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IJN Escorts Away!
Gunny
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Posted: Sunday, March 16, 2008 - 08:42 PM UTC
Crewmate Dade Bell (Karybdis) shares a fine set of images with us of his dual escort vignette, "IJN Escorts Away!"

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Thanks!
~Gunny
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Posted: Monday, March 17, 2008 - 03:22 AM UTC
Beautiful work Dade! You've also done a wonderful job with the water.

Kenny
goldenpony
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Zimbabwe
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Posted: Monday, March 17, 2008 - 03:27 AM UTC
That is a great job. The water is very nice. I would like to see a "How To" using your aluminum foil method.

Thank you for sharing!

mj
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Monday, March 17, 2008 - 04:33 AM UTC
That is astounding work. You forget the tiny scale of those ships, until that pic with the coin next to them...awesome. I, too, would love to hear how you did that water out of aluminum foil. I've only heard methods using acrylic medium, or resins. Your foil method looks great.

Cheers,
Mike

AlanL
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Posted: Monday, March 17, 2008 - 07:05 AM UTC
Hi dade,

Great work, boy those are small. Water looks excellent too.

Al
Roy
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Alvsborgs, Sweden
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Posted: Monday, March 17, 2008 - 09:12 AM UTC
The diorama looks great, excellent work!

Cheers,
Christer
skipper
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Posted: Monday, March 17, 2008 - 10:22 AM UTC
Hi Dade

Very well accomplished! Congratulations!
Skipper
JMartine
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Posted: Monday, March 17, 2008 - 11:04 AM UTC
Very nice, would love to read a build log, excellent job! Thanks for sharing! Cheers,James
Clanky44
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Posted: Monday, March 17, 2008 - 12:27 PM UTC
Great looking ships, well displayed on a very effective water base. Off course I'm rather biased as any ship of the IJN sets me off!

Thanks for sharing,
Frank
whittman181
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Posted: Monday, March 17, 2008 - 01:48 PM UTC
They look very nice and the water is great.Thanks, I'd like to see more of your work
Karybdis
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Posted: Monday, March 17, 2008 - 05:05 PM UTC
Hi guys!

Thanks so much for all the kind words! Whew, I'm gonna get a swelled head! I built these escorts because I don't think the little guys get enough attention (that is, vessels smaller than destroyers, but larger than torpedo boats). I've got a bunch of other obscure transports, escorts, tankers, etc.

I'd be glad to write up a how-to about my water. The effect isn't good for anything large, but for 1/700, I think the aluminum foil works pretty well. I'm working on a couple of review articles and I need to get my 1/250 Musashi build log started up, but I promise to get a foil how-to done by month's end.

Thanks again!
Gunny
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Posted: Monday, March 17, 2008 - 08:32 PM UTC

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I'd be glad to write up a how-to about my water. The effect isn't good for anything large, but for 1/700, I think the aluminum foil works pretty well. I'm working on a couple of review articles and I need to get my 1/250 Musashi build log started up, but I promise to get a foil how-to done by month's end.



Aye, I'll be holding you true to these promises, matie....arghhhhh

But seriously, Dade, looking forward to your next content contribution(s), my friend...just send em in!
bobcicconi
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Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 01:40 PM UTC
Nice job!! The aluminum foil water is an interesting method! Great effect!