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HMS Fly - Victory Models 1:64 scale kit

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Absolutely stunning! Please, how did you achieve the water effect? Exactly this type of model display is my dream - no disturbing pedestals or cradle, but the water level effect. I was just thinking how to get the convincing look of water.

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That is beautiful. You are very talented. That is exactly the kind of display I wish I could achieve. Well done!

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Very tasty display - simply a wonderful build!

 

Thanks for showing!

 

XXXDAn

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Thank you all for your kind comments.

I didn't post a build log for this model, being somewhat disapointed that my log for my HMS Diana was lost in the data crash (and of course, I hadn't kept a copy!)

My thanks to Blue Ensign for your comment particularly, as I followed your excellent build log for Pegasus during my build and was inspired by your fine result.

Some of you have asked about how I created 'the sea' in my display. 

I began with a sheet of 3mm perspex and scrolled out the waterline shape – which was one of the most difficult parts due the the fact that I had to make several templates and adjust them until I got the shape spot on.

I then painted the sea colour mixing watered down blues, green and yellow Tamiya acrylic paint. I wanted a 'Caribbean blue' look rather than English Channel dishwater brown.

I then modelled the sea surface first using Woodland Scenics Realistic Water, to give some sence of depth, then their Water Effects, to model the waves.

I'm quite pleased with the result having had 'heart in mouth' through each stage of the process – it's a sad fact that in many cases as a 'kit-bashing' model shipwright, you're doing something for the first time, then having learned how to do it, you never do it again!

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Wonderful model! And your water display is amazing! Did you carve the figures?

 

Thomas 

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Wow! How did you make the display case part? It looks like it came straight out of a museum!

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Fantastic model. Congratulations.  I think the sailor is either ascending or descending the "ladder" to the boat secured to the boom.

 

SOS

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The entire model and display is a beautiful work of art. Thank you for sharing this in MSW and, of course, congratulations.

 

Dave

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That's a superb build and spectacular display. A wonderful mix of period vessel and modern display. You should be very pleased.

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Could you describe in better detail (for this novice anyway) how you achieved the realistic water result? Thanks.

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That's a beautifully Swan class model, Cal. The display really adds to the presentation and I love the deployment of the fish davit in a sort of mini diorama.

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So far I had NEVER seen a sea scenery so well executed (and I've seen a lot of them.  And the model, and the case, and... and... That's what I call museum quality!  What's the next build?

 

JP

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WOW, one of the most tasteful displays ... NO ... THE most tasteful I've ever seen.   Any model would just shine in such an environment.

 

Very cleverly designed and executed and I'm sure many are rushing off to try and emulate it. 

 

Frank

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Can only echo all the above - Beautiful build and stunning presentation. Congratulations Pete

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