement of British troops down the rivers and tributaries from Canada to the United States, and aided them to reach Washington DC and burn the Capitol down.


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    Placed the oars to the outside and the display stand came out better than anticipated. The tiller is made from an oar and is lashed to the rear of the boat.

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    HERE IS A VIEW OF THE TILLER LASHED TO THE STERN.

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    Some of the extra stuff made from paper/cardstock. The rifle, the buckets, the canteens, the pewter mug. That mug serves as a measure for the gunpowder to the cannon.

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    Expanded view of the boat.

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    The oars are installed inside the boat and the display stand is displayed prominently.

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    More shots of the boat and its cargo.

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    Front view of the boat, There is a slight view of the skeletal rib but it is hard to located unless you look real close.

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    The Union Jack is displayed and here is a top front look of the boat.

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    More closeup of the cargo.

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    More details of the interior of the boat.
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  4. spaceagent-9

    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant Moderator

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    that's a lot of work! great attention to detail!
  5. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I have to say that this one is BETTER (BY FAR), than the one one the site that you posted.
    All of the extra detail, the extra add-on parts and pieces (like the musket, the buckets, the canteens, the mug, and so on), really add life and character to this model as a whole. Not only that, but all of it together really sets this piece apart from all the rest (of its kind).
    THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE WORK OF ART!!!
    It looks like it should belong in a museum!
  6. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Your stores and provisions alone are museum quality, as is the rest of this beauty. I am glad you got a new PC and Monitor, "Viejito". Now, Get Rhino 5.0 3D through one of your grandchildren for $199, as they will happily sell it to you, just with a school I.D. or other student I.D./Proof. It is illegal to sell to a minor, which is why they want to sell it to you, so you can raise an engineer, who will then use Rhino as an adult. Once purchased, it can be installed on three different computers! Which makes teaching it much easier. :)
  7. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for looking in and for your kind words. Details are what make a model stand out, and the details give a model substance a story to tell.


    Thanks for the comments and encouragement. I love to embellish my bulds with some kind of extra detail so that it tells a story.


    Thank you Zathros for the comment and I will look into the rhino applications.


    By the way, here is the final photo for your enjoyment. Sorry but it came out a bit blurry but the idea is still there to see. 111.jpg
  8. Tintin fan

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    Magnificent.