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Ahab's Son 1870
AJLaFleche
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: May 05, 2002
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Posted: Friday, September 25, 2015 - 07:36 PM UTC
Here is my recently completed Scale 75 Ahab figure in what else 75 mm white metal. He is painted in Vallejo acrylics while the steam box is done in Vallejo and Model Master Metalizers. As depicted, this is the famous Captain Ahabís son, some 30 years after the incident with Moby Dick.

The figure is stock with the exception of a steam hose from the steam box to the harpoon gun. The deck is stained balsa strips applied over the base and basswood.

He is posed next to a Model 1870 Stanley Steam Powered Tiller which was used on whaling ships in the steam age to make controlling the direction of the ship more manageable. It is constructed of a purchased wheel, handles and smoke stake. All the rest is from the parts boxes and mostly painted in Model Master Metalizer colors.































Biggles2
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Quebec, Canada
Joined: January 01, 2004
KitMaker: 7,160 posts
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Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 10:22 PM UTC
Very nice! We need more finished examples by modelers and painters, instead of just advertisements of what's new.
Hwa-Rang
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: June 29, 2004
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Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 11:31 AM UTC
Love the subject. Excellent build.