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Roger Holmes

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Finished with Pete Nolan's Harbor Cruise Ship Kit
« on: August 18, 2014, 06:09:07 PM »
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I actually finished a few months back but I put off taking photos since that is the weakest link in my hobby skillset.

The whole kit is .020 styrene with superb etched stairs and railings.

Here are a few in progress shots.







The kit reminds me of the Chicago River Architectural cruise ships that used to pass by the Traffic Court Building that I worked at a few weeks each summer right on the River.  This kit is actually one deck taller than that boat but it looks right to me.  It's not like it's a GP-38 without a sightglass :D

Pete's kit is of a ship that doesn't have seating on the deck so I added my own fabricated from Evergreen strip.  Decals were printed by a friend.



Passing below the placeholder Chicago River Bridge.  The bridge was printed from actual blueprints found on-line.  Gotta get on that project someday.






I really enjoyed building Pete's kit.  Great instructions on-line at nscaleships.com.  It was a nice departure from building structures and pushed me to develop some new skills.  Challenging but not overly difficult and a very satisfying build.  Not sure that I'm ready to tackle one of his four foot tankers, though!
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Roger

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Re: Finished with Pete Nolan's Harbor Cruise Ship Kit
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2014, 08:03:45 PM »
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Really neat build, Roger! Thanks!

Send me a drawing of that bridge. I might be able to cut it out of styrene. I'm cutting similar stuff for large tankers/container ships very successfully, so might be able to make a nice kit at a pretty low price.

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Re: Finished with Pete Nolan's Harbor Cruise Ship Kit
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2014, 08:38:52 PM »
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Great modeling and a nice kit!   :)
Cheers,
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Re: Finished with Pete Nolan's Harbor Cruise Ship Kit
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2014, 09:00:54 PM »
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Cool , gonna put a smoke generator or lights on it ? Given the size anything would fit .

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Re: Finished with Pete Nolan's Harbor Cruise Ship Kit
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2014, 09:22:02 PM »
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Kudos to Pete on a well-designed kit and to Roger for doing a fantastic job of assembling and finishing it.  Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Finished with Pete Nolan's Harbor Cruise Ship Kit
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2014, 10:02:47 PM »
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love it, was eyeing that kit and may be sold now. Like your additions as well, good build!  :drool:
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Re: Finished with Pete Nolan's Harbor Cruise Ship Kit
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2014, 10:23:06 PM »
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Verrrry nice.  I will have to try my hand if I ever finish my 100 or so passenger cars (sides and kitbashes).

And good job also with the Chicago river- people may find it hard to believe, but it really is that color.  I lived there for 40 years, and walked across that bridge, well, ok, a slightly larger copy of that bridge.
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Re: Finished with Pete Nolan's Harbor Cruise Ship Kit
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2014, 11:49:20 PM »
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Looks good Roger!
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