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Voyager
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Preussen

Post by Voyager » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:54 pm

This is my scratchbuilt model of Flying P ship Preussen, built to a scale of 25 feet to 1 inch. I photographed it from a low angle, and put it in a sea created by Photopshop.
Bob
Preussen in sea (2).jpg

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Re: Preussen

Post by Vegaskip » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:42 pm

Excellent model, the rigging is out of this world, I couldn't do it as neatly as that with pencil and ruler.
Jim

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Re: Preussen

Post by Voyager » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:11 am

Thanks. The rigging is easy enough. It is fine copper wire, stretched slightly to make it straight. I then cut off the length required with a scalpel, pick it up in the middle with fine tweezers, dip each end in glue, and just place it in position on the model. Here is a free download on the building of the barque East African at a scale of 32 feet to 1 inch (1:384). It is only a few inches long! (See image below).
http://payhip.com/b/aFVM
These models rarely attract more than a casual glance when I take them to the local ship model club, but collectors all over the world love them! It is just a hobby, I am almost 73 now, but spent all my working life at sea in the MN.
Bob
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Re: Preussen

Post by Vegaskip » Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:01 pm

Thanks Bob, I'll put it on my computer.
Jim

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Re: Preussen

Post by Deepol » Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:39 pm

The real thing in spectacular full sail.
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