Sunday, 18 March 2012

Finished

In my 'rush' to see what I could make using the hull of the recently purchased wooden kit of RMS Titanic, I forgot to write a blog entry about my finished and painted 'cartoon' model of a Soviet battleship.

This is what she looks like now she has been painted:










I am very pleased with how the model turned out in the end, and I think that she looks better 'in the flesh' than she would have done had I stuck to my original outline design:

16 comments:

  1. Hi Bob,

    Very nice indeed! Email to follow later today with the word re the wooden 'bits'.

    All the best - the boot sales are calling from afar (well just up the A127 anyway!)

    DC

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  2. David Crook,

    I thought it looked good before I painted it ... but now it is painted I think that it looks great!

    I look forward with interest to your email. In the meantime, good luck with your visit to the Boot Fair.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. Have Soviet Naval Rifle troops, will travel.....

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  4. Tim Gow,

    And I do have Soviet Naval Rifle troops just waiting for some fire support ... althought they might need some landing craft as well to get ashore.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  5. Splendid work Bob. When shall we see it in a game?

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  6. Conrad Kinch,

    I had hoped to use one or other of them soon ... but a trip to Hobbycraft today might just have pushed that possibility back a week or two.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  7. Peter Douglas,

    Thank you very much. I have enjoyed the process no end ... and have found it to be quite addictive (i.e. I have ideas about building up quite a sizeable fleet - or fleets - of ships, including aircraft carriers and cruisers).

    All the best,

    Bob

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  8. Geordie an Exiled FoG,

    It is probably a bit too top heavy to float upright ... but it would be nice if it could.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  9. This has turned into a delightful model/toy ship.

    I look forward to seeing in action one day either at sea or providing close support.

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  10. Ross Mac,

    Thanks for the compliment about this model. I must admit that I very pleased with the way it turned out in the end.

    I foresee her being used to give fire support to landings by Soviet Naval Infantry or harassing the advance of Axis forces.

    At some time in the future she might manage a ship vs. ship action at some time.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  11. Great work Bob! All she needs now is a suitably imposing name!

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  12. Don M,

    Many thanks for your very kind comment.

    As for a name ... I have several under consideration at the moment but have yet to make a firm decision.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  13. Well done, Bob ! That came out very nicely.

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  14. Corporal_Trim (Steve),

    Many thanks for your kind comment.

    I must admit that I am rather pleased with the way it turned out.

    All the best,

    Bob

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