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RetiredMike
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PostSubject: Robert E. Lee Steamboat   Tue 20 Mar 2018, 6:31 pm

I had given up on this one some time back out of frustration.  The box is copyrighted 2009, but the hull says it's a 1978 mold.  A lot of the pins on pieces did not line up with the holes they go in.  The hull has a curvature to it, but most of the other parts are molded flat or straight.  When it came to gluing the upper level down, it kept popping the glue joint.  Luckily there were some cross braces molded into the decks.  I took some craft wire and and twisted it around the upper and lower decks to solve that problem.  And now its finally finished and off the bench!





















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Mike
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PostSubject: Re: Robert E. Lee Steamboat   Tue 20 Mar 2018, 7:39 pm

oh i like that!....sort of thing id like to do, just how long is it?
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PostSubject: Re: Robert E. Lee Steamboat   Wed 21 Mar 2018, 12:57 pm

beowulf wrote:
oh i like that!....sort of thing id like to do, just how long is it?

About 15 inches long by 4 inches wide.

Thanks, all.
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PostSubject: Re: Robert E. Lee Steamboat   Wed 21 Mar 2018, 7:35 pm

Gorgeous Mike!
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PostSubject: Re: Robert E. Lee Steamboat   Wed 21 Mar 2018, 9:27 pm

That turned out very well.
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PostSubject: Re: Robert E. Lee Steamboat   Sat 24 Mar 2018, 4:58 pm

Beautiful build! I've always been impressed with Mississippi Steamboats but have never built one - sort of like a mobile, floating mansion they are.
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PostSubject: Re: Robert E. Lee Steamboat   Sun 08 Apr 2018, 12:20 pm

Makes into a cool looking model !

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PostSubject: Re: Robert E. Lee Steamboat   Sun 08 Apr 2018, 12:33 pm

Fantastic result.
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PostSubject: Re: Robert E. Lee Steamboat   Sun 01 Jul 2018, 8:07 am

That looks great, turned out really well.
Well deserved model of the month, congratulations
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PostSubject: Re: Robert E. Lee Steamboat   Tue 03 Jul 2018, 3:25 am

Beautiful job on what sounds like a difficult kit.

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