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for my fellow model builders, Heller's Preussen........still some detailing to do, but the major work all finished.....
 

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I do plastic models, yes , from a kit......

specs, hmmmmm...Gregg, will have to get back to you on that, next time over the house, you can look at it live, looks way better than on the picture.......

also, now that fishing is really kaput, I really have to start work on my next CD album.....one more blues one for me, and then on to other projects!
 

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Schweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

Nice John!

Must of been fun rigging that ship!
 

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Awesome

JG-- Don't know if we ever spoke, but I am also an avid modeler, concentrating on WW2 armor and the like, primarily 1/35 scale.

I have the same hobbies / faults when not fishing.

I'll post a pic this weekend of a vignette I put together of British LRDG in WW2 (operating behind enemy lines)...

I'm currently working on a small Battle of teh Bulge vignette to give to my cousing for Christmas...

How long did the whole thing take you... my dioramas usually take a long time.
 

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VERY NICE JOHN, but.......................................................................

where's the trolling motor?
 

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Besides the mentioned trolling motor, there is another design flaw.....

How are you going to cast with all those ropes around?? Have to get rid of them too!

Good rough water desing but I hope you have plenty of ponies to push it. :)
 

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hold on Earthy, that picture is yet to come! LOL.....

Dental floss indeed....or close to it....I decided to use the actual thread that Heller supplied with the model, so it wasn't the traditional black and dark brown, but it made for a different look......

that model had been sitting around for ages as I was a little pissed at the shoddy workmanship of it compared to older models, and horrible instructions, but then I decided to just do it my way , having made so many, so that when I really got rolling on it, it really all came together in about 3 or 4 months......

I probably average about 3 ships a year, not necessarily all big ones like that.... I always have a big one in progress and then make a few smaller ones to relieve the tedium in between....

the rigging is the best part, my favorite....I listen to music on my walkman while I work on it....that ship was made to the tune of endless Pink floyd! LOL.....

Johhny: surprised that never came up! I would love to see a picture of your diarama! I look at Fine Scale Modeler all the time and they really emphasize Military... I love the way guys weather those tanks and things!!!
 

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Hey John,
If you have a bunch of these models you should get a boot at the boat show and sell them. I know they bring a fair amount of money. Just think of all the slider grubs you'll be able to buy. LOL
 

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John,
LP stole my thunder on "Where's the trolling motor" so I'll just add, "Must be some huge rod lockers, and lottsa storage,eh?"
Gary
 

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my next project is an oversized Mayflower.......

what has happened in the model industry, is that with the advent of the internet, models from all over the world, previously unavailable here, are now ready......it is like overkill....from years of same old, and discontinued, now there are too many to build in a lifetime! but I will try! LOL....

the Mayflower is imported from China....

the one pictured on this thread came from France....(booooo!)

I have several German models, and a Russian one on the shelf......

so much for American industry......
 
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