Your research and dedication to scale accuracy in the build is excellent and well presented with the explanations that will provide suggestions to other modelers facing some of the same tasks. Well done. . . no. . . OUTSTANDING. PT-2Nice build Jonrton and have to agree with you Ted
In some ways, I think every ship model can be considered a 'narrative' - the actual (fullsize) boats/ships each had a history - some were undistinguished, but others played a major role in events.Thanks for all the kind words. I do not have the technical skills that many modelers have, but I always try to have my models tell a story in some way. Is there such a thing as “narrative shipmodeling”?
I have already posted pictures of several of my models in the “completed models” forum. Hope you enjoy them.In some ways, I think every ship model can be considered a 'narrative' - the actual (fullsize) boats/ships each had a history - some were undistinguished, but others played a major role in events.
For example, my 'King's Fisher' was a British sloop that got tangled up in the American war of Independence, while 'Natterer' was modelled on a Lake Windermere (UK) steam launch that featured in the invention of the 'Kitchin' rudder, and in early experiments with Radio Control.
In addition, a model can be depicted in an appropriate setting, as is your James Caird, or maybe on the slip being built or repaired - they are all 'narratives'.
You appear to have a very interesting model collection - you should show us some more!