I spent a great deal of time in my youth trying to make waterline models out of full hull kits using a heated butter knife or screwdriver.
It was a really bad idea. Imagine my delight when I saw the first Revell 1/720 kits. Except for a USS Constitution, I can't think of a single full-hull kit I've built since.
: 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.
: --Previous Message--
: 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.