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Discussion in 'Scale and Miniature Canoe Models' started by chris pearson, Sep 24, 2014.
A work of art in progress.
The rib top near the bow has a knot in it.
Better than the knot having bow on it.
It's a hole you turd.
The rib top near the bow has a hole in it.
Is there a reason for the rib top near the bow having a hole in it????
i think i just heard Chris' head explode.
Step back from the ledge; awesome piece. i'm just bitter i cant fork over the $ for one.
Relax Chris. Those who can, do; those who can't ,criticize or ask dumb questions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As usual, unbelievably gorgeous!
allow me to respond on Chris' behalf...
Not confusing at all. Chris is merely making the model EXACTLY to the full sized version. right? Right? Chris if you are attending this weekend, get some small patriots and some cinnamon ants. size 18 or 16. trout are looking up.
Ok, I'm back...
I knew that picture would come back to haunt me......Unreal paddle up the beautiful Michigan AuSable this weekend, everything was perfect.........Dave fishing is a no no on the canoe trips, they won't wait for me! Go figure......
Some finished and misc. shots....
Outstanding, finding a miniature carbide light, parasol, and Victrola like the ones show at http://forums.wcha.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=1369&d=1143937521 to go with it will be a real challenge. It is interesting that none of the Charles River area builders seem to have made models in the early 1900s like many of the Maine builders did.
Beautiful work, as always, Chris. R C should be immensely pleased.
As regards Benson's comment about early Charles River type models, the closest thing I can recall seeing is an old model that sold in an Eldred's auction several years back. It appeared to be of that style, and was catalogued as "an early Old Town" or "possibly Kennebec" piece at the time, if memory serves. I believe it was around 50" in length. I saved the photos, as posted below.
Thanks all, quite a project. Benson, that canoe is unreal!
Where does the paddler sit in the tricked out courting canoe? No room on the rear thwart and if he sits behind the sound system he can't see his lady. Maybe he spends all his time under the parasol and a friend tows the canoe to the raft up.
It appears that the paddler frequently sat on the stern deck while their companion(s) reclined on the cushions in the middle of the canoe based on the old postcards and pictures shown in the links below. This probably required considerable ballast in the bottom of the canoe and good balance. Maybe we should recreate one of these at a future assembly to evaluate the stability.
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