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Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by eibwarrior, Sep 15, 2007.
Simply breathtaking seeing the size and detailing.
Thanks guys. It was well worth the effort. I enjoy showing it to my guests. It's a show-stopper.
What a Stunner !!
She looks ABSO-BLOODY-LUTELY....
You must be very proud of what you have achieved here, and you sooooo deserve several of these.. :goldcup::goldcup::goldcup::goldcup::goldcup: :thumb:
I have this model on disc but now that i see it, I think i have to get a bigger house before i even start.
It is just incredible piece of workmanship. not to mention that somewhere a forest had to die. Great job on the Kingfisher planes!
I sure hope you have that beauty under glass somewhere...the dust and cleaning it would ruin it!
Thanks for the kind complements guys...
@stickyfingers. Well, to tell the truth the kit is 1/250 so it's not too big. Don't be intimidated to jump into this one. I cheated and blew the kit up 250% to get 1/100. It was a tremendous effort and many assemblies took on a large amount of detail due to the enlargement. Have no fear, it's a much more reasonable build at 1/250.
@ohiomike. I wish I did have it under glass. At over 74" long it's a monster of a display case required. Running $750 or more for a custom case. I just can't afford that. I've treated the kit with print sealer though, so the colors will be well preserved, and I dust it often with compressed air so that the dust build up doesn't take a toll on her. I'll get a case one day, but not soon.
que dire de plus que s'ést un exélent travail de pro.....................
Well done, congratulations.
I hope you do not have pets at home
Wow! That's one big ship. Fantastic build!
Well, I've just spent a thoroughly enjoyable hour or so going through the whole thread looking at everyone's posts on this amazing project and I've loved every second of it!
It seems that pretty much every superlative has been used to describe this monster but I have to add my own compliment to those already posted above. This is a work of excellent detail, craftsmanship and real diligence, resulting in a fantastic model that is an
of a model!
Damn, but it's good!
And really inspiring stuff too; my great grand father joined the RN as a boy cadet in 1888 when they still had some Nelson style ships but were mostly iron clads. He served aboard both sail powered ships and then later coal fired, then oil fired ones. He served aboard HMS Iron Duke (the second of that name) as a torpedo officer and it's always been my ambition to make a large scale model of this ship. I'm now thinking it can be a practical reality if I go the paper craft route after seeing this build of yours.
Thanks for posting this build. Wonderful stuff.
Thanks for the many wonderful comments...
@Noddy4000 I'm glad you enjoyed touring through the entire build thread. It was nearly 18 months of a tremendous journey. I learned a lot and I had lots of good advice from this modeling community along the way. In the end I came up with a family heirloom that will pass down from one generation to the next. My 5-year old son loves it and asks many questions about it.
It was a great experience, but quite a task if you know what I mean. It was like building 3 projects at once for a year and a half.
I know my wife got tired of it. :mrgreen: That's o.k. though. I catch her in my office staring at it some times.
If you think 18 months is bad I'm going on two years with my uss constitution plastic kit by revell.