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Tim Godfrey
Engine Wiper

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Posted - 03/31/2020 :  11:32:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit Tim Godfrey's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I canít wait to see this tomorrow. I saw it Saturday and it looks like there is a lot of progress since then. I have said it before but the pics donít do the model justice. When all this crap is over, you all need to head our way to see this and all the other displays at The Center!!
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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
12486 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2020 :  12:31:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just gets better with each new post!!

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln
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drevelia
Engine Wiper

342 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2020 :  4:06:15 PM  Show Profile  Visit drevelia's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A few more shots of the progress made.

This is the base of the dry dock with several of the scaffolding parts made.


The water is started with the tug and plane sitting on top ready to be installed.


I'm starting to add smaller detail as the larger areas near completion.

Dave
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Pennman
Fireman

USA
4588 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2020 :  6:36:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave,

Great work on this. I am curious as to how you plan on securing the plane into the water, to make it appear floating on or into the water?

Rich
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Tyson Rayles
Moderator

USA
13182 Posts

Posted - 04/24/2020 :  07:55:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I hate to be critical being as you guys are light years better modelers than I'll ever be but that water is way too light blue. In a industrial port area the water usually looks dark gray or even black. Oil slicks are common as well and of course loads of debris/trash floating in it wouldn't be out of line either. If you want to be really accurate you could also throw in the bad smell as well!
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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5857 Posts

Posted - 04/24/2020 :  09:33:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Humm, water color or is it colour . . . Sub Pens at St. Nazaire, FR.

Don't forget the pens are right off the Atlantic Ocean so there is plenty of clean water flow through the basin.




Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 04/24/2020 09:37:19 AM
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6335 Posts

Posted - 04/24/2020 :  09:44:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Beautiful modeling, Dave. The setts caught my eye in the third photo. A lot of repetitive work there.

Mike
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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
12486 Posts

Posted - 04/24/2020 :  09:48:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is just plain old excellent modeling.

Wish I lived closer to see this in person!

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln
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Tyson Rayles
Moderator

USA
13182 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2020 :  11:25:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jerry I've been down there and seen the place. Believe me it's well worth the trip! [:-thumbu]
Frank you could also throw in a dead body or two as well.
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David Clark
Fireman

Canada
1243 Posts

Posted - 05/22/2020 :  11:55:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A pleasure to catch up on this build! Fantastic work!
Cheers,
Dave
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