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Everything posted by whitejamest

  1. Happy Anniversary, she's shaping up really beautifully. (This is clearly an opportunity to give her a new modeling tool as an anniversary present...)
  2. Your Speedy photographs were already great eye candy Derek, so more of them can only be a good thing. Looking forward to seeing them.
  3. Lovely work, and I especially like the weathering effects. Very realistic and well done.
  4. I wonder if the expectation was that opportunities to use fireships would be few and far between, and so for most of its life the vessel would be expected to serve the same purposes as others of its size - convoy duty, commerce raiding etc. Then if the opportunity presented itself, you had a vessel on hand designed to maximize the potency of a fire attack. Comet was afloat for almost two decades before she was employed at Dunkirk Roads.
  5. It's coming along very nicely, though I'm getting some flashbacks to the movie "The Red Violin"...
  6. You sir - in approximately 7 years time when I have finished my Speedy model - can take my money. Seriously though, this looks like it will be such a neat kit. Looking forward to it.
  7. Not only is the model looking beautiful, your practice ratlines should make it much easier to reach things on top of your kitchen cabinets! I will also be stealing your idea of the little platform at the bow of the boat to cover the MDF. That's a nice solution. I think the boat will look great whether you paint it below the waterline or leave it bare. I'm a little bit caught in the doldrums as I struggle through my second planking, so looking at your wonderful results is a nice bit of inspiration to push on.
  8. The gentleman is clearly trapped in a Keanu Reeves movie where if he doesn't build his model fast enough, an entire bus full of people will explode. So it's not really such a laughing matter...
  9. That's an awfully nice looking deck, and personally one I would be very happy with as is. That's probably not helpful though. Have you applied any finish to it so far? If so, I expect that would have to be removed/ sanded out first. Do experiments off model of course, but you might find tung oil would make the colors and the seams a little darker and richer.
  10. Very nice. The paintwork came out lovely. It's a nice feature that you will be able to see through the windows.
  11. That's a great subject, and a beautiful model. The figures add a lot to it, and I love the glimpse of below deck detail.
  12. Beautiful work on the model, and I love the glass waterline display. A very elegant way to show the entire hull and still visualize it in its native environment. Well done.
  13. I'm following this with interest. I would find a complex solid hull build like this one very intimidating, but yours is coming along wonderfully.
  14. The model itself is looking beautiful, but moreover that is a fantastic photograph. Real eye candy there. Well done.
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