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Old Apr 22, 2014, 05:25 PM
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ha ha.....

i wasn't going to say anything seeing it's the wrong forum......but i broke down, kind of, sort of, in a way ....my fingers got itchy, so i ordered a little 1/72 dusek greek bireme, (the amati one looked too hollywoodish) which i'll modify and put on some 1/72 greek warriors....just for fun...am i embarrassed?.....naaaa........
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 03:38 PM
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Picture?
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 07:11 PM
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dusek-Greek-...-/181108899633

About 16" long....

I'm sure it will be a beautiful build.
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 11:12 PM
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Thanks Dan

Definitely load it with Greeks!
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Old Apr 24, 2014, 12:23 AM
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got it for fifty bucks on ebay.....communicated with the designer in the czech republic.....sharing ideas.....
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Old Apr 24, 2014, 09:29 AM
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here's an idea....find a copier and double the size of the plans,,,,stripwood isn't costly ,,, and we know a Canadian who is a master scratch-builder

(and figures are available in 1/35 scale...)
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Old Apr 24, 2014, 11:28 AM
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http://wn.com/bireme
yea.....you mean this?.....good idea....but i got rid of all my rc stuff.......
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Old Apr 25, 2014, 11:33 AM
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Here is a fun video showing a replica build & row. Audio is useless unless you can speak greek.
IVLIA - Odyssey 1989-94 (7 min 30 sec)
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Old Apr 25, 2014, 03:33 PM
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1/16 - 64" long...

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http://wn.com/bireme
yea.....you mean this?.....good idea....but i got rid of all my rc stuff.......
Build it 4 times bigger than your original model is,
buy all new rc stuff and get it rowing, Vic!

And there are several greek soldiers available at 1/16 too.

I can feel you are bored by now...
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Old Apr 25, 2014, 03:43 PM
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disabled............thanks for the video...never saw that in spite of searches...
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Old Jun 13, 2014, 07:22 PM
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i know this shouldn't be in this forum, but i thought that dropping a photo of progress here and there wouldn't be too much of a no no.....kinda attached to the people here....
i should have put in a couple of little servos and make it r/c......hmmmmm...maybe i can still do it....is there such a thing as a bathtub class sailing group ?.....i could withdraw the oars or whatever.....awe.......
anyways i had to melt the arm pits and crotches of the roman rowers so they would fit.........roman -greek ...i doubt anyone would notice......
the model of course is not accurate and i have to burn the grey cells to figure out how to make it all fit....
example on port side..... is keeping the seat support beam for the upper rowers straight, and adding an outrigger of sorts so the oar handles would be the same length from the gunwales.....oars on the lower bank might have to vary in length...
on the starboard side,....another possibility to maybe make the upper seat support beam parallel to the gunwales....also the lower rowers in the same configuration.......
also, the lower rowers have to sit on the floor or close to it, cause the upper seat support beam would get in the way....i'll have to add foot supports for all the rowers too besides seats.....
on the hull, i rounded the bow and foredeck to give more room for the sailors with binoculars...... and added a sexy rear end....and increased the depth of the center of the hull....cause total straight bothered me.....never saw a straight line in the ocean
anyways it should take a while before i post again, cause there's so much thinking to do.........
please feel free to move this to another forum if necessary or possible, so i don't distract from the proper subject matter here.....
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Old Jun 14, 2014, 01:31 AM
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When does the feta go on?
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Old Jun 14, 2014, 12:07 PM
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i think they stored it inside the bronze boar's head ram at the bow ...kept cool this way.....and avoided the stink
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Old Jun 14, 2014, 01:36 PM
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I hope you don't burn too many brain cells on the project - which looks great, by the way. Don't move this thread to another forum! You have good friends here, and besides, it will have a sail - doesn't that qualify??
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Old Jun 14, 2014, 02:50 PM
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thanks beneteau.....
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