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    Re: 7/25: Belly Up to the Bar

    Those are truly amazing. I have read one of the Bio's on Walt (Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination by Neal Gabler) and it gets into great detail on how Walt got really into miniatures. I have a grandpa who had an old western town miniature collection. It had saloons, old hotels, farm houses, barns, etc. I used to love to look at them.
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    Re: 7/25: Belly Up to the Bar

    Quote Originally Posted by Hathaway Browne View Post
    Wow great work there. I'm working on my HO layout with more Disney references than you can shake a stick at.
    Make sure you post the progress--there are a lot of rail fans on MC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky View Post
    Fabulous, thanks for sharing! If the National Park Service is ever able to put their plans for a museum of the Paramount Ranch movie ranch in motion, I hope to pursuade them to include a miniature model recreation of the Western town set as it looked years ago in the 1960's, and, perhaps, as it looked for Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. If so, I'll know who is the right person for it! (I work with the NPS as a volunteer, as a Paramount Ranch historian.)
    Would love an opportunity to do something more historical like this.

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    Thanks, everyone, for the kind words. We'll try to have an update for you sometime soon.

    BTW, I know Paul really appreciates your compliments. He tells me that the bust he commissioned of himself is coming along nicely.

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    Re: 7/25: Belly Up to the Bar

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffYardDog View Post
    One issue, however. There doesn't look to be much room for dancing in that saloon what with it being advertised on the front.
    There's plenty of room...On top of the bar!

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    Re: 7/25: Belly Up to the Bar

    I have newly found admiration for you Swab! My husband (the Dark Lady's father) is also a RR train & model hobbyist, so I know how much time and dedication it takes to do what you've done. Great work!

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    Re: 7/25: Belly Up to the Bar

    That is fantastic work!!! I want one!!
    I love the POTC artwork and Abe Lincoln!! sweet!!
    I'm addicted and I don't care!!!

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    Re: 7/25: Belly Up to the Bar

    Does the portrait of Abe Lincoln and the Portrait of things to come painting actually hang inside the Big Thunder Saloon @ DL?

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    Re: 7/25: Belly Up to the Bar

    Quote Originally Posted by hauntedmotion View Post
    Does the portrait of Abe Lincoln and the Portrait of things to come painting actually hang inside the Big Thunder Saloon @ DL?
    Paul's "interior design" is purely fictional. There isn't any interior detailing on the real thing.

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    Re: 7/25: Belly Up to the Bar

    Oh darn. Well, I still really enjoy the models! Especially the second one! GREAT WORK!!!

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    Re: 7/25: Belly Up to the Bar

    WHOAH!! Great stuff Swab!!!

    "With the acquisition of Marvel and now of Lucasfilm,
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    Re: 7/25: Belly Up to the Bar

    Wow! Very well done! As another model maker (see my sig), I know what kind of work went into this and what it takes to figure out the construction, details and paint. I'm very impressed!

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    Re: 7/25: Belly Up to the Bar

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Madame Momba View Post
    I have newly found admiration for you Swab! My husband (the Dark Lady's father) is also a RR train & model hobbyist, so I know how much time and dedication it takes to do what you've done. Great work!
    You have Mrs. Swab's sympathies.

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    Re: 7/25: Belly Up to the Bar

    Wow... I simply want to say that the work is amazing, and that I await your model of the Fantasmic Dragon...

    Also a note about Swab. He is a very talented individual overall, not just with models. From conversations I am told he paints, My avatar is a cropping of a caricature he did for me (so cartooning/drawing), I believe he mentioned dabbling in poetry and I know he has written a variety of things. Truely a Renaissance Man in the world of art!

    Swab, have you given any thought to joining any clubs that relate to model railroads or modeling in general? I went to that huge model railroad exhibit... and the clubs show their stuff there. There's also prizes (no clue on any monetary value but Steve may know) as well as various connections that can be made.

    And the one "challenge" I would present to anyone is a working model of the Mark Twain.
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    Re: 7/25: Belly Up to the Bar

    Just another aside, I understand Swab also does a mean "Summer Lovin'" at Karaoke nights, has done a fair amount of exotic dancing and in his teens performed with the Chinese National Acrobats as a contortionist and plate spinner. There is NO limit to his talents.

    (the models are amazing. Swab, most political opinions aside, is my hero)

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