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MSW Artist Profile~Bob Cicconi
Gunny
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 06:47 AM UTC
Ahoy, mates!

Please join me in a one-on-one conversation with modeler Bob Cicconi, in the next installment of MSW's Artist Profile series

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
~Gunny
MartinJQuinn
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 07:35 AM UTC
Great profile this month!! I know Bob personally, and have seen many of his models up close. All I can say that the pictures don't do his models justice - they look even better in person!! His Leviathan is stunning! On top of all that, not only is Bob a great modeler, but he's a great guy too.
jba
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 07:55 AM UTC
I *absolutely love* Bob's models and choice of models! Those early predreadnoughts really rock.
I identified the Carnot, but I was wondering what were the American ships? especially the one with the big front-side turret?
skipper
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 08:17 AM UTC
Hi Bob

It was a real pleasure to read you answers... I must agree with you on most of them
Also it was very entertaining to see your models. They are oddballs and it is very hard to see a lot of this pre-dreadnoughts together.
Thank you so much for having shared your works and thoughts and also for supporting MSW

Skipper
goldenpony
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 08:35 AM UTC
Very nice. I too like seeing those "odd ball" ships.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us Bob.

Clanky44
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 10:11 AM UTC
Great selection of pre-dreadnoughts. Your models are both inspiring and motivating.
I look forward to your continued wonderful work.

Frank
MartinJQuinn
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 10:23 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I identified the Carnot, but I was wondering what were the American ships? especially the one with the big front-side turret?



USS Maine, IIRC - the Combrig kit.
skipper
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 11:04 AM UTC
I have remade the image banner in the same fashion as other Artists Profiles
Hope you like it - it can be seen in the MSW Homepage and also at
Features Home

Skipper
Gunny
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 12:11 PM UTC

Quoted Text

I have remade the image banner in the same fashion as other Artists Profiles
Hope you like it - it can be seen in the MSW Homepage and also at
Features Home

Skipper



Thanks mate, great work, my friend!
bobcicconi
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2008 - 03:21 AM UTC
Thanks for all the nice comments, guys! I really enjoy being associated with everyone on this and other sites, and consider myself very fortunate to have such nice friends from all over the world!
PeteV
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2008 - 09:29 AM UTC
Hello everyone,

Sorry to join in at this late stage, but I have to say that I agree with all the comments made so far, well apart from the one that says I know Bob personally, I wish I did, that way I would also be able to get a good look at his pre-Dreadnought collection.

This period as Bob has stated is very interesting, as a (fellow Vehicle) Engineer I find the early development stages of almost any machine fantastic, the strange shapes, lumps, bumps and bulges that appear to be the result of smoking an illegal substance, OH NO, I feel another area of interest opening up.

I hope that Bobs work will continue to grace the pages of MSW for many years to come.

Really enjoyed it, great work.

PeteV

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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 06:45 AM UTC
Thanks for sharing Bob. That's a beautiful selection of ships.

Kenny
rokket2001
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 10:47 AM UTC
Bob, very nice interview, interesting time period and loved your points about technology - yes, the steam train was like a Starship to the people of the time, hadn't thought about ships!

And your models are very well done, complete excellence!

Thanks for the tips on watercolor washes, too!
MikeM
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2008 - 02:20 AM UTC
Great stuff Bobby, keep producing those weird and wonderful pre dreads!

Mike