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NIcely done!. Love the water, you've captured the movement of the ship quite well. I love the addition of the chapah' but I would rather have the rod a clear on vs the solid metal. Again, minor quip.

 

Encourages me to want to work on plastic models again.

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Awesome piece!

The water is realistic with the different colours indicating movement, the addition of the flying chopper with the converted rotorblades is a great touch.

The ship itself looks great, good weathering!

 

All in all I think you can be proud of this and it will make a great display piece for your colleague.

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19 hours ago, Corsair said:

A wonderful job, I am somewhat sad to see it completed as I enjoyed following along.

 

Don't be sad. Next big boy is already at the shipyard.

 

19 hours ago, Inarah said:

Well done.  I remember those type of kits, but haven't build one in a very long time.  Yours looks great.  The water is really nice too. 

 

Oh, yeah - me too - last 10 or so years was only figures and tanks. Therefore, it was a nice interruption.

 

19 hours ago, Jellyranger69 said:

Very cool, I can almost hear the chop. 

 

Thank you! I thought about starting this thread using the good old Doors song, but then I thought: Naaah.

 

18 hours ago, malefactus said:

That is a BEAUTIFULLY crafted creation. The base is a WONDER in its own right. This may very well be your masterpiece. VERY WELL DONE!

 

Yeah. Actually, I am a bit sad to give her away - but that's what I always feel when I am done with something.

 

17 hours ago, haldir said:

NIcely done!. Love the water, you've captured the movement of the ship quite well. I love the addition of the chapah' but I would rather have the rod a clear on vs the solid metal. Again, minor quip.

 

Yeah! Funny story. I totally agree with you. But due to the size of the helicopter, I had a real problem doing that. The original plan called for the helicopter to be magnetized, so you could swap the helicopter from the ship to a static display. But ... haha. Unfortunately, the magnets I installed inside the ship broke away when I assembled the vessel (due to the unfortunate behavior of the frigate), but the magnets of the choppers did the exact opposite. It would have been necessary for me to break off the entire lower half of the Sea Lynx to actually remove the magnet and put in the clear rod. And a rod supporting both the helicopter and the magnet without making it look ridiculous would have been so big that it would have looked ridiculous. I tried it and then decided to go this way.

 

17 hours ago, haldir said:

 

Encourages me to want to work on plastic models again.

 

Go for it!

15 hours ago, SGHawkins09 said:

Fantastic job! I love the water and the helicopter is really cool.

 

Thank you! Yeah, I am proud myself, considering the fact that it took me 5 or so days to assemble those "spinning" rotor blades.

 

13 hours ago, Citrine said:

It turned out great, especially the water is awesome looking!

 

Yes! In between I thought I had ruined it, but the end result is ... satisfying.

 

9 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Awesome piece!

The water is realistic with the different colours indicating movement, the addition of the flying chopper with the converted rotorblades is a great touch.

The ship itself looks great, good weathering!

 

I am not all too proud of the weathering, to be honest. Not because I didn't do it right, but because of so much breaking away every time that I had to cut corners, and you can see it - though just a bit. But it is okay. It could have been worse.

 

9 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

All in all I think you can be proud of this and it will make a great display piece for your colleague.

 

Oh, yes! I absolutely hope so!

 

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1 hour ago, buglips*the*goblin said:

You got it done!  It was a lot of effort, but it paid off.  She's a beauty!  As already said, the water base is exceptionally nice.  I hope your friend likes it, and shows it off to lots of people!  

 

Yes, I did! I am so glad I am done. It was a lot of work and sometimes it felt like I just wanted to throw her into a corner, put a big box on top and forget about her. But I didn't - and now she's done. Yay! I am so glad.

 

My colleague already loves it from the pictures, and I think, the real thing will blow her away. She'll get the ship on Friday, and then we will see!

 

 

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