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Author Topic: Its a ferry not a fairy - Duck Airship Complete  (Read 1208 times)
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« on: January 28, 2016, 11:07:18 pm »

Just completed another airship.  Smaller and simpler than the Dragon.  This one went very quickly.  Helps that the work bench was already filled with parts not used for the other and that I had cut and made a number of pieces while making the bigger one.  It is drying now.  Pictures soon.
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2016, 11:36:24 pm »

Can't wait to see it!
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2016, 01:12:41 am »

Thanks!

Here it is.  A Duck ferry.  Very loosely based on the amphibious ducks for land and sea.  This one is for sea and air. Fold down loading ramp in the rear.  Dual jet propulsion.









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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2016, 02:28:16 am »

One more pic.  A little closer look. This one with the ramp up.

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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2016, 02:58:22 am »

Very Cool! has a Jules Vern Feel to it! Keep up the Superb Work!
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2016, 07:46:55 am »

Thanks Cmdr.  I like to think Jules comes to me in my dreams each night. Wink
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2016, 08:06:37 am »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
It's magnificent, of course,  and I particularly admire the use of yellow in the globe. But...where are the carpets? Where is the tea urn? And the brass railings?

Or is it meant to be a merchant tramp type of vessel, unsuitable for conveying a lady to her destination? Unless she's a determined adventuress, of course.

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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2016, 10:56:45 am »

Nice, sir, very nice!
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2016, 11:12:15 am »

Oh, he (she?)'s a nice one! I do like the swirly finish on the balloon globe.
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2016, 01:10:31 pm »

fairy. fairy nice!

I also love the way the paint worked out.

You sir are Oberon, king of the ferries!

Duck!!........No that's a seagu.............THUD!  Grin

(sorry couldn't resist) Darn fine job as usual Mr M.
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« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2016, 01:39:37 pm »

Thank you kindly all.

This is definitely the tramp type, not for fine ladies.  Still working on some cargo for it to haul.

As per my usual, I don't paint, rather use the paint that was on the piece.  The heat of welding and lots of wire brushing is used to give the final result.  With all these pieces I want them to look like they have been flying the skies for years.

Thanks again.
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« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2016, 10:39:30 pm »

During the most recent voyage of the Duck it carried a load of animals for delivery to another city.



But carrying animals can be very dangerous in this part of the sky.


An Air Kraken picks up the scent and is moving in for a snack.
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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2016, 03:54:25 am »

I should have pointed out that the elephant is an antique toy, the pigs are modern, and the air kraken is made from brass, steel and bronze.
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« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2016, 04:11:17 am »

No need for explanations, good sir - the beasties speak for themselves!
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« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2016, 06:12:11 pm »

That air kraken is the finishing awesome touch to a marvellous build.
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« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2016, 12:28:57 am »

Thank you so much.
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« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2016, 02:09:18 am »

Here are the two latest airships.



Gives a good idea to the relative size and complexity.
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« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2016, 11:05:14 am »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
Lovely, whimsical work.
The kraken is perfect!

I remain yours,
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« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2016, 08:30:55 pm »

so wish I had the facilities for making things from metal
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« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2016, 10:46:01 pm »

Marvelous united colors of Airshipia. Climb aboard !
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« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2016, 11:36:40 pm »

An imposing pairing. I particularly like, alongside its dramatically coloured air-bag, the oversized engines of the Duck; shows she's a tough little ship.

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« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2016, 03:52:50 am »

Thank you all.

The Duck engines can be rotated in theory to provide lift when needed.

I really wanted to make another kraken, so this seemed like the right ship for it.
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« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2016, 02:49:45 am »

I am pleased to say that the Duck Airship found a home in Oregon.  Now I just have to ship it.  Too bad it doesn't really fly.
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« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2016, 11:15:27 am »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
That's splendid news, sir!

I remain yours,
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« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2016, 10:01:28 am »

I am pleased to say that the Duck Airship found a home in Oregon.  Now I just have to ship it.  Too bad it doesn't really fly.
Great news, I'm sure the new owner will be more than happy with their new purchase.
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