Ahoy, shipmates: Ozmac gets into deeper water with his ships

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Post by grinbergs » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:26 am

Great to follow this thread and fascinating to see the "how-to" and see the water emerge as you build/paint. The end results no less than brilliant. :)

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Post by Ozmac » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:09 am

Thank you, Johan.

I'm looking forward to tackling that speedboat's fancy bow wave with my silicone sealer. Not sure how to do it, but where there's a will, there's a wave!

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Post by JSB33 » Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:06 am

Hard to beat this type of speedboat for looks and style. And wood always looks great against the deep blue water.
I am sure we are in for a treat.
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Post by David MG » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:43 am

I await 8-)
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Post by Ozmac » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:21 pm

A 'Volga' speedboat pictured somewhere on the Italian Lakes, entertaining the ladies…

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Post by David MG » Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:25 am

A Plus Jamie.
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Post by Ozmac » Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:15 am

Thank you, David. :)

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Post by Tom » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:01 am

The speed boat looks great, very creative use of materials for the seats and the diorama makes it perfect!

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Post by JSB33 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:21 am

Sure looks the part, I would say you passed the test with flying colors.
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Post by Featherless_Biped » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:46 am

The backdrop and your treatment of the water are very convincing. The boat is looking fast. 8-)

Totally transformed from the military appearance on the box cover.

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Post by Ozmac » Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:51 am

While all the ship-building boys seem to prefer killing machines such as battleships and destroyers, I thought for my next nautical mission I'd send myself on a errand of mercy, and build a hospital ship.

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This is the Hikawa Maru, a classy Japanese cruise ship of the 1930s, which was turned into a hospital ship during WWII, amazingly survived the war, then turned itself back into the cruise liner it used to be and sailed onto through the 1950s, to its retirement in the early 60s. That's the cruise liner version of the Hikawa Maru in the background.

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The good news is that the Hikawa Maru is still afloat. A friend of mine has climbed all over it when he was a tourist visiting Yokohama Bay a few years ago. It's now a historic vessel, and a very nice looking one it is, too.

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Both these ships are 1/700 scale kits by Hasegawa, and very nice quality kits they are, too. The little models themselves are about 9 inches long (24cm), and to build them you need lots of help from tweezers and toothpicks!
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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:23 am

Very nice models! :o
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Post by Tom » Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:24 am

You did a great job with the tweezers!

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Post by Featherless_Biped » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:17 am

Well, it looks like you've been very busy! Great work on that water, too. 8-)

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Post by carcollector » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:13 am

Very good job done on that models and on the water too ;)

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Post by guitardave_1 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:39 pm

I recall many years ago building an Airfix naval ship of some sort, and the comment about the tweezers etc certainly rings true! Looks like you were on top of things though 8-) Nice idea to build the same ship in both guises, and the water texture looks spot on.
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Post by GBOAC002 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:48 pm

As above. Congrats on getting such lifelike water textures.

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Post by JSB33 » Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:58 am

Another success for your nautical fleet.

I hope you continue the hospital ship theme, always have like the story of the Britannic.
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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:24 pm

I also thought of the Britannic when I saw Jamie's latest models... 8-)
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Post by Ozmac » Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:05 pm

Wow, that Britannic looks nice, Jeff. I'm off to eBay to see what's available...

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Post by stewil » Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:24 am

Ozmac,
Have really enjoyed following your thread and especially the sharing of your evolution in modeling skills in pictures and text.
Love seeing the results of your work, ships, dioramas, and the sea. Thank you for posting, you are an inspiration.
Cheers and Happy Collecting,
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Post by Ozmac » Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:23 pm

Thanks Steve. It's a hell of a lot of fun, and educational too. I keep on coming across planes and ships I knew nothing about, then over the weeks of building the models I amuse myself by researching them online. There's a wealth of material out there, including good old You Tube on many occasions.

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Post by dcast » Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:44 pm

Fantastic job on these boats and ships! Also the water looks totally real and the diorama shots indeed look like they are real photos :)
Great idea to do cruise ships and hospital ship instead of the usual battle ships.
I wonder if there's a model of the "Love Boat" TV -series ship? Or Sonny Crockett's boat from Miami Vice ;)

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Post by Ozmac » Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:00 am

A new project is underway, much more work to be done, but 'Stage 1" is complete. The Liberty Ship is nearing completion...

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Of course, I couldn't just build a common old WWII Liberty Ship. No, I had to go and find a Liberty Ship which had been converted into a Greek freighter that plied the oceans during the 1950s and 60, when Aristotle Onassis was making his millions.

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The kit was originally a 1/700 scale model of the USS Bootes, a WWII Liberty Ship. By ditching all the guns and life rafts, and turning the rear gun turret housing into a small cabin, it kinda looks like the real thing.

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Here's the real thing in port. It has been restored by the Greek shipowners assocation, making it the third Liberty ship still in good working order worldwide (the other two are in the US).

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The built ship is a tiny model, about 8 inches (20cm) long. Lots of work with toothpicks and tweezers, plus my own homemade decals

Phase Two is, of course, a diorama of the Liberty Ship in port. I have two 1/700 scale kits of various factories, warehouses and waterfront stuff like fuel tanks and cranes, so I am going to have a lot of fun over the next few weeks, with my tweezers, toothpicks and magnifying glass, creating something suitably working harbour themed.

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