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The 2016 Melbourne model expo is on right now. It started yesterday, and will finish tomorrow. The club I belong to, the Ship Model Society of Victoria, had a display. I contributed three models (see my signature for links to galleries and build logs). There are a few other SMSV members on MSW - BANYAN, Brian the Extraordinaire, and Aussie048 - but no models from them this year.

 

The show was divided into sections: clubs, individuals, competition, and traders.

 

First, here are some pictures from our club:

 

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SMSV Display.

 

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Peter, me, Richard, Alan.

 

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An overview of all the ships on display. The committee decided not to overcrowd the table with models, so we "only" had 14 ships to display.

 

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Dutch Fishing Boat (scratchbuilt).

 

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HMS Royal Caroline (Panart), built by Alan.

 

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Brig "Brigantine" (scratchbuilt).

 

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Endeavour Longboat (scratchbuilt).

 

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Zuider Zee Botter (scratchbuilt).

 

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HMS Achille from Trafalgar 1805 (scratchbuilt)

 

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HMS Spartiate from Trafalgar 1805 (scratchbuilt)

 

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Baltik (kit built)

 

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HMS Bounty (kit built) by myself.

 

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HMS Bounty Launch (kit built) by myself.

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Here are a few more wooden ship models from builders who are not members of SMSV.

 

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"La Reale de France", entered into the competition category. Utterly magnificent.

 

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HM Cutter Sherbourne.

 

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HMS Indefatigable (scratch built)

 

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"Lady Nelson" (scratch built)

 

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HMS Cruiser (scratch built)

 

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"Shipyard" cardboard models by Zibby Lelito.

 

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Port Jackson Schooner

 

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"Xebec"

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Here are some plastic ship models.

 

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USS Missouri by Richard.

 

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A very impressive USS Hornet.

 

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Various ship models and dioramas.

 

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Oscar II Class submarine.

 

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Now this is impressive - a tiny Japanese I-400 submarine aircraft carrier. The pictures don't really convey how tiny this model is.

 

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More models.

 

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Torpedo boat with close-up of the waves.

 

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Impressive scratch built model of "Petuna", a fishing vessel.

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And finally, here are some non-ship models that caught my eye.

 

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Fiat racer.

 

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Lamborghini LP500 Countach.

 

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Apollo moon missions.

 

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Very impressive painted figureheads. Look at the detail and the expression. In particular, look at the face painting of the Maori warrior. I can't see any brush marks, even with my unforgiving macro lens.

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Thank you everyone for your kind words! The camera used was a Sony A7S II with a Carl Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 lens, or a Carl Zeiss 90mm f/2.8 Macro lens. Most of the photos were taken with flash, but you can't see the flash effect eh! :)

 

You've got a mis-labeling in your second post. The cutter labelled as "Sherbourne" is actually my slightly bashed kit of "HM Cutter Mermaid".  :D

 

Rick

 

Oops, so sorry Rick! There are quite a few mistakes in my posts, that's what happens when you have so many pictures and a poor memory. I'll go fix it later.

 

Keith,

 

Other than you, are those other 3 gentleman in the first post members here?   Can you toss a screen name our way?

 

Hi Mark, those gentlemen with white hair are too busy building models to get on forums! I have been pestering badgering nagging harassing encouraging them to join MSW for ages, yet none of them have signed up.

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Oops, so sorry Rick! There are quite a few mistakes in my posts, that's what happens when you have so many pictures and a poor memory. I'll go fix it later.
 

No problem Keith , my "Not affixed to stand" label was pretty well obscuring the model plaque anyway.As one of the few wooden ship models there I was particularly happy to take a 2nd place in the Miscellaneous Sailing Ship section particularly as it was my 2nd ever build.

 

Rick

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there is a problem with the second picture ,it's impossible it could be a  dutch fishing boat:

 

it's the "marie jeanne" french fishing and his matricule CC MEAN CONCARNEAU his attached port!

 

it was a interprétation from soclaine's kit

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