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Sunday, March 6, 2011

mark twain Repost






Here are some images plus a composite of Artesania Latinas 1/80 scale riverboat paddle steamer King of the Mississippi. Holy shades of Samuel Clemens Batman! Actually the term "mark twain" was a term used by riverboat captains meaning two fathoms. However though Samuel Clemens was a riverboat captain he may also have gotten his pen name "Mark Twain" during his time in Nevada where saloon keepers used the term "mark twain" to represent two drinks of credit. Anyway back to the model. This model is not as difficult to build as may first appear as it is basically straight panels, not very many curves as with sail ships. This model makes a good intermediate project. The woods used for this model were Sapelly, Ramin, African Walnut, Boxwood, Beechwood and of coarse the ever popular Plywood.

4 comments:

sinfuselaje said...

Wow, in spanish: Trabajazo!!

Warren Zoell said...

Gracias sinfuselaje!!

Pat Tillett said...

The detail and colors on this are really good!

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Pat - Very little painting was done on this. It's mostly all natural woods.