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Western River Boat

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The Lady of the River, old Mississippi (or whichever other river) steamboat. Ready to burn some hickory and steam up that old muddy ...

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Looking awesome! I love all the wood, and great use of the fences! Nice waterwheel as well

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Good work! Steamboat is something that I think to make one day for my western layouts. You did it very well

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Looks great! I think it needs a slightly taller rim around the front of the boat though. Also, photographing it surrounded by trans 1 x 1 round blue plates would look really good as well.

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Thanks for the feedback guys. Not sure why Western is only such a small niche areound here. I've always loved the theme but was in my dark ages when it first came out. Now that I have the nessecary pieces and figs I thought I might finally put together something bigger. I'd even propose a community build if there were more people to join. Alas, as it looks there actually aren't that many people who'd be willing to participate ...

I think it needs a slightly taller rim around the front of the boat though. Also, photographing it surrounded by trans 1 x 1 round blue plates would look really good as well.

I'm actually referring to an old GDR comic series from the 1960s in which steamers were portrayed like this:

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As you can see here the rim isn't actually that high. I do admit though that this might not be a very accurate depiction of the real thing.

As for a water effect, as I've mentioned somewhere else, I'll put this into a larger layout so in the final version there will have some sort of water effect.

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Perfect steamboat :drool:.

I haven't seen anything like this for the long time, maybe never. :classic:

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Row, row, row the boat ... oh, sorry, it is a fine steamboat!

No need for rowing then.

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Captain, are you okay? :laugh:

Perfect steamboat :drool:.

I haven't seen anything like this for the long time, maybe never. :classic:

Yeah, it's really hard to find any mocs of these kind of boats and the ones I found were not very good. So I had to build my own. The most difficult part to build was wheel. It's at least the 7th or 8th try of creating something decent looking.

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I like this quite a bit! I myself have been considering some western themed builds, and a steam ship is one I've been thinking about. Specifically, the Far West, as my great great great grandfather was a crew member of that ship. Looking forward to your other western builds. The few you've posted so far look great!

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Very good!

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Thanks for the feedback guys. Not sure why Western is only such a small niche areound here. I've always loved the theme but was in my dark ages when it first came out. Now that I have the nessecary pieces and figs I thought I might finally put together something bigger. I'd even propose a community build if there were more people to join. Alas, as it looks there actually aren't that many people who'd be willing to participate ...

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I might be willing to throw in something small...

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