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MSW Artist Profile ~ Filipe Ramires
Gunny
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 12:31 AM UTC
Join us in a one-on-one with modeler Filipe Ramires ( _Admiral_Fil) in this next segment of "MSW's Artist Profile" Series!

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
~Gunny
skipper
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 06:15 AM UTC
Hi Filipe

Very interesting reading indeed - it's good to know our friends a little bit better!
Thank you for having shared your thoughts and spending time to write them down
Regarding your models... you know my feelings about them

Cheers,
Rui

PS: I shall add that Filipe is my 1/700 scale national motivator, so...
#027
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Louisiana, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 06:18 AM UTC
Thank you for sharing Filipe.

Kenny
CaptSonghouse
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California, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 07:35 AM UTC
A truly wonderful and enlightening interview with a talented shipwright. The photo selection is marvelous and his subtle water effects around the Russian 'boomer' are among the best I have ever seen on a model.

Well done!

--Karl
Fordboy
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Posted: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 08:09 AM UTC
Thanks to Filipe & Mark for your time and effort.

Another superb profile.

I have really enjoyed every single one.

Filipe your drydock U-Boat diorama is superb inspirational in fact.


Cheers

Sean
Clanky44
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 09:34 AM UTC
Hi Filipe,

Thoughtful insights on the hobby. You demonstrate a real passion for ships, and it shows nicely in your work.

Great profile Mark.

Frank
rokket2001
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South Australia, Australia
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Posted: Friday, January 23, 2009 - 07:50 PM UTC
Really nice finished works, they feel very complete, and something to be very pleased about.

Interesting read too!
softsea
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Leiria, Portugal
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Posted: Monday, January 26, 2009 - 02:39 PM UTC
Well done Filipe

Good opinions and lovely pictures . We GINners should stick together.
Thou' right now I'm not sure if I should Rui (Skipper) or just him (just for fun, no harm done - I guess I'm just )

All the best, hope to see some pictures of your TAMA soon (and that those cigarettes were not yet invited

João
MrMox
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Aarhus, Denmark
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Posted: Monday, January 26, 2009 - 09:52 PM UTC
Enjoyable read, thanks for participating.

Cheers/Jan
tmarranita
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Porto, Portugal
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Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 01:28 AM UTC
Very well! Congrats!
( ou em português, parabéns pelo artigo )
_Admiral_Fil
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 03:14 AM UTC
Greetings,

Thanks for the kind words guys!!!!
Regarding my current projects yes I'm working in IJN Tama light -cruiser in her early war configuration with the "Aleutians" camouflage scheme. Thing is that it's not an easy model to conceive. Apart from the difficulty that the camo scheme presents the model itself (old Tamiya one) is quite rude and I had to clean pretty much all the deck details and structures and scratchbuild them again either in plastic card or brass plate. Also the design of the ship (though simple) and the camo scheme implies quite a bit of brain storming (I almost need a naval engineering degree to make the proper procedures without risking too much problems). It has been by far the model that it's giving me more work then any other...even more then HMS York for those who followed my work on her. I guess the quest for perfection is not an easy one. Other then Tama I play around with my "easy to do" submarine dioramas just to clean my mind a bit.
Thanks again for the words.
Regards,

Filipe
Quincy
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Oklahoma, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 05:18 AM UTC
Hi Filipe:

Do you have the Model Art issue of the IJN Light Cruisers? The number escapes me, but it is dedicated to the 3 stackers and Tama is in it.


Bob Pink.
skipper
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Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 06:26 AM UTC
Model Art Special Waterline Issue Number 13 - 5500 Tons IJN Light Cruisers Part 1

Rui

_Admiral_Fil
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 06:37 AM UTC
Yup, I have Nº 13 indeed. It provided me some useful plans indeed. Plus a few more references I got (Lacroix, Morskie, Ships of the World - Japanese Cruisers) I guess I'm able to cover the all ship fairly nice.
Cheers,

Filipe