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USS Olympia

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"MSW Crew-mate Peter Fulgoney (peterf) shares a portfolio of images of his fine build of the USS Olympia, in this MSW "On Display" feature!"

USS Olympia is a partnership project, firstly because of review of the ship on the Combrig site which got me interested in the subject, and motivated Bobby Cicconi to go and take numerous photographs of the real thing. Bobby's contribution was vital not only because he knows what pictures to take from a modeller's point of view but his eagerness and enthusiasm embodies the kindness and friendship of this ship builder’s community.

Because of the amount of detail supplied, the build took that much longer to consider and execute, and obviously I had to pay Bobby back for his hard work. I therefore call this a partnership effort. I have seen USS Olympia on the web sites before but thought it would be a challenge to try and imagine what she would look like going off to the Manila Bay battle. I understand that grey green is the assumed colour, and looking at the contemporary paintings which show a battleship grey, I think that I can't be far away from the truth adding in various washes to the composition, and some weathering.

My build kit is the usual PE rails, steps, doors, and figures and stretched sprue is the rigging media...

Click here for Steve Backer's complete review of this fine Combrig kit!
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About peter fulgoney (peterf)


Very nice looking Oylmpia. I had originally guessed early 1900’s on her, but totally forgot the crew repainted her for the up coming Manila Bay battle. She will provide some nice reference for my own future build. Thanks for sharing!
JUL 01, 2008 - 02:19 AM
Beautiful work as always Peter. Kenny
JUL 01, 2008 - 03:03 AM
Inspiring bit of work there Peter, water effects nicely done. Thanks for sharing. Frank
JUL 01, 2008 - 03:25 AM
Good workmanship Peter! It's always a pleasure to see your works and find fine details! Good (excellent for my standards) rigging, very good wave motion and interesting paint scheme makes this another very enjoyable moment online Congratulations Peter Keep them coming Rui
JUL 02, 2008 - 04:36 AM
Another beauty signed Peter! Once more great pictures too, and that feeling of being there.. really i am short of words as usual, this is stuff a part of my dreams are being made of
JUL 04, 2008 - 08:55 PM