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    My New Build - Milford Star
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    RNinMunich
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    Thanks Pete,๐Ÿ‘
    I'd forgotten those๐Ÿค•
    Handy thing with Shapeways is that the guys who print them can usually rescale to the size you need - within reason!
    A word of warning!
    ALWAYS go for the Fine smooth plastic version.
    The 'Frosted' versions have a slightly rough surface which needs smoothing with acetone or dichloromethane, which can also remove some fine detail.๐Ÿ˜ 
    How do I know? ... โ˜น๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ญ
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
    ads90
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    Many thanks Pete - these look even better.๐Ÿ‘
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    Rookysailor
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    Link below to Shapeways which I believe Doug put on here some months ago, look to be pretty good detail.๐Ÿ˜
    https://www.shapeways.com/marketplace/miniatures/figurines?t...

    Cheers, Pete
    https://www.shapeways.com/marketplace/miniatures/figurines?tag=1%2F48
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    ads90
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    Hi Doug
    Many thanks for the link - looks interesting. I have built up a collection of figures for my other boats (some spare) that Lemax do for the model Christmas village scenes - they have large fixed displays in our Garden centres at Christmas and when they finish with them I usually ask if I can have some of the people figures as they usually just bin them. Easy to re-style and paint but are mostly about 1:24 and 1:36 scale so no good for my 1:48 requirements.
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    RNinMunich
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    Hi Ads,
    Here's one possible source-
    https://www.peoplescale.com/FIGURES-148-and-150_c307.htm
    Mostly soldiers and airman but with a little modding / repainting they should look quite good.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    https://www.peoplescale.com/FIGURES-148-and-150_c307.htm
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
    ads90
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    Thanks for the comment - as for the crew, Caldercraft have always included scale figures in previous models I have built but not for the Milford Star. I have looked on-line for 1:48 scale crew figures to no avail at the moment and agree that it would 'complete' the boat build.
    I did have some comments from my members that I didn't show any rust or weathering but as I explained I am not experienced in this 'art' and would prefer to strive for a decent normal finish rather than make a 'pig's ear' of the painting.
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    RNinMunich
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    "Now a little deflated as I haven't anything to do, "
    Oh no? Sure you do ads!
    Such a fine ship deserves a crew!๐Ÿ˜‰
    She shouldn't be damned to be a ghost ship.๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS Shame you didn't take the Missus with you. I'm sure she would have enjoyed a Maiden voyage๐Ÿ˜‰
    PPS I totally agree ref the 'weathering experts'๐Ÿ™„
    All you have to say is; "But my ship is 'As Built'" ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
    Martin555
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    Very nice work.
    Really looks good on the water.
    Well done.

    Martin555.
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    If it looks right it probably is.
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    Well done. Always nice to (see๐Ÿ™„) our work on the water and running.
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    ads90
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    Many thanks Bill, Much appreciated.
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