Tsarist battleship: Sissoi Velikey

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Gregory Shoda, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. Gregory Shoda

    Gregory Shoda Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2004
    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hopefully, I have posted two images of Sissoi Velikey. I apologize for the lack of clarity. I have been fiddling around with my Microsoft image software, which said that this is the preferred size for E-mail.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
  2. pbhawkin

    pbhawkin Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2005
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    0
    Excellant model!!
    SOoo, when are you publishing it?
  3. Fred Bultman

    Fred Bultman Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2004
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    Greg, when are you going to show us how you build these? I have been following your builds in Steel Navy for some time.
  4. nibel

    nibel Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2007
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    0
    :thumb:Another beautiful ship! Hope can see more of her photo.
  5. Gregory Shoda

    Gregory Shoda Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2004
    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks guys.

    Pbhawkin, I have no plans to publish a kit of Sissoi Velikey. I am very low tech in construction techniques. The most complicated tool that is involved is a photocopier. I do not use a computer to assist in the designing. Aside from plan views, no patterns are used. So creating a kit would require other skills that I presently do not possess.

    Fred: One of these days, I will post a thread on how I build one of my models. However, I am at present somewhat reluctant because my techniques distinctly not up to the standards of those who have posted in progress photos on the main cardmodel sites, nor is my camera up to taking closeup photos as you can see from above.

    Nibel: I will drag my camera out and shoot a few more shots & post them in a few days. Hopefully, they will be clearer (but not so clear that you can distinguish errors/mistakes).

    GB: Where are the Massina photos?
  6. john wagenseil

    john wagenseil New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Mr Shoda


    Victorian era warships are beautifully clunky and kludged looking. Id love to learn your secrets even if you feel thye are not worthy. I churn out lots of models with glue blobs, crinkly seams, warped contours and they leave me hapy even if they are not up to what is posted here. I would love to see how you do it, and maybe have a go at creating a glue blobby masterpiece all of my ow n creation.
  7. 72BMWR75/5

    72BMWR75/5 Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2006
    Messages:
    363
    Likes Received:
    0
    Very nice. I'm immpressed.
  8. Gregory Shoda

    Gregory Shoda Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2004
    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks guys.

    Since nibel requested a few more photos, I shot a few. The first is a photo tweaked by my Kodak software.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]