[scratch 1/72] 'Gondola veneziana' Papercard step by step

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Thanh Thuy, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. Thanh Thuy

    Thanh Thuy Member

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    Salut à tous!

    Here is one of my latest model : a venitian gondole made of papercard (99%) and miscellaneous from stain, lead, and plastic...

    I do a first test in posting, because I previously failed.

    Here the finished model, and in a forthcoming one, a fast 'step-by-step'...

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    Well, I post now, and hope it will be OK!

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    Thanh Thuy.:wave:
  2. Thanh Thuy

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    Salut à tous!

    OK, it runs!

    So, as I promised, a 'step-by-step' post...
    The complete building took 2 days.

    I first reduce a plan from 1/32 scale to 1/72 scale.

    Than, I draw it on a card, and began to cut, glue, paint, etc.

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    Some defaults had been corrected with some 'glue'.

    Then I began to paint : acrylic paintings, for artists.
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    The carpets are made of stain sheet : it's easy to curve and mould over the shape of the hull.
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    This part is made of a two-paste' blend, and will receive the oar: and under it, you see a peace of lead which will serve for building seats and arms of seat.
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    Copper bars over the carpet are made of plastic sticks:
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    The typical figurehead of the gondoles : simply in card, painted silver.
    Then completed with the 'two-paste' blend...
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    And the same thing to the poop:
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    The row : a plastic stick and some thread ...
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    The bride and groom figures are from PREISER (Germany) , the 'gondoliere' is a modified sailor (from a 1925 zeppelin crew).
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    I replaced his 'sailor's head' with a 'boater hat head', made a stain ribbon, and shorten his torso , bent it on the legs and placed the cut arm in a good position.
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    Now, imagine you see them from one of the numberless bridges of Venice...

    O sole mio....
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    Ciao a tutti!

    Thanh Thuy.:wave:
  3. Maico Shark

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    Great build thread. Beautiful work !
  4. Thanh Thuy

    Thanh Thuy Member

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    Thanks a lot.

    I shall post some other works from card and a little other materials :

    - A trawler

    - A PBR from US Navy

    - A little motor boat

    - A french gunship from Yang-tse-kiang river

    Bye

    Thanh Thuy.
  5. Maico Shark

    Maico Shark Guest

    We have another member who would like to build a trawler. Great workmanship and careful instructions....thanks for sharing with us, I'm going to put this on our front page!
  6. Thanh Thuy

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    Thanks a lot!

    I shall post the making of my trawler.
    I precise that it is a small one, always scaled in 1/72, is around 50 cm long, and 98% made of papercard.

    Bye,

    Thanh Thuy.:wave:
  7. Tunny

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    Salut !
    Nice to see you here. sign1.

    Tuấn.
  8. Thanh Thuy

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    Ới chàu Tuấn !
    Chú cúng là vui vẻ chú gạp Tuấn dây ạ !

    (I mean that I'm happy to meet my friend Tunny on this site too!)

    Bye...

    Thanh Thuy.