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After some huffing and puffing about rivet counting under another topic, a recent article from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers' magazine might interest a few people:

http://www.profeng.com/archive/archive+200...05/22050098.htm

Dr John Bradbury Winter was a model maker with incredible skill and patience, and everything he made was simply a reduced version of the prototype. I remember reading long ago about a model he built of William Stroudley's "Como" that involved him crawling inside the tender of the original to ensure that he had every detail correct. It's currently in the Brighton and Hove Museum:

http://www.virtualmuseum.info/collections/...amp;ckid=365281
 

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The point of the first post here was really just to show that model building at its finest can become an art form that we can all enjoy, regardless of our own skills. When I see something like Winter's models I simply sit back to enjoy the craftsmanship and artistry that are far beyond anything I can aspire to. They are incredibly beautiful models - that's all.
 
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