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OK I realize this is an extremely silly question. But once my brain thought of it, I haven't been able to stop wondering if there's anyone here who hasn't looked at their (static display) model ship, then looked at the bathtub, then at their ship again, and hasn't been able to resist the urge to see if it floats. 

 

I can't be the only one.

 

Obviously I'm not going to try it. Well, probably not. I actually live (relatively) close to the Arctic Ocean and it occurred to me to plonk my model of HMS Terror into the Queen Maud Gulf for just long enough to get a photo of her with the Northwest Passage in the background.

 

I suppose without ballast, she'd just roll over and I'd be very sorry.

 

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That is one thing I've never considered.  My ex- asked about doing it but I declined.  Just because it's a model of something that floated on the water doesn't mean the model should.

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1 hour ago, Keith S said:

Obviously I'm not going to try it. Well, probably not. I actually live (relatively) close to the Arctic Ocean and it occurred to me to plonk my model of HMS Terror into the Queen Maud Gulf for just long enough to get a photo of her with the Northwest Passage in the background.

 

I suppose without ballast, she'd just roll over and I'd be very sorry.

 

I like the idea of the photo but I think I'd try photoshop first (and second, and last).

 

Richard

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On 5/24/2020 at 1:37 PM, Hyposphagma said:

I used to fill my models with a sand/glue mixture. It is obvious that they float like lead ducks. 😉

 

 

Why did you do that?

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Absolutely. I put both my previous models in the tub to see if they float-they did! Straight as well. No harm done with a few seconds of soaking, the wood is sealed eitherway.

 

Certainly my current one which should finishing soon will also go in the water! It's a boat after all😁

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On 5/27/2020 at 3:07 AM, Keith S said:

Why did you do that?

I used to build small models. The sand makes them heavier so they sit better in their stands and the feeling when you lift them is more solid. 

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