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bootneck

Modelling: before authentic paints, aftermarket and 'special tools'

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I can relate to this guy's model making ways as that is how I started.  No specialist paints, airbrushes or aftermarket parts.  Check out the size of the nozzle on that tube of glue!

 

In addition to making fine models, Duncan Haws produced a considerable amount of books on ships and I have at least 35 of them in my collection.

 

 

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Absolutely amazing skills - plus modelling in suit, shirt and tie in a really low uncomfortable chair and a cramped coffee table....

....oh - and no wedding ring....modelling every evening of the year....mmmmmmmm!

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What a marvellous man. It just shows what can be achieved with a few basic tools, developed skills and a real passion for your subject(s).

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Hypnotic footage of some engaging work - thanks for posting that  Bootneck!

Tony

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Shows you don't need all the fancy tools and equipment to make a nice model

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Truly amazing, but I can't help but wonder what happened to this gentleman's collection when he passed away.

 

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That is a remarkable video, what amazing skill! I was also wondering what happened to his collection after his death. I found this:

 

http://maritimematters.com/2014/12/a-visit-to-a-living-maritime-history-legend-duncan-haws/

 

I doesn't mention the fate of the collection, but he was still alive in 2014 (aged 93) and he was married!

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After that video was another about a model making factory in Hounslow that did stuff for airlines and manufacturers. The Jetstream seemed to figure a lot. Also they made some of the models for Thunderbirds etc. 

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