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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:37 pm 
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Gentlemen!

I have been--along with many other UK modelers, a great admirer of the miniature model ships of
Mr John Prothero-Thomas, a frequent exhibitor and (Gold medal winner!) at the UK Model Engineering exhibition.

These have been seen and featured in the venerable Conways publication-' Modelshipwright' as well the well known MODEL BOATS magazines as well as MARINE MODELLING Magazine.
Sadly there were few opportunities to see images of these superb models on-line....

No Longer is this the case!!!

Mr Prothero-Thomas has permitted me to post a selection of images here at Modelwarships for your enjoyment.
The ships show the extremely wide spectrum of ships that he has built ,vessels range from the Ancient civilizations to modern Naval ships!
Currently circumstances have prevented him from doing any major photo sessions, however he hopes top re-dress this later in the year--and we should be able to look forward to seeing some REAL visual treats and perhaps learn some of the 'secrets' of his building methodology...

Most of the models are built in the traditional old scale of 1/384.

These models are ENTIRELY scratchbuilt, eschewing such modern conveniences as PE and ready made figures...!!!

Enough from me--let the quality of the models speak for themselves! :thumbs_up_1:

JIM B :wave_1:
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:41 pm 
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Here are a few more for your delectation!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:12 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:25 pm 
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That's wonderful work, would love to see more photos of Minotaur and Queen Elizabeth especially.

With a name like that he must be a Welshman?

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and there is such a variety....
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More images soon--just as quick as I can re-size them!

JIM B :wave_1:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:54 pm 
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One of my favourites...
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I hope you enjoyed this ' e- cruise' through some of the John Prothero-Thomas fleet of model ships!


Jim Baumann :wave_1:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:36 pm 
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UTTERLY AMAZING.....


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Astonishment is the first word I'd use, love the rigging on the men-of-war ships, and so much like Jim B, not so much a model builder, more like artist to be this good.


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Thats most impressive!

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lost for words .... really .. :big_grin: ... more more!

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Got to recollect my jaw that just dropped on the floor ...

This is truly the work of a master - absolutely striking and amazing what can be done with lots of talent, skills, knowledge and dedication!

Thanks for posting them, Jim!

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outstanding workmanship, a master class

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Very, very impressive work!

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Absolutely incredible! Certainly a good variety of subject matter - it looks like he can model any era, size and type of ship to the same impeccable standard. Beautifully realistic water, too!
I especially like the early iron warships, particularly the Minotaur and Victoria.

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Simply beautiful is the word.....awsome builds every single one of them.
Thanks for sharing these works of art with us Jim...
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What an incredible display

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Where was this guy hiding !!! great stuff there are some great modellers out there ( and I am not one of them)
Love the HMS Sussex

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Alternatively, you can view the same images, in the main gallery:

http://www.modelwarships.com/features/m ... /index.htm

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Awsome work..... I like that Frigate too Jim!


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