Lightship Ambrose - Free Model Competition

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by mpakier, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. mpakier

    mpakier Member

    Hello. There is something new. In the middle of the job I decided to paint it.
    The result is good but not on the windows.

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    Here is the picture of the same detail from my first Ambrose. You can see
    that there is some progress.

  2. mpakier

    mpakier Member

    Today little box. There is a difference here comparing to original digitalnavy
    model. I made a pedestal that you can see in original ship.

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  3. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Wow, what a big match!:grin:

    Very nice work in such a small scale, great job!

  4. dinsour

    dinsour Member

    Mpakier. you say you are just learning. Wow, it looks like you could give the experts a run for their money. Great job so far, thanks for showing us your work. It looks great

    73 Ron
  5. miguelj

    miguelj Papercraft Addict

    Wow:grin: those parts are so small. I easily get intimidated when I see very tiny parts:cry: I have to say you're doing great.

    Keep those pictures coming:grin:
  6. mpakier

    mpakier Member

    The parts are not so small. They look very small on picture especially with the match
    but when you work with them there is no problem with the size. It could be
    a problem with even smaller parts, 2 times etc. I like work with small parts because
    it's less to cut, glue and paint.
  7. mpakier

    mpakier Member

    I'm learning to build a model like an expert because I think that it is the only way
    that make sens. I checked many build reports for best techniques and now
    I try to use them myself. It's not very complicated it only takes much more time.
    You can build the part above in 15 minutes. I choose the more complicated way and
    spent on it almost 3 hours. This is only this. Nothing special.
  8. mpakier

    mpakier Member

    Hello. I'm building now a superstructures of the ship.

    First you can see the way how I want to make the doors more realistic.


    As you can see at the first time they were very ugly (on the right). But at the
    end I learned how to make them better (but I think I still have a lot to learn here).

    Now you can see all the parts and the structures glued together.

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    At the end the whole ship together as it looks now.

  9. B-Manic

    B-Manic Peripheral Visionary

    Your ship is looking great and so is the build report, thanks.
  10. Clashster

    Clashster Member

    Beautiful! This is really coming together nicely! Thanks for the update!

  11. mpakier

    mpakier Member

    Here I have a small tutorial for everyone who don't know how to build
    small parts.

    First you have to cut all the pieces. As you see I prepared additional base that is
    laminated to 1mm.


    Now you glue the base to sidewalls.


    Then you glue the other walls and the roof.


    Now if you are an expert (you were able to cut and glue properly) you are done.
    If you are not expert like me. You have still some job to do.
    First you have to sink the part in superglue (cyanoacrylate). This makes the
    paper strong as plastic. Now you have to polish up with sandpaper.
    After all this the part is ready to be painted to your favorite color.

  12. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    Dude! awesome :) thanks!
  13. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    That is marvelous work!:)

    I still want to know where you found that gigantic match stick.:grin:

    I'm loving this build thread!

  14. mpakier

    mpakier Member

    Hello. I was not showing anything because time is ticking (only 2 days left
    in the competition) and I'm building practically everything but not much is




  15. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Don't respond, keep working at it...but I just had to say this is brilliant work, as such small scale!


    (I just wanted to use that last smilie...never used that one before.:grin: )

  16. jasco

    jasco Member

    This is a very clean build- Looks great!:-o It's all so tiny!:shock: I look forward to more inspiring pix, but like Chris says, keep building. We'll catch up later.
  17. mpakier

    mpakier Member

    Hello. I'm still building it (with some breaks for work).
    Here is some new details.


  18. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

    Simply amazing detail work!

    She's going to be a real eye catcher!

  19. Clashster

    Clashster Member

  20. Mark_1984

    Mark_1984 Guest

    Superb job - I tried this one ages ago and it ended up in the bin as I couldn't get it square. I never got as far as trying to do all the fiddly bits.

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