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Old Oct 27, 2004, 08:39 AM
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Boats at the Midlands ME 2004

This year I've included specific boats rather than a general snapshot.

I hope you like them.

First, a super-detailed survey vessel, followed by others of interest.

Tony
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Old Oct 27, 2004, 08:47 AM
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More Midlands Show boats

A crisply done steam launch, fishingboat and cruiser.
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Old Oct 27, 2004, 10:21 AM
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Could almost smell the meths on that steam launch. The scale detail of the vessel in your first post is just unbelievable.
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Old Oct 27, 2004, 10:45 AM
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Do you have any information on the builders? Websites, portfolios, etc... The work they have done is phenominal!

Thanks for posting,

Raymond
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Old Oct 27, 2004, 11:19 AM
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TonyO,

Wow, that first boat is a "mess" of detail. Beautiful job on that one.

You always have the best show.
Our local "big show" is usually smothered in airplanes. The times I attended the local show, practically the only boats on the tables were our club's.

Thanks for sharing that.
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Old Oct 27, 2004, 12:01 PM
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Raymond - my camera has a voice captioning function, and I took 80 pics while quietly muttering the info on each card. You get some funny looks from people when you do that!

When I got home, I discovered I hadn't set it! Doh! Sorry - can't help.

Aimee, this show is really model engineering and the emphasis is now getting away from boats and towards railways (wonderful standard) and other metal-bashing entries. The boats are still very evident but dwindling. I've also posted some of the engines (in 'Engines' of course). I'm also about to post - here - some pics of a full size lakeland steam launch which was just a beautiful full size model - one of Pat's I think!

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Old Oct 27, 2004, 09:29 PM
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Nice, nice stuff! Thanks for posting!
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Old Oct 31, 2004, 12:34 AM
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I have been into planes for years. Your photos make me want to switch to boats. I just wish they could fly!

Seriously, that is some craftsmanship. Outstanding!
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Old Oct 31, 2004, 08:52 AM
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Model aircraft do appear at this particular show but they are of a disappointing standard and there are few of them - about 6 this year. One Class B teamracer was beautifully finished but that was the only one which was out of the ordinary.

I suppose the reaction to model aircraft by most dyed in the wool engineers is the same as most modellers have to a model engine built from castings - they a mildly interested but move on to something more to their direct interest.

I like 'em all - I don't care if I don't make that type but I appreciate the time and effort and commitment which goes into models. There are models here of farming machinery, a Wells-Fargo coach, rowing boats, watches and clocks - the list goes on and one, and it's a wonderful sight. Well worth spending a day there and you still don't see everything properly. The trade stands sell from a rivet up to a full machine workshop with CNC controllers. Half the stuff on sale is a total mystery to me.

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Old Nov 04, 2004, 02:37 AM
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After he's whetted everyones appetite with the excellent photos above, I hope Tony does not mind me pointing out there are even more pics of the exhibition to be found on this site:

www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk

Ian
(regretting he did not go this year )
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Old Nov 04, 2004, 03:04 AM
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I don't mind at all, Ian. The more the merrier!

I decided to post pics appropriate to the forum - there are some more on 'Engines' for example, but a site reference is always welcomed for more coverage - and it stops people getting at me for going 'off topic'.

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