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Models float Allan’s boat

THE Leongatha Table Tennis clubrooms were the perfect setting for a display of scale model boats, built by club member Allan Odgers last Tuesday, January 19.

The exhibition attracted around 10 people to see the boats, some travelling from as far as Bass.

The models were made from locally sourced wood and were displayed for a special exhibition that Allan hopes will become an annual event.

“I have been building boats since a young age. It is a hobby that I have had an interest in since I was a child,” he said.

Around 15 models were displayed, including the Polly Woodside, a submarine and a Sydney Harbour steam tug, all built at 1/72 scale.

Allan uses timber he sources and carves the hulls using power tools. If the timber has to be bent, he boils it to enable it to be shaped.

He makes the models from scratch, using plans and drawings often sourced from the State Library of Victoria.

Model maker: Korumburra South’s Allan Odgers held a one day exhibition of his model boats last Tuesday, January 19, which he hoped would increase local interest in the art of model building.

Model maker: Korumburra South’s Allan Odgers held a one day exhibition of his model boats last Tuesday, January 19, which he hoped would increase local interest in the art of model building.

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