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Santa Maria by Hyposphagma - FINISHED - Revell - PLASTIC - Scale 1:96

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Dear Folks!


I got this Revell Kit as a present from a friend long time ago and kept it aside for a couple of years. Some month ago I got it out to build something "in between" and mainly to give the model back as present to that friend. 

The "in between" lasts approx. 8 month now because of long building breaks due to work and other obligations.

Since the build will come to its final steps soon i will at least post some photos of the building process. I won`t make many words in between because it is only a plastic Kit. It is no simple OOB build  but it is not changed a lot either. And it is the Santa Maria which does not belong to the most impressive ships either IMHO. But maybe the dear visitor likes it to browse the photos and maybe this or that can be of any need. Enjoy!
























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I have this kit in my stash...got it this past Christmas.  it's the old kit,  molded in the late 60's.   I haven't seen this build.....looks very nice ans well done  :)


I'm commenting so it will appear in my watch list.........a lot easier to find that way  ;)  it will make for a good reference later on when I assemble it  :)


nice job.........are the sails cloth?

I yam wot I yam!

finished builds:
Billings Nordkap 476 / Billings Cux 87 / Billings Mary Ann / Billings AmericA - reissue
Billings Regina - bashed into the Susan A / Andrea Gail 1:20 - semi scratch w/ Billing instructions
M&M Fun Ship - semi scratch build / Gundalow - scratch build / Jeanne D'Arc - Heller
Phylly C & Denny-Zen - the Lobsie twins - bashed & semi scratch dual build

Billing T78 Norden


in dry dock:
Billing's Gothenborg 1:100 / Billing's Boulogne Etaples 1:20
Billing's Half Moon 1:40 - some scratch required
Revell U.S.S. United States 1:96 - plastic/ wood modified / Academy Titanic 1:400
Trawler Syborn - semi scratch / Holiday Harbor dual build - semi scratch

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Thanks for your comment Popeye. Much appreciated. :) And thanks for all the likes!

The sails are made of so called "Japan paper." It is very thin paper comparable with cigarette paper. It has been stiffened with a mixture of white glue/water, after drying spray painted with matt white paint and then weathered with diluted brown Revell paint. The stripes were done with normal pencil before painting. The sails stay very thin and a little "seethru" with this method, but stiff enough to shape them and rig them. While they are wet it is better not to touch them at all, though....

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Long John Silver only had one leg, he servied  lol great job on your ship well done!!!!:10_1_10:

Start so you can Finish !!

Finished:            The  Santa Maria -Amati 1:65, La Pinta- Amati 1:65, La Nina -Amati 1:65 ,                                                 Hannah Ship in Bottle-Amati 1:300 : The Sea of Galilee Boat-Scott Miller-1:20

Current Build:     Pegasus- Amati

On Hold:            Mayflower-Amati

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