First Model - Coastal Freighter Emiliana 1:250

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by redhorse, May 1, 2008.

  1. redhorse

    redhorse Member

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    I've been enjoying this site for a while now and figured I should contribute something as well.

    Last year I sold almost all of my plastic and quite a bit of my model railroad stuff on eBay in order to buy a sail boat and some casting machinery. I discovered paper model kits on eBay while doing that. Naturally, I had to buy a couple since I started getting the modeling bug again while going through my old kits. My pile continues to grow :cry:

    This is my first model, which I downloaded from this site - Coastal Freighter Emiliana

    I didn't want to cut up anything I'd bought yet, so I figured one of these free downloads would be a good starting point.

    I didn't take pictures while I was building this one, but it is a very nice little kit. His instructions were very clear and detailed which helped a lot for my first one.

    My attempt isn't perfect, but it was really a lot of fun. I used bristol board and regular typing paper for printing and water color pencils for edge shading. I wasn't crazy about the pencils and I'm trying markers now...

    Anyhow, here are some pictures of the completed ship...

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  2. paulhbell

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    Your saying it's not perfect, I think you should look at it again. It looks excellent, youv'e done railings on your first build, thats a big plus for a start. It's a very clean build don't knock yourself.
  3. BARX2

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    Great job! I really like it. :)
  4. lriera

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    I like very much your build. Please keep building and posting.
  5. exzealot

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    This is really nice! There are plenty of experienced paper modelers that have yet to master rigging and railings. Based on how this came out, you can go ahead and start cutting on the purchased models.

    Well done!

    Ken
  6. Cut 'n' Paste

    Cut 'n' Paste Ex-pat

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    Wow! Super model! I downloaded that ages ago, and now you've encouraged me to print it out and have a go. Doubt I'd do better, though!

    Graham
  7. outersketcher

    outersketcher Illustrator, Tinker

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    A very nice job. How did you make the pulleys? Are they paper too?

    David
  8. SCEtoAux

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    That looks very good. Nice job on the build.:thumb:
  9. redhorse

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    Wow, thanks for all the nice comments! I do plan on posting more models, I think I'll try a build thread next...

    outersketcher - the pulleys actually are paper. There are templates that come with the kit and you glue a small disk to the pulley part of the template. Then thread is wrapped around the disk and the whole thing is saturated in super glue. It works pretty well so I think I'll try it on some future builds.
  10. Nice work. I built the yellow version of this one. But, your eyes are better than mine. I couldn't use the pullys that came with the kit as they were too small. So I just punched out some small pieces and cut the sides off a little then glued a round one in between. I would like to see some close ups of yours though. Kudo's to you for making them work. Byt the way nice work on the anchor winch that was a challenge.
  11. Corporal_Trim

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    Great job, redhorse. Particularly since it's your first build. Well done.
  12. dansls1

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    Very nice build!
  13. redhorse

    redhorse Member

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    Here are a few more detail shots, I'll have to figure out how to get better focus on some of these closeups. I know I've got a camera book around here somewhere!

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  14. Beachead

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    Heck ya, very nicely done. Thanks too for the link to the web site.
  15. logicman

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    That's a lovely ship and a great build.:thumb:

    I fully concur with what has been said about your skills in acheiving realistic railings and rigging, especially for a first build.

    :wave:
  16. outersketcher

    outersketcher Illustrator, Tinker

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    I particularly like the stairs... whoa... and those itty bitty little life savers! So round! Neat job.

    David
  17. carapace

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    Thanks for the pictures

    I finally got to see your pictures of the Emiliana. Way cool. I am the Emiliana's designer and love seeing pictures of her builds. Thanks for posting them.

    If anyone else has built the Emiliana, please send me (or post) some pictures. Thanks
  18. redhorse

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    Wow, I built this quite a while ago! I haven't been to Zealot that much for probably around a year or so now.

    Thanks for the kit!! It was a great introduction to paper modeling and builds into a beautiful model. I learned a lot from her and your instructions have been about the best I've found for any kit.
  19. Teamski

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    Uh, that is pretty dang good for a first shot! Wow!

    -Ski
  20. jpm1066

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    sorry to bump an old thread, but does anyone know where i can find this ship. The link is dead now.