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RoughboyModelworks
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« Reply #45 on: February 19, 2010, 01:50:11 AM »

Very interesting crane Andi.... has something of a steam-punk feel about it. Well done…

Paul

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« Reply #46 on: February 19, 2010, 02:16:56 AM »

Thanks all for your responses and interest, I take it as praise indeed.

Chuck - The chains are from a 1/9th scale kit of a Ducati...... probably a Revell or Italeri kit as they shared tooling on those, it was the devils own job to get to work as a chain and apart from posing potential wouldn't trust it to work much beyond that - others of course could probably make a much better fist of it.

Marc - et al, Yes you're right of course, the hook does look unnervingly like something a Captain would brandish [tic-toc]. It looks nowhere near as bad in the flesh however - but Ill admit it needs to be changed as it does look pretty unconvincing.
In mine own defence this pic' qualifies as a drive by shooting - mainly shot and posted to document a finished project before the challenge deadline - this resulted in a less than ideal set-up which necessitated the aperture being opened up two [2] stops, me-thinks this has created a degree of burnout on the more exposed details - as excuses go - best I've got to hand.

Paul - Thanks, actually quite pleased with the Steam punk comment, although I think since that movement gained momentum it has gotton a bit fragrant and confectious. All my builds at the moment are geared towards a layout -should it ever get built? And this crane is a direct character within it - made by a gifted engineer within a Blacksmiths agricultural workshop first half of last century - 1900/1950 !!!!! ............. I know it's a stretch - but work with me here!



Thanks again all........... I appreciate your interests..............





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« Reply #47 on: February 19, 2010, 04:11:20 AM »

Andi, how dare you just gatecrash my thread.................. with that marvellous "little" model,  I really do like it, certainly has your own special unique style .

I happen to have a spare hook that has a little more "beef" in it, I will put in the post and you can see if it is any use  .............. its way of thanks for sorting me out with Model T engine.

For the rest of you, Andi will be busy over the week-end puting together a specific thread so we can show all all the entrants, finished or not, in one place. Andi or I will add the link to this thread so you can see the variety and imagination that has gone into this little challenge.   
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« Reply #48 on: February 19, 2010, 09:38:10 PM »

Gordon,
I think your crane finished up beautifully!  Great modeling job.

Andy,
That crane is really unique, I love it!  Great job.
Rick
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« Reply #49 on: February 19, 2010, 09:58:29 PM »

Thanks, actually quite pleased with the Steam punk comment, although I think since that movement gained momentum it has gotton a bit fragrant and confectious.
Yes, I would have to agree with you there. There's a lot of overworked rubbish being passed off under that hip moniker these days, but still a few gems out there. I saw some photos of the exhibit in Oxford recently and thought some of the items exhibited, ie. the lighting fixtures, were excellent. I think it's the engineered decorative aspects of your crane that give it that character, the over-engineered and drilled stabilizers, the decorative elements of the large wheels and so on. Sounds like a fascinating project overall, looking forward to seeing more as it develops.

Paul
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« Reply #50 on: February 21, 2010, 05:38:20 PM »

As promised here is the link to "showcase" thread for the entrants so far in the challenge

http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=6417

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« Reply #51 on: February 22, 2010, 02:48:12 AM »


   Gordon,

   your's is for me the most convincing.  Very well balanced in the overall appearance and the details are not overdone.
   Beautiful by it's simplicity.
 
   Andy's crane has a unique appeal and beautiful finish, but in my opinion is missing the fragility, the scale of parts is somehow not matching.

   Jacq
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