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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:25 pm 
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I posted a few of these on another thread but thought it might be interesting for some people interested in seeing a few of the models from my collection. Some are Fine Art (with modifications) while others are from individual builders that have some tremendous skill. I'm also going to post up a 1/350 thread for a couple of interesting dioramas in the collection. Not a great photographer but if you are interested in any close-ups, just let me know and I'll do my best. Enjoy.

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Entrance to Matt's museum and official man-cave in the basement.

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Love all WWII era ships but have a real passion for the IJN.

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Here a 1/144 Yamato built by Pat Matthews sits in front of a 1/144 Nagato built in the early 50's.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:30 pm 
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Here are a few additional shots of Yamato, originally the subject of a pretty lengthy build article (it's a heavily modified Tia Jen kit) written by the builder.

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One of only a few 1/96 Type VII U-boats done in Arctic Camo built by Fine Art Models


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:37 pm 
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Here are a few shots of Nagato (1/144) in a very early configuration. The model was built long before the advent of photo-etch and internet research. There are any number of flaws (including over-size rigging) but the subject, her build history combined with the details the he put into her makes her one of my favorites.

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You might pick up on the fact that she is missing something... her props. The model was built with a big black boot stripe that anyone familiar with IJN warships knows doesn't exist. He also managed to have the A-struts hanging halfway down the shafts. Thanks to a little help from Don Preul, the bottom and shaft struts are completed and he's whipping up four nice new brass props for her..


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:40 pm 
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Here are a few more of interest.

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One of the prettiest ships (my opinion) is Missouri, here in surrender fit in 1/192 from Fine Art Models. The oil of Akagi in the background give you an idea of some of the future models I'm hoping to collect or have built.

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The Fletcher class destroyers still are just amazing ships to my eye. Here is the 1/96 USS The Sullivans from Fine Art


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:44 pm 
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If you enjoy the ships that really won the war, here is a 1/96 Lane Victory with a full scale deck-load of trucks, Sherman tanks and artillery.

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Funny story about the accuracy of this model built by Fine Art, I had her on display and came down to find that one of the cranes actually had come down on the deck. Come to find out that the winch had free-spooled and that the pulleys and rigging all worked - down came the crane... Amazing.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:48 pm 
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Final model is kind of unique being a late-war Minelayer (DM-26 Harry Bauer) in 1/192 scale built by Don Preul.

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Final close-up of the Fletcher...

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And it wouldn't be complete without the Big E...

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Oops, sorry - get back to the 23rd century. Actually, got to love the Enterprise all lit up.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:13 pm 
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WOW! i want to have a basement like that :woo_hoo:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:25 am 
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wow is right,that is an amazing collection of models and paintings,you should be very proud of the basement ,museum. :thumbs_up_1:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:11 am 
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Matt, nice and superb collection and Museum, congratulations on the models and for organization.
You offered some closes if asked, so tell you if may I (and all) have some more pics and close of Lane Victory, I love all the ships but Victories are special for me.
Nice regards: Jimmy

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:02 am 
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Jimmy, I'll sneak down to Matt's museum tonight and take a few more close ups. Post them up this weekend.

Matt


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:45 pm 
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Fantastic collection :thumbs_up_1:

John


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