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 Post subject: Re: 1/700 Amagi diorama
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:12 am 
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That shrink ray is some invention. You better start watching your back.

This is as good as it gets in our hobby. Marijn, I have no more superlatives for you. My vocabulary is exhausted.

I think you should just try a dinghy next. Go simple. Maybe in 1/1200.


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 Post subject: Re: 1/700 Amagi diorama
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:22 pm 
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'This is as good as it gets in our hobby. Marijn, I have no more superlatives for you. My vocabulary is exhausted.'....I could try come up with some apt praise for Marin's work, but this says it all

Utterly gobsmacked :-)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:46 am 
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:big_grin: :cool_1: :big_grin:

Many thanks guys! Just when I think the praise can not get higher anymore… :smallsmile: :smallsmile: :smallsmile: :smallsmile:

Cheers,

Marijn


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:11 am 
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gets better and better. Thanks for taking such good photos too, makes it easier to see all the touches you add

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:43 pm 
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'This is as good as it gets in our hobby. Marijn, I have no more superlatives for you. My vocabulary is exhausted.'....I could try come up with some apt praise for Marin's work, but this says it all

Utterly gobsmacked :-)



This.

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 Post subject: Re: 1/700 Amagi diorama
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:40 pm 
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I’ve been on this site since 2001, that’s 17 years of modeling. I have seen thousands of builds, thousands and not one of them has left the impression your Amagi has.

In my opinion, this is the finest ship model I have ever seen, and one of the finest threads I’ve ever read.

Your painting is flawless and you deserve all the praise you get.

Well done.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:48 am 
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Dan K wrote:
That shrink ray is some invention. You better start watching your back.
This is as good as it gets in our hobby. Marijn, I have no more superlatives for you. My vocabulary is exhausted.

I think you should just try a dinghy next. Go simple. Maybe in 1/1200.

Ha! Look who's talking, Dan! I think both of you could not only research the identification stencil for that dingy, but also find a way to apply it! Looking forward to the next update, Marijn.


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Not sure I can add to what has already been said: simply an amazing display of construction and artistry, Marijn. :worship_1:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:12 am 
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Many thanks everyone!
I wish I could thank you as eloquently as you praise my work. :)
It is very much appreciated and very motivating. I'm happy my humble little ship brings enjoyment not only to myself but also to other people around the world. :)

Sorry for the late reply by the way; I have been down with the flu for almost a week now…
And there was no hobby-time during the holidays, so no progress yet I'm afraid.

But when I'm better, I'll be painting the smaller vessels in the diorama.
I had posted them before, but since the links are now broken, here they are again:

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In the meantime, if anyone has some info on the colors these ships and barge should be painted in, I'm all ears! :)

Cheers,

Marijn


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:19 am 
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Have you given any thought to making molds and casting some of those little guys? At least take some overhead and side views with a ruler nearby. They're a lot more interesting than the commercial samples.


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 Post subject: Re: 1/700 Amagi diorama
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:41 am 
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Thanks Mike!

Building them so they could be cast would have increased construction time quite a lot, and at this moment they are not really caste able (fragile details and too sharp undercuts).

But I hear what you say. I also feel that there are surprisingly few small ships on the market, especially non-military ones that one would expect in harbors or coastal environment. The same couple of small ships can be found in most dioramas, usually similar looking tugs, while it would be more fun to have more variation.

Luckily, they are not too hard to scratchbuild, and it is a lot of fun to do so.
References can be the mayor problem though. I just went with what I could see in the video and a couple of photos on Amagi, and with a bit of extra pics of wooden sea trucks. But that still left a lot of blanks to be filled in, so I'm afraid my efforts are far from 100% accurate (another reason not to want to put these on the market now I think of it). They do look like the blurry images I worked from though, so I'm happy with them.
But I'll try to find the basic plans I drew up for them and scan those, so you have the dimensions and basic shapes I used, even if they are just my interpretation.

Cheers,

Marian


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