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Posted by William Swan on April 20, 2017, 9:37:37, in reply to " Is it true that once you build a waterline model you never go back to full hull? "
I've always thought that a ship on pedestals looked a bit silly, like having a broomstick up your butt. Keel blocks look much better, in my opinion. However, as I tend to build a lot and like to display the ships next to each other, waterline works better from a space aspect. I can put multiple subjects into a display cabinet that occupies a much smaller footprint in the house than a bunch of large custom made display cases. That's a good thing to keep the peace as well, with over 300 in ships built (1/700, 1/400 and 1/350 scale) at this point the smaller the space used the better.
They also look more realistic. I would love to have them in seascapes but once again space available trumps aesthetics.
: because it looks so much more realistic
: compared to pedestal mounted?
: as said here often we see ships in the
: water, waterline, as opposed to dry dock.
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