Tuesday, 28 February 2012

The next 'Monopoly'-inspired model battleship is already on the stocks

The prototype 'Monopoly'-inspired model battleship has been undercoated and awaits its topcoat ... after which I will probably gloss varnish it. I want the end product to have a 'toy boat' look about it, and this will go some way to ensuring that.

A typical tinplate toy battleship produced at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Whilst the paint has been drying I have not been idle, and I have already begun work on the next model in the series. I suspect that this will be much closer in size and look to the final model warships that I hope to produce, and may well end up as a pre-production model rather than as another prototype.

6 comments:

  1. That metal ship is awesome! If you can replicate that you're a genius.

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  2. Phil Broeders,

    The idea is to end up with a small model ship that has this sort of 'look' about it. No so much a replica but more like a homage.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. I have a book about tin model boats called "Toy Boats" by Jacques Milet and Robert Forbes. It has many different warships like the one on your blog.Unfortunately out of print and have seen copies selling for upwards in the $200.00 range.

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  4. Jhnptrqn,

    I think that I have seen the book you mention in your comment ... in a second-hand bookshop ... but I had not realised how valuable it was!

    I could certainly have done with a copy recently. However, the Internet has been quite a useful source of inspiration in that direction, and I have found quite a few images of 'toy'-style boats that have been very useful.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  5. Bob

    There is a book from Amazon which may help you!

    Jim

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Toy-Boats-Treasures-Submarines-Collection/dp/0762418788/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1330624312&sr=1-2

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  6. Jim Duncan,

    It is a very nice book and I am very tempted to buy it.

    Thanks for bringing it to my notice.

    All the best,

    Bob

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