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Re: Great Lakes Models
Nice! I've thankfully seen both of those on ebay at least once in the last 3 years. Maybe I'll get lucky and they'll show up again at a decent price. I have the Great Lakes aircraft carriers Sable and Wolverine, which were converted from the passenger ships Greater Buffalo and Seeandbee. I have the latter pair, but need the Greater Buffalo to complete that set. I also have a custom 1:1200 scale Fitz model in a wave diorama that I forgot to photograph.
Actually, I have 2. HM Greater Buffalo and Lloyd Spartan. My shelf list for my civilian ships is desperately in need of updating. I also have the GL Edmund Fitzgerald, as well as several of the ones in your collection. But you have many more Lakers than I do.
Thanks David! And no worries about not wanting to sell the model. I'm just glad to hear that there are some out there and that they are being cared for (out of curiosity, which one is it?). And who knows, maybe I'll be able to snag some of these models on ebay in the near future without breaking the bank. I was incredibly lucky a few months back and was able to cross off 4 models from the list in just a weeks time.
I've commissioned almost a dozen models from Hugh and look to add to that number soon. :) I'm pretty happy with what I have though--I can't complain.
Great collection! I have some of those, but far from all of those ships. I have one ship on your want list, but you'll have to wait a while for it to go on the market, as I really don't want to sell it. But I am getting on in years.
There are a couple of 3d designers on Shapeways that have done some Lakers. Some will also do commission work. You might try there for some that aren't otherwise available.
As promised, photos of my Great Lakes fleet: