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Old 07-11-2013, 09:19 PM   #21
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Yes, you're right, Andy!

For those who haven't seen it, here are some images of the Privateer, "lovingly stolen" from the internet.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:49 PM   #22
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It'll probably be about 20 inches nose to tail.
Hey, that's a fair old size ... ooh, Matron!!

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Now you're unimpressed with my floor tiles aren't you?
They might be little, but I still love 'em.
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Old 08-11-2013, 02:46 PM   #23
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I have started the stub wings. They are made from aluminium sheets bent to shape and then covered in plastic strips, to give them appropriate thickness. I have sanded them roughly to shape and then shoved milliput in to take out the worst imperfections. A lot of sanding beckons.

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Old 09-11-2013, 11:21 AM   #24
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Its coming on nicely though, great job.
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Old 11-11-2013, 03:19 PM   #25
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Thanks very much.

I have now put on the neck pyramid-like structure and fitted the lower wings. These are made from aluminium sheet covered in plasticard. I curved them by bending over a tube, judging by eye and hoping for the best!



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Old 11-11-2013, 03:32 PM   #26
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Default Clever, clever stuff......

Using aluminium and then sticking plastic card on - now that's interesting! Kevin, do you mind me asking what adhesive you used - it looks like you've done a really neat job, and this may form the basis for a part of my own project if I could make it work. I think it's a great idea.

Anyway, back to the Swan - she's looking better and better with every post,

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Old 11-11-2013, 03:50 PM   #27
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Thanks. I used superglue to stick the plastic to the aluminum. I roughened the aluminum with sandpaper. I needed to hold the edges to each other with masking tape whilst the glue set.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:11 PM   #28
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Ooh yes, great stuff!

And it's great to see some more hot floor tile action going on as well.
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Old 12-11-2013, 05:44 PM   #29
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The main function of my models has always been to showcase my floor tiles.

I have now stuck random kit pieces on for the fun of it and made the upper wings in the same way as the lower ones.

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Old 12-11-2013, 11:15 PM   #30
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Kevin, your progress on the Swan has inspired me to write some science fiction modelling and ceramic floorcovering-related poetry:

Kevin's models, they're not boring,
Neither is his groovy flooring.
The Swan's a good 'un, there's no doubting,
Enhanced by Kevin's tiles and grouting.
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Old 13-11-2013, 06:13 AM   #31
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The Hooded Swan, we all adore,
But you can't beat that home decor.

She sails the stars for all eternity,
But for now, she's in my conservatory.
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Default Here we go then.....

Kevin's posts always raise a smile
Invariably you can see a tile
His workmanship has to be adored
On occasions I've been really floored


The Hooded Swan is taking form
And modern tiling feels quite warm
To the feet, but Kevin, your next target
Is to show us all a bit of carpet

(and your detailing on The Swan is looking great)

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Old 14-11-2013, 09:09 AM   #33
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Meanwhile.......

I have made the tail in the same way as other bits and put more kit parts on the model. I decided I wasn't happy with the wing profile, so I have placed a lip of aluminium on the underside and added milliput so that I can put a curved edge to the wings, rather than leave them flat.

Tried photographing it on carpet and it wouldn't, which tells us something.

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Old 14-11-2013, 09:22 AM   #34
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Good old kit-bashing, KevinD - especially if you can use a bit of imagination and add your own detailing, as opposed to artwork which maybe doesn't show you everything you need to see anyway.

This is rapidly turning into a fascinating thread - I didn't even know the Swan existed till recently - so I await more progress with real interest.

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Kev, great work - loving this build.
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quite an interesting shape for a ship
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Old 15-11-2013, 10:02 AM   #37
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Dont you think that the design has a look of the Privateer from the Doctor Who story Warrior's Gate ?

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Andy,

I actually asked Matt Irvine that same question back in 1981 (!)

Matt denied being directly influenced by the Hooded Swan. He was very nice though and even gave me a copy of his original design for the Privateer - which I have now lost !

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Old 16-11-2013, 05:37 PM   #38
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I have now made the head of the Swan. This is a bit tricky because it seems to look quite different in each of the paintings and there is no reference in the stories to a major refit. Still, it gives me scope. The head is made from a combination of balsa, plasticard and milliput. The front portion is heat formed plastic. There is only a narrow visor-like window in the cabin and I want internal light to be seen through it.



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Old 17-11-2013, 01:59 PM   #39
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I am very much aware that the weather is set to get colder from tomorrow. Low temperatures and little daylight more or less preclude spray painting, so this part of the year tends to force a halt to a lot of model making for me.
With this in mind, I rushed to paint the model today. In the primer, it looks like heavy plant machinery.





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Old 17-11-2013, 06:39 PM   #40
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what capabilities does this ship have (I haven't read any of these books) ?
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