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MESSIS

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About MESSIS

  • Birthday 08/25/1957

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    Cyprus East Mediteranian Sea Europe
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    Ancient greek ships

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  1. In the above picture I did the sails in full wind on Hermione because I also had crew on the ship (picture below). The idea was to shoe the picture of a ship cruising. The no sails version on the other hand it really gives the sense of stillness of museum quality... again its nice. Guys its a matter of taste. Both views are nice... it depends if you like whisky or rum. Christos
  2. @cog๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ yeap! But the lights are on.... its just still daylight in Cyprus and you can not see them๐Ÿ˜€. The engines are also running already, but Cyprus its far and you cannot hear them๐Ÿ˜‰. The rigging its not just an additional mast... its another two masts๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you for dropping by Wish you a nice day my friend
  3. Shipyard's electricians worked some overtime today to install the position lights on the foremast. Rigging begins on Monday and it looks it want be easy. I never had a for- and - aft boat.
  4. Ok... but still there are ways to make sails look realistic... I did it using GAC 400, and I believe it can be done better than that:
  5. Oh yes.... but dont you like looking at them and showing your friends?
  6. Am following you step by step. So far you are doing a great work! Your log is saved continuously on my hard disk. Am planing to buy myself this kit. Though as I said, I am thinking the sails issue... and the space... which it seems here in my place, after my five models, there isnt anymore available.๐Ÿ˜Ÿ
  7. @nikbud well said! @Wallace Mark he is right, though I know that stress feeling you are under now... but even that --believe me- its a part.of our beautiful hobby... even if at the end you throw the model away (I did it once๐Ÿ˜–). So N joรฝyyyyy
  8. Steven awesome! The figures are just awesome. Be prepared am going to place you an order of my next kit's figures. What it will cost? Dont care... any price shall be lower than what your work worth ๐Ÿ˜. About that magnifying head set.... dont tell me about it! I bought it last year and since then, every time I use it, I keep say to my self : "I was blind and I saw light" ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ™„
  9. So today SWC completed 200 hrs of work. The crow's nest in now on the foremast. I rather call it the "cuckoo's nest" after all the hard time I had with this detail. Even installing it on the mast wasnt easy because the parts had to be and were allready painted. The blocks of the kit look realy nice. They are plastic but need to be painted. There is a good tamiya brown paint:
  10. Thank you Mark. Are you planning to buy or make your own sails?
  11. Am looking your log and it seems to me that you have a very nice Victory kit in a scale that want need much display space once finished! Can you be so kind Sir telling me if there are any cloth sails in the kit? Christos
  12. @cog thank you. The 0.5 mm wire gave me a hard time. It was to hard to bend correctly in a circle. The flame heating and the shocking cooling through cold water, made it softer and after more than a few trials I got it right.
  13. Hey Steven ... Wuaooo you are a great artist! Thats amazing.... are going to make a lot of figures or just these (2 Viking guards and an Emperor)? Fantastic work! Christos
  14. @KatsumotoThank you Peter for watching my work and many thanks for your kind words. I am working on wooden ship models since 2015. Before that -as a student in the 70s-80s- I used to make plastic models. There was much painting but no other skills or knowledge, as wooden ships require. So am still a trainee in this aspect, on the contrary with your skills which am watching closely.Actualy I believe that when and if I reach your level, -and only then-am going to consider my self as a good and experienced modeller. Cheers Peter Christos

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