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Re: QE2 Model 1:450 scale - finished at last! [Gunze Sangyo]
« Reply #80 on: Dec 23, 2018, 04:18 PM »
Only in his mind Rob, asleep in the snug :'(

And supervising my jigsaw in his dreams...

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Re: QE2 Model 1:450 scale - finished at last! [Gunze Sangyo]
« Reply #81 on: Dec 26, 2018, 05:06 PM »
Wonderful work, Pete !  QE2 looks marvelous !  Your work is indeed very neat and very well done !  My best to Mrs. Pete and to Jim !   :)
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Re: QE2 Model 1:450 scale - finished at last! [Gunze Sangyo]
« Reply #82 on: Dec 27, 2018, 05:20 PM »
Great work Pete! Particularly like the attention to detail with the coloured deck chairs which is something my Dad did on his Revell 1/1200 scale QE2 - different colours on each deck chair!
First sailed on QE2 in August 2003 aged 6 years old. Last stepped foot and sailed on QE2 in July 2008. Last saw the seagoing QE2 in person from the decks of QM2, on QE2's last Transatlantic crossing (Eastbound tandem) in October 2008. Visited QE2, in her new life, in Dubai back in January 2020.

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Re: QE2 Model 1:450 scale - finished at last! [Gunze Sangyo]
« Reply #83 on: Feb 10, 2019, 03:55 PM »
Think Alistair will be glad I've nearly stopped plagiarising his topic, work still in progress but, the model today gained  :  a name, an identity, a foremast & some funnel rigging. Lots of tidying & touching up to do but
 getting there..

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Re: QE2 Model 1:450 scale - finished at last! [Gunze Sangyo]
« Reply #84 on: Feb 10, 2019, 04:45 PM »
Love the little paint details, such as painted windows of the cabins of the lifeboats and tenders plus the red locker on the bridge wing! That glue is familiar, my Dad and I having used it with our plastic models in the past too!
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« Reply #85 on: Feb 10, 2019, 08:04 PM »
Fantastic piece of work, well done Pete
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« Reply #86 on: Feb 11, 2019, 03:49 PM »
Oh My Word Pete - This is a Grand Model!
It possibly took a great deal of time, patience and very steady hand-work.
Well Done - hoping you are patting yourself well on the back!
VBW to you - And Mrs Pete
Hoping you are both keeping well.
Rosie
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: QE2 Model 1:450 scale - finished at last! [Gunze Sangyo]
« Reply #87 on: Feb 11, 2019, 05:54 PM »
Hi Pete - Thanks very much for sharing with us your work on QE2 (model) !  She looks spectacular and congratulations on your very fine work on her !  June   :)
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« Reply #88 on: Aug 12, 2019, 08:16 PM »
Spurred on by the appearance of Gerhards fine model I unpacked mine today,  we are currently trying to sell our house, but, after no interest for 3 months thought it was time to get my life back (you know, everything tidied away forever , always spick 'n' span, hide Jim-- well forget the last one).  so here it is at present, I am trying to represent wire stays around the funnel area, & signal ropes around the foremast.
 Like Lachlan it took me ages to find where ropes were tied off, but have managed reasonably well I hope you agree. I was thinking that the ropes on the foremast were a bit thick but looking at the picture that I've used as guidance from the calander in the background, maybe it's not too bad, I have limited dexterity & that is what I can work with , so it will have to stay.
  There are more ropes & stays that will balance the model which I cannot for the love of me find anywhere, however I can seee them on the new forum  header  anybody help me out here please, got to be some info out there.  I know this is only a representation but, I would like it as near as possible..
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« Reply #89 on: Aug 12, 2019, 08:21 PM »
Fantastic to see the details of the model Pete.  It must have been a good feeling to unpack and display QE2 in pride of place. 

ps: like the classy stand for the model when sitting on the window ledge!  ;D
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« Reply #90 on: Aug 12, 2019, 08:24 PM »
Soft & strong as they say in the ad Lynda  :D

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« Reply #91 on: Aug 20, 2019, 10:22 AM »
Superb Pete, congratulations.
The detailing looks fantastic and you must be hugely gratified for all the work you have put in.
If I understand you correctly you are concerned about the wires that attach to the funnel. I have seen those in photos of the funnel and I think they were probably aerials. I’ve been thinking about them too. I’ve been thinking that if they were, say 20mm in diameter in reality then at scale model size they’re impossibly fine. At 1:96 they’d be 0.2 mm and at a smaller scale finer still. If I were to do it I’d probably use very fine fishing line then once they were in place gently run a black felt-tipped pen over them to make them black.
I know you’re a stickler for detail but I have to ‘fess up and say I’m not going to attempt them.
I admire your dedication to the ship and to your model of her.

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Re: QE2 Model 1:450 scale - finished at last! [Gunze Sangyo]
« Reply #92 on: Aug 20, 2019, 03:59 PM »
Great work, Pete !  QE2 is looking marvelous !  The detail is really impressive !   :)
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Re: QE2 Model 1:450 scale - finished at last! [Gunze Sangyo]
« Reply #93 on: Aug 20, 2019, 06:29 PM »
Lovely but...... could you please mark my cabin with some form of notification, possibly a 'Blue Plaque'?  It's the 3rd porthole back on the port side, just above the D of Cunard!

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« Reply #94 on: Oct 20, 2019, 04:51 PM »
Very nearly finished model, am trying to complete in case we move house soon, want it packed away secure (it is soooooo delicate).
 Anyway opened the curtains this morning , the sun out for a change-- well for an hour , just liked the effect so took a piccy. 2 qe2's for one
 Havn't forgotten your request Andy

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Re: QE2 Model 1:450 scale - finished at last! [Gunze Sangyo]
« Reply #95 on: Dec 07, 2019, 04:54 PM »
This really is it, apart from touching in some white on the rear port side (noticed some yellow spots after taking these photos, don't have the foggiest how hey got there.
 

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« Reply #96 on: Dec 07, 2019, 05:05 PM »
Last ones, I was hoping to  indulge myself & pose the model with the picture of QE2 at anchor from next years Calander , but mine hasn't arrived as yet. If I like the look I might just send 1 last image off if you don't mind.
 
I've loved doing this over the last 5 winters, however lately I have broken more bits off & had to retrace my steps a few times making replacement bits . I think I've just finished it in time before getting really clumsy,
nearly 20 yr old flimsy plastic doesn't like being mistreated, dreading packing it away for when we eventually  move house.
  Not in Lachlans ball park but quite pleasd with the end result , & thanks again in absentia to Alistair.
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Re: QE2 Model 1:450 scale - finished at last! [Gunze Sangyo]
« Reply #97 on: Dec 07, 2019, 08:48 PM »

Hello,

If you want to know anything about the wires on the funnel / signal mast PM me especially from this era.  There is the one Scientific Atlanta Satcom so its Circa 1979 / 1980 - Wonderful Job of modelling I especially like the 2 toilet rolls!!!    Willum Tech R/O

Superb Pete, congratulations.
The detailing looks fantastic and you must be hugely gratified for all the work you have put in.
If I understand you correctly you are concerned about the wires that attach to the funnel. I have seen those in photos of the funnel and I think they were probably aerials. I’ve been thinking about them too. I’ve been thinking that if they were, say 20mm in diameter in reality then at scale model size they’re impossibly fine. At 1:96 they’d be 0.2 mm and at a smaller scale finer still. If I were to do it I’d probably use very fine fishing line then once they were in place gently run a black felt-tipped pen over them to make them black.
I know you’re a stickler for detail but I have to ‘fess up and say I’m not going to attempt them.
I admire your dedication to the ship and to your model of her.

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Re: QE2 Model 1:450 scale - finished at last! [Gunze Sangyo]
« Reply #98 on: Dec 07, 2019, 09:36 PM »
Excellent modelling, making me wish we could just get on board and sail away!

I am impressed with the white towel, creating a wake and waves for her to sail on -- that was a brilliant inspiration :) .

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Re: QE2 Model 1:450 scale - finished at last! [Gunze Sangyo]
« Reply #99 on: Dec 09, 2019, 04:20 PM »
Great work, Pete !  And many thanks for sharing the photos with us.  You have done a fabulous job, and she does look like she is ready for a sailaway !  Wish it could be with all of us aboard !  June   :)
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