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Building the "Perfect Storm"
Gunny
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Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 12:24 AM UTC
Ahoy, maties!

MSW crew-mate Guido Hopp (Tailor) gave us a special treat within our "Divine Waterline" Campaign, a wonderful scratch-build project of the Andrea Gail, a commercial fishing vessel which was lost at sea with all hands during the "Perfect Storm" of 1991. This "Build Story" chronicles the entire project, from start to completion!

Link to Item

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
~Gunny
Red4
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Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 02:51 AM UTC
Very impressive build. I like the water effects. Thanks for sharing your work Guido. "Q"
Halfyank
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Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 05:29 AM UTC
Yes, a VERY interesting use of water effect and scratch building techniques. Thanks for sharing it with us.

md72
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Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 06:04 AM UTC
Impressive is the word. That's a tremendous amount of work in such a small space.
jba
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Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 07:48 AM UTC
This is exactly the reason why I check these kind of places day after day after day, because sometimes I let my jaw drop a bit at the sight of something truly original and greatly done like your work Guido
-and what a great step by step too!

CaptSonghouse
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Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 10:57 AM UTC
Hi Guido!

Could you describe your low-light photo techniques?

--Karl
Tailor
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Posted: Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 03:23 AM UTC
Thank you for your praise, gentlemen!
It means a lot to get so many kind words from such an elect group of modelers.

The low light technique is really quite simple. You switch of all light and illuminate your model with a hand-held torch/ flash light. Of cause you need a tripod for your camera. Your camera will decide for you when it has collected enough light to close the shutter.
You can use colored transparent paper to achieve effects like sunrise/-set.
The “art” is to crop the pictures to their maximum effect. Take your time. Experiment a bit.

Cheers,
Guido
MrMox
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Posted: Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 04:08 AM UTC
Still beautiful - I hope you bring it for the weekend - I would like to see it in real

Cheers/Jan
Tailor
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Posted: Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 04:33 AM UTC
Of cause, I'll be taking her with me to Luebeck!

Guido
MrMox
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Posted: Monday, March 15, 2010 - 01:30 AM UTC
It looks great in real life too

Cheers - or ...Haaarrrrg!

/Jan
skipper
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Posted: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 07:19 AM UTC
Hallo Guido

I had the privilege of seeing it born from plain Evergreen sheet and Styrofoam, with bits of PE from the spare box, and some brass masts... this is the proof that you can make a stunning diorama, a excellent ship (boat in this particular case) with a low budget, and still, be a show stopper!

Thank you once again for all your effort in making this a great place to learn, enjoy and have fun with our hobby!

Tschuss,
Rui
peterf
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Posted: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 08:30 PM UTC
There's no other feeling like it, the heat of the angle poise on your neck, Beethoven on the MP3, and a wealth of models to build - G'dammit you're a model ship builder! - start theme music.......

Another masterclass, Guido, well done, and bring him to Telford.

Peter F
Tailor
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Posted: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 08:42 PM UTC
Nice interpretation of the "swordfish captain speech", Peter!

Cheers,
Guido
JMartine
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Posted: Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 06:16 AM UTC
I already made my comments in the Group Build, but this is so good bears giving you a second BZ. I also want to (yet again) thank all the expert modelers who take the time to record and detail their WIP for the rest of us to learn from.
Cheers
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