SALVAGE TUG BOAT...
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This is one of my boat models from decades back...It is titled (MARGE - OCEAN GOING SALVAGE TUG - SEAHAWK SALVAGE)!

It is an old Lindberg (plastic model kit) in 1/72nd scale...I used the hull, bulkheads and smoke stack and junked everything else and did a major conversion, scratch building and super micro detailing process to result in this finished piece...It took over 300 hours of work and was built for the 1973 I.P.M.S. (annual) Western Region model convention, show and contest...From 1973 to 1993; this piece/model competed in (10) major national and international conventions, shows and contests. She is now long retired and sitting in my showcase!

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Sweet!

I've got one of those old Lindberg tugs myself. Mine was kitbashed into a tug that looks close enough in scale to the ocean liner I have.

I've often considered making a really weathered looking boat. I think a tattered and battered ghost ship would look incredibly eerie cruising around the pond on a foggy day. There is a Revell ghost ship that glows in the dark that I've always thoughts would be a fun project.

Alas, I can never bring myself to make them look beat up. Maybe the next one...
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(02-28-2015, 04:46 PM)Caleb Wrote: Sweet!

I've got one of those old Lindberg tugs myself. Mine was kitbashed into a tug that looks close enough in scale to the ocean liner I have.

I've often considered making a really weathered looking boat. I think a tattered and battered ghost ship would look incredibly eerie cruising around the pond on a foggy day. There is a Revell ghost ship that glows in the dark that I've always thoughts would be a fun project.

Alas, I can never bring myself to make them look beat up. Maybe the next one...

Thanks for your feedback...appreciated, as always!

I tried to make her look like a strong seagoing working lady...but not really tattered and/or battered. I have not seen the Revell ghost ship...glowing in the dark sounds somewhat menacing...but has great potential for a very unique diorama project!
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Amazing piece of work. I could look at it for ages. There's a Maritime Museum near me in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland. It is in an old church where the mariners would pray before sailing. Great scale models and old diving suit. None compare to this level of detail and sea weathering/well used look.
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(03-07-2015, 10:04 PM)TAC Wrote: Amazing piece of work. I could look at it for ages. There's a Maritime Museum near me in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland. It is in an old church where the mariners would pray before sailing. Great scale models and old diving suit. None compare to this level of detail and sea weathering/well used look.

Thank you TAC...your feedback was greatly appreciated!...When I was an active competition model builder (some 40 years ago), I had the honor of having (3) of my model pieces selected for show & display at varied museums...(2 ships & 1 tank)!
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She is a thing of beauty and a great inspiration for my current project.

Tell me. Did you have a fixed colour pallet from the start? Was there something that inspired the colour choices or did you just make it up, as it progressed. The images seem overly bright - are the colours bleached somewhat?

Did this piece ever place in any of the 10 comps?
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