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Author Topic: Oh no! It's a GIANT paddle steamer! Big, beautiful new piece, must see!  (Read 2722 times)

Offline Smokeyrone

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Its Captain Smokey, climb aboard my vessel for the ride of your life!

A wonderful birthday gift from the local hobby shop owner.

A 1/48 Dumas, with full detailed interior, working lights, and working motor, ESC,, servos and reciever.

Sgt Guiness, I'll be coming up the Nile, loaded up with artillery and troops, and I'm gonna spank your Dervish!

Beautiful...

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Offline DivisMal

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Re: Oh no! It's a GIANT paddle steamer! Big, beautiful new piece, must see!
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2023, 08:02:50 PM »
Blimey, Captain! Did you build that thing from scratch?

Offline fred

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Re: Oh no! It's a GIANT paddle steamer! Big, beautiful new piece, must see!
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2023, 08:30:10 PM »
Thats a big one!

Does the mention of servos and receivers mean it can be sailed by radio control?

Offline marco55

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Re: Oh no! It's a GIANT paddle steamer! Big, beautiful new piece, must see!
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2023, 09:10:39 PM »
Beautiful model.  :o ;D
Mark

Offline Smokeyrone

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Re: Oh no! It's a GIANT paddle steamer! Big, beautiful new piece, must see!
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2023, 09:41:24 PM »
Thats a big one!

Does the mention of servos and receivers mean it can be sailed by radio control?

Yes.   Already ran it for a few seconds (on land, everything works).

It's an old Dumas balsa kit, built by the hobby shop  owner 20+ years ago.  It's pretty dang big, 38" length, lol

Offline Smokeyrone

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Re: Oh no! It's a GIANT paddle steamer! Big, beautiful new piece, must see!
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2023, 09:43:46 PM »
Alright, gentlemen, besides terrorizing Sgt Guiness Morroco and Sudan games, what else can I do with it?   Big enough, with rooms and hallways, to run a dungeon crawl type game, lol

Offline Cubs

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Re: Oh no! It's a GIANT paddle steamer! Big, beautiful new piece, must see!
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2023, 09:49:27 PM »
That would be a great setting for a western-type game - perhaps a 'Maverick' style man-hunt, based around a poker tournament, where the player/s need to catch someone or foil a heist (or commit one) on the boat.
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Offline fred

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Re: Oh no! It's a GIANT paddle steamer! Big, beautiful new piece, must see!
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2023, 10:37:19 PM »
That would be a great setting for a western-type game - perhaps a 'Maverick' style man-hunt, based around a poker tournament, where the player/s need to catch someone or foil a heist (or commit one) on the boat.

+1 to this - just what I was thinking

Offline JBaumal

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Re: Oh no! It's a GIANT paddle steamer! Big, beautiful new piece, must see!
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2023, 01:06:37 AM »
Holy Crap Smokey!!! That ship is a beauty!!! Word will travel from oasis to oasis and up and down the Nile of the approach of this beautiful behemoth. The Dervish will be shaking in their sandals.

Offline MaleGriffin

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Re: Oh no! It's a GIANT paddle steamer! Big, beautiful new piece, must see!
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2023, 02:24:33 AM »
OMG! That is AMAZING! Wow, just wow!
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Offline Hitman

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Re: Oh no! It's a GIANT paddle steamer! Big, beautiful new piece, must see!
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2023, 07:07:33 PM »
What about a pulp era murder mystery similar to Death on the Nile?
Victory is guaranteed to the last man standing, but always remember those whom you stepped on to get there!!

Offline FramFramson

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Re: Oh no! It's a GIANT paddle steamer! Big, beautiful new piece, must see!
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2023, 09:28:48 PM »
Good lord what a monster!

Do the decks actually come up so you can access the interior? Not normally a feature of model boat builds like this, so I'm bloody impressed that the builder would take the time to ensure that!


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Offline Smokeyrone

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Re: Oh no! It's a GIANT paddle steamer! Big, beautiful new piece, must see!
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2023, 02:17:43 AM »
Good lord what a monster!

Do the decks actually come up so you can access the interior? Not normally a feature of model boat builds like this, so I'm bloody impressed that the builder would take the time to ensure that!

Yup, he did each floor lift off style

Offline beefcake

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Re: Oh no! It's a GIANT paddle steamer! Big, beautiful new piece, must see!
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2023, 02:36:14 AM »
Wow amazing.
What a gift!
Great to hear they can come apart too.


Offline FifteensAway

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Re: Oh no! It's a GIANT paddle steamer! Big, beautiful new piece, must see!
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2023, 06:19:04 PM »
Exquisite model.  But I'd be very (as in VERY) careful putting that in a game.  I hope it is robust but often times such finely detailed models are not so much durable, too easy to break.  I'd be afraid to touch that thing in a game for fear of causing any damage.

One question about the model for a game, though: is it waterline so you can actually 'float' it on a game table?

You are a lucky man.  Must have spent a LOT of money in that shop over the years I'm guessing.

 

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