Total loss of focus and drive :(

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Re: Total loss of focus and drive :(

Post by Blockhead123 » 09 Sep 2019, 08:49

In my case it is something that only just scrapes into 20th century - a river gunboat for my 15mm German colonials . Only just bought the wood and fittings, so not even started yet! The end result will be about 24cm long and in real terms, nearer to 1:200 scale, but the end results should look something like this (though nowhere near as elaborate!!):
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Re: Total loss of focus and drive :(

Post by ianrs54 » 09 Sep 2019, 11:18

Looks like a lifetime project to me !
Any thing bigger than 6 is TOO BIG

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Re: Total loss of focus and drive :(

Post by Blockhead123 » 09 Sep 2019, 15:07

It will be much simplified! Actually, when you look closely at the structure, it isn't that complex: Hull, two basically rectangular deckhouses, a central rectangular section below the funnel. Upper deck with a flying bridge across, oval conning tower, single circular section funnel and mast. Everything else is fittings and I have just purchased the most difficult to scratchbuild ones (boats, ventilators, searchlight, guns and a capstan) from the excellent ranges available in the UK from Cornwall Model Boats (https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/)
However, time will tell and I will share some pictures as I progress

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Re: Total loss of focus and drive :(

Post by granty101 » 09 Sep 2019, 16:48

Richard B. wrote:
07 Sep 2019, 11:51
Cheer me up - what are you lot working on ;)
Another article for the website about an unusual Russian WWII infantry support weapon...but with a Dad's Army type take on it ;)
So watch this space :D

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Re: Total loss of focus and drive :(

Post by bannockburn bhoy » 09 Sep 2019, 23:20

Blondi looks nervous :D Brilliant Alan :D :D

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Re: Total loss of focus and drive :(

Post by Russell Phillips » 10 Sep 2019, 08:46

granty101 wrote:
09 Sep 2019, 16:48
Another article for the website about an unusual Russian WWII infantry support weapon...but with a Dad's Army type take on it ;)
So watch this space :D
Sounds interesting. I'm looking forward to reading it.

For myself, I'm in the final stages of publishing my first novel (co-written with a friend).
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Re: Total loss of focus and drive :(

Post by UshCha » 10 Sep 2019, 09:43

I'm In a rosy glow I have just preiviewd my latest commission a 1/144 scale FV438t ( FV432 with 2 Swingfire missiles under armour).

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Re: Total loss of focus and drive :(

Post by granty101 » 12 Sep 2019, 06:17

Russell Phillips wrote:
10 Sep 2019, 08:46
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Sounds interesting. I'm looking forward to reading it.
I've just found something else on the internet that might be of interest, so I'll be sending you a couple of articles hopefully in the near future Russ. ;)

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Re: Total loss of focus and drive :(

Post by Russell Phillips » 12 Sep 2019, 08:08

granty101 wrote:
12 Sep 2019, 06:17
I've just found something else on the internet that might be of interest, so I'll be sending you a couple of articles hopefully in the near future Russ. ;)
Good stuff. Thanks Grant :)
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Re: Total loss of focus and drive :(

Post by UshCha » 16 Sep 2019, 06:50

Perhaps you need a change of emphasis. Research drawing models in 3D, get a few printed and if its fun, buy a printer. Thing of all those never before made models you could have!

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