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Offline nick

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African Queen
« on: August 01, 2014, 07:14:56 PM »
Hi, here are a few photos of my recently completed African Queen, She is powered by a Maccsteam 3.5 inch boiler, feeding a TVR1A BB D/A twin with Hackworth valve gear, and built on a GRP hull in oak, beech and mahogany, with brass being used for internal ribs rudder and knees (deck supports) No ply was used antwhere. There is an onboard sound system (yet to be hidden in a crate) that plays sound clips of Charlie and Rose, she sails well, a little ballast may be needed in the stern but otherwise go's well.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiXNZKCsKtQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiXNZKCsKtQ</a>











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Re: African Queen
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2014, 07:53:19 PM »
Fantastic Nick, and all the little added details really add a lot to the model....well done!!!

Bill

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Re: African Queen
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2014, 08:15:34 PM »
Excellent build. I like all the added touches you've done.
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Re: African Queen
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2014, 08:55:06 PM »
Lovely! Well done.

Where was that you were trying her out?
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Re: African Queen
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2014, 09:00:35 PM »
Lovely.  She looks even better on the water, though I think "Ken" needs soaking in a lot more gin to bring off the Bogey look.

Thanks for sharing,

Rod


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Re: African Queen
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2014, 09:26:28 PM »
Thanks folks, Johnb, She was sailing on New Brighton model boating lake, the figures do need a little more work tangler, working on it.....
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Re: African Queen
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2014, 09:30:41 PM »
Nicely done.  :ThumbsUp: African Queen is one of my favorite movies.

Cheers,
Phil
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Re: African Queen
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2014, 09:43:05 PM »
Nice work on making that so realistic Nick both in the weathering and all those little extra's.

It really cuts the biscuit on the water too :ThumbsUp:

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Re: African Queen
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2014, 03:20:39 PM »
Lovely work.  I had to look several times to determine if it was really a model or the full sized thing!

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Re: African Queen
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2014, 03:54:05 PM »
Lovely work.  I had to look several times to determine if it was really a model or the full sized thing!

Chuck

It's that case of gin that puts it over the top.

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