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    SS France Glencoe model

    Hi, here are a few pictures of my largely modified Glencoe kit (wrongly advertised as 1/450 and very inaccurate). I think if you spend time on it and make (many) alterations, it makes a nice model after all!Hope you'll like it!

















    #2
    Beautiful work! How long did it take? What changes did you have to make to the original model?

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      #3
      Oh, I likey Mikey....that's a beautiful job you did on it. Like Pilotdane, I'd like to know what changes you made to it as well.
      sigpicI will never forget the lovely grand SS NORWAY.
      Past Cruises on her: August 22, 1992. June 4, 1994, April 7, 2002.
      Nearly had our fourth cruise, it was set for November 7, 2003...
      the boiler room disaster of May 4, 2003 took her out of service.
      We ended up on the NORWEGIAN WIND, not the same as the SS NORWAY

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        #4
        Thanks! here are pictures of the unalterded kit for comparison




        As you can see, it looks more like a toy than model.
        I've reworked the funnels, the mast, the pool dome, narrowed the Promenade overhang, changed the propellers and the rudder, added the bulb, railings, lots of things actually!

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          #5
          Now your extra detail really stands out!

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            #6
            What a fantastic model, and you are right, the original kit does look very much like a toy. But you alterations turn it into a stunning model. Your reworking of the windows below the bridge also make one hell of a difference. Great job!
            Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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              #7
              Your model, the altered one, and the original is days apart.... You have really done some outstanding brilliant detail work.

              I'm very impressed and I can clearly see that your model is far better in quality.

              Did you spend a lot of time doing the alterations?

              You have a talent indeed... I might hire you some day to make one for me too...
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                #8
                Very nicely done! Where did you get the railing? I've been wanting railing like that for my Airfix models for some time now. It really makes it look professional.

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                  #9
                  Glencoe SS FRANCE Model Kits on Ebay

                  If anyone is looking to get a kit of the SS FRANCE, there are 4 that I found on Ebay.

                  http://cgi.ebay.com/1-450-SS-FRANCE-...item3f0bbba821
                  http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
                  http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
                  http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

                  Just thought if you don't have a model, this is where you can get them.
                  Last edited by Oistein; July 10th, 2011, 14:38.
                  sigpicI will never forget the lovely grand SS NORWAY.
                  Past Cruises on her: August 22, 1992. June 4, 1994, April 7, 2002.
                  Nearly had our fourth cruise, it was set for November 7, 2003...
                  the boiler room disaster of May 4, 2003 took her out of service.
                  We ended up on the NORWEGIAN WIND, not the same as the SS NORWAY

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