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WOOD , or Is there a ship in there ?

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  • Member since
    August 2008
WOOD , or Is there a ship in there ?
Posted by tankerbuilder on Sunday, June 16, 2013 9:48 AM

 I do something special  , I think .

I must admit . I also carve wooden things to relax after doing something on a plastic model  .No matter what kind . Lately , though , I seem to be finding lots of ships and boats in blocks of wood .Am I that far gone , that all I can do is look at a block of wood and make that statement starting this post ?

      Well , to be truthful I also see hummingbirds and fish in there too .Sometimes a block yields not only a small submarine or destroyer .It also yields a humminigbird (lifesized ) and a fish or two . The ships get super detailed with the same parts I use on the plastic ones , but  , applied in a different medium .

     Have you worked painstakingly on that plastic figure till you got it right in your eyes ? Try that in wood . Now , I can carve figures 1/35 or above . But I cannot seem to transfer the painting skills I acquired in doing the wooden ones to the plastic ones . I wonder why ?

     I blissfully make wood scrap and chips in the shop and get ruffled when I walk through it to get the broom .Funny , I don't react that way when cleaning up plastic debris . It seems that I abhor wood chips , sawdust of any kind and just a general wood mess .Not so with the plastic . Is it because I can't make something out of the " WASTED " wood , But I can from discarded pieces of a plastic model . Hmm .

    I will keep puttering in wood though . I know there's a ship in there somewhere . Now where did I put my knives ?       Tanker-builder

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  • From: Mount Bretherton Model Aircraft Observatory
Posted by f8sader on Monday, June 17, 2013 7:25 AM

Interest, I see canon carriages when I look at wood!  I collect it, then never get around to using it.  Got a block of oak at work once, now I use it to block my cars when I work on them.  It may still become a carriage some day though!


  • Member since
    August 2008
Posted by tankerbuilder on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9:17 AM

I would bet you that somewhere in that block is a guncarriage just waiting to pop out , you think ? Now , the thing is , what kind of cars are blocked by it ? A 69 GTO JUDGE ,(I wish ) You take care .     Tanker-builder


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