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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:15 pm 
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I thought I’d share some of my 1/1000 and smaller scratch built ship models.

RMS Servia, Cunard Line, 1/1500 scale. This model was built from original drawings, basswood hull, brass details. The masts are crass, the rigging is tungsten wire, and the sails are linen paper.

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Gaff Schooner Wyoming, the largest wooden ship ever built, scratch built from original drawings in 1/1500 scale. As above, the hull is basswood, details are brass, tungsten wire rigging and linen sails.

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HMS Pandora, the ship sent to hunt down the HMAV Bounty mutineers. Complete with “Pandora’s Box” prison cell, in 1/1000 scale. The hull is basswood, the rest is mostly brass.

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The American Sloop-of-War (USS) Wasp, scratch built from an original survey plan. Again, the hull is basswood, with Tanganyika and brass details.

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Current project work in progress, KuK SMS Viribus Unitis in 1/1500 scale. This is a departure from the ships above as I’ve switched to maple for the hull. The turrets are maple as well. The deck is planked with laser etched basswood like all of the ships above, and the rest of the details are brass. I’ll post more of this one once it’s finished.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:52 am 
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Wow, those are amazing! So tiny but so detailed!. Looking forward to seeing more, especially that Viribus. :thumbs_up_1:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:37 pm 
Very nice on such a small scale. :thumbs_up_1: The rigging on the sailing ships is impressive--more complete than on most larger scale plastic models I've seen.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:05 pm 
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Very nice work.


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Fantastic attention to detail, and so cleanly executed.

Way better than anything I could do, full credit to you.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:03 am 
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These are fantastic man!

Would have been cool to see something like Great Eastern in this format one day! :big_grin:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:10 am 
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Glad you like.

I’m nearly finished with Viribus Unitis. I’m a bit farther along than this photo shows though. So far the model has 497 individual parts, and I haven’t started on the awning or mast rigging.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:52 pm 
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That is very impressive-

-and I am impressed! :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:

Servia-....- an inspired choice of ship!

I am watching! :wave_1:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:56 pm 
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Thank you!

The sea base is finished for Viribus Unitis, and the rigging is about 20% complete at the time of writing this. I should have that finished and the model photographed in the next couple of days.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:37 pm 
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After 17 days of work, 554 individual scratch-built pieces, my model of the Austro-Hungarian Dreadnought SMS Viribus Unitis Model is finished. The model depicts the ship as-built in her Montecucculin Green camouflage. The model is 9.5cm or 3.75” long.

Using drawings of the ship that I scaled down, the hull and main turrets were made from maple, the hull being a sold piece. The deck was planked with laser cut basswood, the funnels from turned and machines brass, the bulk of the superstructure was made from styrene and brass. Masts, gun barrels, and torpedo net booms were also made from brass. The awning net supports, torpedo net rigging and mast rigging are all tungsten wire. Flags were hand painted on foil with oils and acrylics.

The paint consists of black poly-acrylic primer with green-blue from Vallejo. A very thin wash of grayish brown oil was applied to bring out some of the hull details. Everything was sealed with Vallejo matte lightly airbrushed. I chose a much lighter shade of green since the prototype color, Oliv Mittel, would have been far too dark on a ship this scale. I think the green-blue from Vallejo captured the essence of the Montecucculin camouflage.


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Super! Looks like 1/700 easily.

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They are all terrific. Thanks for sharing.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:46 am 
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Thanks everyone!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:43 pm 
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The display case is finished:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:13 pm 
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The display case is finished:

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Absolutely astounding!

Your skills were really good before but now....... :big_eyes:

Also very glad to see an Austrian ship. :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:31 pm 
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Thank you!!!!

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