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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Partial Ship Model?
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, August 1, 2022 5:38 PM

Yeah!

 Why do the whole thing when You may only be interested in the back third of the ship! Up Front on a Laker is not that interesting Except the Wheelhouse, and on the newer ones, even that is kinda MEH! Now just think, You can keep your love of ships smaller than a 1/350 Enterprise carrier Model, and yet get plenty of ooohs and aaahs.

 Think about this. How about a model of the Crews quarters and the Engineering spaces and maybe one Cargo Hold of a particular ship? There are quite a few you can choose from that carried and carry all kinds of carge And, you get that urge to super detail to your hearts content. . . .

       Why a LAKER ? Well, it's simple, Can you build a slightly Oblong Box with a rounded end? And you don't even have to worry about Prop or Rudder UNLESS you want larger than H.O. Scale! Why ? at H.O . Scale the prop and Rudder are not seen. But there's plenty of good old flat Bottom and side to put clear panels in so you can see the inside!.

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    May 2022
Posted by Eugene Rowe on Monday, August 1, 2022 6:44 PM

The engine room would be interesting!

  • Member since
    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Monday, August 1, 2022 7:59 PM

I have built two laker models as half hull ships.  Usually half hulls are done for sailing yachts with no masts or rigging.  But I wanted to hang these on the wall of my office, so I did them as half hulls mounted on a nice piece of oak plywood, with a hanger hook on back.

I did the whaleback John Ericksson and the Edmond Fitzgerald.  The Fitz is on the wall right to my right (retired now, in my den).

 

 

 

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    May 2022
Posted by Eugene Rowe on Monday, August 1, 2022 8:20 PM

Pics please!

  • Member since
    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Thursday, August 4, 2022 9:36 AM

Eugene Rowe

Pics please!

 

 

I'm trying.  Yesterday I took a quicky with my cellphone, but I cannot get my phone connected to my computer.  Gave up today, and decided to bite bullet and use good camera here in den.  Battery dead!  When the battery gets a decent charge I will take picture.

  • Member since
    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Saturday, August 6, 2022 3:53 PM

Okay, got it.  Didn't use tripod, did use flash, so it isn't a great shot, but shows the idea.  The model was from AJ Fisher plans.

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    May 2022
Posted by Eugene Rowe on Saturday, August 6, 2022 4:05 PM

Really nice!

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