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17 minutes ago, Ab Hoving said:

This is not a book that is officially on the market. My son and I made it just for fun. 

We hope you like it too.

 

Cut_and_paste_ENG.pdf 6.31 MB · 0 downloads

Thank you for sharing this; your "father & son" team creates stunning, superb art. Emiel's painting is extraordinary, a Master of marine depictions. I'm certain that many MSW members will appreciate viewing your "book"!

Ron

Director, Nautical Research Guild

Secretary/Newsletter Editor, Philadelphia Ship Model Society

Former Member/Secretary for the Connecticut Marine Model Society

 

Current Build: Godspeed 2, (Wyoming, 6-masted Schooner)

Completed Builds: HMS Grecian, HMS Sphinx (as HMS CamillaOngakuka Maru, (Higaki Kaisen, It Takes A Village), Le Tigre Privateer, HMS Swan, HMS Godspeed, HMS Ardent, HMS Diana, Russian brig Mercury, Elizabethan Warship Revenge, Xebec Syf'Allah, USF Confederacy, HMS Granado, USS Brig Syren

 

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Just spent some time going through this book.  Wow!!!!

Mark
"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

Current Build:                                                                                             
Past Builds:
 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans                             Triton Cross-Section   

                                                                                                                       USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War  _(Gallery) Build Log

                                                                                Wasa (Gallery)

                                                                                                                        HMS Sphinx 1775 - Vanguard Models - 1:64               

 

Non-Ship Model:                                                                                         On hold, maybe forever:           

CH-53 Sikorsky - 1:48 - Revell - Completed                                                   Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0 (Abandoned)         

         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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Beautiful work! A nice family project!

hamilton

current builds: Corel HMS Bellona (1780)
 
previous builds: MS Phantom (scuttled, 2017); MS Sultana (1767); Corel Brittany Sloop (scuttled, 2022); MS Kate Cory; MS Armed Virginia Sloop (in need of a refit); Corel Flattie; Mamoli Gretel; Amati Bluenose (1921) (scuttled, 2023); AL San Francisco (destroyed by land krakens [i.e., cats]); Corel Toulonnaise (1823); 
MS Glad Tidings (1937) (in need of a refit)HMS Blandford (1719) from Corel HMS GreyhoundFair Rosamund (1832) from OcCre Dos Amigos (missing in action); Amati Hannah (ship in a bottle); Mamoli America (1851)Bluenose fishing schooner (1921) (scratch)
 
under the bench: Admiralty Echo cross-section; MS Emma C Barry; MS USS Constitution; MS Flying Fish; Corel Berlin; a wood supplier Colonial Schooner Hannah; Victory Models H.M.S. Fly; CAF Models HMS Granado; MS USS Confederacy

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Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing this. Building one of these is definitely in my bucket list and this just increases my motivation.

 

Ian

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6 hours ago, Ab Hoving said:

We hope you like it too.

 

Absolutely, Ab. Many thanks.

🌻

STAY SAFE

 

A model shipwright and an amateur historian are heads & tails of the same coin

current builds:

HMS Berwick 1775, 1/192 scratchbuild; a Slade 74 in the Navy Board style

Mediator sloop, 1/48 - an 18th century transport scratchbuild 

French longboat - CAF - 1/48, on hold

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Excellent!  Thank you very much for sharing!

Building: 1:64 HMS Revenge (Victory Models plans)

1:64 Cat Esther (17th Century Dutch Merchant Ships)
 

On the building slip: 1:72 French Ironclad Magenta (original shipyard plans)

 

On hold: 1:98 Mantua HMS Victory (kit bash), 1:96 Shipyard HMS Mercury

 

Favorite finished builds:  1:60 Sampang Good Fortune (Amati plans), 1:200 Orel Ironclad Solferino, 1:72 Schooner Hannah (Hahn plans), 1:72 Privateer Prince de Neufchatel (Chapelle plans), Model Shipways Sultana, Heller La Reale, Encore USS Olympia

 

Goal: Become better than I was yesterday

 

"The hardest part is deciding to try." - me

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I already knew that your son could do it from the pictures in your book. But what got me was turning the pinas into a warship.
Absolutely brilliant idea to publish this. Thank you.:imNotWorthy::imNotWorthy::imNotWorthy:

Ve výstavbě: Pinase 1660 - 1670                                                   Můj web : https://kopape.webnode.cz/

Dokončeno:  Grosse jacht 1678                                         

                       Janita 18. století   

                       Golden Hind 

                       Jadran

                       Santa Maria

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6 hours ago, Ab Hoving said:

On behalf of my son and myself: thank you all for your kind words and the likes. It keeps a man alife.

Perhaps we should have published it after all. 🙂

Mr Hoving, I respectfully believe you should offer your unique creative efforts as a limited edition booklet. Small runs of high-quality printing can be produced by a number of vendors who specialize in these publications. Publishing your work as a hardcover, tangible physical asset would likely not be the most profitable venture, but something tells me this wouldn't be the primary motivation by yourself or your son. I'm also reasonably confident there is also a small market outside of this unique forum that would be interested in acquiring a physical copy of your creative works were it available. Please give my suggestion some further thought.

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grammar & text

Ron

Director, Nautical Research Guild

Secretary/Newsletter Editor, Philadelphia Ship Model Society

Former Member/Secretary for the Connecticut Marine Model Society

 

Current Build: Godspeed 2, (Wyoming, 6-masted Schooner)

Completed Builds: HMS Grecian, HMS Sphinx (as HMS CamillaOngakuka Maru, (Higaki Kaisen, It Takes A Village), Le Tigre Privateer, HMS Swan, HMS Godspeed, HMS Ardent, HMS Diana, Russian brig Mercury, Elizabethan Warship Revenge, Xebec Syf'Allah, USF Confederacy, HMS Granado, USS Brig Syren

 

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There you go, praise indeed.

 

Along with your models, your little book project are testaments to be proud of.

 

No doubt our appreciation and encouragement could persuade you to develop and expand the book; it would be a sad state of affairs if you don't go ahead and produce hard copies.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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Hello Hollowneck and Shipman,

Thank you for your generous advice. As a matter of facts we did order a few dozens of hard copies of the booklet, just to serve as presents for family and friends. People order such one time books at companies to see their holiday pictures in print.

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Does that mean we will put it on the market after all? No, the printing costs are relatively high and will at least be doubled  by postage and packing. Even if there is no fee for the makers, it still is too expensive for an occasional purchase and it will bring a lot of work for us. We can spend our time in a more useful way.

So we publish it online and hope people enjoy it as much as we did making it.

 

We even go further than that. We have sent people the digital file of the picture of their choice and many have printed them on perspex to hang on their walls. Here is one in my own house:

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Thank you all for your positive feedback!

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It's a beautiful work and I'm very grateful for Ab's generosity in making it available to us.

Bob

current build                               past builds

Mayflower - Model Shipways - 1:76.8                              USS Peary (DD 226) - Tehnoart Ltd - 1:96 (gallery)

upcoming builds                                                                     USS DeHaven (DD 727) - Tehnoart Ltd - 1:192

Statenjacht - Kolderstok - 1:50                                            USS Robert E. Peary (FF 1073) - 1:250

Fluytschip - Kolderstok - 1:72   

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Beautiful book and the ships look very realistic.

Marcus

Current Built: Zeehaen 1639, Dutch Fluit from Dutch explorer Abel J. Tasman

 

Unofficial motto of the VOC: "God is good, but trade is better"

 

Many people believe that Captain J. Cook discovered Australia in 1770. They tend to forget that Dutch mariner Willem Janszoon landed on Australia’s northern coast in 1606. Cook never even sighted the coast of Western Australia).

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I am simply stunned at your wonderful work and generous gift to the MSW community.  I would love to have one of your images printed and framed in my home on the Outer Banks of North Carolina!  Knowing where they came from, and that they are a father son collaboration just makes it all very special, which is like a bonus beyond belief considering the talent that served as the raw material!  Thank you thank you thank you for sharing.

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